Top 10’s of 2018- Manchester Writer Mhairi McDonald’s Favourites of the Year.

Our final top 10 of the year comes from Manchester based Bournemouth born Mhairi. Mhairi’s taste is hard to pin down with a love of genre hopping artists and experimental exploratory sounds. She grew up listening to a hefty amount of indie folk rock but has since broadened her horizons and firm favourites to include Continue Reading

Top 10’s of 2018- Dorset Writer Iain Dalgleish’s Favourites of the Year.

The second of our best of 2018’s comes from Dorset based Iain Dalgleish. Iain has been a shoegaze fan since the late 80s and has never steered too far from it, but just as teen Iain threw himself head first into the shoegaze scene he discovered The Wedding Present which gave him a lasting taste Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Alfie Neale, Dorchester Corn Exchange 17.12.2018

    Any West Dorset resident will tell you that big music nights don’t come along too often in these parts. The Blockheads (without Ian Dury) may have packed out the Corn Exchange and Manchester legends Johnny Marr and Peter Hook have tried out in Bridport in recent years, but there is nothing quite like Continue Reading

Top 10’s of 2018- London Writer Curt Downs Favourites of the Year.

The first of our three top 10 lists comes from London based writer Curt Downs. Curt’s passions are alternative and indie rock including shoegaze and dream pop. Curt also dabbles in electronic, folk and pop music. If this sounds your style read on to see what he played relentlessly this year…   10) Ex:Re – Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Imperial Leisure Show They’ve Got More ‘Razzle Dazzle’ Than Their First Album With A Welcome Return To Bournemouth. Buffalo Lansdowne 15.12.2018.

  Imperial Leisure brought the house down at Buffalo, Bournemouth playing a set full of old classics and equally great material from their latest album ‘Lifestyle Brand’. This was the second night of punk gigs in the wet seaside town, both very different events but both night full of bands of outstanding calibre. London party-punk Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW- Fireball- Fueling the Fire 2019- Flogging Molly, The Bronx, Face to Face, Lost in Stereo, Black Water County. Bournemouth O2 Academy 15.12.2018

Firstly, kudos to Fireball- Fueling the Fire, as music journalists we go to hundreds of gigs but I cannot remember one where every band member from each band had so much fun, whatever Fireball do on their tours they’re clearly doing it right! The addition of well known rock TV presenter and DJ, Matt Stocks Continue Reading

What is Mechanical Techno, an Interview With its Creator and Pioneer Graham Dunning.

This summer when 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft was reporting live from Green Man 2018 he spoke with Graham Dunning about Mechanical Techno and listener James Wadsworth was fascinated. With time constraints of radio, it was unclear exactly what this meant so he did some research online, then put his jaw back in his mouth after Continue Reading

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: 1999 Slipknot photoshoot outtake and interview with the photographer Simon Clay.

In 1999 now international Grammy award winning metal megastars Slipknot released their eponymously named debut album, an album that would go platinum in the UK and double platinum in America. 1999 was a time before social media and the internet being what it is today; Slipknot spread fear among parents in the way the Sex Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: The Return of Imperial Leisure to Bournemouth

James Wadsworth spoke to Denis of Imperial Leisure about guerrilla gigs, the 10-year anniversary, exclusives for 2019 and much more ahead of their upcoming Bournemouth gig. You’re coming to Bournemouth, when and where? We’re coming to Bournemouth, December 15th, to Buffalo in Lansdowne, Bournemouth. Really looking forward to it, Christmas bash and all that.   Continue Reading