Single Review: My Darling Defibrillator // Officer

Standing at 5.23 minutes long, Officer’s self-proclaimed “oddly titled single” ‘My Darling Defibrillator’ is an epic saga from start to finish. The Glaswegian singer-songwriter – who also goes by the name David Logan – couples his poignant lyrics with purposeful melodies, making him the male retort to Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine fame. […]Read More

Live Review: Fidlar // Heaven, London, 23.06.15

If you’ve ever watched a nature documentary – which you’ve probably done if your grandparents’ house is anywhere near as boring as my grandparents’ house is – then chances are you’ll have seen footage of penguins queuing up on icebergs, taking it in turns to jump into the freezing cold water. Although gay nightclub and […]Read More

Single Review: Waiting On The Sun // The Jackobins

Opening with a neat hook which wouldn’t be out of place on a Blur record, The Jackobins’ latest offering ‘Waiting On The Sun’ has a sense of urgency that makes it impossible not to groove along to. The track is tightly wound throughout, but the chorus has a particular impact on the listener – it’s […]Read More

Song of the Week (15th June): So Bunted // Happy

‘So Bunted’ by Happy Diving is a roaring track which is certain to invite impromptu head-banging wherever it is played. With the same drawling quality to frontman Matt Berry’s vocal as could be said of Mario Cuomo, of The Orwells fame, this track has the potential to see crowds go well and truly mental at […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: The House of God // Samuel

Title: The House of God Author: Samuel Shem What I Think So Far: Recommended to me by my Dad, who is a doctor, it became immediately apparent upon reading the first few pages of The House of God that my Dad’s cynicism about his patients and colleagues is not as unique to him as I once thought. A story […]Read More

Film Review: Spy

Spy, directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat), is one of the funniest films to hit the screens in recent years. When top agent, Bradley Fine (Jude Law), is assassinated by Bulgarian arms dealer, Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), the CIA is desperate. The covers of their top agents have been blown, which leaves them with […]Read More

The Top 10 Courteeners Songs

10. The Opener // Falcon (2010) I’ve heard many Courteeners fans declare that they don’t like the ‘The Opener’ from the band’s 2010 record, Falcon. And, fair enough, upon first listen through it can seem somewhat excluding if you’re not from the band’s hometown city of Manchester: “I was meant for this place, I was […]Read More

Interview: Wyvern Lingo

Wyvern Lingo are an Irish band consisting of Karen Cowley (Vocals/Piano), Saoirse Duane (Vocals/Guitar) and Caoimhe Barry (Vocals/Percussion). You might recognise Cowley’s hauntingly beautiful voice as Hozier’s duet partner from ‘In A Week’, or seen Wyvern Lingo as they supported Hozier and the band on their UK tour. The Indiependent caught up with the girls to learn a bit […]Read More

Single Review: Thinking Back // The Time Sellers

The latest release from The Time Sellers is a wonderful track called ‘Thinking Back’. Melodically, it’s a lot more original than some of their earlier material, which serves to illustrate just how far this great Chesterfield based band has come in the last year or so. Their self-improvement is obviously the product of hard work […]Read More

Track Review: Security Deposit // Kid Mud

‘Security Deposit’ by Californian band, Kid Mud, is a mellow track which could easily be the soundtrack to any rom com, like ever. It feels like the perfect backdrop for a breakup scene. You know which scene I mean – picture the camera cutting to a shot of the protagonist driving in the rain, tears […]Read More

Song of the Week (1st June): Kings // Our Saving

‘Kings’ by Our Saving Day is hot off the press just today; it’s a cohesive, well produced track which could easily see the Sheffield quintet secure a position for themselves alongside household names from the pop punk genre, such as All Time Low, Don Brocco and You Me At Six. The melody – provided by […]Read More

Song of the Week (25th May): Midnight // Tor Miller

Tor Miller’s powerful and distinctive sound is a welcome change in pace from the punch-in-the-face indie anthems that have come to dominate my iPod. “Calling out, calling out for something true” Miller sings, as the backing vocals rise to a tumultuous crescendo, and it’s safe to say that his music is raw, pure and most […]Read More

Single Review: See In The Dark // Catalysts

It’s 2005 and Bloc Party have just burst onto the charts with their explosive debut, Silent Alarm. With a refreshing staccato-esque lyric layered over a series of urgent melodies, the album was deservingly heralded Album of the Year by NME. Fast forward ten years to 2015, and Sheffield four piece, Catalysts have just released their […]Read More