Premiere: Nuala – ‘Split Down The Middle’

Having received acclaim from the likes of BBC 6Music’s Steve LaMacq and the Evening Standard, and featuring as lead vocals on a remix of Nile Rogers’ ‘Le Freak’, multi-instrumentalist Nuala has now shared her brand new single.

Oozing rich soulful vocals and uptempo reggae-inspired beats, ‘Split Down The Middle’ flows with a vibrant, euphoric energy. Showcasing an upcoming artist on the rise, it’s a truly uplifting slice of alt-pop with a colourful, infectious groove.

Listen to ‘Split Down The Middle’, for the first time, here:


‘Split Down The Middle’ is out tomorrow, 29th May. It’s taken from Nuala’s upcoming EP, Me&Me.

Mari Lane

Track Of The Day: Kidsmoke – ‘Sister Sadness’

A pensive, light-hearted retrospection on feelings of melancholy and heartache, Welsh indie outfit Kidsmoke have shared their latest single ‘Sister Sadness’. The track is full of chiming guitars and low-key vocals, which combine to make the band’s first release of 2018 an uplifting and memorable tune.

With backing on the airwaves from Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music Recommends Track Of The Week) alongside widespread approval from the online community (and a sync in Netflix’s Black Mirror), Kidsmoke are primed for the spotlight in the coming months with tour dates dotted across the UK.

Produced by Russ Hayes (Orange Sound Recording Studio, Penmaenmawr), Kidsmoke’s ‘Sister Sadness’ is available on all digital platforms. Listen below, and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

Photo credit: Tom Mason

Kate Crudgington

LISTEN: Esper Scout – ‘Dividing Marks’

Full of swirling reverb and powerful vocals, Leeds outfit Esper Scout have shared their brand new single ‘Dividing Marks’. Released via Bomb The Twist and Clue Club records, the band are due to share an accompanying video for the track in the next few weeks.

Esper Scout have been busy on the road this year, picking up new followers during a UK tour in support of The Cribs and through radio play from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music. They’ll be supporting the band again on December 21st at their sold out residency at The Brudenell in Leeds, alongside GIHEs favourites PINS.

With lyrics inspired by international politics and grassroots concerns, we’re excited to hear more from Esper Scout in the near future.

Listen to ‘Dividing Marks’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: Beckie Margaret – ‘At Home (Where I Write)’

“’At Home (Where I Write’) is a reflection of how music can carry me out of the depths of my mind,” explains Essex song-writer & producer Beckie Margaret. Released via Cool Thing Records, Margaret’s bright, ear-melting voice on her second single will lift listeners up and out of their heads too.

Beckie’s first release ‘Cars and Catacombs’ received universal praise across the net and the airwaves and her follow-up is equally as charming. She left the crowd spellbound after performing it at her debut London gig at The Waiting Room for Parallel Lines last month (which we reviewed here), and can’t wait to see what she does next.

Listen to ‘At Home (Where I Write)’ below and follow Beckie Margaret on Facebook for more updates.

Photo Credit: Kana Waiwaiku

Kate Crudgington