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Formally know in print in Grapevine Magazine as Music to your Ears (MtyE) – these, generely brief, reviews of albums that have caught the eyes, or more precisely ears, of the New Music curator, Tony Bell. With the occasional single thrown in from time to time and the occassional longer review for the album of the month which was introduced in 2020.

Fishclaw | Mole County

And now for a band I have yet to see live. My how the msl grows and grows - 2020 is going to...

Gaffa Tape Sandy | Family Mammal

In truth I got a bit fed up reading Gaffa Tape Sandy’s excellent reviews – then I saw them play live and, you know...

Fisher & The Ferrymen | Confessions Vol I & II

This is a band that were new to me until recently. I came across them at one of the most excellent TMT gigs run...

Tilly Moses | If I Could Gather All The Songbirds

Can it really be eight years since I first came across Tilly at The John Peel Centre? In those years I have merely grown...

Sam Coe | Comeback Queen

Sam Coe was last month’s Grapevine CoverSTAR and has just launched Comeback Queen, her first solo album without the Long Shadows in tow. Moving...

Sophie Winter | Back to Basics

For me personally, the best part of the NMG Awards was being introduced to music I wouldn’t normally listen to. Electro synth pop doesn’t...

Call to the Faithful | Sin City

This Peterborough based band introduced themselves to us after the NMG Awards, sent us a link to this single and I was hooked on...

In Your Car: AMONG THE CITIZENS

John, Ollie, Christy and James have now been officially adopted by Grapevine Magazine! For they won the Indie category at the NMG Awards which...

No Hope: THE EXTONS

Their bio says: “..memorable guitar riffs & anthemic choruses about small town monotony...” hmmm, whatever that says about their home town King’s Lynn, it...

Growing Pains: ELLIE DIXON

Why have I not heard of this young woman before? If for no other reason than her very clever music videos. Growing Pains was...

Salvador: SALVADOR

Whatever I say about this EP will have little effect on this amazing band. They will remember 2019 for one gig and one gig...

If It’s Alright: DAN BOND

This single is Dan’s first release since his 2016 EP Three Good Friends. He was a little taken aback to win the NMG Best...

The Uprising EP: WHEN RIVERS MEET

This is a duo I’ve wanted to see play for a long time. That chance came my way last month and I was not...

Salute: THE GRENADIERS

This is Grenadiers UK, not to be confused with an Aussie band who sound nothing like their UK namesakes. This is their most recent...

Purple Pyramid: LO-GRADE LAWRENCE

Hands up who likes ambient electronic music! You might notice that I haven’t raised my hand... yet. This three track EP by Cambridge based...

Bouquet: MAUVE

‘Remember’ is the latest single and opening track on ‘Bouquet’ the most recent EP offering from this Cambridge/London based band. A mere three tracks...

Joyland: THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS

Boy did I take a wrong turning on the information superhighway when searching for videos of this band playing! Punk funk with added brass...

The Art of Pretending: GLOVE COMPARTMENT

Anthony Shiels is the keyboard player with The Candle Thieves. This is his solo project and I was hooked from the first track. A...

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