James Garbett interviews Freya Ridings on her success story and live performances.
Music Print Editor Bryony Gooch interviews the University of Exeter’s Battle of the Bands 2019 winner.
It’s been almost 12 years since the release of Newton Faulkner’s double-platinum debut album Hand Built By Robots, and in that time he’s had one heck of a journey. Supporting John Mayer, starring as Johnny in the American Idiot stage show, another UK Number 1 album, and appearing on stage with a 30 foot, 3 […]
If you’re looking for a debut song which oozes confidence, talent, and soul from the first ten seconds, it’s difficult to think of a better example than CHARLOTTE’s ‘I Tell Lies’. The crackle and ripples of a vinyl player ease one into the atmosphere before a burst of soulful vocals emanates through; accompanied by the […]
Bedford rockers Don Broco had a killer 2018, releasing their third album, Technology, which reached No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart, and embarking on multiple tours across the world. With a massive run of arena shows on the horizon and the release of new single ‘Half Man Half God’, they’re poised to hit even greater heights […]
Whether performing at SxSW or dropping slyly observational singles on Bandcamp, Estrons stand tall. Formed in 2013 by singer Tali Källström and guitarist Rhodri Daniel, the Cardiff band have developed a reputation for updating hackneyed alt-rock tropes into needling songs, that turn sedate February club nights into fully fledged riots. From September, the group will tour the […]
Just a couple of hours before the start of their UK tour supporting dodie on 13 March, I sat down to have a quick chat with KAWALA, an up-and-coming indie-pop band. Led by Jim Higson and Dan McCarthy, a duo that hails from North London, KAWALA’s newest releases are upbeat, summery, and will undoubtedly put […]
“It’s all about the feelings you get” James Morrison muses around the halfway mark of our interview. “It’s about how a song can make you feel, it almost doesn’t matter what you’re saying as long as it’s making people feel something”. He takes a moment to pause as he considers his next words. He states, […]
Chris Allen talks to Hugh Harris, lead guitarist of The Kooks, about their most recent album, Let’s Go Sunshine. Chris: In the press notes, it says that this album goes back to the early Kooks sound. Was that a conscious decision, or just something that happened while writing? Hugh: No, I mean there wasn’t a board […]
Among the collection of highly anticipated albums to be released this spring includes the debut record from The Japanese House, the solo project of London-based Amber Bain. The dream-pop and electronica signature of The Japanese House is one of the blossoming sounds on dynamic indie label Dirty Hit Records, and Bain took some time to […]