EXCLUSIVE: the drive. returns with Mossbawn

We’ve featured Cork alt-rockers the drive. on reclessreviews before. Today we’re delighted to bring you an exclusive listen of their upcoming single, “Mossbawn”. On “Mossbawn”, an enveloping guitar-driven track, the drive. sound in complete control of their craft ahead of the release of their debut EP which comes out later this month. Previous releases “Anchor” and “Cigarettes and Lemonade” have placed the drive. among the … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: the drive. returns with Mossbawn

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy

Two years on from 2018’s Hope Downs, Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever returns with their sophomore record, Sideways to New Italy. Named after a village in New South Wales, Sideways to New Italy is a sunny record that sees the band stay close to home.  That’s because the main attraction of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever remains their trio of lead guitarists and the jangle guitar … Continue reading Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy

INSIDEAWAVE: Bright Windows in the Night

It’s been just under two years since INSIDEAWAVE’s first single, “Estuary/Enough” was released. Since then they’ve honed in on a sound that defines them as one of Ireland’s best indie bands. It also hasn’t been all that long since they treated us to the beautiful ‘Ivy Honey‘. Well, thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long for another great track as they’ve just dropped their new … Continue reading INSIDEAWAVE: Bright Windows in the Night

Arcwords release new single “Finger on the Trigger”

It seems like things come in threes for Dublin-based indie rockers Arcwords. Firstly, they’re a three-piece. Secondly, they’ve been together for three years, having met as students in BIMM. Thirdly, 2019 saw them release three singles, “Toughen Up“,”Father Figure” and “Hyperlinking“. And today, they’re treating (see what I did there) us to their catchiest single yet. “Finger on the Trigger” sees a fusion of energetic … Continue reading Arcwords release new single “Finger on the Trigger”

Introducing the drive.

Signed to Waterford based record label Egg Twelve, the drive. is an alt-rock three-piece from Cork. They cite Manchunian legends The Stone Roses, Oasis, and The Smiths as their influences. They released their debut single “Cigarettes and Lemonade” in early 2020, with their earlier mentioned influences a strong presence on the track. For a debut release, “Cigarettes and Lemonade” certainly doesn’t sound like a starting … Continue reading Introducing the drive.

Zeros & Ones: 15 to 1

Maybe it’s the nostalgia this one strikes up in me, or maybe I simply ate something dodgy for breakfast. Either way, this new Zeros & Ones single has me twitching. It’s been a few years since the Galway natives released new music. Thankfully, they’re back today with an alt-rock gem, “15 to 1” ft. Tiny Murder. While this is a song about relationships, the sound … Continue reading Zeros & Ones: 15 to 1

There’s no ignoring Skinner’s new single

The Irish music scene has been flourishing of late, with many of our homegrown, DIY bands even making it on the international stage. Almost every week now we hear of another act coming through that “you just have to hear!” Some stand out more than others. And that’s where Skinner find themselves. Having only released one single before today – “Headroom” – they’ve no less … Continue reading There’s no ignoring Skinner’s new single

Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

This was one of the first albums I loved and played over and over. I was the perfect age for it,16, and at the beginning of so many of the stories the Arctic Monkeys tell in this album. So, I related to that but also to the music. The Kooks sang about much the same but it was indie pop which was a little too … Continue reading Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not