Music Reviews and Artist Interviews

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.

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...

‘68 - In Humor And Sadness Album Review

‘68 - In Humor And Sadness Album Review

After fronting American noiseniks The Chariot for a decade, Josh Scogin knows a thing or two about making a racket. Following the band's demise, Scogin has formed 68'; a two piece with him on vocals and guitar and Matt McClellan...

Lounge On The Farm - 2014 Live Review

Lounge On The Farm - 2014 Live Review

After 9 years, in temperatures at least 8 degrees higher than forecast, and some 7 years since The Super Furry Animals headlined in the Cowshed, only 6 minutes from the centre of Canterbury, over 5 performance areas (if you include...

The Family Rain - Hunger Sauce EP Review

The Family Rain - Hunger Sauce EP Review

Having started out their musical lives in a metal band, brothers William, Ollie and Timothy Walter jettisoned their sound (and a band member) before settling as The Family Rain . Their debut album 'Under The Volcano' was released earlier in the...

Acollective - Pangaea Album Review

Acollective - Pangaea Album Review

A seven piece Israeli indie setup who had only one release under their belt before they headed off on a world tour is rather impressive indeed. Perhaps even a phenomenon, a spectacle of the bizarre, until now. With their previous...

Hozier - Lollapalooza Interview

Hozier - Lollapalooza Interview

Irish singer-songwriter, Hozier, is set to release his debut album (also called Hozier) later this year, containing tracks from his two EPs - Take Me To The Church and From Eden - and takes a moment to tell us about his new found fame.

Vic Mensa - Lollapalooza Interview

Vic Mensa - Lollapalooza Interview

During his stint at Lollapalooza 2014, Vic Mensa talks about his early experiences at the festival, getting tattoos and shooting his 'Down On My Luck' video of which the single was taken from his debut EP 'Street Lights' released early this year.

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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.

Evy Jane - Closer EP Review

Evy Jane - Closer EP Review

There is a problem with the future: it's not now. Even the slightest delay proves to be too much for most of us, our plot spoiling present a testament to the notion that several sleeps to go is a passport...