SINGLE REVIEW: Abandon Ship! – Say the Word. Basingstoke fourpiece lay down a pristine first instalment on their forthcoming E.P.

A timely return from Abandon Ship! who are back to warm the winter nights with Say the Word, the opening gambit in an E.P. release which is due to gradually unfurl over the next few months. The E.P is a glittering self-production, sprinkled with some extra mastering magic by The 1975 collaborator Robin Schmidt. If Continue Reading

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Over dinner upcoming indie mega stars Larkins tell us about their EP, life on the road, laughs and being true to their fans.

Interviews come in all different shapes and sizes, from being hustled into a separate room with a specific time period to a chilled beer and a chat. Larkins took a different approach which started with an extremely open conversation, leading to some revelations that maybe they weren’t supposed to share: apparently an EP is coming! Continue Reading

IN FOR QUESTIONING: Temptress yet again have dropped a new single ‘Paradise’ showing how pop can be art. Still swooning from their last release we got them in for a chat.

Temptress caught our affections this summer seducing us with brazen single Naked, but now they’re back with their most pop sound yet with Paradise. As a pair of multi-instrumentalists and producing everything in their own studio Temptress aren’t for the disposable pop fans they’re for the pop lovers. Kindly Temptress let us step into their world… Hi, how Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Temptress – Paradise. London duo make a welcome return, dropping their quietly effervescent new single.

  London outfit Temptress are back and continuing to carve out a name for themselves as purveyors of their own brand of R&B-flecked alt-pop. The duo has created some fine releases already this year with Secret and previous single Naked, which earnt praise over the summer. “[Paradise is] a song which floats with optimistic possibilities; Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Friendly Fires – Inflorescent. The Trio’s Four-Decade Dancefloor Homage Reinstalls Solid Roots In The Ground

Friendly Fires have come a long way from the heady days when their self-titled debut burst out of the late-noughties scene, amongst the wreckage of nu-rave, nu-gaze and other fads long-since left redundant; a distant time when people seemed to have nothing better to do than care about The Klaxons, even encouraging them with a Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: Temptress ‘Naked’; Sensual R&B From The South London Duo

Hailing from South London, Jess Belgrave and Vlad Woodham-Smith are the multi-talented duo Temptress, who have racked up a couple of million streams since 2016. Hurrying on the heels of previous offering Secret, their latest release Naked drops this week; a self-produced composition which melds Temptress’ trademark contemporary R&B grooves with brooding honeyed-vocals. Vlad picks Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: whenyoung Teach Us To Be Trust Our Gut Feeling & The Life Lessons They’ve Been Learning as a Young Band.

whenyoung have just released their debut album Reasons to Dream which we described as “summer 2019’s soundtrack” which is a bold statement to be making May so after much conflicting of schedules we were fortunate to get the band huddled round their laptop whilst away at festivals where we had a fascinating email exchange with Continue Reading

Whenyoung ‘Reasons To Dream’; Pack Up, It’s Done; We’ve Found Summer 2019’s Soundtrack.

‘In a world that right now can often feel post-apocalyptic Whenyoung’s anthemic indie is the musical antidepressant we all needed.’ Whenyoung have been catching the attentions of the media for all the right reasons for the past 6 months; in a world that right now can often feel post-apocalyptic Whenyoung’s anthemic indie is the musical Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE PREMIER & SINGLE REVIEW: The Keep Cats ‘Basement Dreams’; This Is The One, The Single We’ve Been Waiting For The Keep Cats To Write.

‘‘Basement Dreams’ [is] a perfect pop song based around guitars and singalongs.’ Our story with The Keep Cats has been an honest one, one where they’ve had listen to some honest criticism from us but wow it shows how well they listened because ‘Basement Dreams’ is the second single of a new sounding The Keep Continue Reading