2020 IN REVIEW: Bitter Sweet Symphonies’ Tracks of the Year

2020 beckoned a new decade, and with it a whole host of change erupted. We’re glimpsing a global population gasping for transformation, buoyed by hope with an awareness that things can get better if we speak up and challenge it to be. The musical output of this year reflected a need for comfort as well […]


In Conversation with… ULTRACRUSH

One of my earliest memories of last year is being on a plane to Tokyo listening to the latest release (‘Leave’) from Sydney band Ultracrush. Drenched in a sweet and shimmering kind of melancholy, Ultracrush make music that entwines itself within a moment as if it were its own natural soundtrack. Whilst their latest single […]

In Conversation with… TESSE

In Conversation with… BULL

In Conversation with… NATURE TV


MUSORELIEF: A Bitter Sweet Symphonies Online Festival

Bitter Sweet Symphonies was founded on the basis of two elements: music and community. The want (but more accurately, the need) to share good music with more than just oneself, to foster a collective space in order to start conversations, to spread the word about underground gems and celebrate this communal medium.

LIVE REVIEW: IDER + Art School Girlfriend at Band on the Wall, Manchester

LIVE REVIEW: MF Tomlinson at MOTH Club, London

LIVE REVIEW: Sŵn Festival 2019


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 REVIEW: Shame – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’

The highly anticipated second album by Shame has finally arrived, and it confirms the impression that 2021 has started with a bang and promises to be a very good year for UK music. The South London band has risen to the challenge of the sophomore long player with the same bold attitude they bring to […]

ALBUM REVIEW: LICE – ‘WASTELAND: What Ails Our People Is Clear”

2020 IN REVIEW: Bitter Sweet Symphonies’ Albums of the Year

ALBUM REVIEW: Genevieve Dawson – ‘Letters I Won’t Send’

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