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

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

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

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