Wanderlust – Allendale Brewery, Hexham

Wanderlust is a West Coast Style IPA brewed by Allendale Brewery, based in Northumberland; brewed with Zeus, Cascade, Centennial , Citra and Mosaic hops allowing for a punchy, 6.5% pale ale which is hoppy, fruity but bitter too. Summary A 6.5% IPA, Wanderlust is the little brother of Allendale Brewery’s award winning Double IPA (7.4%).Continue reading “Wanderlust – Allendale Brewery, Hexham”

REVIEW: Into the Night – Clear Vinyl

Into The Night is the latest release from Sheffield band Clear Vinyl. The long anticipated follow up from their trio of singles in 2019, Into The Night is a song about not fitting in, wanting to escape and go back to simpler times. Band: Clear VinylTrack: Into The NightTime: 3:29 minutesFor fans of: Cold Years,Continue reading “REVIEW: Into the Night – Clear Vinyl”

Calmer Chameleon – Brew York, York

Calmer Chameleon is a core Session APA brewed by York’s “Brew York”; brewed with CTZ, Idaho 7, Mosaic and Simcoe hops to leave a lasting hoppy, fruity taste. Summary Following a trial brew, Calmer Chameleon fast progressed to being part of the breweries core range, and it’s easy to see why. The beer has aContinue reading “Calmer Chameleon – Brew York, York”

Kelham Island Brewery – Kelham Island, Sheffield

Before the UK went into lockdown, I made the trip from York, down to Steel City for the weekend to see what beer Sheffield had on offer. Having previously been to a Tiny Rebel Takeover in the city and several trips to pubs around Tramlines festival, I was looking forward to delving into Sheffield’s beerContinue reading “Kelham Island Brewery – Kelham Island, Sheffield”

REVIEW: Nylon Wire – Egyptian Blue

On April 10th, Brighton based Egyptian Blue will release their sophomore EP “Body of Itch” the long-anticipated follow up to 2019’s “Collateral Damage”. The band have today shared the second track from the EP, “Nylon Wire” which comes after the release of the scuzzy first track, “Never”. Their debut EP gained radio airplay on someContinue reading “REVIEW: Nylon Wire – Egyptian Blue”

INTERVIEW: Reclaim Vienna

I was looking forward to seeing Reclaim Vienna play Zanzibar in Liverpool this weekend.  I was not surprised or disappointed that the gig was cancelled.  These are strange times we’re living in, but gigs will be rescheduled, and that’ll give us all something to look forward to. Cheshire based Reclaim Vienna are brothers Danny andContinue reading “INTERVIEW: Reclaim Vienna”

REVIEW: Feel My Soul – The DLX

Bristol based, dirty-rock, band The DLX are back with new single “Feel My Soul”. The track is their first in 2020 and signals a more mature and original sound than before. It’s a typical British indie-rock song, with a classic DLX grunge-like feel running throughout. Band: The DLXTrack: Feel My SoulTime: 3:35 minutesFor fans of:Continue reading “REVIEW: Feel My Soul – The DLX”

REVIEW: [Insert Girls Name Here] – The Luka State

There’s little doubt that we all know where the beating heart of North-West indie music currently lies.  Wigan.  Perhaps Wigan should be looking over its shoulder, towards the south and the salty Cheshire plains around Winsford.  Local boys, Deja Vega are building an escalating reputation, Reclaim Vienna are creating a bit of a buzz, andContinue reading “REVIEW: [Insert Girls Name Here] – The Luka State”

The Bentley Brook Brewing Co. – Lumsdale Valley, Peak District

The Bentley Brook Brewing Co. is a gem of a micro brewery, situated in Lumsdale Valley. I stumbled across it whilst discovering the peak district and was impressed by the set-up for such a young business. On a recent trip to the peak district, I was on a mission to head to three different breweriesContinue reading “The Bentley Brook Brewing Co. – Lumsdale Valley, Peak District”