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Album Review: Everything You’ve Come To Expect // The Last

After nearly eight years, the gruelling wait for the follow-up to 2008’s The Age of the Understatement is finally at an end. Our reward for such persistence of memory? Everything You’ve Come To Expect – the highly anticipated sophomore record from Messrs Tuner, Kane, Ford & now Dawes. Otherwise known as: The Last Shadow Puppets. […]Read More

Track Review: Carousel // The Scarletts

Essex quintet The Scarletts create murky Humbug era Arctic Monkeys style rock on ‘Carousel’. The snappy drums propel the song into motion whilst minimalistic guitar parts adorn the track. The chorus is definitive and catchy. Just when the listener relaxes into the song, around the two minuet mark, a suspenseful pause occurs and the vocals […]Read More

My Life In Songs: Sarah Turner

Waterloo Sunset // The Kinks The earliest memories of music I have are thanks to my dad. I can remember being tiny enough to sit, curled up in his acoustic guitar case, and I would watch and listen contentedly whilst he played countless renditions of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones hits. A […]Read More

My Life In Songs: Joe Connell

My musical journey has been treacherous (I’ve owned an Aiden album) yet hugely rewarding throughout my life. This is a snapshot of some of the songs that have defined and influenced my musical preference over the years. Papercut // Linkin Park Ah, a nice dose of nostalgia. I was seven around the time that Linkin […]Read More

EP Review: Charlemagne // Blossoms

Arguably the buzz band of 2015, Stockport five-piece Blossoms just go from strength to strength. Debut EP Blown Rose came out in July and stirred up quite a buzz ahead of their autumn tour. They then went on to sell-out dates all around the UK. The next move of the ever evolving band promised to be the […]Read More

Track Review: Stepping Stone // HANKKS

Birmingham band HANKKS channel the best indie rock and roll that has come before them into new single, ‘Stepping Stone’, to create a pleasingly refreshing tune, with a frontman who even looks a little bit like early Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner. In what are early days for this new band they have brought out a […]Read More

My Life In Songs: Jake Marley

Anyone who knows me, knows that music rules my life. In every sense of the word rule. Whether that be ruling my sleeping pattern, my bank balance or my mood. If I’m not in HMV or a dingy Independent record store, I’m at a gig, if I’m not at a gig I’m at home trawling through Soundcloud for […]Read More

Give Support Bands A Chance

To me, a gig is not just about seeing one band or artist. It’s about the whole experience of getting lost in a crowd, meeting new people and possibly discovering your new favourite band. Love at first sight? Rubbish. Love at first listen? That is when it’s possible to fall head over heels. The whole premise […]Read More

My Life in Songs: Aaron Spencer

Eton Rifles // The Jam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJRmrlkYdsQ My earliest memory of music started in the back of a car. Most journeys consisted of a cassette being played called The Sound of the Suburbs. It was a compilation album of the late 70s and early 80s. Timeless anthemic terrace bands played through the car stereo such as […]Read More

My Life In Songs: Thomas Johnson

Meat Is Murder // The Smiths I had to start with a Smiths song, it just made sense, but which one? I’ve opted for ‘Meat Is Murder’, not necessarily my all-time favourite track from Morrissey and company, but it is a powerful and meaningful song that highlights why The Smiths were such an incredibly intriguing […]Read More

My Life In Songs: Cady Siregar

Come On Eileen //  Dexys Midnight Runners Without a doubt the best four-and-a-half-minutes of a song in the entire world. And galaxy. And universe. Of all time. From the unorthodox folky fiddle intro, to the infectiously catchy dance beat, and each truly singable (shoutable) verse, I say with as much confidence as I can that […]Read More