Bang Bang Romeo – Natural Born Astronaut

Single review: Bang Band Romeo For fans of: Anastacia / Evanescence / Pink There aren’t many gaps left in the rock and alt genre of the music industry right now. Synth rock is taken by The Shimmer Band; heavy, rousing music is dominated by The Blinders and indie rock is taken by the rest of the industry with unique aspects to all of them. One … Continue reading Bang Bang Romeo – Natural Born Astronaut

Despite teething problems, Hope and Glory still delivers great music

In the first year of Hope and Glory Festival, held in the quaint grounds of St. George’s Hall in Liverpool, it would be fair to say there were teething problems – major teething problems! Racing in to make The Pigeon Detectives set, we arrived with two minutes to spare… sadly, due to the disorganised festival, they didn’t start until 3:15. Although frustrating, it meant I … Continue reading Despite teething problems, Hope and Glory still delivers great music

LELO – Different Types of Love

LELO, the freshest faced singer-songwriter, has released his debut EP Different Types Of Love – four tracks of synth-heavy, Indie Dream-Pop, with an atmosphere so chilled-out that it threatens to collapse in on itself. LELO’s opening track ‘HOME’ immediately acts as a blueprint for the EP’s direction and stylistic influences, and its well-crafted, succinct statement of this artistic intent makes it a fantastic example of … Continue reading LELO – Different Types of Love

Halfway to Nowhere’s top picks for Blackthorn 2017

Blackthorn Festival returns this year on the back of 2016 nominations for Best Family Festival, Best Small Festival, Best Festival for Emerging Talent and most importantly, Best Toilets. The 2017 lineup is bigger and better than ever before and at just £55 for the weekend, seems like a steal. For a festival full of music, food, culture and good times, Blackthorn offers an experience like … Continue reading Halfway to Nowhere’s top picks for Blackthorn 2017

Festival on the Wall – Bumper Preview – Part One: The Festival

This post signals the start of our year long coverage of the brilliant new festival that launches this summer in Northumberland – The Festival on the Wall. Based near Hadrian’s Wall the festival will run on the weekend on the 4th August and promises to be one of the summers highlights. The phase one announcement announcement is out (look out for part two of the … Continue reading Festival on the Wall – Bumper Preview – Part One: The Festival

Vuromantics ready for the big leagues with new EP “Waiting on a Storm”

In a world of controversy, debate and conflict, one thing is for sure and that is the fact that the Yorkshire music scene is thriving and is the strongest it has been for many years. With bands coming out of York, Leeds, Sheffield and Huddersfield to name just a few it’s easy to see why festival bills are being packed with Yorkshire bands – the … Continue reading Vuromantics ready for the big leagues with new EP “Waiting on a Storm”

EP Review – Super Capsule – Macabrelabra

Super Capsule are: Josh Curry (Guitar, vocals), Nick Rahn (Guitar), Emily Daly (Bass, vocals) and Joey Campanella (Drums). Super Capsule are an exciting new band out of Brooklyn, NY. There are so many different rock, punk, indie and alt influences on this debut EP it’s often hard to keep up with it but that’s what makes it a special piece of music. The overwhelming sound is taken … Continue reading EP Review – Super Capsule – Macabrelabra

Single Review – Sounds Like a Storm – Emission

Sounds like a storm are: Sennen Ludman, Cormac Connolly, Joseph Schofield and Connor Passey Imagine being told only an hour before a show that you’d be playing a show. No preparation, no time to think about setlists, chances are it would be a bit of a mess. When we first saw Sounds Like a Storm however, this was the position they were put in but their … Continue reading Single Review – Sounds Like a Storm – Emission

Album Review – Luke Rainsford – ★★★★★+

For those who haven’t heard of Luke Rainsford, what are you doing with your life? Luke’s debut album “I’m Nothing Like My Dad Turned Out To Be” was one of the most personal and genuine records released for some time and cemented himself, for me, as one of the UK’s brightest talents. The follow up “I Feel At Home With You” is no different, it is … Continue reading Album Review – Luke Rainsford – ★★★★★+