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: 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: 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: Catholic Action

Catholic Action Words & Photos: Elena Katrina  Imagine you are at a party and you meet a guy and you say hi and not much more. No big deal right? Then imagine you stand in line for 20 minutes later to see a band you reeeeaallly like and when you get in you head to … 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

Just Watch: Marsicans – Throw Ourselves In

Marsicans Words: Elena Katrina Sometimes there are no words, sometimes there is only laughter and smiles and that’s the case with the new video for Throw Ourselves In by one of our faves… Marsicans! OK so obviously the first watch was the time for no words and laughter and smiles the second, third and fourth … Continue reading

Just Watch: The Wild Things – Loaded Gun

The Wild Things Words: Elena Katrina The Wild Things are coming for you and they’re latest track Loaded Gun is loaded with with 60s vibes and a hell of an infectious melody. From the opening guitar/drum stomp you’ll be held hostage. The sweet but sassy vocals hold no prisoners either, I can imagine this one … Continue reading

Just Listen: Cape Cub – Searchlight

Cape Cub Words: Elena Katrina Cape Cub has a wonderful way with words, something he just doesn’t ever seem to fall short on. What he also has, in new track Searchlight, is something quite dark and haunting in his vocal. This track feels more laid bare than some of his other singles such as All … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Insomniac Project – Give U

The Insomniac Project Words: Gary Feeney Since The Insomniac Project first appeared on these pages with their brilliant single, Vacillation, the Glaswegian outfit have went relatively quiet, focussing their energies on writing and recording new songs with only the odd foray into the live arena during their hibernation. Following a recent appearance at ButeFest, however, … Continue reading

Interview Exclusive: Amber Run

Amber Run Words: Leander Hobbs The haunting voice of Joe Keogh is somewhat subdued as we exchange pleasantries on an uncommonly warm day at the beginning of August 2017. I am here to discuss Amber Run’s forthcoming digital EP release and UK tour, including an appearance at Hanger 34, Liverpool on 8 October 2017. What … Continue reading

Just Watch: Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of

Suzi Wu Words: Elena Katrina I’ve been a bit obsessed with Suzi Wu since her debut Teenage Witch etched itself into my subconscious and has lived there, creeping me out, for a good few months. I all but jumped up and down when I accidentally had a meeting with one of her team last week … Continue reading

Festival Review: Festival No.6 2017

Festival No.6 2017 Words: Rebecca Worthington For the sixth year running, the peculiar, pastel-coloured village of Portmeirion, home of the 1967 TV Series The Prisoner, transformed into the bijou beauty that is Festival No.6. This idyllic, Italianate village sits on the southern shores of Snowdonia, providing an undulating backdrop of exquisite hillside and sandy coastlines. … Continue reading

Just Listen: Swimming Tapes – Alison

Swimming Tapes Words: Elena Katrina Swimming Tapes release their latest EP, Soft Sea Blue, this Friday and from it they’ve just shared the track Alison. With lashings of sun-drenched jangling guitars this is a track that is warming and heady on the melody. Another fine example of the musical delicacies that Swimming Tapes put forward … Continue reading

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