Cat Ma – Dog Ate My Heart – Single Review

Cat Ma is a new English electro-glitch project.

Cat Ma

Cat Ma

With only one track around – Dog Ate My Heart – one is minded of the best of lyrical parody from the era of new-wave akin to Ian Dury and Television, not aurally, quite evidently, rather the absurdity of a situation written with humour, whilst equally described with political acerbity, leaving the listener eager to hear more.

This is a lyricist who has much to add to the weave of the world, I merely ponder whether there is sufficient to gnaw upon with a down trodden cat.

As regular readers know I sit with a small dog, so perhaps it is just me being defensive here as if a cat surfaces in the garden Gnotti barks and runs away to cower under nearest cover as quickly as possible, normally beside me pondering the noises emitting from the speakers as I write articles.

I would anticipate a differential of vicissitude in due course to allow for the continuation of a project which in one song alone has much to add to the weave of the reality of the world around by a musician I look forward to featuring more than once.

Thank you, in one song alone, for doing what you do and making the world a better place its existence.

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Tom Walker – Heartland – Single Review

The English deep-soul creator Tom Walker released the single Heartland on the 13th.

Tom Walker - Heartland - artwork

Tom Walker – Heartland – artwork

Heartland opens with a bowed string which burrows its way deep in to the arterial system prior to expanding to a reggae-dipped funk tempo with a hip-hop vocal spiralling across the room, all harnessed in to a cohesive organic entity in which the listener becomes invested.

Whilst the combinations on the surface appear incompatible, akin to tipping out the constituent parts of a combustion engine in a pile on the floor, Tom Walker is able to deliver a track that is as silky smooth as a V12 engine pootling around town.


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John Smith – Living In Disgrace – Audio

The English acoustic folk creator John Smith releases the LP Headlong on the 30th.

John Smith

John Smith

Within the past three hours Living In Disgrace from the forthcoming album surfaced.

Revealing music that reflects of the realities of life, yet always finding light in moments of bittersweet reflection –  Living In Disgrace narrates of the importance of relationships over adversity – resultingly from a despondent moment is a perspective that the frippery of possession pales in to insignificance when weighed against the potential of unconscionable loss and through the dark cloud rises a composition of thoughtful tenderness.


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James Poole – I’ve Started Fuckin Someone Else – Single Review

James Poole is an electro-rock project from England.

James Poole

James Poole

Reflective of the veneer of the reality of pixel connectivity in the ’10s I’ve Started Fuckin Someone Else commences with a sincerity of flecked guitar prior to alighting upon the reality of the tenuous nature of a world burying heads in smart-phones to catch up with the ‘latest fad’ whilst ignoring those in physical proximity.

As those who are of longer stay will know I have an ever present predilection for the prescient whilst little regard for autotune, yet, I’ve Started Fuckin Someone Else is able to encapsulate both narratives in a song that suitably wraps its fingers, aurally, around the vacuity of the desire for ‘popularity’ at the expense of authenticity and a song that serves as historical reference point for future generations of ‘life in the ’10s – the era of insecure selfishness’.

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HAUS – Dont’ Care Enough – Audio

The English alt-indie quintet HAUS released the EP Say What You Say today.

HAUS - Dont' Care Enough


A five track plus one remix release that showcases their blend of styles with the songs reflecting on the societal breakdowns of the ’10s along with pondering on more philosophical thoughts about life in general. Whilst the subject matter is intended as thought provoking the soundtrack is not of dour countenance as their material always is of a message of positivity.

The hip-hop infused Don’t Care Enough is the third track.

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