REVIEW: Maisie Peters, Daydreams

Ethereal, singer-songwriter Maisie Peters is back with her newest single, ‘Daydreams’, a heartbreakingly beautiful track, talking of a scenario that too many of us have experienced; you like someone and they don’t like you back.

Accompanied by a haunting piano tune, Daydreams speaks candidly about unrequited love, with the brutal lyrics of the chorus, contrasting with soft vocals, as Maisie sings,

"When it comes to it, Really the truth is, Oh no, he doesn’t want me, And I know that I could pretend."

Like Maisie’s previous work, she has exquisitely weaved her real-life experiences into her lyrics, writing from the heart, and creating a song that highlights her vulnerability but also captures her youthful, talented voice.

Watch the lyric video to Daydreams now, (filmed at Maisie’s house by her Mum, during isolation).


REVIEW: Beans on Toast releases not one but two brand new albums

To release an album is a daunting task. Releasing two is an achievement. But to put out two pieces of work simultaneously is a rare-achieve feat. And yet in all its unlikeliness, the much-beloved folk songwriter Jay McAllister, better known under his notorious stage name ‘Beans on Toast’ has blessed his eager fans with two new albums released together, ‘Knee Deep in Nostalgia’ and ‘The Unforeseeable Future’.

REVIEW: October Drift release brilliant video for ‘Naked’

Following on from the powerhouse that was their last album Forever Whatever, introspective rock outfit October Drift have unveiled a stripped-back and stunning new video for their latest single 'Naked'. The title track for their new acoustic EP, 'Naked' marks a poignant diversion from October Drift's usual M.O. of what Q describes as "sugar coated power-rock". Instead of distorted guitars and fierce vocal howls coarsing through listeners' veins...

REVIEW: Hannah’s Little Sister, EP.mp3

If you are unfamiliar with the Liverpool quartet known as Hannah’s Little Sister then their latest release EP.mp3 is the perfect introduction. The opening track Bin Mouth takes a stab at those who in the words of lead vocalist Meg Grooters “chat a lot of rubbish when really they should just zip it.” The word that comes to mind is chaotic; with synths that would not feel out of place on a classic N64 game, this accompanied by the raw, punchy vocals and squeals that add to the anarchy of the song, setting the tone for their new release.

REVIEW: Fontaines D.C, ‘A Hero’s Death’

Possibly one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Fontaines D.C. have a natural challenge with their second album, A Hero’s Death, as it comes as the follow up to one of last year’s most well-received debuts, Dogrel. To take such critical acclaim and in a sense commercial success, especially given the core DIY ethos the band hold, it would be easy for the Dublin based five-piece to create an album similarly aligned with their debut, yet this follow up album is like nothing the music industry has quite heard before.

REVIEW: Derealization, Tazer

‘Derealization’ is the debut single by Tazer, a band by Taylor Waller, Max White and Dan Francis-Jones. The group is fronted by the character of Tazer (personified by Waller) created by Waller, White and Francis-Jones to “express the purest form [of] chaos and techno.”

REVIEW: Time, Conrad Ashton

Time,' the latest single by Conrad Ashton, is a passionate folk and pop-influenced rock track. It has a vibrant and relatable feel and is perfect for anyone wanting to hear an enticing fusion of genres.   Lyrically, it's a poetic and intriguing song which demands more than one listen. Conrad manages to create classic rock energy whilst still fitting in fluidly with the modern music scene. He describes his genre as “beyond basic rock and roll” which perfectly categorises this track.