GIANT: ‘Catalyst.’

This is the second track released by the UK collaborative, Giant. Featuring the rapid-fire vocal delivery of rapper 24Vision and the multifaceted electronic / trip-hop band Archive, this is a five minutes long, bitter tirade, about the current state the UK finds itself in. Five minutes? Yeah – when I saw the track length, I… Continue Reading


Helpful Hint #1 for any budding music scribe: “where does your name come from?” is not a particularly good opening gambit when interviewing a band. In fact, it’s probably best avoid the question altogether. So I’m just going to dive straight in. The name of this five -piece band from Burnley is actually a bit… Continue Reading

THE VAGARY: ‘Outta Sight, Outta Mind.’

VAGARY – definition: An unpredictable development or change of circumstances. That would seem just about right for the Amsterdam band, who after attracting a degree of attention, success and prime support slots with the likes of Pete Doherty and Kurt Vile, drifted into a prolonged hibernation. Now, almost five years later, The Vagary are back with their second album due for… Continue Reading

the black watch: ‘Mad.’

With all the music that’s sent here to LOUD HORIZON HQ, there generally has to be something unique about a track that’s going to attract my attention and prompt me to write a few words about it. But in this case, it was a familiarity that drew me to this song, the lead single from… Continue Reading

DAVE ARCARI: ‘Brexit Blues.’

“Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he a real down deep player and a soul man…” SEASICK STEVE. Alt Blues troubadour, Dave Arcari , releases his latest track via all the usual online… Continue Reading

SERA: ‘Rabbit Hole.’

SERA is a singer-songwriter from Caernarfon in North Wales. She writes and performs in both Welsh and English and has been garnering great feedback and support from the likes of BBC Radio Wales/ Radio Cymru, S4C and Focus Wales. However, it’s not just Welsh radio and the local Festival scene that have picked up on… Continue Reading

INSTANT REPLAY: Various Artists

WOW! Just where to start?! Right now, I’m like a kid in a toy shop, skipping from track to track on this wonderful triple-vinyl album – and it just keeps getting better and better. OK – deep breath and here goes with the official press release background information: ‘Instant Replay‘ is released on ECC Records,… Continue Reading