VANT Interview: Moving Away from Politics to an Introspective Approach

Bethan Fletcher/ May 11, 2019

Frontman of VANT, Mattie Vant, is back from his ‘indefinite hiatus’, bringing with him a change up in the band’s music, a shift in focus and a seemingly more open, emotional mindset. Sitting down with Mattie only hours after his opening gig for ‘Live at Leeds 2019’ we discussed the experience of playing for a still sober festival crowd. “It

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Black Honey Interview: Feeling Equally Weird and Troubled in the Head

Bethan Fletcher/ May 10, 2019

Melancholic, seductive and timeless are three words which I would use to describe the indie rock band Black Honey. But simply labeling them as ‘indie rock’ does not do the four-piece justice; they encapsulate so much more. Listening to a Black Honey track is like being transported into your own feature film wherein you, the hero, are as equally broken

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The Stranglers @Rock City 11/03/2019

Bethan Fletcher/ March 12, 2019

It was clear walking into Rock City that a twenty-something university student is not The Stranglers’ target demographic. Despite bringing the average age down by twenty years and severely missing a band t-shirt, leather jacket and pint of ale, I made my way up to the main stage to experience some classic 70’s/80’s punk rock. Dr Feelgood opened the show

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Interview with Clean Cut Kid

Bethan Fletcher/ November 27, 2018

I sat down with Clean Cut Kid (minus Mike due to a sore throat, so being on vocal rest!) ahead of their sold-out show at the Bodega to chat about going independent and taking complete creative control over their new music. So you’ve just started the UK tour, how’s it going so far? Absolutely amazing. It’s been a year since we

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Leon Bridges@ Rock City 12/11/2018

Bethan Fletcher/ November 18, 2018

Leon Bridges brought his jazzy soul music and effortlessly smooth voice to the main stage at Rock City. Supporting Leon was fellow vocalist Amber Mark, she did a brilliant job of warming up the audience with her strong soul voice and R&B sounds. Her tunes were some great slow jam dance songs that the audience easily got behind; swaying, dancing

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RAT BOY@ Rock City 08/11/2018

Bethan Fletcher/ November 12, 2018

Rat Boy has managed to strike the perfect balance between indie rock and hip-hop creating a sound like no other before him, connecting with and forming a large audience of teens/twenty somethings. He hit up Rock City last Thursday for the ‘Dumb and Confused’ tour. Upon arriving at Rock City, there was already a queue of fashionably dressed youngsters readily

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Barns Courtney@ The Maze 06/11/2018 + Interview

Bethan Fletcher/ November 7, 2018

Still jet-lagged, but fueled by ample amounts of coffee, I sat down with Barns Courtney ahead of his sold-out gig at The Maze. So, you’ve just finished touring with the Wombats over in America, how was that? Oh man it was a lot of fun, the dates were really solid, one after another. I always really love playing support gigs,

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Fatherson @ Rock City 08/10/2018 +Interview!

Bethan Fletcher/ October 15, 2018

Scottish alt rock band Fatherson have toured with bands such as Biffy Clyro, Panic! At the Disco and Interpol. Only three weeks after the release of their third album ‘Sum of All Your Parts”, I caught up with them for a quick chat about becoming celebrity chefs, being prophesied sons, and everything in between. I walked into the dressing room

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