Bloxx and Vistas impress at Nottingham’s Bodega

Ben Standring/ November 14, 2018

Two of indie rock’s finest new bands rolled into Nottingham’s Bodega to deliver two mesmerising sets, adding to the hype of the rising British indie-rock scene. London four-piece Bloxx have gathered huge momentum recently with their ethereal blend of grunge and indie-rock. As they end the year with a lengthy UK headline tour, the band opted to enhance the quality

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 12/11/18

Ben Standring/ November 13, 2018

This week at Acoustic Rooms was a lot busier than last week, back to normal after a quieter bonfire night the week before. There were a lot more artists signed up to play so they kept to three or four songs each this time. First to perform were Stella and Chris- with Chris on guitar and Stella providing the vocals.

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IDLES@ Rock City 25/10/2018

Ben Standring/ October 27, 2018

IDLES, the most important band in Britain deliver a startling set of anguish and anger to a sold-out Nottingham crowd filled with adoration and expectation. Following on from a huge US tour, Bristol five-piece IDLES turned up to Nottingham’s Rock City for the 26th stage of their 55-date tour. With a sell-out crowd of 2,000, IDLES demonstrated why their unique

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Interview with IDLES

Ben Standring/ October 27, 2018

“Politics is something I’m interested in, but I don’t want to be called political and I certainly don’t want to be called punk.” The Mic meets Joe Talbot, frontman of Bristol band IDLES, to talk about the band’s immense recent success, faults in current society and their incredible live show. February 2017 was a month that many people will have

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Live Review: Black Honey at Rescue Rooms

Ben Standring/ October 25, 2018

Brighton-based indie rockers dazzle a sold-out crowd in Nottingham with a career spanning set and a bill that showcases women in rock music. It has been four years since glamorous indie-rock band Black Honey first entered the music world, with a dazzling display of confidence amongst a huge catalogue of hits which were instantly picked up by representatives for BBC, NME

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Freya Ridings@ Rescue Rooms 19/10/2018

Ben Standring/ October 20, 2018

Rising London-based singer-songwriter Freya Ridings continues momentum in Nottingham with another sold-out show laced with haunting beauty Since graduating from the legendary BRIT school, the journey of London based, English singer-songwriter Freya Ridings has been a lengthy one to say the least. Over the past few years, Ridings has refrained from the limelight, opting to quietly hone away at her

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Interview with Black Honey

Ben Standring/ October 12, 2018

Four years since indie-rockers Black Honey first entered our world, The Mic joins the Brighton band shooting for the stars to discuss their self-titled debut record, life on the road and what the future holds for a band with one of rock’s most enigmatic frontwomen. “It’s been awesome, we’re quite overwhelmed,” states Izzy B Phillips (vocals and guitar) when questioned

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Album Review: Black Honey-Black Honey

Ben Standring/ September 21, 2018

STYLISH BRIGHTON INDIE ROCKERS BLACK HONEY TAKE CENTRE STAGE ON THEIR LONG-AWAITED DEBUT RECORD. It feels like a lifetime has flown by since Brighton indie rockers Black Honey first strode into the UK’s ever-growing new music scene in 2014. Since then, they’ve released a handful of EP’s and rose to the very top of many people’s expectations to be the

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Album Review: Miles Kane- Coup de Grace

Ben Standring/ August 23, 2018

Last Shadow Puppets member and celebrated indie rocker Miles Kane steps out of the shadows on assured third album. There are some artists who are able to live a relatively peaceful and mundane lifestyle, opting to produce and release new material at a pace of their own choosing. Then there’s Miles Kane, the enigmatic and ever excitable troubadour, who first

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The Yoyo Effect – Rainy Day Music EP

Ben Standring/ August 4, 2018

Experimental Nottingham newcomers offer a rich and eclectic take on psychedelic rock for their debut EP. Over the past five years, Nottingham has made a name for itself for being a city which thrives on the nurturing and promotion of new musical talent and this time it’s the turn of three-piece alternative rock band The Yoyo Effect to take the

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