SINGLE REVIEW: Abandon Ship! – Say the Word. Basingstoke fourpiece lay down a pristine first instalment on their forthcoming E.P.

A timely return from Abandon Ship! who are back to warm the winter nights with Say the Word, the opening gambit in an E.P. release which is due to gradually unfurl over the next few months. The E.P is a glittering self-production, sprinkled with some extra mastering magic by The 1975 collaborator Robin Schmidt. If Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Bellevue Days, “It Can’t Possibly Go Wrong Ever” — judging by this stunner of an album, we’re inclined to believe you!

Croydon 4-piece Bellevue Days boast an impressively stacked support résumé of As It Is, mewithoutYou, Twin Atlantic and Mallory Knox among others (as well as press support from Kerrang! and Rock Sound) producing what we could broadly term as hard hitting, menacingly brilliant pop punk. They fuse punk-infused screams with abrasive yet powerful harmonies, over Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Nia Wyn – 10 Seconds. Confident flavours point to an emerging unique talent.

  Nia Wyn has been busy over the last year, rewarded with praise in all the right places, from just the right tastemakers; while well-chosen support slots with the likes of Paloma Faith have raised the Welsh singer’s profile into a definitive “one-to-watch”. Topping this all off 2020 will see Nia alongside Paul Weller for Continue Reading

SHOW ME THE PUNNY #8: False Advertising answer questions with us based on puns of their song titles.

Having recently dropped their debut album Brainfreeze it’s likely that False Advertising have faced a barrage of interviews about the recent album. At the prospect of not just having one member of False Advertising available to answers questions with us, but all three members of the band we decided to take a different approach. Well, that Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Whether playing ‘Popular Music’ or giving us a ‘Picture Of Good Health’ LIFE prove they are exactly what we need right now. Supports Night Flowers & Bird Shoes- Bournemouth

After a big year and an even bigger album LIFE set out on an extensive set of tour dates to cement themselves as one of the UK’s premier live acts. To compliment the Bournemouth date LIFE were placed aside tour support Night Flowers and local legends Bird Shoes. With over 5 years history as the Continue Reading

RETROSPECTIVE: Adorable, Bush Hall, London. 1st November 2019. Better to Fade In than Fade Away: Lost guitar greats briefly return for a fleeting night of celebration.

“We never did get to set the world alight, but we got as far as striking the match.” – Pete Fijalkowski, Adorable. With hindsight, what an absolute mindfuck it must have been for anyone lucky enough to kick around on the roster of the legendary Creation Records in the early 1990s. Forget how things turned Continue Reading