INTERVIEW: Munky. With A New Single Just Released And An EP On The Way We Chatted with Singer Zac.

Having just dropped evocative charity single ‘One In Five’ commentating on the current justice statistics of sexual assault on women and with their new EP release just around the corner we had to have a chat with singer and guitarist Zac to find out more about Irelands’ latest post-punk release. Hey Munky! Thanks for making Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Munky ‘One In Five’ Out 13.03.2019

‘‘One In Five’ is Munky’s unapologetic depiction of ‘the ludicrous nature of victim blaming in the face of modern day rape culture’.’ After their auspicious return from a brief online hiatus, and barely a month after unleashing the phenomenal, psych-infused ‘You Got Male’, Irish lads Munky are presenting yet another facet of themselves with latest Continue Reading

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