Inevitable Daydream are always happy to see me. Maybe it’s because I usually write glowing pieces about them (this will be another one), or maybe it’s just because one of the best bands in Britain are just really nice m8s.
An overarching sense of realness was what I found most striking about 24-year-old soul singer-songwriter Rhys Lewis. At a recent London showcase, he was as polite and unassuming on stage as he was whilst being interviewed; there was no preconceived character, no pretense.
Mancunian indie pop prospects Corella have just released a new single; ‘Barcelona Girl’ is a fast-paced romance for summer sun, combining compelled bass and hypnotic guitar to blow clouds out of the sky.
I am often a little apprehensive before I attend shows that rely solely on acoustic performers. Will the singing be up to scratch? Will the artists in question be able to generate enough dynamic contrast to keep it interesting? Will the exposed nature of the performance reveal songwriting inadequacies? The acoustic singer-songwriter genre suffers from […]
After succeeding triumphantly as the crowned winners of last month’s #BitterSweetPlaylist, we satisfy our promise and gift you, our readers, an exclusive chat with indie’s finest dream pop bright-sparks, Softer Still. The song which landed them here, ‘Forever Faces’ – is an ’80s facing synth jam of pure purpose and sweeping jangle, and just one of […]
It is a sweltering Saturday afternoon in London. I’m talking gas mark 4 kind of heat. You could cover yourself in egg wash and call yourself an omelette after 20 minutes in the sun. But within the cool shade of Hoxton Bar and Kitchen where Clean Cut Kid are preparing for their set for the […]
Hot from their German tour in May with Pardon Ms, Arden, Larkins release the titular single from their forthcoming EP. ‘Sugar Sweet’ is a pretty, but powerful three-minute disco-destroyer that raises the game with its combinations of flirtatious pop and fiery rock ‘n’ roll.
London’s Flyte shift the perception of what it is to be a modern band; their music remains timeless through a love for the sounds of yesteryear and a pureness of natural dynamics. Since launching a collection of homemade videos filmed in a London flat, the four-piece have continued to retain the subtle charm of their […]
Having only been together for two years, Haunt the Woods are getting consolidated as one of the best up-and-coming rock-folk bands of the year. Taking this unique psychedelic style they have collectively developed onto the stage is no easy task, but the Devon four-piece have successfully put together a widely acclaimed show and are now […]
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 […]
Jack Cheshire could be considered proof that in a music industry full of pressure for productivity and races to put out records, taking time over the creative process can have a profound quality that makes it worth it. The Bath-born, psych-folk musician has spent 11 months holed away working on his fourth album ‘Black Light […]
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 […]
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 […]