Print Music Editor Bridie Adams interviews Jack Holliday of Echo Hotel about their first single and their upcoming music.
Sophie Stoakes reviews the final album by The Cranberries.
As the world of digital music continues to grow exponentially bigger, with songs by global megastars now receiving billions of streams, it’s curious to note that, simultaneously, it’s also become far easier to stumble upon delightful hidden treasures. Smaller bands that you never would have encountered, are now only a playlist away. With their gentle […]
A Moon Shaped Pool starts at the end. All screeching strings and thudding drums, “Burn the Witch” is a burning forest, a cacophonous apocalypse whose conclusion climbs like fire ‘til it suddenly dies. The next song, “Daydreaming”, is its sonic opposite: soft, ethereal piano meanders among gently sinister vocals and strings, a ghost wandering the […]
A week of stunning, sunny weather across Exeter and the UK meant Exeter Phoenix was a glowing place to visit on a Tuesday evening – and not just because of the assembly of sunburns. A couple hundred eager music fans aggregating in one of Exeter’s favourite music venues, anticipating the arrival of Sydney’s newest up-and-coming […]
DMA’s are an Australian rock band who have been receiving a lot of attention of recent. They have a very interesting cross-section of influences, ranging from alternative/indie rock, elements of shoegaze, but most importantly a strong dose of Britpop. However, despite the presence of all these genres (or possibly because of), this new, their sophomore release, […]
Playing in a repurposed old gothic church couldn’t be any more suiting for Frightened Rabbit’s melancholic brand of alternative rock. Having grafted their way from relative obscurity with the release of Sing the Greys back in 2006, Frightened Rabbit’s latest release Painting of a Panic Attack has seen them rubbing shoulders with some of indie […]
People want to use hyphens when they describe the music they listen to. Rarely will you ask someone what kind of stuff they’re into and simply receive a reply of “rock” or “dance.” A growing complexity naturally comes with more sophisticated nomenclature, after all, and a snappy summary of exactly what the vibe of artist […]
As a budding guitarist and self-confessed rock music lover, the opportunity to interview a band like Drenge was one of the reasons I took to music journalism. Not only are the Derbyshire-born trio (consisting of brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless and recently appointed former Wet Nuns bassist, Rob Graham) one of the most raucous and […]
Amazingly, in my first week as online music co-editor, I’ve had the luck of landing the most insightful, and at the same time, most Exeter-relevant story in contemporary music. Let me tell you how it happened. This morning I was awoken by a knock on my door. Groggy-eyed, I opened it to reveal enigmatic Radiohead […]