The New Consistent is the latest music project of 18-year-old Ben Ramsay. Hailing from Worcester he first got in touch with me about 18 months ago with some rough demos which showed promise, but which were vocal-free. But since then he’s found something of a mentor in Swim Deep’s Austin Williams with Ozzy producing… Read More The New Consistent: The New Consistent (Prod. Ozzy)
Hailing from Manchester are indie funk quartet, No Hot Ashes. Prior to their headline set at The Boileroom, Guildford, Abi managed to briefly catch up with them. How did the band come about? “Well we started in high school really, knocking about, and then we were just kinda mates for a while we all played.… Read More Introducing: No hot Ashes + interview
Forming in 2016 and hailing all the way from East London, False Heads have caught the attention of Punk legend Iggy Pop and even supported The Libertines on a chaotic sold-out tour. Lottie chats to the band ahead of their ep release on the 21st September. How did the band meet/get together? We all… Read More Introducing False Heads: Interview and EP
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… Read More The Pitchforks – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff ★★★
With the frequent rise in independently made bedroom pop, here are two new names to add to your list; Sunday Moon and Tesia. South Korean based indie band Sunday Moon open up their track Mirrors with a jittery preparation sequence, you can hear the clunk of equipment, a sip of a drink, and then the… Read More More bedroom pop greats – check out Sunday Moon and Tesia
All Fear Death are a five piece heavy/metallic hardcore band from Scotland, featuring members of Revulsion and xSERVITUDEx. Releasing a five song demo in February 2018 they quickly established themselves as a band that aren’t messing around. Now they’re back, after opening the Sunday lineup of Outbreak Festival less than half a year into their… Read More All Fear Death debut aggressive swagger with new tape Northern Unrest/Mind of Madness
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… Read More Here’s Goth Babe, the latest in bedroom surf rock.
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… Read More The twelve acts for Horizons 2018 are here!
Hailing from the county of Oxfordshire, Haze are another exciting emergence of talent to the scene. Having shared stages with the likes of fan favourites, Shame, Hotel Lux and The Garden, they have no need to shy away in their new single titled ‘Ladz Ladz Ladz’. Beginning with a catchy cowbell sound, their repetitive guitar… Read More Haze: ‘Ladz Ladz Ladz’
In its fourth-year running, Horizons have opened their applications for emerging Welsh acts. Horizons / Gorwelion is a union between the Arts Council of Wales and BBC Wales, where the scheme strives to propel Welsh talent through funding and coveted performance opportunities. Previous successes that have worked with Horizons include Kizzy Crawford, Danielle Lewis, We’re… Read More Applications for Horizons 2018 have opened!