Review: Swiss Lips - Swiss Lips (EP)

"What this Manchester five-piece push is a manifesto of catchy hooks with an injection of 1980s cool. They’re Kavinsky on a sunny day rather than a broody night, lasers and neon firing on all fronts in a flurry of woah-ohs and chart-friendly rising choruses. Pop, but not as we know it." Originally published March 2015 on 7BitArcade.

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Interview: Campfires In Winter

“It was absolutely stinking, it had been there for a couple of years so I had to wash it when I wore it! It’s unlike the Christmas jumpers the shops are doing now are all nicely put together…mine is obviously from before the fashion came back in.”Originally published on 7BitArcade in December 2014.

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Review: Wartime Recitals - Wartime Recitals (EP)

"The drums are light, the guitars a little fuzzy and faded. And then the glockenspiels come in. If they’d arrived a few years earlier, Wartime Recitals could have challenged Los Campesinos! for the crown to be the Melancholy Kings (and Queens) of Cool." Originally published November 2014 on 7BitArcade.

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Review: Mallory Knox - Glasgow Garage, 10th November 2014

"Judging by the crowd at the Glasgow Garage on Monday night, the penetration of the Cambridge five-piece runs deep. Alt kids, not-so-alt grown-ups and the odd parent made up the packed-to-capacity venue. They had been dazzled by Fort Hope and Moose Blood; even My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero played second fiddle with his new project to the splendour of a band going from strength to strength." Originally published November 2014 on 7BitArcade.

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Review: MouseCraft

"At times it’s a really good, finicky puzzler. If that’s the sort of thing you’re after then look no further. However, by sticking to its roots with admittedly admirable dedication there’s little in the way of ingenuity on show here. Mousecraft is pleasing, if uneventful: neither underwhelming nor particularly exciting." Originally published August 2014 on BigRedBarrel.

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Review: GRID Autosport

"This is one for the completionists - and for the drifters, the street racers, the touring car hopefuls, the Formula champions. It’s a tailored suit, but further adjustments are no trouble, sir. No trouble at all. Come on in." Originally published in July 2014 on BigRedBarrel.

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Interview: Hannah Georgas

"Working her butt off probably won’t be an issue. For Hannah Georgas, the grind is the life. Having carved her way up from nothing, via a university stop-off and a support slot or two, the UK could be next on her to-conquer list. And from there, there could be no stopping her. But don’t call her an egoist hellbent on world-domination." Originally published on 7BitArcade, June 2014.

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Review: Titan Attacks!

"What began as Space Invaders becomes an amalgamation of classics, a Now: That’s What I Call Shmups compilation of never-ending blaster fire and swooping alien beasties." (Originally published May 2014 on BigRedBarrel.com)

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