Holding on to Hats: How The Blue Nile and I found each other

The Blue Nile’s sophomore album Hats was released thirty years ago, on 16 October 1989. Deputy Editor Iain Dalgleish looks back on how he established his love affair with The Blue Nile and sheds his own light on the reclusive Glasgow band’s masterpiece. It’s time for my big confessional. I am in love with The Continue Reading

PHOTOSTORY: Will Young Came Out of his Cage and he’s Doing Just Fine in the Brighton Centre.

After focusing on his award winning podcast and and acting career we were pleasantly shocked to hear that Will Young would be releasing a album in 2019 which led naturally to a tour. Will Young found fame battling it out on the 2001 reality TV show Pop Idol where the show became about 2 stars: Continue Reading

LETS GET PUNNY #5: Pizzagirl Answers Questions With Us Based On Puns of His Song Titles.

Anyone who has met Pizzagirl will know that he’s the most charismatic guy in the industry, I know Dave Grohl seems cool… but have you have had a beer with Liam (Pizzagirl). We can guarantee that Liam is cooler. The fact he did The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air at karaoke last time we hung Continue Reading

LETS GET PUNNY: The Modern Times Answer Questions With Us Based On Puns of Their Song Titles.

Let’s Get Punny is our feature specifically saved for those acts who take things that one step beyond, those acts that wouldn’t just wanna chat ‘hi, how are you?’ The Modern Times have recently dropped their stellar album Algorhymthic Dance Music so in this case we asked them to answer questions based on puns of Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Somebody’s Child releases his wildly addictive and ferociously good fourth single today, ‘Jungle’. 

“His ineffably talented vocals are something to behold” For anyone yet to fall in love with Somebody’s Child’s unique spin on atmospheric indie rock Somebody’s Child is the songwriting project of Irish talent Cian. So far we’ve been blessed with three singles all of which have garnered significant radio plays, particularly on Radio X. This Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Riff makers John reach lofty heights on their new album; despite being ‘Out Here On The Fringes’ it’s sure to soar!

“Out Here In The Fringes is the perfect record for someone who wants to occasionally go for a good head bang but definitely isn’t a sacrifice-goats-in-a-graveyard type music fan.” Picture the scene: you’re a generic music fan and you’re trying to pick what you fancy listening to; you’re the kind of person that probably was Continue Reading

LETS GET PUNNY: Cat Scan Answer Questions With Us Based On Puns of Their Song Titles.

So… who the fuck are Cat Scan? Quite frankly we don’t really know, they don’t have Facebook or Twitter and their press release is pretty damn minimal. However we did manage to track the whole band down and had an email chat with them in the equally off the wall manner as this post-punk band. Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jungle Brown prove the art of the album is not dead in British Hip-Hop with flawless return on ‘Full Circle’.

With a three-single campaign of Keep It Movin’, Ikoja and culminating with We On —featuring the legendary Sampa The Great — we knew Jungle Brown’s sophomore effort would be one of the highlights of the year. Quite frankly, as soon as we heard the relaxed Jurassic 5 vibes of debut single and album opener Keep Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Amber Run are back with Philophobia, their most cohesive album to date; an album about love, in all its romantic, destructive, uplifting and depressing glory.

‘From the outset, the album doesn’t hold back and has some of the band’s best work to date.’ Amber Run are a band most known for their haunting and goosebump-providing acoustic tracks, such as the phenomenal 5am or the heart-wrenching I Found, their third album Philophobia really embraces the heavier, darker themes of For A Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Munky – Megaton. Dublin’s funk-punks make a compellingly dark return.

While it has undoubtedly been a vintage year for the Dublin music scene, Munky have been content to shun the crowd and plough their own distinct psych-funk-disco-punk furrow. Springtime saw the release of the band’s debut e.p. Un, Deux, Trois, Cat which, frankly, hasn’t been off our playlists ever since. Munky’s return is predictably perverse, Continue Reading