Our resident “Something For The Weekend” writer, Rosie Kerr is back once again with three exciting new bands for your weekend listening pleasure.

This weeks picks consist of Southampton’s resident musician, an emotional London hardcore band, and a stripped down and bare folk/pop artist.

If your label, band or company would like to become a guest writer for Something For The Weekend – contact Sean Reid to find out more information.


Big Fin
For Fans Of: Onelinedrawing, Bon Iver.
Big Fin is Matthew Reynolds (of Howards Alias & Drawings fame) solo venture. Mostly recorded from his own flat, with added parts from Neil Kennedy at The Ranch Production House, this 4 track EP highlights Matt’s solid writing capability and his musical prowess. Instead of your standard solo acoustic, one man and his guitar, this EP is abundant with layers which create an astoundingly full finish. Going into this I wasn’t entirely sure I’d love it but coming away from this record I believe that Matt has really achieved something special here. If you enjoy the emotional givings of artists like Bon Iver and Onelinedrawing then it’s absolutely necessary you listen to this record.

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Big Fin on Facebook and Bandcamp


For Fans Of: Defeater, Modern Life Is War.
Grappler have just released a 6 track record, recorded at The Ranch Production House and mastered by Alan Douches at West Side Music, NY, and it’s incredible. Not only have they really captured and cultivated their sound, they’ve created a record that in parts, is actually quite beautiful. ‘Everything I’ve Ever Feared’ has both the intensity and ability to crush you. It’s one of those heart wrenchingly good records that leaves you feeling overwhelmed. In the same vein as Defeater’s ‘Travels’ it’s a rollercoaster of hard hitting hardcore, and soft spoken musical interludes. I sat on this band for a long time and if this record is anything to predict of their future endeavours then I, and you, should be keeping a close eye on them.

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Grappler on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp and their official website.


In Tall Buildings
For Fans Of: Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes
In Tall Buildings is both the name of the artist and the record, released quite awhile ago now (April 2010) although not a “new” artist, it is new to me and I felt so strongly about this record that I couldn’t not include it this week. I’ve always been a sucker for a folk based band and In Tall Buildings is no different. Erik Hall delivers a contemplative record full of imagery and emotion. If you enjoy all of the more mainstream artists of this kind, then when you delve a little deeper and discover the people working on this music from the ground up, you can stumble across some beautifully simple records like this.

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In Tall Buildings on Facebook, TwitterBandcamp and his official website.

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