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: Only Girl

Only Girl Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  I discovered Only Girl a few years back and I don’t really recall where or how, I just know that her vocal was mesmerising. Not long after I managed to see her play to a very small group of people at a very small and very wonderful independent … 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: Pale Waves

Pale Waves Words & Photos: Elena Katrina Do you want to do something with Pale Waves at SXSW was the e-mail I had a few weeks ago. YES! Was my answer… then nothing, zip, nada. Then when chased “they’re not doing press”. NO. Not taking that as an answer because that’s not true. So when … 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

SXSW With: Wlydest

Wyldest I’ve not long stepped off the plane and already I find myself headed straight to where the action is. The British action at least. I’m stood in The British Music Embassy on Latitude 30 for my first ever SXSW and it occurs to me that this is the place I can catch up with … Continue reading

Festival Preview: SXSW 2018

SXSW 12-18th March 2018 FIND SXSW ONLINE: Facebook// Website // Twitter Words: Elena Katrina  SXSW is THE festival everyone wants to go to, everyone wants to play, everyone wants to witness and some of us were unsure we’d ever get to do either, the latter the only real option if I’m honest. Yet here I … 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

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