Sunday at Jimmy’s Farm Festival

Abby Clarke/ July 23, 2018

Having never been to Jimmy’s farm before, I didn’t know what to expect from Jimmy’s festival. With the line up including the likes of Dick and Dom, Marsicans and the Happy Mondays headlining and many other activities going on such as sausage eating competitions and an animal petting area, you could tell that it wasn’t quite the usual music festival.

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An interview with ASHFIELDS

Abby Clarke/ June 20, 2018

A few hours before the last planned show of ASHFIELDS’ June tour, I joined them behind the scenes to discuss their latest single “We Don’t Talk”, their exciting festival line up this summer, and even more exciting plans past the summer. Firstly, as people may know, this June tour almost didn’t go ahead but the group put in a lot

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Mental Health in Music with Ollie Hayes

Abby Clarke/ May 19, 2018

As mental health awareness week comes to an end, I got the opportunity to talk to Ollie Hayes, singer, guitarist and song-writer for The Half Eight about his experiences with mental health and how it has impacted his music career. It has been reported that roughly 69% of musicians have felt depressed at some point yet only 30% of these

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We Are Scientists Live

Abby Clarke/ May 8, 2018

After the release of their sixth album “megaplex” on Friday 26thMarch, We Are Scientists returned to Rescue Rooms to display a mixture of their new music as well as their classic hits to a full venue. The Pale White have been supporting We Are Scientists on the majority of their shows but Indian Queens, a female two-piece from London, played

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Abby Reviews Mallory Knox, JUDAS and Lacey

Abby Clarke/ April 27, 2018

A few hours before the last show of the Mallory Knox headline tour, I joined JUDAS, a four-piece indie rock band fronted by Liverpudlian John Clancy with Todd Blackmore on guitar, Sam Horvath on drums and James Phillips on bass. The group had arrived early in Nottingham so were able to relax before the show and reminisce about their time on

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Fickle Friends Album Review

Abby Clarke/ March 19, 2018

The long-awaited release of Fickle Friend’s debut album “You Are Someone Else”, on Friday. Five years after their performance at Jamie Oliver’s music festival “The Big Festival” in 2013, the five-piece indie pop band have finally dropped an amazing sixteen track album, filled with their already popular singles and some new material that is sure to please existing fans as

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Neon Waltz at Rock City

Abby Clarke/ February 26, 2018

Neon Waltz, a Scottish indie rock band, based as far north as you can get in John O’Groats, played at Rock City Basement last night for an intimate show. They were supported by Lois and Rosborough three dates into their UK tour following the release of their debut album “Strange Hymns” in August 2017. Opening the show, to an unfortunately

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Cassia at The Bodega

Abby Clarke/ February 20, 2018

On Thursday 15th February, Cassia played a sold-out, headliner show at The Bodega supported by Silver Wilson and Vega Bay. The three-piece describe their music as “tropical indie”  ( which consists of a more chilled out and calm indie vibe) a sound which the night entailed. The opening band were Vega Bay – an up and coming indie four piece

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Albert Hammond Jr. and Franz Ferdinand at Rock City 14/02/18 – review

Abby Clarke/ February 16, 2018

Less than a week after the release of their fifth album ‘Always Ascending’, Franz Ferdinand played a headlining show at Rock City on Valentine’s Day. There were supported by American singer/songwriter Albert Hammond Jr., who is best known as the rhythm and lead guitarist from The Strokes. Both played amazing sets and made this Valentine’s a night to remember. Albert

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