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Q&A Series 2021: Apollo Junction

The latest band to take on our 2021 Q&A challenge are Leeds’ Apollo Junction, an accomplished 5-piece who’ve produced some of our most played tracks on the H2N Radio Show. Apollo Junction are…Matt (Guitar), Jamie (Vocals), Ben (Bass), Sam (Keys) & Jonny (Drums) 2021 will hopefully be better than 2020. What are your hopes and […]

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Q&A Series 2021 – The Feens

The latest band to take on our 2021 Q&A challenge are Scarborough’s “The Feens” a lively four piece who have been on ours and many other radars for some time. THE FEENS ARE:Freddie Schmuck (Vox/Guitar), Adam Lodge (Vox/Bass), Sam Dowling (Lead Guitar) and Perrie Bunton (Drums). 2021 will hopefully be better than 2020. What are […]

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Q&A Series 2021 – narcissus

The first to take on our 2021 Q&A challenge are an intriguing, innovative band from Manchester, signed to 42s Records, narcissus. NARCISSUS ARE:Ben Guy – VocalsChris James – Beats & programmingLee Mulvey – Bass & guitar 2021 will hopefully be better than 2020. What are your hopes and ambitions for the band this year?  Nothing […]

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INTERVIEW: The Luka State – Fall In Fall Out.

Last Sunday was a day of agony and ecstasy for Conrad Ellis, singer/songwriter with the exciting Winsford indie-rock quartet – The Luka State. He was suffering with an abscess on this tooth, while watching his beloved Manchester United knock arch rivals Liverpool out of the FA Cup. In-between the pleasure and the pain, he managed […]

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Newcastle. The UK’s best music venues in a city often forgotten

Today marks the end of Independent Venue Week, which usually means a week long slew of attention for the many independent venues that operate around the UK during this week. Typically, this week would be packed with live gigs every night of the week as venues partake in the celebrating the recognition of their place […]

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SINGLE REVIEW : On the Ropes – Apollo Junction.

Sometimes in music, like in other areas of the arts, you need to look backwards to move forwards. Just as the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood of Millais, Rossetti and Holman Hunt looked back to the clean lines of pre-renaissance art, so the Leeds Brotherhood of Williamson, Wilson, Potter, Thornton and Hope take their inspiration from 80’s New-pop […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: BRB – Barbara.

There cannot be many songwriters that have taken an episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror as their muse, but with BRB, Brighton duo, Barbara (Henry and John Tydeman) have done just that. BRB is Barbara‘s debut single and it is a delightful introduction to their work. It’s a luxuriant piece of power-pop crammed full of […]

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REVIEW: Goth Girl – VENUS GRRRLS

Following the release of their debut EP last April, VENUS GRRRLS release their brand new single, and first of 2021, “Goth Girl” on January 22nd. PRE-SAVE “GOTH GIRL” HERE Returning with the first track since their incredible EP, “Wicked Things”, VENUS GRRRLS are clearly out to make a big statement in 2021. The track, released […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Shake – Hot Laundry.

The only upside to an extended festive period in Tier 3 is that it gave me the opportunity to catch-up on some of the recent releases that have been sent to me in the forlorn hope of me reviewing them. I don’t encourage this behaviour for three reasons: I am essentially a very leisurely writer; […]

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Reasons To Be Cheerful – 2021.

Okay. 2020 is over. Finished. Done with. Don’t look back. Nothing to see there. Turn to the light. Look ahead. Let us focus on the future. With that spirit in mind, after you’ve quaffed your New Year Bubbly in your family bubble, here are a few bands that you can bring you some joy in […]