I fell in love with the music of Marina and the Diamonds the moment I first heard the song "Forget" from the stunning Froot (2015) album. The band name represented the persona of Welsh alternative indie pop singer-songwriter Maria Diamandis, while 'the diamonds' referred to Marina's dedicated fan base. Froot is still an impressive and cohesive album that spawned several successful singles along with "Forget", including title track "Froot", "Happy", "I'm a Ruin" and "Blue." Fo
Let me start out by stating that is one album release I'm truly thrilled to share with you. The stunning debut album, Like An Island, by London-based indie singer-songwriter Bryde (a.k.a. Sarah Howells) has been a masterpiece in the making for some time. It was just three years ago that Sarah's then musical project (Paper Aeroplanes) had just released their album JOY, when the duo decided to go on hiatus. It was during this break that Sarah's solo project Bryde was born. From
London-based and Welsh-born singer-songwriter, Chey, has recently released her impressive power ballad, "She's Got You," with enchanting, heartfelt vocals, and lyrics that speak to the object of one's affection, after having been shunned in favor of another. The lyrics are clever and well-written - some sound like they belong in a classic country song about jilted love (e.g., "Oh this whiskey in my glass just won't do. Because I want what she's got, and she's got you"), but t
In the span of just a few months, Bath-based, indie pop musician, Little Rêd, has graced the indie music scene with two stunning singles - the dreamy, reflective "Hell" (debut single) and the upbeat, synth-based, "What Love Is" (current single). Little Rêd (yes, that's an e-circumflex: ê) is the musical moniker for Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist, Ellie James, who has recently joined the growing Seahorse Music roster of impressive, new indie bands (e.g., Bryde, Mere Chi
"You can't help yourself" leads the chorus of the first track on Bryde's debut EP, simply titled "EP1". But my advice is that you really should help yourself to the four beautifully written and performed gems on this EP. On her Facebook page, Bryde (a.k.a. Sarah Howells) describes herself as "a girl & an electric guitar singing fierce & fragile songs", and that is exactly what you will find on this EP - all songs are written and played by Bryde herself. The opening track ("