Live Review: Hippo Campus – London

Hippo Campus London, 23rd August 2018 Words & Photos: Luke Pettican  As soon as you walked into Omeara’s delightfully styled main room, you could sense the raging excitement in the air. Before even the support band had started the place was crammed with eager fans, connected by an undeniable sense of feverish anticipation. Before Hippo … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Bushstock 2018

Bushstock 2018 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets forBushstock Festival 2018 are on sale now £35 (+fees) here. Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Bushstock Festival remains one of my personal favourite festivals over the season and it’s not just because I’m a huge fan of Communion, who put it all together. I’ve lost track as to … Continue reading

Festival Preview: All Points East 2018

All Points East 2018 – Catfish and The Bottlemen 1st June 2018 Words: Luke Pettican Find All Points East on Facebook Tickets for All Points East can be purchased here. As part of this year’s All Points East Festival, Catfish And The Bottlemen headline a huge show in London’s Victoria Park on June 1st. APE have lined … Continue reading

Just Listen: Shiners – Just Got Paid

Shiners Words: Elena Katrina If I close my eyes  when listening Just Got Paid by Shiners I’m not entirely sure what year it is, let alone what decade. Take a massive leap back into the 90s with me folks – this has early Blur written all over it (personally, early Blur is my fave Blur) … Continue reading

Live Review: Methyl Ethyl – London

Methyl Ethyl The Shacklewell Arms, 15/08/2017 Words: Nick Jacques I strolled into the Shacklewell Arms with about 15 minutes to go before Methyl Ethyl were to go on stage. I had never set foot in this part of town before. I was intrigued to know what I might find lurking amongst these 4 murky music-soaked … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Various Venues, London, 10th June 2017 Words: Leander Hobbs Photos: Elena Katrina It’s a sweltering hot day in June and I’m sitting in a small wine bar in Shepherd’s Bush; breathing room only.  There’s a buzz in the air as the maximum capacity crowd fidget around the makeshift performance area of two stools … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Bushstock 2017

Bushstock 2017 Words: Elena Katrina Price info: Tickets for Bushstock Festival 2016 are on sale now £35 (+fees) here. Keep Updated: Facebook//Twitter    Bushstock Festival remains one of my personal favourite festivals over the season and it’s not just because I’m a huge fan of Communion, who put it all together. I’ve lost track as … Continue reading

Gig Review: Jack Rocks 7, London

Jack Rocks 7 Seabright Arms, London, April 2017 Words: Laura Smallwood + Taylor Smith Photos: Alan Wells Like you would expect of all This Feeling Jack Rocks events last Tuesday at London’s infamous Sebright Arms was an absolute scorcher. Yet again packed from start to finish, yet again the JDs were flowing throughout and yet … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Flying Vinyl

Flying Vinyl All Dayer The Oval, London, 7th April 2017 Words: Elena Katrina  With ten of our favourite acts all descending upon one venue for Flying Vinyl’s all dayer this weekend it’s pretty much impossible for us to do our usual festival preview so instead we’re going to post a track by each band and … Continue reading

Live Review: Yonaka – London

Yonaka Birthdays, London, 19th January 2017 Words: Lauren Grigor Coming on stage around 10:30, the four piece were looking chuffed after their incredible day – Signing with a major label is a big deal for a young band but they’ve earned it, delivering set after set, they never lose energy and always leave me wanting … Continue reading

Festival Review: Mirrors 2016 – London

Mirrors 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Photos: Jane Jimenez As ever the centre of Hackney was a hive of activity on the weekend. On any other weekend, this would just be another busy scene in London. People going about and doing their own thing etc, but when the Mirrors festival rolled into the heart of Hackney … Continue reading

Festival Review: Mirrors Festival 2016

Mirrors Festival 2016 29th October 2016: Various Venues Hackney Stay updated: Website// Facebook// Twitter Tickets available from all main on-line ticket outlets Words: Nick Jacques In its 2nd year now the Mirrors Festival is being staged across 6 different and interesting venues in the heartland of Hackney. It promises to be a festival to remember … Continue reading

Live Review: DIY All Dayer, London

DIY All-Dayer Tufnell Park-Boston Music Room, London- 2nd October 2016 Words & Photos: Chloe Hashemi I had been looking forward to this one for a while. Once DIY magazine announced their line-up of their October All-Dayer, it was evident they had intentionally handpicked a satisfying selection from the ever-developing emerging British indie artist bill. Prides … Continue reading

Live Review: Communion at 10, London

Communion at 10 House Of Vans, London 2016 Words: Claire Healey Photos: Jane Jimenez Formed in the basement of Notting Hill Arts Club in 2006 by Mumford and Sons guitarist Ben Lovett, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Jones (who would later form Bear’s Den) and acclaimed producer Ian Grimble, Communion Music began as a platform to develop artists … Continue reading

Festival Review: Bushstock – London

Bushstock 18th June 2016, London Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Daisy Smart Bushstock has been one of my favourite festivals of the past four or so years and last year I let someone else take my place to hit up the Communion Music presented festival in South West London’s Shepherds Bush to review for Popped. I … Continue reading

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