We all know by now that Prides are famed for their highly praise-worthy live shows and punch-the-air musicality but what we don’t see that often is a sneak behind the scenes of those infamous tour parties – pre-gig, backstage, and live and in the moment. Wait no longer, Cameron Brisbane has captured it all on […]
The new music from Lostboycrow continues to pour bountiful like wine from a golden chalice, 2017 has already birthed three equally great yet varied fruits from the artist’s prolific catalogue. This time, intent to raise those temperatures higher and higher in the all-too tempting affair of ‘Devil’s in the Backseat’, a tussle with devilish charm […]
Since releasing debut solo album ‘The Wave’ last October, Tom Chaplin has toured the Western hemisphere once over, taking in dates across the UK and the US. Now into the second leg of a more extensive touring spell, Chaplin and co. are on the road throughout May and will reconvene in the summer for a selection of […]
Sivu (aka James Page) traces the familiar with a distinct flavour of his own merit – shaped from experience, wrought by matters of a greater existence and expressed as emotional burrows into the essence of the human condition. Born in St Ives, relocation has seen the singer/songwriter move between the city and the further reaches […]
London’s Sloes make their glorious return with the genre-bending ‘All in the Mind’. Sweeping and vast, the band use each of their varied talents to fulfil a promising captivation of sound.
The gloomy sounds of despair and unrest have run riot through the caverns of Leeds’ underground scene for many years, because after all, don’t we all need an outlet (or more purposefully, a platform) to project the disgust and disillusionment we hold near and dear. I think that’s the point anyway. So when a band like Treeboy […]
Ahead of the release of their sophomore album, Teesside’s Cattle & Cane made their grand debut as headliners at Stockton Calling festival. Junior Ayub was on hand with his camera to capture it all, from the intimate pre-show moments to the momentous occasion itself, it’s all documented in lovely pictorial form below.
The first release of 2017 for Caro has now been revealed as the wild card live favourite, ‘Closet Lunatic’. A song of many faces and many parts, but easily identifiable as that of the Leeds trio’s best work to date.
Live at Leeds continues to thrive, growing with ambition each passing year. For a mid-size inner city festival it does very well to cover all the bases: a plethora of diverse venues, a cornucopia of international acts and fresh talent, culture, and community. With the heavyweight billing, it means you to have to be ruthless […]
A life can take on many forms; the decisions we make impact greatly on the whole, the paths we choose are ours to create, the people we meet along the line make it all worthwhile. When thinking about the important junctures in life, those instances that we consider to be definitive, the building blocks that […]
It would seem as if they got lost in our time; displaced out of orbit, plucked from a dream and corporealized into existence. Fling are the dreamers that we wish we were, a radical visualisation of unrest – like The Beatles, Bowie, Primal Scream, Fling are here to change perceptions. To send our minds further […]
Self-identity is one of those things that you can spend a lifetime grasping at but never quite learn what it is that makes you you. To actually know yourself, really know yourself is a rare gift but when you reach a true state of self-awareness, it will be (we’d hope, anyway) fulfilling. A topic which drives […]
Pop music will always stand the test of time, that much is true. The styling evolves and the delivery is updated but we can always guarantee that the final product will be engaging. In the classic format, we look to melody and harmonies as the pillars that bind the whole, as if it were their […]
Returning with another slice of the pie from their forthcoming second album, Yorkshire’s Glass Caves usher in a decisive mood with ‘Swim’ – it’s all about carpe diem. Alongside the release, a bunch of UK tour dates have been rolled out which see the band playing in larger venues for their biggest tour yet.
In a guest post, Jen Hingley of Manchester-based DIY grunge trio False Advertising, tells us the nitty gritty behind the band’s recent trip to the States where they popped their SXSW cherry – a remarkable adventure that saw them playing four official showcases, all off their own bat. Alongside a few snaps from their travels, […]
With an EP soon to be released, Manchester duo Pool Art continue to raise the stakes in the only way they know how – through a sonic offensive. Poised, the band reveal ‘Misery Porn’; a work that voices new stimuli while nourishing the sound that has seen them to this point.
They may be the new band on the block but they certainly won’t be forgotten anytime soon. OUTLYA are making a play to redeem the ever-saturated pop genre, and they have a fighting chance to succeed. With two tracks to their name already released, we can now fully start to appreciate their output – ‘Higher’ […]
London-via-Bristol three piece BOA invigorate with an irresistible charm and an engrossing sonic flavour. Current single ‘Steal It’ reveals their best moment yet, a hands-in-the-air sizzler primed for all those pre-summer playlists and late-night raves. After winning the voting poll in the last edition of our #BitterSweetPlaylist, it seems that BOA have that fighting mentality to succeed.
Washed ashore by a vigorous tide, OUTLYA’s new single ‘Higher’ arrives at breaking point all too suddenly but by its end, figures a truth much more profound. Currently making their debut excursion around the UK with piano-pop titan Frances, the group relay salvation in the best way they know how, through easily palatable (and incredibly […]
Otherkin roar like no other, their brutal thrill-ride of garage punk and upbeat rock is an undeniable pleasure. This March saw the band take their show out on the road for a huge UK tour, stopping off everywhere in between Manchester and Reading, to Leicester and Liverpool. The gigs have been rowdy from the get-go, […]