Premiere: Katie Mac ‘Eye to Eye’

Bio: Katie Mac is a singer-songwriter from Huyton, Liverpool. Taking influence from Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell and Regina Spektor, she has also been compared to the likes of Patti Smith, PJ Harvey and Kate Bush. Katie took her music to the next level by adding five band members to her solo act, and self-organising two full…

Karkosa – Red Hoodie

Fresh from their debut UK tour earlier in the year, Birmingham five-piece Karkosa, recently released their highly anticipated single ‘Red Hoodie’. Despite being the new kids on the block, Karkosa have gained quite the reputation, picking up multiple plays on BBC Introducing Birmingham and high praise from Radio DJ Steve Kelly. Karkosa’s melodic ‘Red Hoodie’…

James ‘Living in Extraordinary Times’.

James are a peculiar breed of band: emerging in tandem with The Smiths in the early 80s, creators of indie pop for the teenage bedroom-introspects, they have enjoyed a strange sort of oscillating success – fizzling out, before burning bright; all the way, or not at all. Yet regardless of their precarious foundations and tenuous…

Octopus unveil smart, cool and superb new single ‘Kaleidoscope’

Manchester new boys Octopus have finally shared their debut single, ‘Kaleidoscope’. The band have been cruising around Manchester over the past year playing some high profile shows within the city and catching a ray of attention from the cities music fans. They caught our eye a few months ago when supporting Johnny Black at Aatma,…

The Best of Wolf Alice

With Wolf Alice set to headline the Radio 1 stage at Reading (Friday) & Leeds (Saturday)  Festival, here’s a countdown of their best songs to date. 11. Blush- Blush is a beautiful number, following alongside are bittersweet lyrics. Ellie Rowsell’s angelic vocals drift delicately throughout the song. 10. Sadboy- Sadboy begins as a soft folk rock…

IDLES POP UP ART EXHIBITION + SPILLERS INSTORE GIG

IDLES have racked up the praise they deserve with their debut album ‘Brutalism’ storming its way to becoming one of the best albums of 2017 (in our opinion). The band are following up their success with their second album ‘JOY AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE’ which is out on August 31st via Partisan Records. In celebration…

The Pitchforks – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff ★★★

Tonight, the vicinity of Clwb Ifor Bach is heavily populated by testosterone-fuelled teenage boys, who seem to be using their actively sought out drink as their currency, sheepishly smuggling in hip flasks to the amusement of one another. These shenanigans are repeated most weeks at this venue, where a 10pm curfew acts not only as…

Where’s your car Debbie? Slaves rocked the Dragonffli in Pontypool

Slaves played the Dragonffli in Pontypool on the 23rd of July, as part of their ‘I Would Drive 500 Miles And I Would Drive 500 More And Then Drive 126 More’ tour. The tour, with only four dates, took them from Dover to Dunfermline, playing incredibly intimate venues, making access to the gig almost impossible…

String Theory release ’17’

Swansea quartet String Theory release their latest single ‘17’: a testament to the breathless exhilaration of being on the brink of adulthood and living while you’re young. String Theory, only 18 years old themselves, formed over a mutual love for Radiohead in school and have been giving away bedroom-made demo CDs to fans at gigs…

Bexey’s haunted visuals are changing the alternative rap scene

London’s resident king of “soundcloud” rap has always been in his own lane, and never particularly cared for the come and go trends in the scene, this unique trait of his has fortunately lead to arguably his hardest song yet, cutthroat smile. The rapper teased his verse on the track in early February this year,…