Mellt – Mae’n Hawdd Pan Ti’n Ifanc

Some bands just write good hooks. You can’t pinpoint it, yet it’s there. When one of the hookiest bands around only release one single in four years, you are starved of hooks, and you start looking elsewhere for hooks. However, upon listening to Mae’n Hawdd Pan Ti’n Ifanc for the first time, you realise that…

Greenman 2018: WOW what a line up

Possibly the best British festival line up of 2018. Greenman have pulled out their best line up yet. The last remaining acts were announced this morning which added some incredible acts to the line up including Teenage Fanclub, Insecure Men and many more. They’ve been added to a line up which bolsters acts such as King…

Bute / Can You Hear Me?

Cardiff based 4-piece Bute have announced themselves on a massive scale with atmospheric new single ‘Can You Hear Me?’. The outfit have signed a single deal with End of Trail Records and we’re certainly hearing and loving all the noise. Bute are gaining plaudits for all the right reasons, with their anthemic, feel-good sound. The…

Teenage Fanclub are back with new tour and remastered vinyl reissues

90’s cult band Teenage Fanclub have announced their comeback with new dates, festival appearances, and vinyl reissues. They have announced details of the vinyl re-release of five of their classic Creation Records albums – Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain and Howdy! The reissues are available from Friday 10th August through Sony Music and each album…

Girli – Clwb Ifor Bach ★★★★

Pink hair, glittery makeup and feminist anthems, the defining features of any Girli gig. On the 14th of April, I had the pleasure of seeing Girli headline Clwb Ifor Bach (downstairs). Many fans arrived early to queue and meet new people, with some of them at the front having travelled from Bristol due to age…

Introducing The Autumn Stones

Toronto dream pop/post-punk band The Autumn Stones have broken the mould with their vibrant noise, cerebral lyrics, and snazzy saxophone – a combination indie has been craving. Formed in 2010, the indie-pop band is comprised of Ciaran Megahey (vocals, guitar), Marcus Tamm (bass), Ray Cara (drums), Dan Dervaitis (guitar, backing vocals), and Gary Butler (saxophone,…

DMAS – FOR NOW REVIEW

DMAS are back and better than ever with their brand new second album ‘For Now’ which is out 27th April. After the major success of ‘Hills End’ the band had a lot to live up to and without a doubt, they have given the people what they want. ‘For Now’ is filled with full-on indie anthems,…

Hinds – I Don’t Run review

This second full-length album from the Spanish quartet Hinds, ‘I Don’t Run’, is far more brutally direct than its metaphor-rich predecessor, making this album far fresher in its honesty and a pleasingly lighter listen. It feels as though the band have gained confidence from their first release as they expose their true feelings and their…

White Mystery Are Coordinating Masters

This April 20, White Mystery will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary as well as playing their 1000th show, 9th album, and box set release.  The duo will be celebrating at Waldo’s Forever in Chicago  for free, and you can RSVP here! You can shop the box set, containing all the sold out White Mystery…

Premiere: Dakota Avenue – ‘Dead Men Don’t Grin’

Soulful indie power-pop trio Dakota Avenue have recently been cutting their teeth across Manchester in recent months. From playing multiple shows across the rainy city from the likes of Sound Control and Night and Day Cafe to even taking a trip over the Peak District for a show in Sheffield. The trio blend tight grooves, atmospheric soundscapes and…