The Suncharms shine again

Bands come and go. They begin and end for many reasons, sometimes all too soon. For The Suncharms, that end felt too sudden. So, when a call came from a US record label back in 2016 looking to pull together a compilation album, they saw a second chance and grabbed it.  Formed in Sheffield in 1990, shoegaze/indie rockers The Suncharms went on to support indie-pop … Continue reading The Suncharms shine again

Craig Cooney: Young Forever

Dublin-based freestyle rapper Craig Cooney is dropping a brand new track on July 17th titled “Young Forever”, and we have the inside scoop.  Recorded in Windmill Lane Studios by engineer and producer Cormac Kavanagh, “Young Forever” finds Craig reminiscing and reflecting on his childhood. A laid-back track, its mellow beat and catchy chorus create nostalgic vibes. If the beat wasn’t enough, a choir of youths … Continue reading Craig Cooney: Young Forever

A musing on Muzz’s Muzz

Muzz is a three-piece indie supergroup made up of Interpol’s Paul Banks, Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman and Matt Barrick of The Walkmen. In early June they released their debut record, Muzz, an album in the making since 2015. So, was it worth the wait? For the most part, yes. Muzz has an unhurried, fluid and warm way to it. It’s opening tracks, “Bad … Continue reading A musing on Muzz’s Muzz

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

Yana releases debut EP, Distant Shore

Singer-songwriter Yana has released her debut EP Distant Shore, a powerful collection of folk songs inspired by friends and the sounds of Ireland.   Distant Shore features four carefully formed tracks, three of which, “Distant Shore”, “Will You Be There” and “Trapped In A Cage” have all been released previously and played extensively on radio. Distant Shore also contains “The Book Of Your Life”, a song … Continue reading Yana releases debut EP, Distant Shore

Gatton releases powerful new single “Soliloquy”

Hello friends and happy Friday! I’ve a new release by Gatton to share with you and I’ve a feeling you’ll love it.  “Soliloquy” is the Floridonian’s latest release and his third single of 2020. This time however, he’s brought on board the diverse talents of Wyn Starks, Jenna Bataller, Abigail Joy and Kennedy Brown, with each contributing their own flavour of pop vocals.  “Soliloquy” begins … Continue reading Gatton releases powerful new single “Soliloquy”

Spellbound Circle excel on Escalation

Spellbound Circle is a direct, driven, prog-rock three-piece from Northern Italy. Or, as their Facebook bio describes them, “Two nice guys and a kind lady bashing strings and skins in the name of music.” I prefer my description… The band released their debut LP Escalation back in November and it’s been blowing my ears off for the last few days. What’s immediately evident is the … Continue reading Spellbound Circle excel on Escalation

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

RUNOFFBROKE: Wish You Knew

Rising Dublin rapper RUNOFFBROKE is back with his fifth single of the year – but it’s not what you’d expect. That’s because this time, RUNOFFBROKE is all loved up, kinda.  On, “Wish You Knew”, RUNOFFBROKE oozes confidence and delivers his usual effortless flow. This time however, he does so against a beat that combines influences of afrobeat, dancehall, and deephouse, while detailing “A toxic relationship … Continue reading RUNOFFBROKE: Wish You Knew