Irish indie rock band The Academic might not be a common household name just yet but after recently completing their UK headlining tour and confirming that a lot more music will be coming our way in 2017, it won’t be long until these boys get the recognition they deserve. Bitter Sweet Symphonies’ Emily Leonard grabbed […]
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.
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’.
Idle Crooks and Englishmen are taking blues rock and throwing it into the punk and indie scene, then taking it back out and showing us the result. Their new EP ‘I Feel Like You Should Be More Dangerous’, and its accompanying tour, is lined up to be a huge success – taking in Brighton, London […]
Toothless is the new musical project from Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash, widely known for his excellent bass playing skills, its actually the rise of his own material that sees Nash taking the spotlight. Skewering the conception of one-time success, Toothless proves that Nash has plenty more to offer the world and furthermore, was destined […]
Liverpool’s psych-pop extraordinaires The Vryll Society are quickly rising to acclaimed heights. With a heavenly Maida Vale session under their belts at BBC Radio One and a trip over to Austin for SXSW festival this March, the band are fast culminating in a productive year.
ISLAND – the word beckons various connotations – a remote isle submerged in tropical paradise, majestic and solitary, one of physical being or metaphor, or maybe of personal meaning. In any stance, the band with the same name that hails from the capital are equally multifarious in nature. Raw elements combine to reinvigorate classic indie […]
British newcomer SHELLS was first introduced to us last summer through the breathtaking debut ‘Jagwar’, revealing a strong songwriting talent behind the outer moniker. Unvarnished and subtle, epic and bold, SHELLS’ work speaks of breaking through past habits by letting go, moving on and recovering from the trauma. Music like hers is a necessary listen, […]
Leeds rebels Team Picture burst onto our radar with the seminal fuzz-rock of ‘Birthday Blues’, a visceral middle finger to alienation. Music like theirs must be cherished, and 2017 is seeing to this by providing a bunch of firsts for the band. Their debut show in Manchester see’s them popping their live performance cherry in […]
On the eve of releasing his debut album, Bedfordshire-born singer/songwriter Charlie Cunningham will tow his wares across the UK and Europe to sing for thousands of eager fans and patrons. His busy calendar notably has him scheduled to join Scottish vagabond King Creosote on a slew of dates before he later heads out on his own […]
For JAWS album number two was make or break, we live in a time where success is fickle. Yes the B-Towners had amassed a strong, dedicated following but after a short sabbatical (that felt like an eternity) between their debut and their latest, it was uncertain that they would achieve similar results the second time around. But […]
Brighton rockers Grymm can be a behemoth of growling intent – riling and shaking with aplomb – then again the next minute, they turn around in gentle surrender, and what results is a beautiful reflection of the bipolar nature of their music. Take new single ‘OCD’ as the prime example, romantic tugs of guitar simper and tussle […]
SuperGlu are a promising band hailing from Manningtree in Essex. When the collective initially formed, only one of the four had actual ties to music, but like the stars aligning when the foursome came together it was a match made in heaven. SuperGlu combine the uplifting joy of Clean Cut Kid‘s indie pop with the raw punch […]
Caro, to a point, still remain quite anonymous in the eyes of their audience. The reason behind this lack of familiarity may not be out of shyness for the spotlight but simply because the trio still are in all terms considered, a newly formed band. But that’s not to say that the Leeds trio haven’t caused […]
Launching in January is Clue Records’ very own singles club – Clue Club. Singles clubs are not unfamiliar in the record business but the way that Clue are approaching their subscription service is. Rather than go a vinyl-only route, they decided modernity is the way and with each new monthly release comes a digital download […]
Mellowed-out songwriting and textured sophistication leads to a bright, complex listen complete with far-out breakdowns and psychedelic colour. It is the work of Canterbury band Syd Arthur. The four-piece having just released their most assured record to-date, in third long-player ‘Apricity’, take their musical prowess to a whole new state of sonic perfection.
Formed in Dublin in 2008, the alternative rock four-piece Funeral Suits have gone on to write and record some of the most compelling music in today’s diluted climate. Announcing earlier this month, the band confirmed that after they release their new and final full-length album ‘Islands Apart’, they will be closing the book on Funeral Suits.
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 […]
Oxford-born singer/songwriter, Richard Walters is naturally gifted with a voice that transcends the average, in fact, his gentle but never frail vocal register demands attention. Fraught with emotion, his songs are moving and heartfelt detailing revealing moments in life that are both relatable and deeply personal.