Swansea’s melodic indie outfit Vanilla release their debut single ‘See’, a retrospective track that recalls the unbridled, pumped-up joy of The Libertines and the post-punk revivalists. Sprinting guitars and insouciant vocals give ‘See’ a rose-tinted feel: a drunken grin in a crowded pub, or cold beer in the sunshine. The lyrics are shrug-of-the-shoulder; they spare… Read More Vanilla – ‘See’ single review
Brighton four-piece Lacuna Bloome evoke the prismatic, punch-the-sky jubilance of their hometown with their latest single ‘Find Your Way’. Supporting Trampolene on their tour earlier this year, matching their anthemic flair, Lacuna Bloome have gone far with the unshakeable confidence in their own musical identity. ‘Find Your Way’ has crisp, chiming guitars and lustrous basslines that recall… Read More Lacuna Bloome release their new single ‘Find Your Way’
The gift that keeps on giving. IDLES are set to sell off all their exhibition artwork to raise money for the charity Samaritans. They’ve recently had number one album from BBC 6 and their single ‘Samaritans’ has been A-listed for the week. The auction went live this morning at 9am and the band will be… Read More IDLES to auction off all their artwork for Samaritans
Bristol is back on the map. The city led the way in the 90’s and early 2000s with Massive Attack and Portishead. Now the cities music scene is back on the rise with IDLES leading the way. Heavy Lungs are one of those bands benefiting from the rise. Their split 7″ with IDLES is out… Read More Heavy Lungs reveal video for ‘Blood Brother’
Check out our Gary Numan gallery below from his gig at Manchester Bridgewater Hall.
You need to see to believe just how small Sheffield’s Café Totem really is. Its unassuming black front conceals a labyrinth of strangely placed rooms and steep stairways that make even the soberest guests feel a little unsteady with their step. With your hand on the walls pasted with gig posters, you make your way… Read More King Nun live at Café Totem
Words by Sophie Walker. Image courtesy of King Nun Twitter. We’re in a strange room in Sheffield’s Café Totem. It has dark red walls, plastered white in small patches as if someone had shot holes in it. It’s sparsely furnished: two old sofas sit among open guitar cases and equipment; I am sat on one… Read More Interview – Theo Polyzoides (King Nun)
Almost a year since Parish released music the band have returned with a rightful rendition of themselves. As a four piece based in Cardiff, they have managed to play most venues with support slots like with fellow friends Al Moses headlining Clwb Ifor Bach last year. Though they have been plugging away with smaller gigs… Read More Parish, Modern Talk! EP review.
Pioneers of the split-record revival, Bubblewrap Collective present to us their latest EP. It sees the infectiously off-kilter style of Zac White and the gossamer daze of Perfect Body combine forces as the leading luminaries of Cardiff’s music scene. Whimsical shoegazers Perfect Body, though scarcely a year old, have the kind of conviction you’d expect… Read More Perfect Body / Zac White split EP