Fling: a short period of enjoyment of wild behaviour. You may think it’s lazy for a reviewer to use a dictionary definition to sum up a band’s ethos, and you’d be right. However, I shall continue regardless, because frankly, its been a while since I’ve written a review, and Fling’s latest track ‘Just A Dog’ has put […]
There’s something oddly calming about Haunt The Woods. They’re undoubtedly talented players, and demonstrate a love for searing guitar solos that matches their romantic intensity, and yet watching them play a Tuesday night set at Night and Day cafe is strangely soothing. Perhaps it’s the tone of the evening; everyone was sat, the lights low, and […]
Leeds collective The Golden Age of TV are quickly becoming one of the city’s most beguiling new acts. Bringing a surprisingly direct pop edge, their latest single ‘Dust’ is bright, fierce and nostalgic.
After a busy 3 years of touring, Happyness return with a cheery, classically minded sequel to their exquisite debut. They haven’t been quiet by any means, dropping track after track in the wake of ‘Weird Little Birthday’, however, this marks the band’s first full LP-length collection of new songs since 2014.
With a recipe that mixes the angular mannerisms of Interpol with the frank vocal delivery of Maximo Park, Kane Strang’s latest single ‘Oh So You’re Off I See’ ticks all the boxes for a contrasting cult hit.
Family Friends, the aptly named brother-sister duo from London via Melbourne, have dropped a sunny cut from their upcoming EP in the form of ‘I’m Like You’.
Cult trio Happyness are on fine form. They’ve been lapping up their growing popularity on their recent tour, and dropped an excellent new EP. Now, with the release of ‘Falling Down’, it seems the band are making the most of 2016’s last death-addled gasp to sneak a new track into the dizzying cluster of new […]
First impressions are everything, particularly for live bands. The challenge is to communicate everything you represent in an instant, and convince any sceptics of your validity. It’s a tough trick to captivate a total stranger, but it’s one that Lewis Del Mar, on the final night of their UK tour, pull off with ease.
Cult lovers the world over, rejoice, Happyness are back on tour with a new EP, a fresh energy and an undiminished love of cake. Prior to their cracking show at Manchester’s Sound Control supporting Twin Peaks, I grabbed a moment (and a beer) with the band’s guitarist Benji Compston, and queried him on the subject matter […]
The grimy, secluded surroundings of The Star and Garter seemed to be the perfect place for Gold Class to arrive for their stopover in Manchester, as part of their larger European tour. Like the venue itself, Gold Class seem to combine the dual characteristics of being rough around the edges, yet genuinely classy, if you’ll pardon the pun.
When embarking on a solo career, trepidation is to be expected. Johnny Lloyd’s previous project Tribes was beloved by many, and his emergence as a solo artist came as a pleasant, albeit unexpected surprise. However, the strength of his Dreamland EP, and the devotion of his fans, has meant that his gig at Gullivers, Lloyd’s first […]
Few songs nowadays are as packed with explosive potential as the latest Gold Class track Kids On Fire. As of now, if there’s ever a need to demonstrate what tension sounds like to a packed auditorium of students, all a lecturer needs do is play them the first 30 seconds of this track.
In the tradition of Europe and America, Australia aim to write songs that sound as huge as the continents they’re named after, and Breathe In certainly takes this aim to heart. As stadium rock goes, it’s a great example.
There’s a lot riding on Delamere right now. Their debut album isn’t just the band’s first, it’s also the flagship release from Scruff Of The Neck Records – it’s the first record the label have ever put out. Clearly, there’s a lot of anticipation in both parties.
With every track that Rosemary Fairweather drops, we learn more and more about her musical intention; she continues to establish her enigmatic nature with every release. We’re only just beginning to understand where her artistic roadmap will lead us. From the sparseness of her production to the plain white aesthetic of her cover art, Fairweather […]
Riding in on a wave of tropical indie-pop fury, FLIIIS have returned with new single ‘On The Sonnet’, which promises romance and strife in equal measure.
With their unique amalgamation of Folk and Americana Blues capturing the imagination of both the public and the press, we took the time to pin down the Icelandic powerhouse known as Kaleo for a chat, and asked them about their European Tour, their outlandish videos, and just what makes their music tick.
As the summer months stretch dauntingly ahead and you realise that you haven’t planned anything of substance for your holiday period, you might feel that what’s needed is a peppy musical picker-upper in your life. Luckily, Belgium-based collective Piano Club are here to do just that, with their glamorous new track ‘Comets’.
Indie upstarts PLAZA are rapidly calling attention to themselves in the unsigned and underground scene, thanks to their fiery debut singles and energetic live shows. Their music, which sounds both agitated and anthemic, is drawing interest from all the right people, and they have been capitalising on it with a short five date tour.
Having debuted their tantrum-inspiring sound on ‘Take It Easy’, Johnny Kills have returned with a fresh new slice of indie pop nonchalance reminiscent of Oasis and The Pigeon Detectives.