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Album Review: Californian Soil // London Grammar

Following a year of uncertainty, the English indie-artpop band London Grammar have finally released their third, highly-anticipated album Californian Soil. The 12 tracks are a contrasting mix of euphonic vocals and orchestral melodies juxtaposed with electrical guitar riffs and synthetic beats, creating a spectral feel. Following the prevailing success of their 2017 album, Truth is […]Read More

Interview: Maya Law

Norwich singer songwriter Maya Law has the Midas touch, spinning past experiences into musical gold. Tender and honest, her latest EP Hitchhiking delves into heartbreak, inviting the audience along Maya’s road to healing.  We caught up with her to gain insight into her world, exploring the inspirations behind the record, collaborations and all important advice […]Read More

Album Review: If You Could Have It All Again //

From their first few singles, it is clear that Low Island has an appetite for sophistication. The electronic quartet have manifested this sophistication into atmospheric pop that evokes the abstract concepts of art-rock and the reflective sentimentality of modern life. Being from Oxford has been a blessing, with Radiohead’s Phil Selway heaping his praise on […]Read More

Interview: The Coral’s Nick Power talks about his new project

Emerging from the seaside town of Wirral, The Coral are one of the UK’s most successful indie rock bands. In 2002 they were nominated for a Mercury Music Prize with their self-titled debut, which included their now certified-Platinum single, ‘Dreaming of You’. Returning nearly two decades later and “compelled to create the unseen and the […]Read More

Track Review: Oh My Love // The Lathums

Wigan four-piece The Lathums’ new single ‘Oh My Love’ is an uplifting acoustic guitar driven track, inspired by lead vocalist Alex Moore’s experiences at the age of 16 when songwriting helped him get through a period of deep personal loss. It is the first music from the band since their four-track Ghosts EP, which was […]Read More

Track Review: Did I Ask? // Pinkfiz

Imagine you’re a 18-year old girl, who is very passionate about gender equality and isolated during a pandemic. Imagine you keep hearing “she was asking for it” every time the topic of unwanted attention or sexual harassment comes up. Imagine getting angry. Finally, imagine you have a punk soul and a guitar… Then you can […]Read More

Track Review: Shining Star // Chloe Foy

Chloe Foy’s latest single ‘Shining Star’ is a delicate and heartfelt tribute to her late father. Foy’s deeply personal lyrics “He steps out from day to day / Fortune evades him still” are interlaced with a melancholic acoustic guitar and a peppering of strings. With its tender melodies ‘Shining Star’ reveals a range within Foy’s […]Read More

Track Review: Everything I’ve Ever Learned // BLOXX

BLOXX have returned with surprise release ‘Everything I’ve Ever Learned’, a track displaying the same unreserved, upbeat energy that first drew people to the Uxbridge four piece. The song is BLOXX’s first new music since their debut album Lie out Loud was released in 2020. Lyrics explore lessons that life throws at us, and how […]Read More

Introducing: Ashnikko

Introducing: Ashnikko Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina Listen to: ‘Daisy’, ‘Cry’ (feat. Grimes), and ‘Deal With It’ (Feat. Kelis) For those who frequent the alt pop and hip hop scene, the name Ashnikko won’t be new to you. Having first reached acclaim when her 2019 single ‘STUPID’, featuring Yung Baby Tate, went viral on TikTok, Ashnikko […]Read More

Album Review: W.L. // The Snuts

How does a band of construction workers from a wee town in Scotland get to number 1 in the UK charts with their debut album just one week after it was released? That’s the question many people were asking themselves as The Snuts took on global superstar Demi Lovato to land the top spot on […]Read More

Sam Fender Drops Promoter SSD Over Staff Harassment Allegations

Sam Fender reveals he is dropping promoter SSD Concerts due to staff harassment allegations, following a number of artists on their roster.  Numerous claims were posted on employment website Glassdoor, including allegations that the company was ‘underpaying’ workers, using ‘offensive’ language, and making employees feel ‘uncomfortable’ at work. The company’s Instagram was later reported to […]Read More

A Blast From The Past: House Of Balloons // The

“You don’t know what’s in store.” In 2011, the lead line from House of Balloons introduced us to The Weeknd. Fast forward ten years and it’s no question that The Weeknd has had a huge effect on the music industry. The 80s influenced single, ‘Blinding Lights’, is a masterpiece that cements his place in commercial […]Read More

Track Review: Salt Water Song // nicha

What sets Northern Irish singer-songwriter nicha apart from her contemporaries is her ability to absorb musical influence wherever she goes. Originally from Belfast, she packed up her things and left for Australia at the tender age of 18. After spending time busking in Sydney and Melbourne, she spent a stint of time in Kathmandu. The […]Read More

EP Review: Hitchhiking // Maya Law

Maya Law returns from a brief hiatus with her new Hitchhiking EP. The six-track record is filled with tender and stripped-back songs detailing her experiences following a break-up. Exploring themes of loneliness, pain and acceptance, Law has created a record that is both poignant and healing. Expertly moulding difficult moments into musical gold, Law’s authentic […]Read More

Track Review: Limbo // Royal Blood

It was a gritty blues-rock swagger that rocketed Royal Blood to fame with the release of their debut album in 2014. But it’s with a markedly different sound that they return to the stage—socially distanced and adequately sanitised, of course—in 2021. ‘Limbo’ is the third single the band have released in promotion of their upcoming […]Read More