Single Review: Honey Gentry – Daydream Baby

Ben Standring/ June 12, 2019

Honey Gentry’s storm of ethereal, DIY enchantment provided poetic justice to those desiring artistic integrity when her debut EP Moonlight was released last year. Her passion for life’s non-tangible aspects alongside the adoption of the Honey Gentry alter ego have made the singer-songwriter an enticing prospect in a world dominated by predictable pop music. Despite a slight 6-month gap in

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Interview: Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari

Sean Hubbard/ June 9, 2019

Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds played a short acoustic set at Rough Trade on Sunday in support of his new book ‘Dear Future Historians,’ which is a collection of all the Shikari lyrics, including essays explaining them. This is the second edition of the book, and this time round includes the lyrics from the most recent Shikari album ‘The Spark.’

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The Futureheads @ Rescue Rooms 01/06/19

Owen White/ June 8, 2019

Mid-2000’s indie breakouts The Futureheads brought a tightly performed set of generally entertaining heady indie rock jams to Rescue Rooms this Saturday, albeit somewhat marred by muddy and bizarre mixing decisions. Crunch pop upstarts Fatherson and exciting post-punk newcomers The Rain Age (formally Shiftwork) supported. The Futureheads occupy a weird space in 2000’s indie-sphere. Never reaching the same heights of

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Review: Tom Morello, 3rd June 2019

Sean Hubbard/ June 8, 2019

The legendary Rage Against The Machine guitarist played a sold out sideshow at Rescue Rooms with his album’s The Atlas Underground band during a night off from his slot as main support for Muse and completely demonstrated why he is so iconic. Beginning his set by playing Battle, it was clear that this was no ordinary gig. His gargantuan 19

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Review: All Points East, 2nd June 2019

Ben Standring/ June 4, 2019

As the sun rose on a glistening June morning, festival goers scrambled to London for the final day of London’s newest high-profile large-scale music festival at Victoria Park. Having already experienced staggering sets from The Chemical Brothers, Christine & the Queens and Mumford and Sons plus a day of hard rock featuring Bring Me The Horizon and Architects and a

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Review: All Points East, 31st May 2019

Sean Hubbard/ June 3, 2019

The second weekend of All Points East kicked off on Friday 31st May with a day that can only be described as an absolute triumph for British heavy music. Everything from Lotus Eater opening the North stage, all the way up to Bring Me the Horizon’s two-hour headline set was an exhibition of the best that British metal has to

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Review: Dot to Dot Festival (Nottingham), 26th May 2019

Daisy Carter/ June 2, 2019

It has now become a ritual almost to begin the UK festival season over the two May bank holiday weekends with a hive of creative new festivals championing the very best of emerging musical talent. The likes of Great Escape, Live at Leeds, Sound City and Dot to Dot have provided striking platforms to showcase the artists of the future.

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Acoustic Rooms Monthly – May 2019

Abby Clarke/ June 1, 2019

After a four-week break for the Easter holidays, The Mic was straight back to Acoustic Rooms held at Rescue Rooms every Monday night from 8pm until late, where a mixture of local acts and guest headliners perform all night long, filling the venue with music and talent. May saw three weeks’ worth of great performances including five featured artists as

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Festival Preview: Tramlines

Tristan Phipps/ May 31, 2019

Of all the city festivals: Live At Leeds, Hit The North, Dot 2 Dot – none are as well renowned as Sheffield’s Tramlines, which is now entering its 10th year. While 2009 brought the chart-topping sounds of Example and Pixie Lott, Tramlines 2019 will boast a line-up brimming with indie and alternative royalty. Headlining the festival this year we have

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Album Review: Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent

Cameron Chadwick/ May 30, 2019

The Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Twitter and most rapidly growing pop star to emerge from the UK since Adele surprises with a stripped-back debut which shows hints of greatness, but struggles to justify 12 songs of lethargic balladry. It’s a miracle I ever listened to this album. Its title is a top contender for The Mic’s ‘Worst Album Name of

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