Firsts Weekly featuring Shelf Lives, Los Bitchos, Enjoyable Listens and more.

Join us for our last discovery feature of the year in Firsts, we finish the year strong unearthing a new set of sonic gems. Words: Karl Johnson With so much new music to choose from for our (often) weekly Firsts feature, the task of whittling it down to just five artists is a tough one. With South London trash-pop duo Shelf Lives taking the cover … Continue reading Firsts Weekly featuring Shelf Lives, Los Bitchos, Enjoyable Listens and more.

Delve into our favourite new discoveries of the week with Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

From Liverpool art-pop chameleon Beija Flo to Aussie experimental-surf-pop gang Hobsons Bay Coast Guard, and more. Words by Karl Johnson Halloween is but a distant memory, winter is in full swing and it surely can’t be long before we’re overwhelmed by best of 2021 lists. On the positive’ side, the live music calendar is as strong as ever. Pitchfork Music Festival took over London last … Continue reading Delve into our favourite new discoveries of the week with Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

Our favourite new discoveries this week with Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

From gutter-psych-rock in East London to high-octane spoken word from Glasgow, it’s all here. Words by Karl Johnson Festivals season isn’t quite over, however the weather no longer feels like summer. Mutations Festival in Brighton is coming up and so is London Jazz Festival, both of which showcase incredible new talent. In fact, it’s less than a week until Halloween. We’re putting on a Hard … Continue reading Our favourite new discoveries this week with Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #17

As the summer swings to an end and a select few festivals steal the 2021 limelight, it’s time to reflect on some of the most exciting and varied releases of the last week (ish). For those who missed out on festival season, that being most of us, there are a couple of multi-venue festivals of note set to go ahead this Autumn – October’s Sound … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #17

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #16.

Football unfortunately didn’t come home, but as of Monday July 19th full capacity gigs are allowed again. The Lightning Seeds played a live gig with Three Lions lyricists David Baddiel and Frank Skinner at London venue 229 as part of the National Lottery and Music Venue Trust’s Revive Live campaign. 00:01 Festival opens at a minute past midnight on Sunday evening in East London this … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #16.

New music, new releases and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #15

The first taste of new releases and a grassroots deep dive for new artists. Words by Karl Johnson With summer seemingly in full swing and parks providing the perfect escapism to a society still finding it’s feet, we’ve dug deep and chosen our favourite new tracks from our favourite new discoveries. Dead Slow Hoot are the cover artist, impressing with their brand of emotionally cutting … Continue reading New music, new releases and Hard Of Hearing Firsts #15

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

Our Firsts section this week is a feast of exciting new cuts from artists on the cusp. You may well be mapping out the gigs you’re planning to go to this spring/ summer. With the opening up of music venues in a socially-distanced capacity from May 17th, it’s seemingly a great time to be releasing music. We are truly seeing the fruit of artists’ lockdown … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

Words by Karl Johnson The pubs are open, live music will shortly follow. Spring has brought about a sense of general optimism, blessing the British Isles with a surprising heat and bursts of hail and snow. Some things don’t change, in today’s climate we must expect the unexpected. Let new music be your rock in stormy seas, and with that in mind, we’ve selected some … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

Words by Karl Johnson The world has changed a lot since February 2020, now we have a backlog of things to achieve. The combination of uncertainly and hope has a ‘butterfly in the stomach’ effect for the coming year, but what’s for certain is that we will have a whole load of new music, albums and live music potentially to consume. Exciting! This week we … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

We’re beaming our favourite new grassroots releases to you once more via our weekly Firsts feature. Words by Karl Johnson While supermarket daffodils may signal the arrival of spring and new hope, this week’s weather forecast points firmly towards snow and sub-zero temperatures. The new news is that start-up company You Check, Music Venue Trust and the government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

Our Firsts section this week is a grassroots nosedive into the exciting and varied new sounds of 2021. Words by Karl Johnson Glastonbury was never really on the cards this year was it? That’s not to say that it isn’t a disappointed, but 200,000-odd gig-goers travelling to a Somerset farm in June just seemed too good to be true. Quality live streams (often pre-recorded for … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.

Each week we search out early releases and moving new projects for those who like to dive deeper into the murky and reed-ridden waters of grassroots music. As usual, this week has unearthed sonic gems from all over the world. From Rotterdam to Honk Kong, New York and Manchester. Sink into the tracks that caught our ears and follow our Hard Of Hearing Top Tips … Continue reading New music, new artists and Hard Of Hearing Firsts.