Tree House Fire / Josh Bevan / Bare Jams [Live Review – The Boileroom, Guildford, 16/8/14]

tree house fire liveWhen The Boileroom is already buzzing by 8pm, you know it’s going to be an awesome night. Tree House Fire, Josh Bevan, and Bare Jams are increasingly heavy-hitting names, and expectations were high even before a single note was played. Read more…

Posted on 18 August 2014

Tree House Fire – ‘Actions & Reactions’ [Review]

tree house fire actions reactionsBands with their heads screwed on make TMMP’s world go round. I’ve met many people who think of reggae, ska, and dub as tired and behind the times – but fortunately albums like this form an ideal rebuttal. Funded via none-more-modern crowdfunders Pledge Music and filled with upbeat vibes, incredible tunes and inventive musicianship, Actions & Reactions serves as a pitch-perfect pick-me-up and a spot made of soundwaves where youthful energy meets mature themes culled from struggles punctuated with moments of relief. Read more…

Posted on 18 August 2014

By The Rivers – ‘By The Rivers’ [Review]

By The RiversDescribing music as ‘soulful’ is so common these days that it seems to have lost all meaning. But sometimes, you just have to do it. And when considering By The Rivers’ eponymous debut album, this is definitely one of those times. Heavy yet weightless, By The Rivers‘ humanity drifts lightly into the ears, having been filtered through your speakers and distilled from the raw power of a fantastically talented creative collective. Read more…

Posted on 17 April 2014

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