Middle Kids @The Bodega 24/11/2018 +Interview

Alex Melnikov/ December 5, 2018

Australian indie trio Middle Kids are currently touring their debut album ‘Lost Friends’, bringing them to The Bodega. Beginning their set with “Bought It” it was instantly clear their set would be just like the album, a performance packed full of beauty, emotion, and energy, and the crowd duly responded, immersing themselves in the performance. With lead singer Hannah Joy

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 03/12/18

Patrick Donnelly/ December 4, 2018

Kicking off the night was Elliot Willaims. Undeniably a strong singer – confident and loud, with an indie-rock style – he got the attention of the room straight away. Although strong, he could use some more variety in his singing and guitar playing – some songs were hard to distinguish from others. There were some nice switches between strumming, picking

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Interview with Beans on Toast

Cameron Chadwick/ December 3, 2018

Indie folk champion Jay ‘Beans on Toast’ released his 10th studio album ‘A Bird in the Hand’ on the 1st December (an annual birthday tradition). A sweet and honest record about family, growing up and the bright side of life, you can read my thoughts on it here. This year, he marks the occasion this year with a performance of

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Interview with Maggie Rogers

Jessica Austin/ November 30, 2018

Maggie Rogers is currently supporting Mumford & Sons, who are on tour promoting their new album ‘Delta’. Maggie opened her set with “On + Off”, taken from her debut EP ‘Now That the Light Is Fading’. She played a range of songs, from some taken off her first EP to those that will appear on the new album. Maggie’s enthusiasm,

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Holy Moly and the Crackers @The Bodega 22/11/2018 +Interview

Rebecca McDonald/ November 30, 2018

Midway through their UK tour, Holy Moly and the Crackers bought their unique blend of indie-folk rock to The Bodega last Thursday. Before their show, we had an opportunity to catch up with Conrad Bird, one of the band’s founders. First of all, and I’m sure you get this all the time, but why the name? Yes, we do get

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Conjurer @ The Loft 23/11/2018 + Interview

Sean Hubbard/ November 28, 2018

Conjurer kicked off their UK tour supporting Conan in Nottingham Trent’s The Loft last Friday in their usual blistering fashion, opening with “Choke”, the first track from this year’s outstanding ‘Mire’, and continuing with tracks from that album and their debut EP ‘I’, including “Scorn” and “Hadal”. From the very start their pounding energy got the initially static crowd quickly

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Interview with DH Lawrence and the Vaudeville Skiffle Show

Alex Melnikov/ November 28, 2018

Ahead of their show at The Running Horse, I interviewed Al Rate of the DH Lawrence and the Vaudeville Skiffle Show, a group with roots in both Skiffle and Americana music. Al may also be known to some as a teacher at the University’s School of Health Sciences. The band has a rather unique name, how does it represent your

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 26.11.18

Abby Clarke/ November 28, 2018

After Alexandr Misko gave an amazing performance last week at Acoustic Rooms as a special guest, it was exciting to see what this week would hold. The beauty of an open mic night being you never know exactly what you’re going to see. The night started with Ryan Dunn from the band Gazelle, who performed a strong triad of songs,

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Interview with Hinds

Daisy Carter/ November 27, 2018

Charlotte and I sat down backstage at Rescue Rooms with half of garage-rock Spanish quartet Hinds to chat to Ana Perrote (guitar and vocals) and Amber Grimbergen (drums) about life on tour, how they pulled off the notoriously tricky second album, and how bloody grim British wintertime is. Daisy: How are you finding the tour so far? You’ve been to

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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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