Minna Ora, ‘Fire’

Words By Max Jordan.

Minna Ora bestows a gift to the music realm with her new release, ‘Fire’. The track is potentially Minna’s most compelling yet and grips with a narrative akin to no other in the modern arena.

Boasting her signature quality from the first second, Minna takes us on a journey, reflecting on the obstacles many experiences and overcoming even the arduous of blocks. It is heartfelt, and Minna speaks candidly about her struggles with cancer.

Musically, the entire track is stimulating with a captivating flow. Likewise, Minna towers over the mix with a sublime vocal which gets better with every listen.

You can check it out below.

Photo Credit: Minna Ora

Calboa, ‘Old Flame’

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Calboa brings indie back to the forefront with his guitar fused gem, ‘Old Flame’.

The track takes a hint from indie from the 2005 period, yet it also adds a new edge to the modern scene. Calboa is in top form, too, with his signature vocal tone gliding through the mix with ease.

Catchy, as you would expect given his previous releases, the refrain on ‘Old Flame’ is a gripper, and the wordplay leaves us hooked.

Check it out below.

Photo Credit: Calboa.

Josiah Mortimer Releases ‘This Town’

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Fresh with his latest EP, ‘This Town’, Josiah Mortimer sends a shockwave across the acoustic space. Fusing, modern hooks with nostalgic texture, he takes a no-nonsense approach to songwriting, and he cements himself deep in the 2021 songbook.

‘This Town’ comes with four tracks which bring something fresh to the table. Josiah drives a meaningful story, and his adventure is stimulating with him recounting his experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vocally, Josiah is a breath of fresh air, and he stands out for all the right reasons. Additionally, his signature guitar sound thrives, and it inspires the way forward.

Josiah is dedicating the EP to all the heroes of COVID. Also, he is encouraging donations to hunger charity FareShare.

You can check out the EP below. Visit his BandCamp page here.

Rick Rutherford Releases ‘Words’

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‘Words’ is the latest release from Rick Rutherford and already fans are flocking far and wide to grab a listen.

It is a track which opens the 2021 rock and roll songbook, and Rick gives the bigger hitters a genuine run for their money with his approach. Musically, ‘Words’ delves into a sound which became prevalent decades before today. It also brings a new flavour to the party and pushes through what is popping out in the modern game.

Vocally, Rick sings with an unorthodox technique, and he occupies his own corner with a performance which stands out but for all the right reasons.

Minna Ora Releases ‘Sea’

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Minna Ora is sending a shockwave across the indie realm with her mesmerising new release, ‘Sea’.

Fusing modern hooks with a nostalgic vibe, Minna smashes through the industry noise with genuine conviction. Her confidence drips from the track like a leaking tap, and her timbre could cut through any glass.

Musically, ‘Sea’ is a mixture of all things potent in indie and folk. Furthermore, the instrumental glides through the airwaves with bite, and it leaves an indent instantly.

Calboa Smashes It With ‘Admission’

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‘Admission’ is the latest release from up and coming indie sensation, Calboa. Here, Calboa cements his name even deeper into the indie history books with a track which provides energy and mystique.

Kicking off ‘Admission’ is a guitar intro lead which is delightful. It comes sharp, and it is music to the ears for anyone who loves good old indie guitar hooks. An unorthodox style beat then jumps out, and it leads us into the verse potently.


Vocally, Calboa sounds fantastic. He has developed over the years, and he has blossomed into one of the finest indie musicians of recent times. So much so, I cannot get enough of his track here with a verse and chorus melody which is magnetic.

As the track progresses, we hear a variety of new sounds appearing, and Calboa cleverly mixes things up regularly to keep the fire burning.

You can listen to ‘Admission’ by Calboa below.

Lock Up Yer Daughters, Girl Afraid Are Here!

Words By Ava Jordan.

Hull indie rockers Girl Afraid are taking no prisoners with their track ‘Dutch Courage’. I am slightly late to the party, but this track needs to get a review. It is on fire, and it bites with frontman ‘Sam Mellors’ singing with genuine conviction and grit which is challenging to keep at bay.

Musically, Indie has never sounded quite as potent with the band smashing through the mix with integrity. They unleash their power here, and the energy oozes out of the track, so much so it nearly kicked me off my chesterfield.

Girl Afraid
Leader Of The Pack, Sam Mellors.

It falls into a post-genre category with the group taking hints from the big hitters in Indie, but they also bring their unique vibe which stands out truly in a distinct light. So, Hull, you lucky bunch! With chaps like these echoing out of the local indie basements, it is clear why they say those who go to Hull never leave. Keep chomping lads, and keep these bangers flowing!

Listen to ‘Dutch Courage’ below.

Near Death Experience To Release ‘Moves’

Words By Ava Jordan.

Near Death Experience do not mess around. They are back following their previous release ‘Conquer’, and they accelerate even faster towards rock stardom.

The group takes influence from a variety of places, and they are ready for the release of one of their biggest rock tracks to date. It is not often that a follow up single comes quite as potent as this one, and I can only help but feel myself gravitating even closer to them with each release.

‘Moves’ is a mover. Vocalist ‘Ian’ talks about a woman who moves him, well the group move me here. So much so, my soles hurt from the constant foot-tapping trance I found myself in. Vocally, top draw, musically, fascinating with a bluesy guitar taking the lead and a rhythm beat and bassline which straps us in firmly.

The track is hitting all the stores on 14th August. You can take a listen to a preview below and also pre-save by clicking here.

Lime Juice Unleash ‘Quietude’

Words by Ava Jordan.

Lime Juice are back. Their new track ‘Quietude’ comes bigger and bolder than ever before with a melody which will get even your grandpa tapping his foot.

Cleverly, the band combine a contemporary indie sound with good old nostalgia making the mix too for good measure. The track kicks off with a sublime rhythm guitar strumming away, and a steady drum hit. Vocally the singer then greets us with open arms. Taking us on an adventure, the group get their message across very well, and it is difficult not to find yourself gripping onto the record for dear life.

The track builds, and before we know it, we are in with all guns blazing with a chorus which could fill a stadium twice over. But, the excitement does not stop there. Lime Juice shrewdly introduce new sounds into the mix with a guitar lead appearing sharper than serpents tooth.

Musically, the group take no hostages with every one of them adding their own unique touch. You can check out ‘Quietude’ by Lime Juice below.

Jay Ebby East Unleashes Most Poignant Rock Track Of Recent Times

Words by Max Jordan.

Jay Ebby East is an artist who goes from strength to strength. He always amazes me does this indie rocker from Colchester.

I first came across Jay a few years ago after receiving one of his tracks from his promoter. I knew then that he was onto something but his latest offering ‘On The Other Side’ is a genuine gem. Furthermore, he has put together one of the most heartfelt tracks of recent times.

The new release is available on the 10th of July but do not worry about setting an alarm because you can pre-save it by clicking here.