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New Music: Lightning Reviews!

Due to the flood of submissions we receive every week, we're bringing a new feature - Lightning Reviews! A Lightning Review will see us attempt to review new music in 30 words or less (a lot more difficult than we anticipated!), as well as our rating of the track out of 10.


But don't worry, there will still be plenty of ways for you to hear the tracks we review and follow the featured artists.

1. Iwan Gronow "Highest Symbol"
Iwan Gronow "Highest Symbol"

A huge shift from the previous releases, "Highest Symbol" is beautiful in its simplicity, beginning with stripped back guitar and soaring vocals that build to a glorious conclusion.


Our Rating: 8.1/10


2. Jools "Spineless"
Jools "Spineless"

Leicester-based punk rockers Jools return with their riotous new track, "Spineless".


Loud and in-your-face vocals front a massive angry wall of sound. Crank up the volume!


Our rating: 8.8/10


3. Gambling Hearts "I Am A River"
Gambling Hearts "I Am A River"

A rip-roaring, solid indie guitar-based track from Salisbury's Gambling Hearts.


This is good old-fashioned indie rock, reminiscent of Foo Fighters and a welcome return from the band.


Our rating: 8.9/10

4. Plastic Glass "Let Me Know"
Plastic Glass "Let Me Know"

A welcome return from Plastic Glass with "Let Me Know".


It's a very fresh new sound - much less guitar driven, punctuated by the bass, with another anthemic chorus. Top drawer!


Our rating: 9.1/10


5. The Tinkermen "Dragging Me Down"

It's rowdy, it's raw and it's best played loud! The Tinkermen release "Dragging Me Down" is filled with distortion, energy and fizz. If Mentos and Coca-Cola were a band...



Our rating: 8.5/10




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Jools on Facebook & Spotify

Gambling Hearts on Facebook & Spotify

Plastic Glass on Facebook & Spotify

The Tinkermen on Facebook & Spotify

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