Live Interview: The Sherlocks at Bingley Music Live

I remember the moment I first heard The Sherlocks like it was yesterday. I was in a dodgy B&B in Ireland listening to some generic background music on YouTube getting ready for an evening out with the family and a song came on that caught me the second the first riff kicked in. Live for the Moment, which would go on to be the name of their debut … Continue reading Live Interview: The Sherlocks at Bingley Music Live

Single Review: The Sheratons – These Kids

The first track we reviewed in 2018 was one by The Sheratons and we described it as “a solid indie-pop song that will help bring in fans before the band unleash their true musical potential”. We thought at the time Better Days was good but perhaps not as good as the band could be; last month though, they released their new single These Kids, a track which proves the band have stepped … Continue reading Single Review: The Sheratons – These Kids

Festival Review: Bingley Music Live 2018

The finale of UK festival season as far as H2N is concerned, is always Bingley Music Live. Taking place the weekend after the manic Leeds Festival, BML offers a relaxed but vibrant end to the summer and this year’s festival was without doubt the best we’ve attended so far. With bigger headliners than ever and an undercard with international acts playing alongside Britain’s finest talent, … Continue reading Festival Review: Bingley Music Live 2018

R&L 2018 – Artist of the Weekend, Sounds Like a Storm

This weekend marks the best three days in the British music calendar as Reading and Leeds Festivals take place. We have picked one artist, opening up the Radio 1 Stage, as our artist of the weekend who you simply cannot miss – they’re Leeds band Sounds Like a Storm.  For about 2 years now, we’ve followed this four-piece grow from a generic rock band, to one … Continue reading R&L 2018 – Artist of the Weekend, Sounds Like a Storm

Single Review: Melancholy Ray – Lampshade

With a name like Melancholy Ray, you’d be forgiven for assuming the music that would be produced by the Callum Fewell’s project would be laid back easy listening. Far from it though as the Leeds band have just released their fourth, energetic single Lampshade. The track is a three minute blast through all genres of indie rock music with distinct influences evident throughout. From the bouncy Libertines/Wombats esque start to … Continue reading Single Review: Melancholy Ray – Lampshade

Single Review: The Attic Doctors – Sauce

North-west five piece The Attic Doctors came across our radar at the start of this month when they released their third single Sauce. The track, which was one of the first to be written by the band was always going to benefit from a successful release due to already becoming a fan favourite in live shows. The track though importantly, is just as impressive on track and is … Continue reading Single Review: The Attic Doctors – Sauce

Single Review: Courtyards – Backseat

The first time we saw Courtyards in January 2017, we knew they were a real talent. One of the songs on a setlist on my wall still (sad I know!) has a whole host of tracks that are now sing-a-longs at any Courtyards show – but there’s been just one track I’ve been waiting for the Huddersfield based band to release, latest single Backseat.  Whilst the … Continue reading Single Review: Courtyards – Backseat

Single Review: The Hope State – Just Survive

Earlier this summer, The Hope State released their new track “Just Survive” to great acclaim from the Halfway 2 Nowhere team. The Toronto based band are the latest in a string of Canadian bands to make it onto our playlists and their infectious, honest lyrics in “Just Survive” really caught my attention when I first heard it. With a mix of influences prevalent on the track from … Continue reading Single Review: The Hope State – Just Survive

Album Review: Massive Wagons, Full Nelson

The North-West is often mistaken for being synonymous with Manchester and that, unfortunately is not the case. Many cities and towns have seen a plethora of mediocre artists come and go in the area and it often feels like Blackburn, Chester and the likes will never create a real artist again. One city though that has a band to put them back on the map … Continue reading Album Review: Massive Wagons, Full Nelson

Single Review: Able’s Army, Private Eye

The first time I saw Able’s Army back in 2016, I described them as “Britpop Beatles”. Since then they have gone to prove me wrong by being a great indie-rock band with the releases of Crawl and Astronaut. This month though, the Huddersfield based band released their new single Private Eye which is 100% on the money, “Britpop Beatles” and is nothing short of a fabulous track. One of … Continue reading Single Review: Able’s Army, Private Eye