Celebrating an incredible 10 years, the Sound City team have pulled out a blinding line up to commemorate the festival’s special birthday. With less than two weeks to go, organisers have revealed a stellar itinerary of top class bands, seminars and special performances all descending on Clarence Docks from May 25-28th.
Since releasing debut solo album ‘The Wave’ last October, Tom Chaplin has toured the Western hemisphere once over, taking in dates across the UK and the US. Now into the second leg of a more extensive touring spell, Chaplin and co. are on the road throughout May and will reconvene in the summer for a selection of […]
After recently supporting Amber Run on their UK tour and then Palace on their EU one, ISLAND have become accustomed to performing in front of large crowds. So walking into their biggest headline show to date, at London’s famed nightclub Heaven, there was a lot riding on the night to be a success. Selling the […]
Lovebox’s artier sibling looks set to give it serious run for its money.
Known for its quirky side streets, vintage shops and wide range cultural influences. Hackney really is a wonderland, one of the most optimistic areas of London, in nature and personality. Beside the train tracks we find Oslo, a hip and happening bar and venue that is cool enough to house both dive bar dropouts as […]
Bring back pub rock! Not as in a load of Dad’s struggling to form anything resembling a groove as they try to portray their love of Eagles, but pubs showcasing homegrown bloody talent, brother!
The Big Moon’s shows are hailed for their boisterous and playful nature, and tonight we are lucky enough to witness the London hailing group’s debut record ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ in its animated live format. The debut captures the transient fun of millennial youth in catching garage-pop raucous, a sound at its most destined […]
After some confusion with Google and a narrowly avoided taxi fare to an identically named church in Middleton, we finally find St Michael’s tucked away on a quiet street in Ancoats. Originally founded in 1858, it was once the heart of the Roman Catholic community in Little Italy. Tonight, it’s a music venue with arched […]
Live at Leeds continues to thrive, growing with ambition each passing year. For a mid-size inner city festival it does very well to cover all the bases: a plethora of diverse venues, a cornucopia of international acts and fresh talent, culture, and community. With the heavyweight billing, it means you to have to be ruthless […]
Following the release of their second studio album and the departure of Joey Haynes in 2016, Bear’s Den led by Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones, kicked off a number of UK dates in March, including a night at the o2 Apollo in Manchester.
Islington is emblematic of what life is like inside the gentrified bubble of London. Despite invoking yuppie dreams of flashy restaurants, cocktail bars and boutique shopping, Islington is still a hub for music that is vibrant and embracing of all different styles and creeds. Since re-opening in 2010, Islington Assembly Hall has played host to […]
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 […]
Tonight sees Ed Nash (ex-Bombay Bicycle Club)’s band play the Leeds Brudenell Social Club on the fifth night of their debut tour. The album ‘The Pace of the Passing’ is a wonderful collection of songs that Nash has spent the last year pouring every ounce of his being into, so it will be nice to […]
As I stand in line to gain entry to Hackney’s renowned musical Mecca – Moth Club, an energy is already forming within the night’s prospective audience. Anticipation blends with the frigid North London air like the smoke from countless cigarettes.
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 […]
Wrought with poppy, ‘in yer face’ vibes, Glass Caves take over the hip and happening Camden Assembly. With an arsenal of talent in support acts, Deco and Little Grim, there’s not a more perfect way to spend a Friday night in the city.
After what has been a fantastic year for FEWS, a new moon approaches on the horizon to open their hotly anticipated 2017 European tour. With dates in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg already under their belt and one of our favourite albums of last year. Not only do FEWS look to be the band of the […]
The love for American pop punk over here in England is dedicated and tight-knit. As a result, shows like this are attended religiously. Once again Slam Dunk have provided a stellar line up consisting of Tiny Moving Parts, Trash Boat, Pup and The Wonder Years.
Situated in a vibrant part of West London, Notting Hill Arts Club is a haven for live music. Far from the gritty, edgy venues of Shoreditch, the Arts Club resides under a HSBC branch. Fitting yet disconcerting, Notting Hill Arts Club has a more up market vibe than most grassroots venues. Catering to the clubbers […]
On the release day of their new EP ‘Livin La Vida Bolton’, Jordan Allen embraces Manchester’s Albert Hall. The EP’s title is a nod to the rising rock and roll band’s humble hometown of Bolton. This evening’s sold out show supporting The Sherlocks is another milestone for the Jordan Allen journey, following the band’s commended […]