Matt Maltese ‘Bad Contestant’ Review

Matt Maltese’s long-awaited debut album has finally been released, it comes in tow with a plethora of snazzy, vintage suits and his iconic shaved hair, all together building an image which provides him with a strong leg to stand on, proving he is an upcoming force to be reckoned with. Bad Contestant is the result…

A Love Letter To Melodrama

Melodrama, Lorde’s second offering of shimmering, soaring pop was released on 16th June 2017. A year on, Sophie Williams reflects on her connection with the record, particularly how it shaped the dawn of her first break up and the personal growth, and then some, that came of it. – – – I am not one to…

Nova One releases debut EP “Secret Princess”

Nova One released their debut single Your Girl back in April, showcasing the Rhode Island based artist’s talent for capturing a unique vintage atmosphere in the dreamy riffs and soothing vocals while singing about toxic relationships and the romanticism attached to it. With the release of Secret Princess, the themes of gender, identity, youth and…

Boy Azooga – 1,2, KUNG FU! album review

Ones who were lucky enough to experience Boy Azooga’s live appearance at Focus Wales in Wrexham will be glad that they were there, especially after the release of their debut album, 1,2, Kung Fu!. That bizarrely intimate gig at Central Station’s second stage acts as a stark contrast to the fact that they are probably…

Tancred, ‘Nightstand’ – Album Review

Former member of New York indie band Now,Now, Jess Abbott (Tancred) has been solo for the past 7 years, releasing 3 albums beginning with her soft, and mellow solo debut ‘Capes’, a self-titled sophomore and a much more aggressive alt-rock immersion with ‘Out Of The Garden’ which compiles inspirations of 90’s alt-rock from the likes…

Here’s Goth Babe, the latest in bedroom surf rock.

Introducing the latest in atmospheric surfer rock, here’s Tennessee based musician Goth Babe and his new single Sometimes. Opening with a summer soaked intro, Griffin Washburn leads us through a journey all about the free thinking enjoyment of music, and the importance of a content mindset, and we ride along with the calming vocals over…

Takeout is the dreamy summer soundtrack from Citrus

The Basingstoke based quartet, Citrus, have recently released the anthemic single, Takeout. Previously known as Grafted, the band recently renamed themselves. This was due to a change of members and a change of musical direction. The track starts with an electric burst of energy; truly showcasing how talented they are. Takeout is the perfect summer…

The twelve acts for Horizons 2018 are here!

Today, BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales announce the names of twelve acts selected from across Wales to be part of the Horizons in 2018. The launch event takes place Thursday 24th May at the BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend Fringe Festival in Swansea at 6pm. A few of the artists announced will be performing live: Adwaith, CHROMA acoustic and Eadyth…

Souvlaki at 25: The Unsung Hero of the Nineties

It’s been 25 years since Thames Valley shoegazers, Slowdive, dropped their ground-breaking sophomore album; Souvlaki. Released by Creation records in the spring of 1993, the bittersweet and dreamlike masterpiece had mixed reactions from the music press upon its arrival. But its ethereal and cutting-edge sound has aged like fine wine, proving that Slowdive were very…

Welcome to the Shitshow

Read all about Instagram’s and LA’s beloved punk photographer, David Fearn, better known as @shitshowdave. From his mouth directly, is the story of his journey from London to Los Angeles to his new zine and  everywhere in between. There are drugs, there is alcohol, there is great fun- he is by far one of the most…