Off the back of a great set at this year’s Live At Leeds, Night Flight return with an excellent new single, combining all the charm of their previous material with a grungier instrumentation that’s perfectly primed for the wide arenas of this summer’s festival season. ‘God Knows’ opens with the band’s’ typical immediacy and intimacy, […]
Stockholm quartet Melby bring a shimmering frantic energy to their new track ‘Reject‘. Launching into its main groove with little in the way of pomp and circumstance, the fast bass, erratic shaker percussion and clean guitar lines immediately showcase the track’s simple, no holds barred vibe, a reflective of a band with similar attitudes.
Oh Leeds, you charmer you. A city that weaves and unwinds like an immense tapestry, revealing a thousand hidden gems, a thousand nooks and crannies, a minefield of cultural brilliance waiting to explode from under you at any given moment. And there is no better day to exemplify those most tantalising of features better than […]
With the impending return of one of the region’s finest metropolitan festivals, we decided to throw out a few names for you to narrow down your journey through a frankly baffling array of artists. So with that in mind, here’s your super fast, low-calorie, one stop revision-cram-session-cheat-sheet to give you the lowdown, the hidden gems, […]
Brighton is well established by now as a hub of exciting new culture, and joining that ever-growing seaside club are The Family Chain, with their fledgling new single ‘Bambi’.
Cosmo Calling’s single release shows are becoming something of a hot ticket in Manchester. Their debut single show for ‘On The Wire’ hosted by New Street Records was a triumphant evening, and the same has to be said of their Soup Kitchen performance with Scruff Of The Neck. The band are crafting their conquest of […]
Johnny Kills’ latest release ‘My Shirt Guy Is High’ continues their trend of creating direct, tongue-in-cheek fuzzy rock music. It’s a wink and a nudge of a song, perfectly self-aware and standing proudly like a filthy toddler beaming at its mother. And just like a mother and her child, it’s hard not to feel endeared […]
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.