Pikara – Title Effect – Audio

Pikara from the USA releases a new LP – This Hollow on the 24th March.

Pikara - This Hollow - artwork

Pikara – This Hollow – artwork


Pikara is the alt-folk solo project of Sara Johanne – originally from Sweden who keeps herself busy as a member of Dead Cinema, Susurrus Station, Nigh Chapparal, Dead Cinema and Zouaves in addition to running the label ÅIÖ Soundings along with Jason Breedon.

Track four of the seven is Title Effect.

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I’m Not A Band – Colours – Video

I’m Not A Band the German indie-synth duo released the LP Oceans on the 30th of January.

I'm Not A Band - Oceans - artwork

I’m Not A Band – Oceans – artwork

Track five of the thirteen is Colours.

Oceans – I’m Not A Band is available on iTunes.*

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The Audacious Art Experiment – Annual Stakeholder Audit 2015 – Audio

As you know I don’t often ask you to spend just under two hours listening to music in one post and rarely feature compilation releases.

The Audacious Art Experiment

The Audacious Art Experiment

The Audacious Art Experiment is a DIY music label collective based in Sheffield in England, who from time to time put out a collection. On the 26th January Annual Stakeholder Audit 2015 was released..


Blood Sport appeared back in September of last year and at some point in time I hope to be able to give you the run-down on the other twenty four bands featured.

For now – slide aside everything else and enjoy just under a couple of hours of some of the best underground alt-rock.

Annual Stakeholder Audit 2015 is available on bandcamp.

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Craig Lawlor – If You Knew – Single Review

Craig Lawlor is an alt-rock solo performer from England.

Craig Lawlor - If You Knew - artwork

Craig Lawlor – If You Knew – artwork


Released on the 24th January his debut single – If I knew. A track I enjoyed for the assimilation of various
styles into a coherent piece of work.

This is not going to make your brain wrestle with conundrums, neither will it send you off to count the number of forks you have in the cutlery draw as Craig Lawlor wrestles with a jauntiness that is melded with some persuasive minor chord strings and vocals that captures the attention resulting in the audience being left with a sense of melancholic isolation.

A track to add to the ‘moments of reflection’ playlist.

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Forwardman – Against The Wheel – Video

The alt-rock solo project Forwardman from Finland featured in the New Year Ninety.

Forwardman - This Ain't No Rocket Science - artwork

Forwardman – This Ain’t No Rocket Science – artwork

A new LP This Ain’t No Rocket Science was released  on the 30th January. Against The Wheel is the opening track of the ten on a well executed début album.

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