Single Review: The Elephant Trees – 4100

A cold clinical synth beat, a tinkle of music, then a tribal holler and a beating pulse opens the song. A few seconds later, Martha Phillips’ trade mark crystal clear voice wriggles through the sound like a stalking python.  I suspect that on hearing the intro only a small proportion of Elephant Trees fans would guess it was their latest single, 4100. 4100 marks another … Continue reading Single Review: The Elephant Trees – 4100

Live Review: White Lies – O2 Academy Leeds

It seems like an age ago that the gloomy, dark, To Lose My Life was released by London band White Lies. In 2009 they were a band that seemed set on creating dark post-punk sounds and their debut charted at Number 1 in the UK Charts in some style. Ten years on, the band have completely reinvented their sound with their brand new record Five, and there is absolutely … Continue reading Live Review: White Lies – O2 Academy Leeds

Y Not Festival releases first names on bumper lineup: White Lies, Anteros, Sea Girls, YMA6

Y Not Festival returns with the UK’s biggest indie line-up of 2019, featuring rising stars alongside a range of musical icons. Crossing the Peaks to kick things off are local legends, Elbow. The critically-lauded Mancunian band, lead by frontman Guy Garvey, are known for their beautifully soaring anthems such as ‘One Day Like This’. With an array of hits; new and old you’ll be singing … Continue reading Y Not Festival releases first names on bumper lineup: White Lies, Anteros, Sea Girls, YMA6

Truck Festival Announces First Wave of Artists: Don Broco, YMA6, Foals

From July 25th – 28th, Truck Festival will once again return to its beloved Hill Farm in Steventon for the 22nd edition of the UK’s longest running and most cherished small festival. This year Truck is thrilled to welcome local legends Foals back to Hill Farm – twelve years on from their last appearance at the festival where they played an iconic show in The Barn. The 2007 performance … Continue reading Truck Festival Announces First Wave of Artists: Don Broco, YMA6, Foals

Single Review: Callow Youth – Did It Really Matter?

There is a glut of super talented 18 year olds in indie at the moment; proof enough that guitar music is on the cusp of resurgence; can’t you just feel it bubbling everywhere at the moment? Manchester’s (Moston) Callow Youth are amongst the best of this new emerging generation, and they certainly have the very best descriptive band name (although if a career in music … Continue reading Single Review: Callow Youth – Did It Really Matter?

Single Review: My Octopus Mind – Elska

Given the easier migration of travellers and workers from Eastern Europe and beyond, moving around the world over the past 20 years, perhaps it is not a surprise that a new wave of that rather hypnotic easy flow of traditional European folk music has travelled alongside them, and lodged itself in our musical conscious. I’m no stranger to this melding of musical cultures; for some … Continue reading Single Review: My Octopus Mind – Elska

Stereophonics join Foals and Noel Gallagher at This Is Tomorrow

Welsh rock royalty Stereophonics will be joining Noel Gallagher and Foals as headliners for this year’s eagerly anticipated event. Led by the enigmatic Kelly Jones, one of the UK’s most prolific singer-songwriters, the band will perform on the festival’s new site of Exhibition Park on Sunday 26th May.  Stereophonics’ This is Tomorrow date follows the band’s 2017 gold-certified album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’, which includes singles ‘All In One Night’, ‘Caught By The Wind’ and ‘Taken A Tumble.’This is … Continue reading Stereophonics join Foals and Noel Gallagher at This Is Tomorrow

Live at Leeds adds over 80 acts to lineup: The Snuts, Spinn, The Sherlocks included

Renowned as the unrivalled home of music discovery, scooping awards and plaudits across the board as a springboard for the latest and greatest new talent – Live At Leeds returns in 2019 with the definitive new music lineup of the year, bringing together the bands and artists primed to soundtrack the year ahead. Fizzing with a fiery punk energy, Drenge stand as true live trailblazers. Bouncing from … Continue reading Live at Leeds adds over 80 acts to lineup: The Snuts, Spinn, The Sherlocks included

Tramlines Festival Reveals Phase 1 Line Up: Sea Girls, Lewis Capaldi, Oddity Road, Easy Life

Sheffield’s biggest ever party,Tramlines Festival, has announced the first wave of acts to play its 11th edition from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July at Hillsborough Park. Headliners include Two Door Cinema Club (Friday), Courteeners (Saturday) and Nile Rodgers & Chic (Sunday), plus a slew of other top talent in the form of Manic Street Preachers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Doves, Happy Mondays, Reverend and The Makers, Miles Kane, Circa Waves, Lewis … Continue reading Tramlines Festival Reveals Phase 1 Line Up: Sea Girls, Lewis Capaldi, Oddity Road, Easy Life

50 Acts added to Reading and Leeds Lineup – Circa Waves, Wombats, Frank Carter

Reading and Leeds Festival has today lifted the lid on another fifty acts who will play at this year’s event – with chart heavyweights Charli XCX, Royal Blood (UK festival exclusive), CHVRCHES, Lil Uzi Vert, Enter Shikari, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (UK festival exclusive), Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals (UK festival exclusive) and You Me At Sixamongst the new additions. The acts – spanning the hottest names right now in rock, indie, … Continue reading 50 Acts added to Reading and Leeds Lineup – Circa Waves, Wombats, Frank Carter