Music Reviews and Artist Interviews

Basement Jaxx - Junto Album Review

Basement Jaxx - Junto Album Review

It's been five long years since Basement Jaxx released their last album, 'Zephyr'. A lot has happened in the dance music scene in such a relatively short space of time, so the big question is, with their latest record 'Junto',...

Southport Weekender presents CAMELOT - Preview

Southport Weekender presents CAMELOT - Preview

There's no doubt 2014 is turning into an epic year for Southport Weekender. The 50th Weekender at Butlins in Minehead in May was truly legendary and all the comments regarding the 5th Suncebeat in Croatia this year have been reported...

Jon Allen - Deep River Album Review

Jon Allen - Deep River Album Review

From delicate finger-picked folk to the stomp and twang of electric blues, 'Deep River' is, in many ways, a whistle-stop tour of the sounds and ideas that have provided the basis for country, blues, folk and consequently rock over the...

Jungle - Jungle Album Review

Jungle - Jungle Album Review

Known only by their initials, J and T, Jungle's decision to let their music do the talking has paid off on their highly-polished debut album.From album opener 'The Heat' until the last notes of 'Lemonade Lake', Jungle have crafted an...

Various Artists - Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One Album Review

Various Artists - Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One Album Review

Producers Jesse Lauter and Sean O'Brien's pet project for ATO Records, 'Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One', is a curious proposition. A cut above the usual covers compilation, it's an ambitious attempt to reclaim lost gems from Dylan's much...

Mark Lanegan Band - No Bells On Sunday EP Review

Mark Lanegan Band - No Bells On Sunday EP Review

Mark Lanegan's extensive career has seen him front the grunge icons Screaming Trees, work alongside such artists as Isobel Campbell of Belle & Sebastian and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, whilst steadily adding to his already impressive...

Marc Burrows - Interview

Marc Burrows - Interview

Marc Burrows will be at the Edinburgh Fringe this August to unveil his brand new show, 'The Ten Best Songs Of All Time', but before he headed up and over the border we managed to catch up with him.

Young The Giant - Mind Over Matter Album Review

Young The Giant - Mind Over Matter Album Review

California quintet Young The Giant follow up their self-titled debut with their first record for Fueled By Ramen, home to the likes of Paramore and Panic! At The Disco. The band are currently on a gargantuan tour of their homeland,...

G-Eazy - Interview

G-Eazy - Interview

Following the recent release of his debut album, These Things Happen, G-Easy talks about how the internet has drastically changed how hip-hop artists work and think. He then talks about how he manages the demanding call of the recording studio and performing on stage.

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Wild Cub - Youth Album Review

Wild Cub - Youth Album Review

Fifteen songs is a lot for one album. Rarely, if ever, does an album of such volume deliver consist-ently across the piece. Still, that is exactly what Wild Cub have served up on their debut album 'Youth'. In many ways,...

Taffy - Plus +++ Album Review

Taffy - Plus +++ Album Review

They may have said that Britpop has had its day, but Japanese quartet Taffy might have something to say about that with their perfect Britpop meets shoegaze ethic.After a successful visit across the shores to the UK with their second...

Pulled Apart By Horses - Blood Album Review

Pulled Apart By Horses - Blood Album Review

Pulled Apart By Horses burst onto the scene four years ago with their self-titled debut which saw them immediately rise to the top of the UK underground both in terms of the quality of their music and success with a...

Lil Wayne  - Krazy Single Review

Lil Wayne - Krazy Single Review

In 2012, Lil Wayne made an announcement: he would officially retire from hip hop in coming years, due to having four children and wanting to spend more time with them during their younger years. His career has attracted a strong...

Indietracks Festival - 2014 Live Review

Indietracks Festival - 2014 Live Review

In a world obsessed with expansion and 'brand diversification', Indietracks is the land where time stands still. Situated in the middle of a steam train museum, where a working train ferries you to and from the site and a museum...

The Chills - Interview

The Chills - Interview

An interview scheduled with vocalist and song-writer Martin Phillips, the spearhead of the band and the only member remaining from their formation in 1980, is taken with 4/5ths of the line-up that has, for all Martin's reputation for chopping and changing, been a constant for over half of the band's entire timeline.