Tags : indie

Single and Video Review: Satisfaction // The Bay Rays

The Bay Rays are a thrilling rock trio heralding from Kent – the home place of ferocious punk duo Slaves – and late last year released their incredibly catchy single ‘Satisfaction’. After racking up hundreds of thousands of plays on Spotify, and landing on many alternative playlists on the other side of the Atlantic, the […]Read More

Live Review: Marsicans // The Platform, Lincoln – 02.03.17

As part of their current UK tour Marsicans last night took to the stage at The Platform, an intimate venue in the heart of Lincoln’s Student Union. Supporting the Leeds indie-pop outfit were local bands The Ultraviolet and Albany. Marsicans, who have made it to Spotify’s The Indie List, and been featured on YouTube alternative […]Read More

EP Review: Weekend Lover // WAX

Blending a unique mix of 80s synth pop and contemporary indie rock, Weekend Lover, the debut EP from London/Tunbridge Wells four piece WAX, exemplifies perfectly the band’s diverse musical abilities and interesting synthesis of genres. Playing on themes such as loneliness, lust, and present day conceptions of masculinity, the release expresses the highs and lows of […]Read More

Track Review: Bliss // Spinn

When giving this new track a first listen, I can say with confidence that the jangle pop Liverpool lads of Spinn are achieving nothing less than solid musical progress. ‘Bliss’ is the second official track released by this four-piece and it’s a real gem. Flying high from the previous success of their debut ‘Green Eyes’, which is […]Read More

Live Review: RY X // St. Batholomew’s Church, Brighton –

If there’s anything more magical than the idea of RY X performing his new album, Dawn, in a neo-gothic church nestled in the backstreets of Brighton, it’s RY X actually performing his new album, Dawn, in a neo-gothic church nestled in the backstreets of Brighton. And that’s exactly what happened last Tuesday night. Embarking on the first leg of […]Read More

Live Review: Jake Bugg // O2 Academy, Leeds – 26.10.16

Riding on a wave of success since his self-titled 2012 debut, Nottingham-kid-done-good Jake Bugg never fails the crowd before him. Nor does the crowd ever fail him. Three years on since his second album ‘Shangri La’, ‘On My One’ fired the 22 year-old back into the indie mix. His debut topped the charts on its […]Read More

Live Review: DMA’S // Electric Ballroom – 24.10.16

Sydney’s ice-cool upcoming indie rockers, DMA’S, graced London town in swaggering and confident fashion on Monday 24th November. The outfit performed a triumphant set to adoring fans in the iconic setting of Camden’s Electric Ballroom. The show began with an enjoyable set from support act Splashh. Thumping bass-lines drove their unique indie rock songs, but their meanderings […]Read More

Track Review: Absence // Marsicans

Marsicans are an up and coming indie band from Leeds. They describe themselves as “upbeat indie meets dirty pop”. They’re part of a wave of indie bands with infectious guitar licks and feel-good vibes, with recent single ‘Absence’ an example of strong songwriting that could lead them onto bigger things. <iframe width=”100%” height=”450″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” […]Read More

Live Review: The Cribs // Oval Space, London – 01.09.16

I’ve spent the past day deliberating over how quite to transcribe such a special evening into words, and I’m yet to find a way to do the Jarman brothers justice … but here we go. Not too long ago, Wakefield’s premier mid-fi indie outfit The Cribs announced an ‘Old Skool’ gig at the intimate Oval Space in […]Read More

Track Review: Walk Away // Ella On The Run

Since dropping her stunning debut EP less than two years ago, Swiss indie songstress Ella On The Run has continued to make an impression with her sultry electro-pop sound. Whilst her lyricism is uncompromising and honest, the beats and melodies of her songs are danceable without veering too far into the world of mindless dance-pop […]Read More

Live Review: Artbreak // The Windmill, Brixton 03/08/2016

The Windmill, Brixton is a humbly sized pub/music venue that has played host to many renowned bands during their infancies, including indie rock giants The Vaccines and Bloc Party. After their show there on Wednesday 3rd August 2016, one can only dream of where Artbreak might be in a few years time. The Brixton pub’s […]Read More

Game at a Glance: Firewatch

Title: Firewatch Developer: Campo Santo What I Think: Firewatch is a game in the same vein as indie darlings Gone Home, Dear Esther, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, where the game tries to balance the plates of gameplay, graphics, etc. on the unicycle of a strong story. In some cases, the wheel has fallen off […]Read More

Track Review: Breathe // Voodoo And The Crypts

The pulse of a New Order-esque drum machine beat opens ‘Breathe’, the latest offering from English four-piece Voodoo And The Crypts. Comprising Matt Mitchell on guitar and vocals, Jordan Woolnough also on guitar, Rob Davies on bass and Sam Webb behind the drum kit, the Essex natives based in Brighton create a warm, familiar brand […]Read More