Live Review: Reverend & the Makers // O2 Academy, Sheffield,

John McClure reckons that the Rev Army could take on the Directioners or Beliebers in a fight. I reckon we could take both at the same time, given the intensity of Saturday night’s show at Sheffield’s O2 Academy. Many of the audience, myself included, were back for another bouncetastic (that’s totally a word) evening – […]Read More

My Life In Songs: Beth Kirkbride

This week it’s the turn of Editor Beth Kirkbride to describe her life in five songs. It’s tougher than it sounds to pick but she’s narrowed it down to five (and we’re really sorry about the inclusion of Taylor Swift …) Wherever You Will Go // The Calling How many of you can say that […]Read More

Single Review: Pinkie’s Little Light // The Savage Nomads

The Savage Nomads’ latest effort ‘Pinkie’s Little Light’ is the result of an invitation from Fugazi to go and record in NYC – and they’ve done a damned good job of it, too! With a catchy, intricate melody and assured vocal (evocative of Spector’s Fred Macpherson at points), this track is a worthy investment indeed. […]Read More

Who Inspires You?

There are a whole host of inspirational figures out there, and some are more obvious than others. Here at The Indiependent we’ve picked a few choice individuals that have had a major impact on our lives. Tell us who inspires you @indie_pendent_  Kate Nash – Molly Carpenter Most people know Kate Nash for her song […]Read More

EP Review: Lost In The Night // Palace

Palace’s ‘Lost In The Night’ EP is a record that oneself can truly get lost in. The lead vocal is full of meaty substance and is not dissimilar to bands such as Dog Is Dead or The Crookes. The rhetorical “why am I bitter, bitter, bitter?” is made for being chanted back to the band […]Read More

EP Review: Masquerade // The Brookes

Opener ‘Fade Away’ has a melody that is best described as liquid endorphins – it’s a whirlwind listen from start to finish. The vocal is driving and powerful and the catchy instrumental even more so. “Maybe I wanna fade away / from all the things you said” is a line that is simply made for […]Read More

Single Review: Pea Green Coat // The Wave Pictures

This catchy little number from The Wave Pictures has a driving melody and racing drum beat throughout but it’s really the simplistic lyrical that is its greatest attribute: “Everybody in the station wore black / and then there was you in your pea green coat”. There’s some beautiful parallelism, as the track fades out with a […]Read More

Films For A Quiet Night In

As the nights get darker and the days get colder, going out becomes less and less appealing. Staying in with a nice cup of hot chocolate and some snacks watching a movie seems like a much better choice. With this in mind we’ve compiled a list of films for a quiet night in; whether you’re spending […]Read More

TV: Pilot // Girls

In the Pilot of Lena Dunham’s Girls, the viewer is introduced to Hannah Horvath: a twenty-four year old with dreams of becoming a published author living in NYC. Her parents have cut her off, applying the concept of ‘tough love’ and the episode sees Hannah struggle to come to terms with this prospect. She seeks comfort from […]Read More

Film Review: The Riot Club

“In a few years time, these boys will be behind some very big desks..” This is the alarming declaration that the viewer receives early on into ‘The Riot Club’; a film that gifts the viewer a chilling expose of an elite club comprised of only 10 members, at Oxford University. The parallels to the Bullingdon […]Read More

Everyone’s iTunes Library has a story to tell…

Everyone has a story behind their Top 25 played tracks on iTunes, with our most played track often being one that holds particular emotional significance to us. Other times, iPods were simply left on repeat in a bag overnight, amassing a whopping 8345934 plays… but we’ll ignore that shall we. Our writers have worked together to write […]Read More

Film Review: Stuck In Love

Reasons to watch: Lily Collin’s eyebrows. That’s it. That’s literally the only excuse you need. Jokes about eyebrows aside (they’re so impressive you don’t understand) this film really is a fantastic independent rom-com and more earth-shatteringly realistic than many of the ones I’ve seen of late. The film sees a Dad and successful author struggling three years […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Title: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Author: Karen Joy Fowler What I Think So Far: Nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ is something big indeed – not least because of it’s horrendously long title. The novel begins in quite an unusual manner; in the middle of the story. […]Read More

The Best Of Oasis: Definitely Maybe // 20th Anniversary

Hey Now, can you believe it’s twenty years today since the release of ‘Definitely, Maybe’? It’s impossible not to love the Gallagher brothers and the anthemic tracks they have created with Oasis since the day their debut album was released back in 1994. This feature is a celebration of what Oasis have done for music, […]Read More

Book Review: How To Build A Girl // Caitlin Moran

‘How To Build A Girl’ is like eyeliner. Nothing more than black lines, but still, bloody powerful. Not to be underestimated. I’m still reeling at how much I relate to the protagonist Johanna Morigan with her revelation “Fuck writing a book about a fat girl and a dragon. I could be a music journalist.” Amazed […]Read More