Formerly one half of Stroud duo Ardyn, whose output was limited to a smattering of releases a couple of years back, Katy J Pearson is returning from something of a creative and commercial hiatus. Now standing on her own feet as a solo artist, albeit with a supporting band, Pearson’s recent signing to the […]

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Chatting with Steve before, after and during the show his passion for grassroots venues bled with every word and mannerism. Steve spoke with the venue staff and I about how the tour came about and when shown posters of upcoming events he wanted to be kept up to date with what The Joiners had planned […]

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It had been a roasting hot May Sunday the day after the legendary The Great Escape Festival in Brighton when Drahla came to Southampton which by all means is not the ideal conditions for a gig but each of the 4 bands brought different ways to win over the crowd eager to experience a broadly […]

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‘Portsmouth Psych proved that wanted to make as bigger impact as possible in a saturated market.’ Independents come and go for many reasons (obvs, money) but often they’re too focused on what they love personally and not always compromising on their loves with what is relevant; as soon as we saw the line up for […]

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When support act Liines announced on the Facebook event the early curfew and therefore their early stage time there’s a level of reluctance to rush down to the venue but when Liines had a healthy sized crowd who were in appreciation of their performance it’s clear Underscore Part 3 weren’t the only in attendance who […]

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‘Cherry’s voice shone through with power and her lead players work was sublime leaving us to feel that more is yet to come of this duo.’ Opening tonight’s event was the competent Cherry who played heavy thrashed acoustic guitar with soulful vocal backed by an exceptionally talented lead guitar player who’s hands nimbly crawled around […]

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