Music Reviews, Interviews and Live Reviews

Paolo Nutini - Scream (Funk My Life Up) Single Review

Paolo Nutini - Scream (Funk My Life Up) Single Review

Paolo Nutini is back after five years with the release of his third studio album 'Caustic Love' - and there definitely feels to be a new air about him. You might be used to the infectious rock of his previous...

Penguins Kill Polar Bears - Interview

Penguins Kill Polar Bears - Interview

Scottish ambient rockers Penguins Kill Polar Bears return with their debut album 'Building Homes From Broken Bones'. It's been a while since their last EP - 'Sapling' - and in that time, they've had a line-up change and honed their sound.

John Legend - All Of Me Single Review

John Legend - All Of Me Single Review

Possibly the singularly most romantic album of 2013, John Legend's Gold certified fourth offering 'Love in the Future' was a critical and commercial success - and it's really not hard to see why. With a collection of songs so poignant...

Editors - Sugar Single Review

Editors - Sugar Single Review

Editors released their fourth album 'The Weight Of Your Love' last year after a three year interval where they released nothing at all. During that time, they lost a band member (guitarist Chris Urbanowicz) but gained new relationships when they...

Scraps - Electric Ocean Album Review

Scraps - Electric Ocean Album Review

In this day and age, where most electronic music is created on computers, one might question the future of synth-pop. Luckily, there are still artists, like Scraps, that are proving synth-pop isn't dead with great records like this one, where...

Nick Mulvey - Interview

Nick Mulvey - Interview

Former Portico Quartet percussionist Nick Mulvey is now due to release his first solo album 'First Mind' three years after he first set out as a stand-alone musician. We caught up with him to talk about the album and splitting from Portico Quartet and his exciting plans for 2014.

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours Album Review

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours Album Review

When Grouplove burst onto the scene a few years ago they brought with them a breath of fresh air; an almost tangible youthful exuberance and an infectious zest for life. With their self-titled first EP and debut album 'Never Trust...

Mano's Daughter - Interview

Mano's Daughter - Interview

Mano's Daughter are musical pairing and real life couple Sarah Carter and Matthias Garrick. We caught up with the band to chat about their plans this year, why they decided to make music and how comedian Tim Minchin became one of their biggest fans.

Neville Skelly - Carousel Album Review

Neville Skelly - Carousel Album Review

Hot on the heels of cousins James and Ian Skelly's now defunct project The Coral, Neville Skelly releases his new solo album 'Carousel' through The Coral's Skeleton Key records. Recorded in a friend's house, this album offers the listener a...

Johnny Foreigner - You Can Do Better Album Review

Johnny Foreigner - You Can Do Better Album Review

Picking up where post-millennium post-hardcore bands like Hell Is For Heroes and Hundred Reasons left off, Johnny Foreigner have been making their own brand of fiery pop punk noise for almost a decade now. 'You Can Do Better', their fifth...

Southport Weekender 2014 - Preview

Southport Weekender 2014 - Preview

As the pace of 2014 quickens, only one thing is on our mind - and that's the great party that occurs every year at Southport Weekender. The 50th celebration of this sensational event is just weeks away and we are about to experience what SPW does so well in what looks to be the best so far.

Teebs - E s t a r a Album Review

Teebs - E s t a r a Album Review

Teebs - or Mtendre Mandowa to give him his arguably more evocative real name - is a Los Angeles resident and affiliate of the city's prescient Brainfeeder collective; a posse of unorthodox beat makers steadily deconstructing hip hop by creating...

Illum Sphere - Ghosts of Then And Now Album Review

Illum Sphere - Ghosts of Then And Now Album Review

Readers won't be surprised to learn that Illum Sphere is not the artist's real name (it's actually Ryan Hunn), but this odd choice of handle - even by electronic music standards - hasn't affected his gradual rise to prominence. Proving...

We Cut Corners - Think Nothing Album Review

We Cut Corners - Think Nothing Album Review

Over the past decade or so, the number of duos making the rounds appears to have skyrocketed. For a little while you just had The White Stripes. Then there was Death From Above 1979 and The Black Keys. Pretty soon...

Marc Ford - Holy Ghost Album Review

Marc Ford - Holy Ghost Album Review

Marc Ford is a name you might recognise if you're a die-hard blues rock fan, given that he was the guitarist for the highly acclaimed The Black Crowes between 1991 and 1997. There he contributed to such praised albums like...