Heralded by a first single which proudly declared its ambition, this debut EP by Brian Destiny was certainly one of my most eagerly awaited releases of the year. Brian’s Got Talent is a product of the buzzing South London music scene, and is in a sense a perfect calling card for it in the way […]
Live music on the small band circuit can be a real mixed bag. Many people who don’t regularly attend small gigs often get dragged by friends to see burgeoning bands in sweaty venues with expensive drinks prices and questionable sound quality, and come away from the whole experience with a profoundly negative view of the […]
Having hosted numerous music events across the UK such as Goose Island LDN Block Party and more, I was so excited to get the chance to go to their Hop Party with the likes of Shame and Park Hotel performing as well as the fantastic Rockaoke – a live act in itself.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to catch a double-bill, featuring artists from the legendary Sub-Pop label. Bedroom rock breakout star((s)? – it’s left somewhat ambiguous as to whether the project is a band or a persona…) Frankie Cosmos, and experimental noise musician, Ian Sweet (who had ditched her bandmates and gone […]
For a band as musically understated as Night Flight, they’ve certainly had an action packed few months. Their most recent EP was well received, and their debut album is getting equally positive praise, and rightly so. A collection of their previous releases, seasoned with a few subtle extra cuts like ‘Medicine’ and ‘Forever And,’ it […]
Walking into the intimate venue that is Hoxton Hall, we were met with a wave of excitement and anticipation as Palace were about to take to the stage.
It’s safe to say it has been a bit of a whirlwind year so far for singer-songwriter Freya Ridings. With her single ‘Lost Without You’ going viral after being featured on Love Island, touring across the UK and US, and her latest UK tour close to selling out, everything is looking up for the London […]
Johnny Kills, fresh off the back of signing to the appropriately named Killing Moon Records, have birthed their latest chaotic hybrid of surf and punk in the form of ‘Who’s Counting?‘. For those of you who are new to them, the trio operate out of Brighton and London, which is quite evident from the mashing […]
Ever miss school discos? The weird exuberant atmosphere you can only get from a mix of too much squash and cupcakes and Saturday Night by Whigfield blasting at a pleasant volume, just make sure you’re home and tucked in by 10pm.
In North London lies what some might describe as the hub of music in London: the borough of Islington. Home to some of the best music venues in the capital for up-and-coming bands, from the O2 Academy to the Lexington – all situated within a few minutes’ walk of each other; you are spoilt for choice. […]
There’s something about Honeyblood. I remember the first time I heard those swirling, nectar-sweet guitar lines; those drum patterns with the strength of industrial steel. I was looking out of my window, where great black rainclouds like bruises melted into the soft white. In many ways it was the perfect image to reflect the kind […]
Where to start with Grizzly Bear…? It’s undeniable that they’re one of the most prestigiously talented and inventive acts around, but their idiosyncrasies can be off-putting to the casual listener. They’re critical darlings, with a reputation for immaculate musicianship, dazzlingly intricate live performances, and Jonny Greenwood says they’re his favourite band. With this years release […]
In trendy Shoreditch, trendy brewery Goose Island threw a block party in the Red Market, just out the back of trendy venue Kamio.
A dishevelled landmark, a prospective reassuring vibrancy, standing on the toes of its far trendier brother, Shoreditch, Dalston displays many of the traits the youth have grown to love about the borough of Hackney. It appears even for somewhere so close to the Islington border, Dalston cannot escape gentrification. Living side by side with those […]
Ahead of Goose Island’s infamous LDN Block Party on 23rd September, I spoke with Dan Baker of Basildon’s disco provocateurs, Courts, to discuss the band’s genesis and their visions for the future. Now in its second year, this party is renowned for bringing beer and music lovers together for a night which transports the spirit […]
Victoria Park welcomed the magnificence of Citadel for a third year running.