Becky and the Bands

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Rosehip Teahouse Release Latest Single ‘Regretting It’

Upbeat swirls of indie-pop flutter amongst emotive lyrics. Yet again, Rosehip Teahouse swoon with latest sad bop Regretting It. Gorgeously distressed acoustic guitars marry beautifully against lead vocalist Faye Rodgers’ lovelorn lyrics, as we drift along in this dizzy daydream.  A wonderfully intricate songwriter, Faye is able to wrap sincerity and truths within her music. Yet…Continue reading »

This Is The Kit Announce New Album ‘Off Off On’

Since the acclaimed success of  Moonshine Freeze in 2017. A further album from mesmerising folk band This Is The Kit has been highly anticipated. Having teased fans with new songs during shows for over a year now. Today, our first real glimpse into This Is The Kit’s 6th studio album Off Off On was given. Exclusively through BBC6Music, the band debuted…Continue reading »

Chroma Release Latest Single ‘Head in Transit’

Spirited and sassy, Welsh rockers Chroma are back with their latest single Head in Transit. Since hearing the powerhouse that is Girls Talk, I have eagerly anticipated and devoured each single released. Head in Transit has certainly not disappointed, in fact I am yearning for more, as my adoration of this band only grows. Filled…Continue reading »

Lindsay Munroe Releases Debut EP ‘Our Heaviness’

As affirming, as it is agonising. The Debut EP Our Heaviness from Manchester Based singer-songwriter Lindsay Munroe is completely entrancing. With an ability to openly evoke a stirring sense of emotion. Each song conveys such a deep personal outpouring of herself, that one cannot help but explore their own traits, reflected through her.  An anti-spiritual awakening. Our Heaviness exudes itself upon us…Continue reading »

Ailsa Tully Releases Latest Single ‘Edge’

Unflinching honesty exposed bare, through the gorgeously soft, yet fiercely brave vocals of Ailsa Tully. By a brooding bass line, we are drawn into the world of Ailsa Tully. Husky musings pry open latest single Edge as we learn an unexpected truth. On a hazy, glowing twilight of London’s riverbank, an evening full of laughter…Continue reading »

TJ Roberts Release Latest Single ‘Sinceridipity’

Following on from their previous release True Secret to a Happy Life, TJ Roberts are back with yet another slice of indie-rock goodness. Latest single Sinceridipity makes no apologies for its bold entrance, as shredding guitars hurtle us full force into the track. Brooding vocals from front man Tom tear through in the first verse,…Continue reading »

Twin Stranger Release Latest Single ‘Crushed’

Twin Stranger are back with yet another incredibly catchy single. You may recall my adoration for them, following the release of their debut single ‘Tears Of Joy’ back in February. ‘Crushed’ has arrived with as much bold enthusiasm, and more. It’s fantastic.  ‘Crushed’ has the huge capability of becoming an instantly recognisable hit, and I…Continue reading »

Live Stream Sessions: Lockdown Listening

Musicians are providing us with an intimate live performance, from their home to ours. Whilst the world is in lockdown, it may seem as though gigs and live music are a distant memory for many of us. However, even in these strange times, there is one shining beacon that is continuing to bring joy to…Continue reading »

Rory Wynne Releases Latest Single ‘Roses’

Rory Wynne is the next shining star to burst out of Manchester’s flourishing music scene. Showcasing a unique blend of indie-pop, Rory is not shy in taking charge of his own music career. You’re saying hello to the writer, performer, recorder and producer of his own music, which is certainly impressive. Already championed by the…Continue reading »

Clwb Fuzz Release New Single ‘No Heaven’

Clwb Fuzz are brooding newcomers to Cardiff’s music scene, and already they are creating a buzz with their fresh, grungy, post-punk sound. The moody tones that surround this band are hot on trend at the moment, and their live performances are preceding them as they are continuing to rise in popularity amongst the live circuit….Continue reading »

Lindsay Munroe Releases Latest Single ‘Split’

My obsession with Lindsay Munroe is growing. Her debut single ‘Mirror’ was both striking and stunning, and clearly emphasised her strength as a singer-songwriter. The single cut through with direct vocals but maintained a soft element which I was curious to hear more of. It is clear in Lindsay’s lyrics that self-reflection is key to…Continue reading »

925 by Sorry – Album Review

I have one word to describe this band and their sound, and that is intriguing. I had never encountered Sorry before 925 burst on the scene. I merely saw an album from a band unknown to me, receiving rave reviews on social media. Therefore of course my curiosity was peaked, and it wasn’t long before…Continue reading »

Talk Show Release Debut EP ‘These People’

If you haven’t listened to Talk Show yet, then you seriously need to. The bands brand new EP ‘These People’ is out today, and is available to stream on all platforms. It contains four singles, that will stir your subconscious and invade your mind.  On this punchy new release, Talk Show simmer to boiling point…Continue reading »

5 Music Films You Must Watch

What better way to relax and unwind, than putting your feet up and watching a good film? Seeming as we’re all music lovers here, I thought I’d compile a Music Film Guide for you all. Here are 5 films about bands and musicians, that I think are definitely worth watching. 1. The Dirt A must…Continue reading »

Foxxglove Releases Debut Single ‘City’

A new voice emerging in the Welsh music scene. Dark-pop artist Foxxglove has a gorgeous gift of allowing her accent to flow beautifully within her music. Embracing an alternative, grungy edge to both her vocals and overall style. Foxxglove’s unique persona really helps push her music forward, and showcases her as more than just your…Continue reading »

COVID-19 and The Music Industry

My Thoughts and How We Can Help Music has been a saviour for so many. Now it is our turn to save music. I don’t know where to start with this. All I know is that I hold an immense passion for music and I want to help in this pressing time. I hope that…Continue reading »

Every Bad by Porridge Radio – Album Review

Every Bad, the second album from Brighton’s Porridge Radio is in many ways their debut. Previous quietened bedroom recordings paved the way, allowing them to flourish on stage; captivating their audiences and myself. We hear a sound blossomed into music so pure, lead singer and songwriter Dana Margolin’s voice can only be described as incredible….Continue reading »

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women in Music

Today is International Women’s Day. A day on which everything about our female personalities, spirit, nature and beauty in whatever form it may be, is celebrated across the globe. A day for women to support, empower and encourage one another, and take action for gender equality, whilst celebrating our achievements. I am choosing to celebrate…Continue reading »

Porridge Radio Release Latest Single ‘Circling’

Circling is beautiful, raw and emotional, and what pours from it is nothing shy of exquisite. With their album ‘Every Bad’ due to be released next week, Porridge Radio have shared another new single with us today, as anticipation builds. I have been eagerly awaiting their album release for a long time, purely for one…Continue reading »

Panic Shack – Gig Review

28/02/20 – Clwb Ifor Bach Panic Shack absolutely rocked Clwb Ifor Bach with an immense performance. On what was possibly the most chaotic night of weather this year, Clwb Ifor Bach was gearing up for its most chaotic gig. Smashing into the music scene last year, Panic Shack have quickly made a name for themselves…Continue reading »

Twin Stranger Release Debut Single ‘Tears of Joy’

A synthy pop swirl, that first struck me as being nostalgic and dream-like. The song is one that I quickly found myself becoming lost in. Led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Alex McConnachie. Twin Stranger are an emerging indie-pop band from South Wales.  Initially a bedroom recording project started by Alex, to become Twin Stranger as…Continue reading »

The 1975 – Gig Review

23/02/20 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff. Usually on my blog, you will see me reviewing gigs from emerging bands in smaller venues. Here is my first take on an arena gig review, and what other band to break that in, than The 1975.  The 1975, led by frontman Matty Healy, are passionate about not only music…Continue reading »

Attending The Brit Awards

So, last night I had the incredible privilege of attending The Brit Awards with my best friend Charlotte. We were lucky enough to nab tickets as a result of Charlotte winning a competition, and she wanted me to go with her! After I was told the good news, I was completely overwhelmed and excited about…Continue reading »

Preparing for The Brits

Recently I’ve received an incredible surprise from my friend Charlotte, she has only gone and won us both tickets to The Brits! At first when she called to tell me the news, I honestly thought it was some kind of a joke. I just couldn’t comprehend that it was actually happening. The Brits is one…Continue reading »

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard release new single ‘John Lennon Is My Jesus Christ’ and announce signing to Communion

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are back with their latest single ‘John Lennon Is My Jesus Christ’. Having toured the UK extensively, and recently supported the likes of The Mysterines and The Magic Gang. Buzzard have been very busy, even making appearances in countries such as Canada. The band are also due to fly to Texas in…Continue reading »

Independent Venues: The Heart of Music – Part 3

Independent Music Venues that I adore, and I know you will too Through my last two posts, I have shared with you the reasons why I love going to gigs in independent music venues, I have spoken about the wonderful music community ensuring their survival, and have hopefully inspired you to visit to your local independent…Continue reading »

Independent Venues: The Heart of Music – Part 2

The Community Spirit Surrounding Independent Music Venues Together we are the music community. All of us care for and love our Independent Music Venues. It is our spirit and dedication that will keep the heart of music beating. Since I’ve started my blog I have felt more involved in the warm, friendly community of our…Continue reading »

Lindsay Munroe Releases New Single ‘Mirror’

Yesterday, Lindsay Munroe released her brilliant new single ‘Mirror’.  A song with a powerful opening, possessing captivating lyrics that draw the listener in instantly. This is an incredible debut release that demanded my attention on my very first listen. Lindsay, an alternative-indie singer/songwriter, from Manchester, has a voice that is powerful without being overpowering. There…Continue reading »

My Year of Vinyl

If you are following me on Instagram, then you will know that throughout January I have been sharing a series of posts as a part of my Year of Vinyl challenge, through which I have celebrated owning my beloved Crosley Record Player for a year, by sharing with you my favourite albums on vinyl. Although…Continue reading »

Horizons Independent Venue Week Gig at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach – Gig Review

Last night saw Clwb Ifor Bach become home to a wonderful music event, hosted by Horizons Cymru. Showcasing some incredibly unique and diverse musicians and bands, spanning across all genres. There really was something for everyone. Acts including Sonny Winnebago, Panic Shack, Lucas J Rowe, HANA2K, Codewalkers, Esther, Darren Eedens and Gruff Rhys all took…Continue reading »

Dream On by Alice Boman – An Album Review

Alice Boman confesses most intimately, emotions we have all felt at some point in our lives, but rarely admit to. What I would easily describe as my most anticipated album of 2020, and we’re only in January. It has been no secret that I was, and continue to be incredibly excited about Alice Boman’s first…Continue reading »

Talk Show Announce First EP and Tour Dates

A real funhouse for your senses, Talk Show will almost certainly leave you wanting more, and more. One of my favourite edgy, punk bands Talk Show, have announced their first EP today. ‘These People’ is due to be released on 27th March, and the band have given us a glimpse of what we can expect,…Continue reading »

Albums I Am Anticipating in 2020

Here are 3 albums being released this year, that I am most excited to hear. Alice Boman – ‘Dream On’ due 17th January 2020 Swedish singer Alice Boman has a rare gift. Her vocals and talent for song writing are incredibly unique, and as a listener you can’t help but be captivated by her. Alice…Continue reading »

Apostle (plus support) – Gig Review

09/01/20 – The Moon, Cardiff. If you haven’t heard already, this January, The Moon in Cardiff are hosting several gig nights as a part of their ‘Free For All Cardiff’ event. No tickets are needed for any of these gigs, just turn up and you can have the pleasure of watching some wonderful live bands…Continue reading »

My Queen of 2019: Phoebe Green

Many of you I’m sure will be wondering why a certain someone wasn’t included in my recent blog post ‘5 of my Favourite Gigs From 2019’. Well, this is because I felt she was worthy of a post dedicated just to her. Phoebe Green is an artist that I personally adore, but asides from my…Continue reading »

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