Up & Coming: Benedict

This young singer-songwriter from Hertfordshire is making a name for himself on YouTube (BenedictMusic) with stunning covers of current tracks, such as ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ by Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande. But it is his original tracks that are most exciting. And last week, a crowd gathered in the small but intimate Notting Hill Arts Club beneath the streets of London, to celebrate the launch of … Continue reading Up & Coming: Benedict

EP review: Tour Rehearsal Tapes – The Black Keys

Since the release of El Camino this time last year, guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Pat Carney have been busy with: a critically acclaimed and commercially successful world tour; an accompanying EP of, well, Tour Rehearsal Tapes; a collaboration with Wu Tang Clan leader – rapper RZA –  on a new song and video, and they’re set to tour again in arenas at the end … Continue reading EP review: Tour Rehearsal Tapes – The Black Keys

EP review: Iron – Joe Banfi

The fantastic new EP by Joe Banfi, opens with his emotionally charged vocals in ‘Guts and Bones.’ As the track builds with the backing violin, eerie guitar riffs; the drums come into play and his raw and powerful vocals push to the forefront of the song before ending in an abrupt fashion after the crazed percussion. A sombre introduction of oohs and ahhs and Banfi’s … Continue reading EP review: Iron – Joe Banfi