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
Music has the power to change lives, trigger countless emotions and above all, make people feel truly alive. Throughout history, there have been too many iconic records and singles that have impacted on people’s life day-to-day and our latest feature aims to highlight some of these records. Each week we’ll be asking different people to contribute a short piece relating to a record that means … Continue reading Vuromantics choose their favourite albums of all time
“A North-East bar recently banned female rock bands from playing their venue, with their owner suggesting women “can’t sing rock”. They might have a point, I mean, I’m struggling to think of any…oh wait, Blondie, Evanescence, Marmozets, Fleetwood Mac, Gwen Stefani, Pvris the list goes on. Some of the greatest songs of all time come from female rock vocalists! Yet still we have a problem … Continue reading Why is there still a challenge for female artists securing places at music festivals?
This year, we will be running several campaigns featuring pertinent issues within the music industry that we want to address. These will feature guest blogs, videos, interviews and much more, all aiming to subvert norms and bring attention to some of the systemic problems in music right now. The first of our special features is entitled “Enough is Enough” and focuses on the festival market, in … Continue reading Enough is Enough
The second half of our countdown is something that still takes our breath away. 2017 was a simply phenomenal year for music. 20 Legendary Welshly Arms 19 Major System Error Marmozets 18 Close To Your Chest Counterfeit 17 Ceasefire Judas 16 Crying Shame Circa Waves 15 Greedy Soul Liam Gallagher 14 Vampires Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes 13 Two Heads Lonely the Brave 12 Wired … Continue reading Top 40 Singles of 2017 – 20-1
Every year we compile a list of the best of the best from across the globe, culminating in a Top 40 chart of face melting tunes that you should all be playing. 2017 was no different and one of the best years for unsigned, rock, indie and a huge range of genres. Here are our picks from the last 12 months. TOP 40 SINGLES 2017 … Continue reading Top 40 Singles of 2017 – 40-21
Here we are then, the final ten, the best ten songs released by unsigned artists at the time of release this year. This was a ridiculously hard choice and having cut down over 400 tracks to get here you should know how special these tracks are. No more words, just ten huge tracks. Listen right here! 10 – Ormstons – Bridgewater Way 9 – Sheafs … Continue reading Top 10 Unsigned Singles of 2017
So..how do you follow the last 20 tracks, all huge songs from bands destined for 2018 success. The next ten songs take it up another level though, reach new heights and all ten only just missed out on our overall 2018 Top 40 tracks showing just how good they are. 20 Sly Antics Motion 19 Faux Pas Healthy 18 Puppet Theory Papillon 17 Able’s Army … Continue reading Top 40 Unsigned Singles of 2017 – 20-11
What a year 2017 has been for unsigned music! With This Feeling, Double Denim and independent promoters across the UK doing phenomenal jobs of getting new faces out there, unsigned music is in the strongest position it has been in for a while, reflected by the quality of this year’s Top 40 Singles! This post counts down from 40-21 before we reveal the top 20 … Continue reading Top 40 Unsigned Singles of 2017 – 40-21
Once again, a storm of exciting and upcoming artists are taking to the stage at Reading and Leeds. This year BBC Introducing, Festival Republic and even the main stage are providing some wonders from 2017’s new found talents. If you’re attending Reading or Leeds, here’s a list of people you should not miss! Pale Waves Pale Waves have made 2017 their year. After signing to Dirty … Continue reading 5 upcoming acts that you NEED to catch at Reading and Leeds Festival 2017!