Track Review: Stretch Soul Gang ft. Steven Bamidele – Ungrateful

Ungrateful is the latest release from Suffolk’s Kings of funk Stretch Soul Gang featuring the smooth voice of London-based artist Steven Bamidele. On this track, the Gang get their slow groove on and turn a new corner with their sound. The flawless falsettos and intricate instrumentation are constant throughout Stretch Soul Gang’s discography, but on […]

Track Review: Tundra – You’re Welcome

Sudbury’s favourite surf-punk trio Tundra have turned a new chapter in their already hit-filled back catalogue with their new track You’re Welcome. After the release of the Record Store Day-endorsed single Navy Red in April, the trio are back with another more mature and polished-sounding track to what we’ve heard before from the former BurySOUND […]

Track Review: Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison – Chardonnay

After a memorable start to the year already, Cambridgeshire-based frontman Tom Lumley is back with his awesome new single Chardonnay (via North Acre Records) Chardonnay is the debut single from Lumley and his ever-present backing band ‘The Brave Liaison’. After touring with the band for a few years, the former singer-songwriter decided to make them […]

Track Review: The Extons – No Hope

Kings Lynn-based indie rock heroes The Extons returned to the fore in February with the phenomenally good No Hope. Having flown off the radar with a brief hiatus, the band signalled their return with performances at last year’s NMG Awards and a packed Portland Arms show before the release of their latest hit. No Hope […]

Track Review: KeloDown – Breakin’ Off

KeloDown are a four piece classic rock band with a modern twist, hailing from the depths of the Suffolk countryside. I’ve had the privilege of playing alongside them at a few gigs and I can tell you first hand: these guys can seriously put on a show. Their latest single Breakin’ Off is a blend […]

Track Review: The Glitter Shop – Throwing Apples

The Glitter Shop are a grunge-pop band who first came to our ears in late 2017, and earlier this year they treated us to Throwing Apples, a really fun and energetic track. Based in Bury St Edmunds, the band consists of Harry Dale (bass/vocals), Barny Cutter (guitar) and Ruby Smith (keys/vocals). The trio have created […]

Track Review: Rubber Jaw – Freaking Out

Creation23-signed Colchester Trio Rubber Jaw are back with another slice of raw cut emotion you can freak out to. Rubber Jaw are a name you might have heard floating around the East Anglian Music scene for some time now, having been around for the past 2 years, they have already found themselves playing with Pete […]

Track Review: Gaffa Tape Sandy – Headlights

After their jaw-droppingly outstanding performance at The Hunter Club on Saturday, Gaffa Tape Sandy triumphantly return with the anthemic Headlights and two exciting announcements. Having performed at festivals around the UK and countries further afield like Iceland and Germany, the raucous trio from Bury St Edmunds are back with Headlights which marks the start of a new […]

Track Review: Influx of Insanity – Season of Mist

The all-conquering duo Influx of Insanity are back with the euphoric Season of Mist. 2018 has been a breakout year for duo Oli Brown and Dom Howard having won BurySOUND 2018 and the Cambridge Band Competition, as well as playing Homegrown Festival, various Junction Fiver nights and our first ever gig night at the Constitutional […]

Best Of The Rest: The Releases We’ve Missed

It’s been a busy summer for us at The Music Blog 42, and we’ve missed a lot of new music! So here’s our condensed look at some of our favourite tracks of the summer! Among The Citizens – Words Mean Nothing After the release of Mess In The Head in May and several gigs, one of the […]