Don Broco: Technology review

Over the last two weeks, it feels we’ve had ourselves two highly anticipated releases by two huge up and coming British rock bands. The first came just over one week ago in the form of Marmozets’ Knowing What You Know Now and the second came a week later in the form of Don Broco’s Technology. Technology […]

Top 5: Records You Missed in 2017

By Joel Richardson With the amount of high quality music released last year, it’d have been pretty damn difficult to check out everything, leaving some albums and EP’s to fly under the radar for the most of us. That being said here are five records/EP’s from 2017 that I feel you may have missed and […]

TMB42 Spotlight: THE CATCH

Our second The Music Blog 42 Spotlight is on Suffolk’s own THE CATCH! Rock band THE CATCH, from the renowned music scene in Bury St Edmunds, have already become established names in not only their own scene but around East Anglia. Having recently played at the Cambridge Junction (read our review here), they’ve played at […]

TMB42 Spotlight: KARKOSA

Our first Spotlight of 2018, and in fact EVER, is on Birmingham-based indie rockers KARKOSA! KARKOSA, one of the brightest talents in the unsigned music scene, formed in 2014 in Birmingham, with help from brothers Michael and Jack Warnock. After recruiting three other band members: Tom Rushton, Ryan Trott and Will Clews, the band went […]

Record of the Year: Top 10

Here it is, our top 10 records of 2017, which by all accounts has been an absolutely incredible year for music! 10: Harry Styles – Harry Styles Without a doubt the most surprising record of 2017. Harry Styles, 1/5 of pop juggernauts One Direction, released his first solo record in early May, and it’s safe […]

Jordan Allen @ The Portland Arms, Cambridge

I can safely say that last night was one of my gigs of the year. And that is a huge compliment to the three bands who played last night at The Portland Arms, Cambridge. The night kicked off with the classic indie sound of Cambridge band The Lost Volts. Their slot was filled with great indie […]

Morrissey: Low In High School review

One of the most iconic voices in British music is back, Morrissey’s eleventh studio record is a patchy one at best. Very disappointing to say the least. Having listened to his comeback single Spent The Day In Bed, I was somewhat intrigued by this record due to the track’s electro-staccato instrumentals and gentle-as-ever vocals. However, the […]

The Glitter Shop: Fizz/Alive track review

Bury St Edmunds has a new band in town, the awesome three-piece grunge pop The Glitter Shop. The band release their debut tracks tomorrow (Friday 17th) and you definitely will not be disappointed… Fizz, the lead track from their two-track release, is a slow-building pop masterpiece. With it’s 80’s new-wave like intro weaving in with lead […]

Sam Smith: The Thrill Of It All review

An outpouring of emotion is the best way to describe Sam Smith’s second record The Thrill Of It All. Having been away from the limelight for the past couple of years, Smith unexpectedly dropped the lead single from the new record a few months ago. Too Good At Goodbyes is a gospel-led track which resonates Smith’s trembling falsettos […]

Records of the Month: October 2017

October was a great month for new music. With debut records from Liam Gallagher and Niall Horan and follow-ups from the likes of Wolf Alice, we look back on this month with our favourite five records of the month. Liam Gallagher – As You Were The name on everyone’s lips in the music world: Liam […]