SXSW With: Our Girl

Our Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  It’s OK to see a band you like more than once in a few weeks, it’s OK to see them 4 times in less than 3 weeks, I know this, because I’ve done it. I did it with Our Girl, though it wasn’t necessarily intentionally but if they’re … Continue reading

SXSW With: Breakfast Muff

Breakfast Muff Words and Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ll be honest… I’ve never seen Breakfast Muff play live before, I don’t even know, truthfully still, if I’ve sat down and listened to them before now. I’ve seen their name on posters and I’ve heard them being talked about so I figured, when is best to get … Continue reading

SXSW With: Tijuana Bibles

Tijuana Bibles Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Sometimes bands can fall off your radar and throw themselves right back in when you least expect it. Not to say that I never thought Tijuana Bibles would be at SXSW but as they’d not been in my field of view for a while I was really happy … Continue reading

SXSW With: Flyte

Flyte Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I’ve never interviewed a band at 11pm before, that I can recall, because that usually means they’ve already been on stage to play. Not this time though, with a hefty 12.20 set time 11pm seemed a reasonable time to meet up in Downtown Austin with Flyte ahead of their … Continue reading

SXSW With: Francobollo

Francobollo Words and Photos: Elena Katrina Discovering new bands is my thing, even if I’m late to the party – and I’m late to the party with Francobollo. But last night I found myself watching them for the first time and wondering why the hell that was, because they are so great; engaging, slightly unhinged, … Continue reading

Just Listen: Saltwater Sun – The Wire

Saltwater Sun Words: Elena Katrina  The return of Saltwater Sun feels long over due but oh so worth the wait. Newest single The Wire takes a look at hard hitting subjects without it sounding overly dark musically – though that bass line certainly has it’s place rooted there. Shimmery guitar riffs and swirls meet up … Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Fairhazel

Fairhazel The latest signing to the Communion Music label’s singles club is Fairhazel and as he made an impression on us with his 7X7 single we thought we’d find out how the US has made an impact on him by inviting him to do a unique blog post to tell us, and you just how … Continue reading

Live Review: Pale Waves – Liverpool

Pale Waves Studio 2, Liverpool, 24th February 2018 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina It’s still absolutely baltic outside and there was a tiny part of me who really wanted to stay in the warm but the pull of not just one, not just two even, but three, great bands all playing the same line up … Continue reading

Just Listen: Red Rum Club – Calexico

Red Rum Club Words: Elena Katrina If Arctic Monkeys tripped over and got in a tangle with a Marichi band … was my initial thoughts, but it’s much more than that. Red Rum Club have been impressing me (and many others) at various venues in Liverpool for some time now and it’s about time they … Continue reading

Just Watch: DMA’S – In The Air

DMA’S Words: Caleb Curtis DMA’S are going from strength to strength. After a hit debut album Hill’s End in 2016, the Australian three-piece treated us to a brand new single back in late 2017 with Dawning. It marked an evolution of their sound, but one that was very much grounded in familiarity. This statement remains … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cape Cub – Come Around

Cape Cub Thrilled to be sharing Cape Cub’s brand new single, Come Around. In part because we’re working with him on a show next week and in part because it’s just another example of how singer-songwriter Chad can put together a heart wrenchingly emotive story with captivating melodies and really nice clean production. This is … Continue reading

Just Listen: Bloxx – Novocain

Bloxx Words: Elena Katrina  For such a young band Bloxx seem to already have a bit of a drug problem… single Coke, was one of our tracks of 2017 and new single Novocain is looking like already being one of our tracks of 2018. What can you do eh? This is a band who are … Continue reading

Just Watch: Keir – Night and Day

Keir Words: Elena Katrina I had to take a double check that I was listening to the right song when I put this on. I don’t remember Keir sounding like this at any point, not live, not in his previous singles and I have loved all of that and I have to say …. I … Continue reading

Just Watch: Fil Bo Riva – Head Sonata (Love Control)

Fil Bo Riva People can write and sing great songs but add an extraordinary vocal and the whole thing takes on another dimension. For me Fil Bo Riva has this something something to his vocal which lights up a part of my heart. There’s several notes within this single, Head Sonata (Love Control), which just … Continue reading

Just Watch: Meadowlark – Pink Heart

Meadowlark Words: Elena Katrina Meadowlark return with new track Pink Heart and with it a new video. The video is a love letter to the band’s 5 years together. It follows them on tour, chilling, in the recording studio and is a great insight into the duo’s dynamic that is rarely seen. Pink Heart continues … Continue reading

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