SINGLE REVIEW: Oh Brother we’re in for a ride with the Oxford four-pieces new single ‘Hopeless Romantic’

“If Queens Of The Stone Age were the metaphorical Satan, Oh Brother are the metaphorical Charles Manson- the prodigy learning and shaping his behemoth sized demonic talent.” To open Oh Brother’s new single Hopeless Romantic the four-piece begin with a chugged low tone muted guitar riff and brooding vocal line to match. We’re engaged but Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Hanya are becoming one of this years most important cult success stories so we had to chat to them ahead of their new EP.

Hanya are easily becoming the first cult success story born out of sleepy coastal town Poole, and for us we couldn’t be happier to say those words. The now four piece band have taken the ‘traditional’ route to success- from bedroom solo project- to 2 piece emotional outlet- to DIY hard graft- to tiny indie Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Hayley Williams delivers perfection stepping away from her comfort zone in her most powerful work.

“[Simmer was] not the song we wanted from Hayley, but it was the song we needed.” Journalists have music that they ‘have’ to listen to and music they ‘HAVE’ to listen to. For this writer we listened to Hayley Williams debut solo single Simmer because of Paramore’s importance in popular culture not because we’ve ever Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Beans On Toast is back and this time he’s brought with him a whole album of dystopian rock ‘n’ roll

Beans On Toast is not the most talked about artist on the indie scene, but quite frankly he should be, his lyrics are honest, relatable and if you’re a festival goer who hasn’t stumbled across playing in a field, you haven’t spent enough time in our muddy British quagmires. For Beans latest album he took Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Wave Chase, the unlikely kings of the indie-punk rock party! With Support from Juno and Annik

Your hometown debut EP release is supposed to be a party, it’s the coming together of a mash up of your mates from school, the mates you’ve made at your early gigs and hopefully, if you’re on the right track the last of this melting pot should be some fans. With the Wave Chase’s release Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Panic Shack seem to be alarmed at ‘Who’s Got My Lighter’ whereas we’re desperate for a stream of the single!

Just because you’re a major league radio DJ doesn’t mean you’re a legend, but in Huw Stephens case he is the second- we love him! Huw is known for promoting the work of Welsh musicians, his work with championing new acts from all over and lastly his more primetime work. And this brings us to Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: We had to ‘Bang, Bang, Bang’ out an interview with indie-pop sensation Lauran Hibberd.

You know the deal, we love an artist and we suspect you will too so we use our magical powers to track them down to find out more. These q and a’s can range from short dull answers to much, much more; Lauran proves that she’s not only a hit with words in her songs, Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Somebody’s Child is back with his fifth single, ‘Love That Sound’, and quite frankly, we do too!

‘a buoyantly bright banger that simply demands a smile.’ Some of you may remember Somebody’s Child from our 10/10 review of his last single, Jungle. Or, hopefully, you’ve taken our words to heart and fallen in love with his music yourself. Either way, his new offering is superb. Love That Sound is, in essence, incredibly Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, LP: A rest is as good as a change as indie perennials make triumphant comeback

You can’t just disappear like that without there being a tale that needs to be told. Here it is. Setting a template which might just have been the inspiration for a similar act of perverse self-implosion by fellow Londoners The Maccabees a year or so later, the component parts of Bombay Bicycle Club reconvened in Continue Reading