Ones to watch: Stockton Calling 2019

Stockton Calling is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 and the multi-venue music festival has started the year strongly with announcements coming thick and fast. With massive artists already announced, the festival is looking to celebrate in style with its biggest lineup to date. Already announced for Stockton Calling 2019 are Sunderland’s The Futureheads who will headline Stockton Calling after a six year hiatus, indie … Continue reading Ones to watch: Stockton Calling 2019

This Feeling Big in 2019: The Seamonsters

What a year 2018 was for Sheffield’s indie-pop group The Seamonsters. With festival appearances nationwide including coveted spots at Y Not, Sound City and their hometown festival Tramlines, the six-piece really made a name for themselves on the circuit last year. Whilst there were no new releases to add to 2017’s Max and Archie, Wonderland and Lost, the girls got themselves out and about, building their fan base … Continue reading This Feeling Big in 2019: The Seamonsters

H2N Discovers: Rule of Young – “Surrender”

2019 sees the launch of a brand new feature on our site, “H2N Discovers”; articles aimed at showcasing some artists you may not yet have come across, or artists we might not normally feature, from the UK and abroad. Our first ever “Discovers” act is Rule of Young, a Cleveland based artist consisting of a doctor, an accountant and a Masters of Music! The band describe themselves … Continue reading H2N Discovers: Rule of Young – “Surrender”

Artist Feature: Kilnsey Green

Yorkshire is a region thriving right now when it comes to new music and fresh artists experimenting with styles and genres. Leeds is a hotbed for bands and solo artists, York is producing some fine young talent, and an emerging area of West Yorkshire, is without doubt Bradford and Bingley, which just so happens to be the home of our featured artist for January, Kilnsey Green. … Continue reading Artist Feature: Kilnsey Green

This Feeling Big in 2019: Jack Perrett

Writing a series of features focusing on all the great artists This Feeling have picked to make it “Big in 2019” is a ridiculously exciting plan and one that has already led me to speaking with some of the great musicians in their long list of 30. One of the talented solo artists we believe This Feeling have nailed it with, is Jack Perrett, an … Continue reading This Feeling Big in 2019: Jack Perrett

Halfway 2 Nowhere Top 40 of 2018

2018 has been a year that indie-rock and rock n’ roll have come right back to the mainstream. Bands like Nothing But Thieves, Bring Me The Horizon and across the pond Shinedown and Black Stone Cherry have had major releases that have given hope to the grassroots that rock music is well and truly alive. In a year of highlights including St Jude’s and Take … Continue reading Halfway 2 Nowhere Top 40 of 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

Vuromantics choose their favourite albums of all time

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

Why is there still a challenge for female artists securing places at music festivals?

“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?

Enough is Enough

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