Album Review: Calva Louise – Rhinoceros

Sometimes I like thoughtful reflective music; other times I like music that makes me feel like I’m driving a cool car fast along a deserted beach with the sun and wind in my hair. This spring take Calva Louise’s debut album Rhinoceros with your key fob, sunnies and sun cream. With Calva Louise’s album Rhinoceros you get both reflection largely in the lyrics and hedonism … Continue reading Album Review: Calva Louise – Rhinoceros

Live Review: The Wombats – First Direct Arena

It’s 2019 – 12 years since the release of The Wombats’ debut record A Guide To Love Loss and Desperation and what a rollercoaster of a career it has been so far for the Liverpool indie-rockers. Saturday night saw the band headline their first arena show in Leeds, marking a huge step for the band, signalling a return to form for the three-piece that has been long overdue. I read a recent … Continue reading Live Review: The Wombats – First Direct Arena

This Feeling Big in 2019: BUTE

Of the vast list of artists This Feeling chose to be in their Big in 2019 list, one I hadn’t come across prior to the names being announced, was Welsh indie band BUTE. Hailing from Cardiff, the four piece are a band that seemingly have a range of influences from the heavier side of indie-rock (think Foals/The Strokes) and when I first listened to new … Continue reading This Feeling Big in 2019: BUTE

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

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

Live Review: Y Not Festival 2018

Y Not Festival holds a special place on the live music circuit. Few festivals combine the talent of tomorrow with the legends of yesterday quite like them which is why, year on year the festival grows both in capacity, and in stature. Following on from the disaster that was 2017, it was incredibly unfortunate that poor weather hit the Pikehall site yet again. Despite that … Continue reading Live Review: Y Not Festival 2018

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?

BAND INTERVIEW: The Faim

Fresh from touring with Lower Than Atlantis, the new band from down-under making serious noises in the pop-punk/rock scene is Aussie band The Faim. Having enjoyed great success in the UK with recent release “Saints of the Sinners”, the five-piece are ready to take on the world with their new brand of music. We caught up with bass player, Stephen Beerkins after their epic set at York … Continue reading BAND INTERVIEW: The Faim