Interview with Palm Reader

Sean Hubbard/ April 1, 2019

I met Palm Reader singer Josh McKeown on a sunny Saturday afternoon for a drink and a chat about the goings on with Palm Reader for this year and about the entire career of the band: How likely is it that we’re going to hear any new material this year? We’re going into the studio in November, so it’s pretty

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KAWALA @Rock City 20/03/2019 +Interview

Kathryn Long/ March 23, 2019

After shooing the rest of their band out of the small backstage room filled with snacks, Jim and Dan from KAWALA sat down with me outside of their busy tour schedule supporting Dodie. We talked about their brand new EP, favourite venues, and an interesting pre-show ritual… How are you, is the tour going well? Jim: It is going very

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Becky Hill @Rescue Rooms 20/03/2019 +Interview

Ben Standring/ March 21, 2019

One of pop’s most recognised voices speaks about collaborations, her solo aims and the music industry ahead of her sold-out show at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms The pop industry can be a tough and, at times, horrible business to be involved in. An increasingly competitive industry flooded with young and talented artists who act as mirror images to thousands of singers

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In Conversation with: The Japanese House

Roisin Hickey/ March 20, 2019

Following on from the release of a new album, 3 intimate Rough Trade gigs and the beginnings of a tour, The Japanese House, otherwise known as Amber Bain, kindly took the time out of her busy schedule to sit down and talk to me about all things sad indie pop. ‘Good at Falling’- What inspired you with this album? The

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Interview with Palace

Becky Waldock/ March 8, 2019

We spoke to frontman Leo Wyndham and drummer Matt Hodges of Palace before the show: So, you guys have known each other for a long time, do you think that has had an influence on your bond as a band? Leo: Yeah, definitely. I guess the chemistry with how we play together and being relaxed and having fun – it

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Larkins @The Bodega 01/03/2019 + Interview

Abby Clarke/ March 2, 2019

I joined Larkins ahead of the penultimate show of their tour, at Nottingham’s Bodega, to chat about their new music, inspiration and how the tour has gone so far. The four-piece indie-pop group last came to Nottingham supporting Cassia last Autumn at Rescue Rooms. Their use of lighting and production had impressed the crowd, and they were set to do

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In conversation with The Half Eight

Abby Clarke/ February 16, 2019

Shortly before I sat down with The Half Eight, I got the opportunity to listen to a short preview of their new EP ‘Rose Tinted Soul’ which will be released on 1st March.  I immediately thought of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” as “End it Right” kicked off, but it quickly progressed bringing high energy and catchy lyrics. “Timezones”, second on

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Interview with the Kris Barras Band

Bobby Humphrey/ February 15, 2019

The Kris Barras Band are rising stars on the rock and blues music scene, having made several major appearances on the UK and European festival circuit in the past couple of years, including Ramblin’ Man Fair (UK) and Rawa Blues Festival (Poland). On the first leg of their 2019 European tour, the band brought their signature brand of blues-infused heavy

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Cancer Bats @Rescue Rooms 05/02/2019 + Interview

Sean Hubbard/ February 12, 2019

Cancer Bats absolutely levelled Rescue Rooms on Tuesday as part of their extensive UK tour to celebrate their latest release ‘The Spark That Moves’, which was released by surprise on April 20th 2018, almost ten years to the day after they released their iconic sophomore album ‘Hail Destroyer’. Their exhausting 19 song set took songs from both those albums and

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SHVPES @Rescue Rooms 30/01/2019 + Interview

Sean Hubbard/ February 1, 2019

SHVPES played an absolutely blinding set in Rescue Rooms’ Red Room to a pretty packed out crowd despite it being a cold Wednesday night. The majority of the setlist was taken from new album ‘Greater Than’, but they made sure to play older fan favourites like “State of Mind” and “Skin and Bones” off their debut ‘Pain.Joy.Ecstasy.Despair’ which received the

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