Single Review: The Madding Crowd – You Give Us Hope

You have to love a band that evokes thoughts of a Thomas Hardy book in their name. While Hardy’s novel was somewhat ironic as it suggested that the rather chaotic world he created was some kind of a rural idyll, The Madding Crowd’s  last EP 2016’s The 78th Bridge on the Rochdale Canal suggests something as gritty and real as can be. Happily at least … Continue reading Single Review: The Madding Crowd – You Give Us Hope

Josh Mover and the Shakers // Into A Ghost EP Review

H2N has recently been discovering just how vibrant the Canadian indie scene currently is and our latest plays have come courtesy of Josh Mover and the Shakers from Toronto. The band have just released their creative debut 5 track EP Into A Ghost. Released just before Valentine’s Day, you are excused for assuming track I Steal Your Heart to be some kind of love slush … Continue reading Josh Mover and the Shakers // Into A Ghost EP Review

Single Review: The Sheratons – Better Days

The first time I heard “Better Days” by Bingley band The Sheratons I was left rather confused at the genre and style the band were aiming for. The song is a mix of grungy 80’s bass, with brit-pop vocals and early noughties guitar riffs. What is very clear by this bands first single is they have an eclectic mix of influences which feed in to … Continue reading Single Review: The Sheratons – Better Days

The Gardner and the Tree – Mossbo

EP Review: The Gardner and the Tree For fans of: Mumford and Sons; Patch and the Giant; Augustines Sometimes, the music industry throws up something so perfect you cannot quite believe it. Mossbo, the recent release from Swiss band The Gardener and the Tree however, wholly fits that description. The five tracks as an entire EP are so well crafted and balanced it is hard to … Continue reading The Gardner and the Tree – Mossbo

The Pale White showcase new 12” EP Single Live at Bingley

Things get a bit tense when my heart develops an innate panic and reminds me that the gush of outdoor summer music festivals is about to run dry. While some creatures store and bury nuts for fortitude, Halfway 2 Nowhere contributors build up live music festival memories to relive during bleak winter evenings. Thus it was time to snag a cheeky one day ticket to … Continue reading The Pale White showcase new 12” EP Single Live at Bingley

Kashmere Live at The Parish

Pub and bar week nights out in August student-free-zone Huddersfield are rarely notable for their banging qualities. While the H2N promoted Parish Pump event headlined by Kashmere sadly wasn’t rammed, the broad mix of music on offer and the energy of the performances gave the town a rare Thursday night exuberance, and I wish more had witnessed it. I don’t think anyone could but be … Continue reading Kashmere Live at The Parish

5 upcoming acts that you NEED to catch at Reading and Leeds Festival 2017!

Once again, a storm of exciting and upcoming artists are taking to the stage at Reading and Leeds. This year BBC Introducing, Festival Republic and even the main stage are providing some wonders from 2017’s new found talents. If you’re attending Reading or Leeds, here’s a list of people you should not miss! Pale Waves Pale Waves have made 2017 their year. After signing to Dirty … Continue reading 5 upcoming acts that you NEED to catch at Reading and Leeds Festival 2017!

A-Z of 2017 – Part 2 – G-L

G is for…Glass The word glass seems to be everywhere in 2017. Whether it’s Liam Gallagher’s triumphant return in “Wall of Glass” or Sunset Lines debut single “Glass”, the word keeps cropping up. Why we’ve chosen it though is for the four, yes four, bands with glass in their name that have smashed 2017 already and are all set for the next level. Glass Caves, Glass Animals, … Continue reading A-Z of 2017 – Part 2 – G-L