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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Bangers from Down Under #6 – Ruby Fields: One of Australia’s Most Kick-Ass Chicks

Patrick Donnelly/ May 10, 2019

Ruby Fields is a 21 year-old singer-songwriter from New South Wales and quickly became one of my favourite artists as I stumbled upon her music on Spotify. Despite describing herself as an ‘average chick’ on various social media bios, I’d argue there’s nothing average about her and her music. Her lyrics are meaningful without being pretentious and her songs are

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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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Review: Live at Leeds Festival, 4th May 2019

Ben Standring/ May 9, 2019

At one time, Britain’s rising stars could only look to the likes of The Great Escape Festival and SXSW in America as showcases for new talent, but on Saturday 4th May, a new behemoth on the festival calendar announced itself with a stellar line-up across a multitude of stages and venues. Taking place across the first band holiday weekend of

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Festival Preview: Download, 14th – 16th June 2019

Sean Hubbard/ May 7, 2019

The UK’s biggest rock and metal festival kicks off on Friday 14th June this year and will see over 90,000 people converge on Castle Donington for three days of non-stop riffs. This year’s festival is headlined by three legends of the genre: Def Leppard on the Friday playing their legendary Hysteria album in full, Slipknot on the Saturday, and prog

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Stella Donnelly @ The Bodega 05/05/19

Alex Barston/ May 6, 2019

Australian Stella Donnelly and her band brought their show to the Bodega this bank holiday Sunday, providing a treat for the lucky fans who were in the venue. On the back of the release of her debut album ‘Beware of the Dogs,’ the musician, who is originally from Wales, brought the house down with an array of songs from the

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EP Review: Desure – ‘Desure’

Cameron Chadwick/ May 3, 2019

On the cutting-edge of country music whilst firmly rooted in tried-and-true tradition, Desure’s debut EP delivers a series of timeless tunes blending folk, bluegrass and indie rock in seamless, stylish fashion. My introduction to Josh Desure came with an opening slot for Texas honky-tonk kings Midland at Gorilla (the best venue going) in Manchester last December, and I maintain that

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Bangers from Down Under #5 – Hot Donnas: A prog-psych-funk indie rock band?

Patrick Donnelly/ May 3, 2019

In my time in New Zealand so far, I have been lucky enough to see Hot Donnas perform live. TuneSoc, a society based around creating, performing and listening to music, held a ‘Cosy Night Out’ at the student bar, inviting impressive acts such as Bootleg Rascal, Hot Donnas and Dolphin Friendly. It was through this event that I came to

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Wheatus @ Rescue Rooms

Alana McKenna/ May 2, 2019

Wheatus, seven-piece American rock band most known for their timeless classic ‘Teenage Dirtbag,’ graced the Rescue Rooms stage last night, playing a show that was unique in comparison to anything I had previously seen. They had one of the most relaxed entrances I’ve experienced, setting up much of their own equipment and instruments, and casually walking out onto the stage,

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Interview with Mark Vollelunga of Nothing More

Phoebe Wade/ May 2, 2019

On Sunday afternoon, before the penultimate night of their ‘Trust’ tour with Papa Roach, I sat down with guitarist of Nothing More, Mark Vollelunga, to discuss tour, crowd response and the appeal of the breakfast taco. He was an absolute delight to talk to and didn’t seem to mind that this was clearly my first interview! So you’ve been touring

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