Album Review: Romance – The Gloomies

THE GLOOMIES‘ latest album ‘Romance’ immediately welcomes nostalgic vibes from the eighties, glazed with a hazy layer which somewhat gives off a futuristic sound.

Comprising of ten tracks, ‘Romance’ encompasses a ray of genres, including indie rock/shoe glaze, lo-fo pop, a brief injection of funky soul (featured in fourth offering, ‘LOOPS’) and concludes with a bop rock (ish) piece through ‘It’s OK’, still obtaining that sound from the decade that provided great music (with the exception of the last track, ‘It’s OK’) along with the strong presence of the hypnotic soundscapes.

Since the release of their  dreamy/mesmerizing single ‘Space’ last November – which is included on this album – I was eagerly waiting for the duo to dish out an album…and finally, here it is! Believe me on this one, it’s definitely worth the wait.

So without further ado, listen to ‘Romance’ below:

Must Listens: Palms, Loops, Tiger, Vampire, Space


New Release: Superhero – Wullae Wright

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WULLAE WRIGHT’s  latest effort, Superhero is now available on Bandcamp. The single is the second release from his album The Orange Line. 

The chillingly-smooth and heart-tugging single is about the effects cancer has on the sufferer and loved ones. Released through Macaroni Penguin Music Record Label, Superhero is very personal to the Scottish indie rocker as he lost both grandparents to the disease.  All sales of the single will go to Scottish Cancer Charity.

So go ahead and listen to Superhero and support a great song with a great cause. Enjoy!

To read the review on The Orange Line (hailed the Rock Album of 2014 by NEW LEASE MUSIC) head right here.

Album review: Year 0 – Atlum Schema

Year 0

It took two and a half years for Andy Mort aka ATLUM SCHEMA to mould and perfect his latest album Year 0…and it must have been worth the ride as the 10-track production didn’t fail to disappoint.

Released last month, Year 0 boasts the purest melodies in which the Leamington-based smooth rocker’s simple and crisp vocals perfectly delivers the story of loss, the frailty of the human body and potential strength of the human spirit.

Initially an acoustic production, Year 0 I grew into  an atmospheric and ambient affair with slight burst of electronic sounds, a combination that bodes well for a great listening on those lazy days or a relaxing evening.

Have a listen to Year 0

The Must Listens:  Nobody Will Find Us,  Empire of the Soul, Bottom Line, The Box, Traveller




Song of the Day: Reborn – Plainview


Today’s song is the easy listening Reborn by PLAINVIEW. This single is the first release  their debut album releasing later this year.

These British soothing folk rockers were featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC back in August with their feel good/summery single, Warmth of the Sun.

Now do yourself a favour and have a blast at Reborn – I guarantee you, it will give a glowing feeling inside your soul – it’s like drinking whisky on a winter’s day! If  you’re in love with Reborn, it’s worth keeping a lookout for their album on NEW LEASE MUSIC. For now, show a little love and say hi to the guys @Plainviewbanduk.


Song of the Day: F**K You Christmas – Bleach on the Rocks

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Ah man, I just love alternative Christmas songs! Today’s song is F**K You Christmas by one-man band BLEACH ON THE ROCKS  – go on, have a listen! If this quirky Xmas number put you the mood, check out other tracks on SoundCloud.

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas – eat plenty, get drunk and be MERRY!!!