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

SINGLE REVIEW: Mouse – ‘Grow’. Dark, defiant pop which delivers on its promise.

It’s taken perhaps longer than expected for Bristol-based Mouse to make her return, following her well-received debut single 3 Weeks in 2018 and follow-up Escape back around the turn of the year. The Scottish singer-producer has spoken honestly about her struggles to address and overcome physical and mental health problems, having battled Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder Continue Reading

GIG REVIEW: Hatchie, with support from Katy J Pearson. The Louisiana, Bristol. Brisbane’s dream-pop diva delivers.

  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 Continue Reading