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, […]
The annual music showcase returns for the May bank holiday weekend, running between 26th May – 28th May across three UK cities. Taking in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham, Dot to Dot Festival is the premier destination for rising talent and emerging sounds. The multi-venue gig hop for its 2017 programme promises music fans a plethora […]
With so much great new music coming our way daily, we’ve compiled our favourites into an easily accessible format, aptly titled: #BitterSweetPlaylist. The idea is, once fully consumed, everyone has their shot at voting for their favourite track by means of the poll at the bottom of the page. We’ll tally up the votes and […]
Garage punks Otherkin are known for their exhilarating live shows and startling stage presence – you go to an Otherkin show to release, to stage dive, to embrace all the glory that live music bares, to walk out the other side feeling alive. As Otherkin approach the tail end of their Bad Advice UK tour, the […]
The London group can now add jet-setters to their list of accomplishments, following a recent visit to Australia where they put the finishing touches to their long-awaited debut album at the hands of super producer Burke Reid. While the album cuts still remain concealed in the present moment, this doesn’t limit the band from previewing a taste […]
The award-winning metropolitan showcase for emerging talent returns on 29th April 2017, ushering together a 200-strong billing of international artists and homegrown musicians. The festival sees music fans flocking to the Yorkshire city in search of hopeful new findings and known favourites, this year in particular the line-up boasts a hefty barrage of big names […]
Cult Records signees Rey Pila return with a new body of work this April, fronted by lead single ‘Ninjas’, the Mexican band bound forward with a new lease of life. Epitomising the work of new wave and alternative rock bands from the ’80s, Rey Pila bring about an assault of bolting synth, glorious vocal hooks and zig-zagging […]
Dutch singer/songwriter Nina June immerses a sprawling, glacial landscape of cinematic pop on ‘When We Fall’, this is equally transferred to the glowing visuals, which premiere below.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Kamikaze Girls’ Lucinda Livingstone writes about the female icons in her life – from the ladies who inspire the imagination with their unique performance, to dear friends who widen the palette for self-discovery, and those kindred few who can take their own personal woes and package them into emotional […]
Continuing her work with Bill Ryder-Jones, Welsh songwriter/musician Sarah Howells makes an uproar out of indifference on ‘Less’, as she once again proves the Bryde persona is every bit the brawn that her moniker professes. Praise is far from uttered, sardonic glances are passed to and fro, delicacy is certainly not in the song’s vocabulary – […]
Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, London five-piece Bokito on the other hand are here to ricochet those lifeless limbs into an uncontrollable frenzy, look no further than their debut single ‘Better At Getting Worse’.
Our ‘Inside…’ series seeks to uncover the root of inspiration behind our favourite new releases, told from the artist’s perspective, it’s a revealing account into the creative space. From contextual analysis to production secrets and thoughtful stories about the songwriting process, ‘Inside…’ will take you deeper into the song than ever before. This edition focuses on […]