INTERVIEW: Pip Blom 28.01.2019. We chatted with Pip, Her Brother And The Rest Of The Band To Talk The New Album, Growing Up Around John Peel, Not Having Daddy Issues And Much More.

Independent Venue Week 2019 was full of a host of fantastic events but one that particularly caught our eye and later our ears was Pip Blom’s tour. Pip Blom are 4 piece fronted by Pip (who describes Pip Blom as a band and not her project) from The Netherlands who play punchy indie pop. With Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: No Violet- ‘Lemons’. Math-Rock Indie Kids Smash It Out Of The Park Again With Unusually Named ‘Lemons’. Out Now.

‘‘Lemons’ continues [No Violet’s] math-rock assault on the indie scene, an assault they’ll only let us up from when they’re ready.’ Unfortunately, far too often advance releases for reviews drop in the Underscore Part 3 inbox from bands on the beginnings of their journey and we end up listening with disappointment wishing subsequent releases were Continue Reading

Yesterday’s Favourite: A Personal Tribute. Mark Hollis 1955-2019

“Silence is the most important thing you have. One note is better than two. Spirit is everything, and technique, although it has a degree of importance, is always secondary.” – Mark Hollis, 1991.  It almost skitters into life. That big, bouncing, driving bassline. The two synth lines, calling to each other, birdsong, nature in widescreen. Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Sean McGowan with support from Brand New Friend and Kitty Stewart at Anvil, Bournemouth 3.3.2019. Southampton’s Saint For More Than His Music Brought His Homecoming Show to Bournemouth.

Anvil is named ‘Anvil Rockbar’ but it’s styling is much more metal/biker which isn’t quite suited to the musical output of Sean Mcgowan, but with Sean’s folk-rock with a tinge of punk and general man of the people personality the atmosphere was the perfect venue for the Southampton boy done good. ‘Kitty played a set Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Art Brut with support from Heroes Of The Modern World at The Joiners, Southampton. 2.3.2019. Art Brut Are Not Back To Their Hey Day, This Is Their Second Coming!

With a 7-year hiatus due to personal issues in Eddie Argos’ life we knew this homecoming gig would be important but no one in the room realised just how important this would be. Art Brut are back and they sound better than when they were being touted around as indie’s next big thing! ‘The audience Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Penelope Isles; As a Recent Signing To The Legendary Bella Union We Decided We Had To Chat to Jack Wolter From The Band.

Fresh from signing with record label Bella Union and dropping 2 live sessions Chlorine and Gnarbone we had to chat to Penelope Isles to hear all about their exciting plans, here’s what Jack Wolter had to say to us. Hi, how are you? Congratulations on signing to Bella Union recently, as a young band it Continue Reading