Music Reviews and Artist Interviews

Thumpers - In Conversation...

Thumpers - In Conversation...

Ahead of their gig at the Shacklewell Arms in London, Thumpers talk about how their interest in music developed from a young age, playing stripped back sets on stage and making their recently released debut album 'Galore'.

Mongol Horde - Live Review

Mongol Horde - Live Review

If you're a die-hard follower of singer-songwriter Frank Turner, then the name 'Mongol Horde' will sound familiar. They're his new hardcore band, and their recent self-titled debut showed them to be fierce, raw and, most importantly, incredibly fun despite Turner's...

Kasabian - Live Review

Kasabian -  Live Review

Never backward in proclaiming their own worth, it's safe to say that Kasabian have always had an aura about them. From their early days as vaguely trip-hop based act Saracuse, they always envisioned that one day they would bring the...

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - Problem Single Review

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - Problem Single Review

Former Nickelodeon actress Ariana Grande has landed her very first number one alongside Iggy Azalea with her collaborative new tune 'Problem'. And not only that, she's even made history by becoming the first chart topper to also succeed in having...

Alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine Single Review

Alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine Single Review

After bursting onto the scene in 2012 with the stunning Mercury Award winning 'An Awesome Wave', Alt-J faced the ever possible 'second album syndrome' with their next release. While their debut brought a both intimate and overt arrangement of folk,...

Dolly Parton - Live Review

Dolly Parton - Live Review

There are showgirls and then there's Dolly Parton; a larger-than-life, joyful megastar who is still concerned with impressing her fans and making sure every one of them feels included. As a sea of pink, fluffy cowboy hats and rhinestone-embellished denim...

Ed Sheeran - Sing Single Review

Ed Sheeran - Sing Single Review

Known for his diverse musical delivery having employed various elements of R&B, hip hop, folk and even a little country throughout his debut album '+', Ed Sheeran makes a spectacular return with his rapidly selling second release 'X'. With his...

Cerebral Ballzy - Jaded & Faded Album Review

Cerebral Ballzy - Jaded & Faded Album Review

Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy are back with their second full-length album 'Jaded & Faded', released via Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas' Cult Records. 'Jaded & Faded' follows 2011's self-titled debut, which established Cerebral Ballzy as a solid, throwback to 80s, hardcore...

Sia - Big Girls Cry Single Review

Sia - Big Girls Cry Single Review

In truth, there aren't many pop artists who could be described as like a fine wine, i.e. improving with age, but Sia Furler is definitely an exception. Having been making music for a good 30 years, Sia has always been...

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Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown Album Review

Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown Album Review

Age is something that doesn't seem to have affected Every Time I Die as the band have spent more than a decade unleashing records that combine hellish technical hardcore with catchy southern rock. On some albums, the rock outweighs the...

Candy Says - Not Kings Album Review

Candy Says - Not Kings Album Review

It's been an unusual transition for Juju, previously of Island Records' Little Fish, going from major label success to the very DIY ethic of Candy Says and it's hard not to have a deep respect for that. Recording in a...

Menace Beach - Tennis Court Single Review

Menace Beach - Tennis Court Single Review

Having been seriously thrilling their respective fans with a series of EPs since they got together in 2012, Leeds rock supergroup Menace Beach are finally on their way with a debut album. With members including Ryan Needham of Komakino, Liza...

D/R/UG/S ft. Leo Duncan - Overcome Single Review

D/R/UG/S ft. Leo Duncan - Overcome Single Review

There's been a resonant buzz around the talents of a new artist called Callum Wright - AKA D/R/U/G/S - on the UK electronic scene, with his debut single 'You Are Everywhere' featuring Rebecca Rivers attracting much attention. Now the Manchester...

Raleigh Ritchie - Stronger Than Ever Single Review

Raleigh Ritchie - Stronger Than Ever Single Review

Jacob Anderson is most recognisable for his TV and film work - among which include British drama 'Adulthood', crime series 'Broadchurch' and even, more recently, 'Game Of Thrones' - but now he's taking his creativity elsewhere. Under the new moniker...

Lily Allen - URL Badman Single Review

Lily Allen - URL Badman Single Review

Lily Allen's return to music has been eventful to say the least. She managed to garner plenty of negative attention online for her allegedly racist video for her Platinum single 'Hard Out Here', but she's out to boldly show she...