The Magic Gang – A Preview

Archie Banks/ September 26, 2017

Up-and-coming Brighton-based indie band ‘The Magic Gang’ set out on tour over the coming weeks with Sundara Karma, serving as further evidence of the steps made by the band over the last year in particular. With headline shows all over the country and popular sets at Reading and Leeds this summer, they have certainly earned this sought-after support slot for

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Interview: Too Many T’s

Archie Banks/ September 26, 2017

1) How did Too Many T’s meet? We met in Wakefield. Probably the only 2 rappers in Wakefield at the time so inevitable really!   (2) Is there a story behind the band’s name? We drink a lot of Tea and we’ve both got big yellow self storage spaces full of TShirts   (3) Who would you say have been

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Interview: Denai Moore

Archie Banks/ September 22, 2017

(1) How did you get into music? I got into music accidentally, besides my dad being a musician. It was my old music teacher that just gave me her acoustic guitar that started everything. I figured I might as well learn how to play it.  (2) Who would you say have been your biggest influences? My biggest influences musically/lyrically are

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Interview: Chris McCrory of Catholic Action

Archie Banks/ September 22, 2017

(1) How did Catholic Action form? Catholic Action formed in my home studio. We were working on some songs I had written and they became really guitar heavy, so we got Andrew in and started playing live. We’d all been friends/schoolmates/unimates/bandmates anyway so it all came together pretty naturally.  (2) Is there a story behind the band’s name? Yeah, several. A

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Sundara Karma – A Preview

Archie Banks/ September 14, 2017

The rise of Sundara Karma has accelerated in the last year beyond anything even the band could have predicted. Having amassed a following through various shows in bands such as The Wombats, Two Door Cinema Club and Bastille, with their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Love Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’ reaching Number 24 in the Official UK Charts and on

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Interview with The Travelling Band

Archie Banks/ September 12, 2017

This week, I was fortunate enough to catch up with Jo Dudderidge of Mancunian indie-folk group The Travelling Band and this is what he had to say: just don’t ask him to single out a favourite Beatles song! (1) How did the The Travelling Band form?   It was originally a collective formed by 10-15 musicians from three different Manchester bands

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DMA’s: Y-Not, Sheffield, A Lot of Rain and a Bright Future

Archie Banks/ September 11, 2017

July’s Y Not Festival proved to be a huge disappointment after many key scheduled acts failed to perform due to incessant rain that swept across Derbyshire over the weekend. These “adverse weather conditions”, as the organisers put it, eventually led to the sold-out festival’s cancellation a day early. Attendees were left furious at the slapdash precautionary measures put in place to protect

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GUN – ‘Favourite Pleasures’ Album Review

Archie Banks/ September 4, 2017

Scottish rock band GUN, most famous for their excellent cover of the  Cameo hit ‘Word Up’, release their follow-up to 2015’s ‘Frantic’ later this month. With the band one to note for their memorably strong live performances, the focus when looking at new releases from such a band has to be where the songs will slot into a live set.

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Interview with Ventrelles

Archie Banks/ September 4, 2017

We managed to catch up with talented yet undiscovered Mancunian songwriter Phil Ventrelle, and here’s what he had to say: (1) How did Ventrelles form? Ventrelles was a project that I started during the 4 and a half years I lived  in Chicago.  It was from having a couple of small studios available and the chance to develop a few things

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The Hoosiers @ Bodega – Preview

Archie Banks/ August 30, 2017

The Hoosiers are back ladies and gentlemen, and they’re bringing 2007 with them. The pop-rock trio are returning to the UK music scene with a revamp of their debut album- The Trick to Life – a prospect which has had many hardcore fans of the band, including myself, jumping for joy. The Bracknell-based band came crashing into the charts with

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