How to beat the mid-year blues

Can you believe we are half way through 2021 already?! After what has been a turbulent year, many of us are starting to feel a little sluggish, a little overwhelmed and quite frankly, fatigued. They don’t call it the mid-year blues for nothing! Here are some quick ways to combat the mid-year blues so that the next six months are …

Single feature – Raye Robinson

‘Daisies’ is an infectious earworm from the very first listen. Beginning with minimal production and Lily Allen-style vocals, the song quickly transcends into a belting, classic pop chorus. Beaming with sunshine and warmth, Raye’s personality immediately shines through. Right at the end of the song, Raye sings ‘do you love me, do you love me not?’ with such a playful …

Hesta Banks – single feature

Hesta Banks is stepping onto the scene with her debut single, ‘Follow the News’. Her silky smooth vocals are complimented by a slick, jazz-infused instrumental, further decorated with glossy harmonies and epic vocal runs. Hooks are deeply embedded and heavily populated throughout the track making it one of the catchiest releases we’ve heard this year. We are so impressed by …

Ålesund – single feature

‘Lightning’ is the latest release from Bristol-based atmospheric Alt-Pop quartet Ålesund. It’s a stunningly arranged track which centres around a powerful, epic chorus! Alba’s haunting, dreamy vocals are perfectly complimented by the poignant composition and percussive elements, complete with a music video which mirrors this sentiment beautifully. Set on a beautiful beach, Alba is alone with a vinyl player and …

Gianna Alessi – single feature

Artwork by Linear Colleges ‘Reaction’ is the latest single from pop soul-songwriter Gianna Alessi. The song was created early 2020, after a day driving up the California coast. Now, in early 2021, the song takes on new meaning as the year continues to test us at every bend. The track is dripping with luxury jazz and RnB-infused melodies, complimenting Gianna’s …

MAZED – single feature

‘Only You & Me’ is the brand new release from Liverpool-based artist MAZED. Released just in time for Valentines Day, the song perfectly captures a fairytale love. Although, as the song pertains, it hasn’t always been this way. MAZED sings ‘My trust in love was slowly fading, only you could change my view’. The piano and strings composition is purely …

Intuneative – Want to customize your instrument?

Intuneative are a Chester-based guitar store specializing in hand-painted guitars and ukulele’s by published, multi-award winning artist Lisa J. Their store is located inside the Forum Shopping Centre in Chester. Their pieces are totally unique and include a wide range of designs. Whether you play electric guitar, acoustic guitar or the ukulele, there is sure to be a design perfect …

Alena Ciera – single feature

Alena Ciera track ‘Invincible’ was released 31st August 2020 by upcoming artist Alena Ciera. The track is vibrant, catchy and soulful but the lyrics are the real standout feature. ‘You are not alone, you’re in control, there is nothing you can’t handle’. With everything going on in the world right now, these lyrics seem very fitting. She’s right – there …

Grace Bland – single feature

The highly anticipated song ‘Human’ was released July 2020 by upcoming artist Grace Bland. The song’s lyrics are SO relatable…’And there were certain mirrors I’d avoid in school, I searched on my computer, “What it meant to be cool?”. Pick myself apart, just to be like them, but we’re all human’. The song depicts the pressures we place on ourselves …

Tay Temple – single feature

‘Ladybird’ is the latest single from Tay Temple, who fronts an alternative Folk-Rock band based in Manchester. Tay’s vocals are hauntingly beautiful in this track; made even more so by the enchanting harmonies running throughout each chorus. The track is mellow, yet the instrumentation is somehow dynamic and vibrant. Their songs are very unique and they aren’t afraid to address …