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…

Lice release ‘Little John Waynes’ video. Watch here 📹:

Bristol band and Balley Records signees, Lice, have released a music video for their second single ‘Little John Waynes’ which will feature on their forthcoming ep ‘IT ALL WORKED OUT GREAT’. Last month the band announced that they are to release ‘It All Worked Out Great’. This will be a two-part ‘early years’ collection re-recorded…

Album Review – Arctic Monkeys, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

Five years ago, Arctic Monkeys released arguably the perfect 21st Century rock album. Killer indie-rock riffs crossed with R ‘n’ B inspired beats, it gave a new perspective on guitar music and cemented their place in Rock and Roll history. Five years on, Arctic Monkeys couldn’t be further away from the guitar anthems of AM…

Sock release video for ‘Wot2Do’

Cardiff band, Sock have released the music for single ‘Wot2Do’. With the band’s debut album ‘Fresh Bits’ set to be released next month on Bubblewrap Collective, it sees them join a pocket of upcoming bands in Cardiff. Recorded by On Par Productions, the video is 4 minutes and 24 seconds long with the fruit theme featuring…

Manic Street Preachers – timeless classics with generational poignancy

Walking through Cardiff this Saturday bank holiday, there was a staggering atmosphere thick with pride. With Cardiff City shirts filling the pubs prior to the match the following day, the other emblem emblazoned across t-shirts was vintage Manic Street Preacher logos of merch old and new. The Manic Street Preachers are a band that far outgrow a…

Gengahr: The Globe, live gig review

On first listen to Gengahr’s second LP ‘Where Wilderness Grows’ back in March, it was evident that the quartet had evolved so eloquently and seemingly effortlessly since their debut album. WWG prevails is in its poignant amourous narratives whilst developing their already exclusive sound. For their first headline show in Wales, The Globe saw Gengahr’s full tour…

Ivory Wave hometown gig – Birmingham

Ivory Wave, a key band in the Birmingham music scene revival dubbed “the Madlands” took to the stage at the O2 Academy 3 in Birmingham for a sold-out show to their hometown crowd. The line-up was filled with local midlands talent opening with Mass house who despite the challenges of a crowd lacking in numbers…