Festival Preview: Camden Rocks 2019

Camden Rocks 2019 Preview Various venues, Camden, 1st & 2nd June 2019 Tickets Well, ladies and gents, here we are once more with the Camden Rocks shaping up to be bigger and better than ever this year. As if last year’s CR festival wasn’t jammy enough with the number of venues and bands they could … Continue reading

Just Listen: Swimming Girls – Pray In Silence

Swimming Girls – Pray In Silence Words: Gary Lambert Pray in Silence is the most beautiful release from Swimming Girls yet, and that owes a lot to the positioning of the vocals at the top of the mix in order to grant extra emphasis on the heartfelt lyrics.  If I was new to Swimming Girls, … Continue reading

Just Watch: Little Grace – Silence

Little Grace – Silence Words: Elena Katrina OK so Little Grace isn’t quite the act that we would usually write about but there is no denying that their latest offering Silence has something special to its RNB flavouring – with tender moments of piano and a beautiful crackling, Silence strangely calls to me. There’s a … Continue reading

TRACK PREMIERE: Be Quiet.Shout Loud! – I won’t sing for you

Be Quiet.Shout Loud! – I won’t sing for you Words: Sammy Sadler  The kings of glam-rock are back with their sequins and a new track that’ll be stuck in your head for days. I’ve been a fan of Be Quiet.Shout Loud! since I stumbled across them randomly as they played a stage at Mustang Sally’s in Newcastle … Continue reading

Festival Preview: This Is Tomorrow 2019

This Is Tomorrow, Newcastle 24 – 26 May, Newcastle, Exhibition Park Words: Sammy Sadler PRICE INFO: TICKETS FOR THIS IS TOMORROW ARE ON SALE NOW HERE Keep Updated: Website // Facebook //Twitter Newcastle has really pulled it out the bag this year in terms of bringing both well-known and upcoming musicians together to form festivals with impressive … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer

Swimming Tapes – Keep Her Closer Words: Lauren Mellor With summer on its way, it’s great finding some proper seasonal indie tunes and that’s exactly what Swimming Tapes’ Keep Her Closer provides. With a light-hearted melody and beautifully written lyrics about young romance, Swimming Tapes give me nostalgic feels of The Drums – something I … Continue reading

Just Listen: LIFE – Moral Fibre

LIFE – Moral Fibre Words: Gary Lambert Do you have asthma? If so, before you listen to Moral Fibre grab your inhaler and have a big blast on it. This track is dangerous for you breathing;  with a breakneck immediacy through the two minutes of sheer pleasure. Whether it is the rapid, fun guitar or … Continue reading

JUST WATCH: LAURAN HIBBERD – HOOCHIE

Lauran Hibberd – Hoochie Words: Meg Young Set to hit the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury later this summer, rising sensation Lauran Hibberd has unveiled her new music video for her latest captivating release, Hoochie. Curious, I Googled what the term meant and I soon learnt that a ‘hoochie’ is a slang term for a … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Modern Strangers – Magic Hour

The Modern Strangers – Modern Hour Words: Amy Butcher Now I have to admit before reviewing this song that I had never properly listened to The Modern Strangers and it’s safe to say they’ve got me hooked. Magic Hour takes you on an electronic, disco-pop journey and it’s a magic 3 minutes (see what I did … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Highest Point, Lancaster

Highest Point Festival Williamson Park, Lancaster 17-18 May 2019 Words: Gary Lambert Highest Point Festival is a relatively new addition to the north-west summer taking place in Lancaster at Williamson Park. Obviously, on a far smaller scale, the festival seems to be using Glastonbury as a role model with the event mixing a variety of … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad)

The Golden Dregs – Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) Words: Sammy Sadler I have to start this review by summing this track up in just one word – and that word is WOW. Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) isn’t the typical jingly indie-pop melody that I usually jump to write … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Luna Bay – Call The Night

Luna Bay – Call The Night Words: Clare Hingley The first time I heard this song, immediately Neon Trees song Animal sprang to mind. Catchy from the initial beat, this single keeps you hooked from beginning end. Luna Bay, made up of O’Mara, Milligan, Ross and Penniston that convened in Chelsea, London, released Call The … Continue reading

JUST LISTEN: Callum Pitt – Here If You Need

Callum Pitt – Here If You Need Words: Sammy Sadler I’ve been keeping my eye on Callum Pitt since I fell in love with his last single Forgotten Kids so I was really excited to hear he was releasing a new single so soon after. Latest track Here If You Need is much more delicate than Forgotten Kids, opting for a Lumineers vibe … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Hit The North 2019

Hit The North Various Venues, Newcastle, 5th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler & Lauren Mellor Photos: Elena Katrina & Lauren Mellor Sammy’s Words I’ve said it so many times before and I’ll say it again – festival season is my favourite time of the year. Whether it’s shuffling between packed venues in a city or … Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Live At Leeds 2019

Live At Leeds 2019 Various Venues, Leeds, 4th May 2019 Words: Sammy Sadler Photography: Elena Katrina We’ve been covering day-long metropolitan music festival Live At Leeds for a few years now and I think that it’s pretty safe to say that it just keeps getting better and better as each event goes by. From the … Continue reading

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