Single Review: The Snuts – All Your Friends

If you’ve read any of Halfway 2 Nowhere’s festival reviews in the last year or so, you’ll have read nothing but praise for Scottish band, The Snuts. Towards the end of May, the four-piece released their brand new single “All Your Friends” and I can comfortably say, whilst a change in studio sound for the band, it is one of the songs of the year … Continue reading Single Review: The Snuts – All Your Friends

Festival Review: Live at Leeds 2019

This year’s Live at Leeds Festival lineup was without doubt one of the highlights of this year’s day festival circuit. With major artists to appeal to the masses including Tom Grennan, Sundara Karma and Metronomy, the festival shifted a lot of tickets and all of the venues were healthily attended throughout the day. Us being us though didn’t head to these big shows and had … Continue reading Festival Review: Live at Leeds 2019

Live Review: The Luka State – Fulford Arms, York

The north-west of England has, for as long as anybody can remember, being a hive of musical activity. Some of the greatest artists of all time have come from the area and this trend shows no sign of stopping. It is difficult though, despite this long line of success, to really stand out from the crowd with the musical scene so saturated over there but … Continue reading Live Review: The Luka State – Fulford Arms, York

Festival Review: Stockton Calling 2019

This Easter weekend, over 2000 people descended on Stockton town centre for the 10th anniversary of Stockton Calling. The day festival was fully sold out for the eighth year on the bounce, and saw over 70 artists play across nine stages over ten hours. Here’s the breakdown of our day with the long awaited return of our “H” star rating, back for the festival season! … Continue reading Festival Review: Stockton Calling 2019

cleopatrick: a brief history

there’s something special about bands that have known each other almost for the entirety of their being. the special relationship and bond that is made, usually makes for exciting, synchronised music that can rarely be topped by artists who get together later in life. it is no surprise to me then, that two friends ian fraser and luke gruntz, have formed the most exciting band … Continue reading cleopatrick: a brief history

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