IN FOR QUESTIONING: JOHN; The Duo With 2 John’s Chatted To Us As They Announced Their New Tour.

JOHN formed back in 2013 but like many shaping their sound didn’t come overnight, however when it did it came with the ferocious 2017 debut God Speed In The National Limit. Since this ear splitting debut the band have garnered a reputation for formidable live performances, attention that caught the ears of post-punk darlings IDLES Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: Steve Lamacq ‘Going Deaf For a Living’ The Tour. Southampton, The Joiners. Part Seminar, Part Comedy, Part Theatre; The Fascinating Journey of a Music Fan.

Chatting with Steve before, after and during the show his passion for grassroots venues bled with every word and mannerism. Steve spoke with the venue staff and I about how the tour came about and when shown posters of upcoming events he wanted to be kept up to date with what The Joiners had planned Continue Reading

FILM REVIEW ‘Rocketman’; The Refreshingly Honest Showstopping Elton John Biopic

‘[Director] Dexter Fletcher wastes no time at all here setting out his stall.’  Rocketman, the Elton John Biopic that faltered in development hell for years (Tom Hardy was once meant to play John) until the traction gained from 2018’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Matthew Vaughn coming on as Producer seemed to kickstart the film into production Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cold Showers ‘Motionless’; Keeping The Spirit of Electro Goth Post Punk Alive

California’s Cold Showers’ third album ranges through a tasty menu of modernised goth and post punk notions reminiscent of New Order and their disciples. The rolling rumbling bass and inventive electro keeps the listeners interest for the full duration. No track name is spent on the Untitled intro, but radio commentary, sirens and sparse sounds Continue Reading

Whenyoung ‘Reasons To Dream’; Pack Up, It’s Done; We’ve Found Summer 2019’s Soundtrack.

‘In a world that right now can often feel post-apocalyptic Whenyoung’s anthemic indie is the musical antidepressant we all needed.’ Whenyoung have been catching the attentions of the media for all the right reasons for the past 6 months; in a world that right now can often feel post-apocalyptic Whenyoung’s anthemic indie is the musical Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: China Bears; Fierce Panda Records New Indie Swooners Win Over Us With Their Refreshing Indie.

China Bears are everything indie has been missing since angry post-punk took over and quite frankly as much as we’re pissed off with Brexit China Bears sound is the refreshing cold lemonade after a sweaty run; we’re feeling hydrated again. And as much as we’re as excited as everyone that IDLES and others are challenging Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: We Never Learned To Live; Getting Behind The Themes of WNLTL With The Band Themselves.

Underscore Part 3 first came across We Never Learned To Live on the bill for Holy Roar Records 10th birthday bash a few years ago, an all-dayer, split across two stages in the heart of London alongside label mates Departures, Hang The Bastard and others. They were one of those great unexpected finds who we’ve Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Drahla, Sleep Eaters, Happy 2000 & Web at Southampton, Heartbreakers 12.5.2019; A Pleasureable Audio Assault From All Four Acts.

It had been a roasting hot May Sunday the day after the legendary The Great Escape Festival in Brighton when Drahla came to Southampton which by all means is not the ideal conditions for a gig but each of the 4 bands brought different ways to win over the crowd eager to experience a broadly Continue Reading