PHOTOSTORY: Will Young Came Out of his Cage and he’s Doing Just Fine in the Brighton Centre.

After focusing on his award winning podcast and and acting career we were pleasantly shocked to hear that Will Young would be releasing a album in 2019 which led naturally to a tour. Will Young found fame battling it out on the 2001 reality TV show Pop Idol where the show became about 2 stars: Continue Reading

ALBUM LAUNCH: Life Proved That The Odd Kebab Can Be Part Of ‘A Picture Of Good Health’

“Life [prove they are] the punk band for the Brexit indie generation.” A couple of weeks ago a lucky few industry insiders got a ransom style invite to an album launch but this was not to be the ‘normal’ album launch, this was free booze and free booze invite to Camden’s Marathon Kebabs. The invite Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: Intimacy, New Bangers and Trumpet Solos; Royal Blood Gave It All At Southampton’s Guildhall With Support From The Mysterines.

As part of their ‘intimate’ warm-up tour pre main stage, near-headline slots at Reading and Leeds festival, Royal Blood played six comparatively tiny venues up and down the country, including Southampton’s O2 Guildhall, supported by none other than Underscore Part 3 favourites The Mysterines, as well as the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on select dates. For Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: White Denim with Support Boy Azooga; “[White Denim,] What A Fucking Band” The Perfect Heckle From a Jubilant Crowd Member.

For many including Underscore Part 3 the announcement of White Denim with support from Boy Azooga felt as close to a double headline gig that you’re going to find for a venue of its size so it’s without surprise that Portsmouth’s hotspot the Wedgewood Rooms had sold out in advance.   By the time Boy Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Murder Capital & Egyptian Blue at Heartbreakers, Southampton; This Years Tour That People Will Want to Say “I Was There!”

For a handful of years post-punk has been at the heart of the indie/alternative scenes but in 2019 Dublin has proved over and over that right now no one can beat the post-punk coming from it right now; on Saturday The Murder Capital showcased their album in order except for final track Love, Love, Love Continue Reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Citadel; The Festival Who Self-Proclaims It’s ‘The Ultimate Summer Sunday’. Citadel, With Your Line Up We have to Agree!

Citadel festival is back for its 6th year, still featuring the inimitably indie Communion record label, and its lineup is ludicrously good.  Headlined by the arena-gracing Catfish and the Bottlemen, in the beautiful Gunnersbury Park, it features the lofty likes of Bear’s Den and Bastille; of Banfi and Balcony; of Bittersweet and Boyoca. And those Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: Foals, with support from Yak. “I have two words for you: Foals Forever”.

  Tonight’s support Yak specialise in excess. Their latest album Pursuit of Momentary Happiness is a study in kissing the edges, not just in its execution but in how it sparked to life from the perilous existence of frontman Oli Burslem during its conception. Ending up penniless, living out of the back of a Citroen estate Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Hey Colossus at Portsmouth The Loft.

With interest in their new album Four Bibles running high including a BBC 6 Music Session for Marc Riley just a week prior to this date yet again Southsea promoters Calamity Cratediggers and Honeymooner have brought the most exciting bands to the South West enticing London’s Hey Colossus to The Loft. The aptly dark, snug and Continue Reading