GIG REVIEW: Cassia / Alfie Neale / Make Friends. Thekla, Bristol, 26th October 2019. The boat rocks to the sounds of Manchester’s afro-indie marvels.

  Some live tickets are destined from the start to be great ones. The emergence of Cassia has without doubt been one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of the year. Joined by Brighton’s rising star Alfie Neale and new local favourites Make Friends, and crammed on to a hot, sweaty and packed-out Thekla, Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Abandon Ship! were our unexpected nugget of joy on the recent Larkins tour, we just had to get to know them.

Sometimes the stars align in life which for a music fan is when you find that new band who no one knows of yet and you feel in on the next big industry secret. Larkins kindly invited us to their recent tour of which we stumbled into the venue to hear an unknown first on Continue Reading

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Over dinner upcoming indie mega stars Larkins tell us about their EP, life on the road, laughs and being true to their fans.

Interviews come in all different shapes and sizes, from being hustled into a separate room with a specific time period to a chilled beer and a chat. Larkins took a different approach which started with an extremely open conversation, leading to some revelations that maybe they weren’t supposed to share: apparently an EP is coming! Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Temptress yet again have dropped a new single ‘Paradise’ showing how pop can be art. Still swooning from their last release we got them in for a chat.

Temptress caught our affections this summer seducing us with brazen single Naked, but now they’re back with their most pop sound yet with Paradise. As a pair of multi-instrumentalists and producing everything in their own studio Temptress aren’t for the disposable pop fans they’re for the pop lovers. Kindly Temptress let us step into their world… Hi, how Continue Reading

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Joe Keogh allowed us to explore the internal dimensions of Amber Run on their recent tour.

Kindly Joe Keogh spent some time with James O’ Sullivan of Underscore Part 3 as the band began to wrap up the UK leg of their tour. With the bands next steps being to fly transatlantic for another jaunt around America Joe took his time to reflect on what is important to him as a Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Amber Run with support from Stereo Honey — A match made in heaven in Exeter’s Lemongrove. 16.10.2019.

“The entire [Stereo Honey] set was hauntingly atmospheric” Opening the night Stereo Honey, who were well received judging by the pockets of the crowd singing along to every beautifully crooned word flying gracefully, almost transcendentally from lead singer Pete Restrick’s throat. It would be amiss to assume that there was anyone left by the end Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Temptress – Paradise. London duo make a welcome return, dropping their quietly effervescent new single.

  London outfit Temptress are back and continuing to carve out a name for themselves as purveyors of their own brand of R&B-flecked alt-pop. The duo has created some fine releases already this year with Secret and previous single Naked, which earnt praise over the summer. “[Paradise is] a song which floats with optimistic possibilities; Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: Larkins / STITCH / Abandon Ship! The Anvil, Bournemouth, 18.10.19. Manchester’s rising stars bring their euphoric brand of indie-pop to the South Coast

Despite its usual rock ethos, it was an unashamedly eclectic treble-bill laid on for a packed assembly at Bournemouth’s basement venue The Anvil on Friday, reflected in the show being sold out well in advance of the night. Indie-pop rising stars Larkins were the main draw for a largely youthful crowd, but it is always Continue Reading