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

Festival Review: Neighbourhood 2017 – Manchester

Neighbourhood 2017 Various venues, Manchester, 7th October 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox “In rain we graft” might be a t-shirt slogan, but it sums up the Manchester music scene’s collective ability for hard work, togetherness and fighting through the strife that often comes from the life of being working class in the … 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

Album Review: The Amazons – The Amazons

The Amazons Released May 26th 2017 Words: Gary Lambert From Midnight tonight The Amazons self-titled debut album will be available to listen to, but we’ve had a sneak peek. And after being fans of the band since the start, it was so exciting to get a copy of it to review.  But with that excitement … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – Little Something

The Amazons Words: Gary Lambert As the eye from the Little Something image peers at you, The Amazons launch into the construction of a sheer cliff face of bass. It feels scary, threatening and dangerous. It feels like rock music should. Little Something sounds like it is going to make a lot of money for … Continue reading

Festival Review: Always The Sun

Always The Sun 10th and 11th September 2016 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina “Who calls their festival always the sun?!” calls out a nonplussed Jamie from Get Inuit during their soggy set. “Always the Rain…. only joking! They’re paying us….!” He might be joking but he does have a point – it was always going … Continue reading

Just Listen: The Amazons – In My Mind

The Amazons Words: Gary Lambert In My Mind is for me the sound of The Amazons. Heavy-leaning rock music but without the desire to cause shock, fear or deafness just for the sake of it. The bass work on this track is one of my favourites of 2016, not because I have any technical knowledge, … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Always The Sun

Always The Sun 2016 10-11 September 2016, Guildford TICKETS ON SALE HERE Facebook // Twitter // Website  Words: Elena Katrina Always The Sun is a brand new music festival in leafy Guildford, Surrey. We are really hoping that aside from their smashing line up, that the weather will live up to the name – so … Continue reading

Festival Review: Kendal Calling 2016

Kendal Calling 2016 28th -31st July 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Kendal Calling Official   The low-key opening of Kendal Calling’s Thursday is very, very much the antithesis of low key. Despite the occasional wafting of rain through the site, everybody in the fields seemed to be ready to wage war on body, mind and … Continue reading

Festival Review: Beat Herder 2016

Beat Herder 2016 Words: Elena Katrina Photos: Daisy Smart/Elena Katrina I first discovered Beat Herder festival only last year, perhaps because it’s not really known for being a festival for the kind of music we write about – but it does have an entire stage dedicated to it and that is partly why we returned, … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Y Not 2016

Y NOT 2016 29-31 July 2016, Derbyshire TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT Facebook // Twitter // Website  Words: Fi Carroll It’s almost that time of year again when the peaceful Peak District countryside is transformed into the four day musical extravaganza that is Y Not Festival, with stunning views, more live bands than you could possibly … Continue reading

Live Review: Fiction Records Party – London

Fiction Records Party [Crystal Castles//The Amazons//The Big Moon// Palace House of Vans, 12th May 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Beneath the mass of commuter mayhem that is Waterloo station, lurks a twisted series of arches with intriguing tunnels, one in particular is the spiritual home of Vans, the well renowned skater/trainer brand. It’s this venue which … Continue reading

Interview: The Amazons

The Amazons Words: Gary Lambert Regardless of how an interview goes, I always come away from the sessions feeling fortunate to meet the artist or band. It is exciting to see beyond the looking glass and get some insight into what goes on in the lives of a rock band. Sometimes the band you meet … Continue reading

Festival Review: Flying Vinyl – London

Flying Vinyl Hackney Shapes, 9th April 2016 Words: Lauren Grigor Flying Vinyl sure know how to put on a good show. The vinyl subscription service has had healthy growth in the last year, proving that vinyl is still alive and really doing more than just well. It was great to see the amount of people … Continue reading

Live Review: The Amazons, Oh Boy, Fish Tank

Hopscotch The Social, Little Portland Street, London, 14th March 2016 Words: Nick Jacques Yet again the Social faithful have congregated to witness another trio of bands hand-picked from the SXSW festival! Hopscotch is a monthly live gig night at The Social and yet again it was packed to the rafters. It had a sense of … Continue reading

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