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Hi, I'm Neil. I'm almost, very nearly, if not quite actually helplessly lost in music. This site is part of my never-ending quest to understand just why and how music moves me the way it does.

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RRP Recommends Palm Honey – Bewitched Like a swirly lollipop or a stick of rock with one more colour than you expected, Bewitched melds pinches of psychedelia with strands of indie rock and bakes a sweet confection out of the resulting mix. And just at the end, a little umami to savour in the slowed-down wind-down. >>
RRP Recommends Naives – No Way At the end of a year of festival slots and tour support, and ahead of their debut EP due out next year, Anglo-French synth pop trio Naives have revealed their latest single, No Way. >>
RRP Recommends Strange Talk – When It Feels So Good When It Feels So Good is a shining, pumping, pulsating dancefloor moment with its eyes and mind on the past and its ears very much in the future. >>
RRP Recommends The Lonely Together – Congregation I want to somehow convey here the idea that Congregation, the new single from The Lonely Together, sounds and feels so very of its place (that place being Scotland) and in many ways strongly reminiscent of other bands of that place while at the same time asserting its pure brilliance... >>
News Field Music add US tour dates, announce Commontime preorder Having recently shared The Noisy Days Are Over, the first track from their forthcoming fifth album together, Field Music's Brewis brothers have now made the album available for pre-order and added US tour dates to their 2016 tour. >>
RRP Recommends Turin Brakes – 96 There was much excitement last week among Turin Brakes fans, when the band dropped a teaser video online with the hashtag #TBLostProperty. Then, this week, they announced a new album, Lost Property, and a new single, 96. >>
RRP Recommends Super Subs Week #5 Inspired by a survey I took earlier, I bring you a final six music submissions for Super Subs Week, with each described in three words. >>
Reviews Cheatahs – Mythologies In its first incarnation, shoegazing scarcely existed as a scene outside its own bubble. Now it's undergoing a great renaissance, and Cheatahs are one of a clutch of new bands taking it, and you, to remarkable new heights. >>
Six Picks Spooky Six spooky sounds for Halloween, featuring: Bauhaus, The Dream Syndicate, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Screaming Lord Sutch, Baron Daemon, and entire town's worth of spooks... >>
RRP Recommends Super Subs Week #4 I have six more music submissions for you right here, ranging from folky singer-songwriterness to alt-rock, to blues rock, to 80s-style pop goodness. >>
RRP Recommends Super Subs Week #3 We're already just over / just under the half-way mark in Super Subs Week, depending on whether you count the weekend as a subset of or adjunct to the week. Either way the prime music submissions just keep on coming. >>
RRP Recommends Super Subs Week #2 Music submission week, aka Super Subs Week, aka Hidden Wonders Week, aka Just Great Music That You Might Otherwise Miss continues with this, very much its second instalment. >>