Listen

LISTEN: Joel Baker – ‘One More Time’ (Ft. Flores & Maths Time Joy)

Simple is often the hardest thing to achieve. The temptation to over-elaborate or add unnecessary flourishes trips up many a songwriter. Joel Baker, however, has committed nothing but sincerity and bare honesty to the three and a half minutes of his latest single, ‘One More Time.’

Interviews

In Conversation with… PYNCHER

After the end of the lockdowns and the return of live gigs there has been a number of new bands making waves in the alternative rock scene, and Manchester’s own Pyncher are among those leading the charge. With a debut EP seeing the light in July, following a serious of successful shows in their home […]

In Conversation with… BILLIE MARTEN

In Conversation with… THE EARLY MORNINGS

In Conversation with… KAHLLA

Live

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Live at Leeds In the Park 2024

At a time where music festivals are under an immense amount of pressure to deliver for their audiences and financial stressors are continuing to cause disruption, it is good to see a festival still going strong. Now in its third year, Live at Leeds: In the Park returned to Temple Newsam for a day-long, multi-stage […]

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Live at Leeds In The Park 2024

LIVE REVIEW: Gretta Ray at O2 Apollo, Manchester

LIVE REVIEW: Sŵn Festival 2023

Exclusives

TRACK BY TRACK // Broken Hands – ‘Split in Two’

It is often dubbed the “difficult” second album, in most cases this statement duly proves to be mere superstition or rather an unfortunate belief in the folklore of artistic stagnation, while the creation of Broken Hands’ sophomore record was fairly straight-forward on the surface, its arrival into the world has been far from it. A […]

Album

ALBUM REVIEW: Fontaines D.C. – ‘Skinty Fia’

It might be somewhat of a stereotype that there is a parable with good bands and their early records, where the first is the raw gem breaking onto the scene, the second is the place for dangerous experimentation, and the third is the album of maturity, where some kind of balance is reached and some […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Walt Disco – ‘Unlearning’

ALBUM REVIEW: Black Country, New Road – ‘Ants From Up There’

2021 IN REVIEW: Bitter Sweet Symphonies’ Albums of the Year

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