The Amazons – Future Dust Album Review

Roisin Hickey/ May 22, 2019

The Amazons’ latest album Future Dust makes obvious the importance of their two years off. Although their debut provided indie rock classics such as ‘Black Magic’ and ‘In my Mind’, it is clear that The Amazons have stepped their game up; their newest album is holistically sexy, gritty and raw – how all indie rock should be. ‘Mother’ is one

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Year of the Knife @ Rough Trade 17/05/19

Sean Hubbard/ May 18, 2019

Year of the Knife and Chamber absolutely levelled Nottingham’s Rough Trade last night as the opening show of the Ultimate Aggression tour. Support came from UKHC bands Cauldron, Warheads and Intent 2 Kill. They all put on excellent displays which got the crowd warmed up and had the spin kicks flowing by the time Chamber took to the stage to

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Bangers from Down Under #7 – The Butlers: Milky goodness for your eardrums

Patrick Donnelly/ May 17, 2019

Upon introduction to The Butlers, I wasn’t a massive fan. After hearing that Mako Road were performing at a charity gig in Christchurch I jumped at the chance to see them, not paying much attention to the other accompanying acts – including The Butlers. But I was very pleasantly surprised when they appeared on the makeshift stage area and began

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Employed To Serve @ Rough Trade 13/05/19

Sean Hubbard/ May 15, 2019

Employed To Serve hit Rough Trade’s stage on Monday in support of their incredible new album Eternal Forward Motion, already hailed as a potential album of the year by many critics, which is a superb accomplishment considering that it’s not even six months into the year. Despite only having a half hour set the band (in their signature jackets) ploughed

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Album Review: The National – I Am Easy to Find

Alex Barston/ May 15, 2019

The National. The umbrella that stops the hail from hitting your head, the first sip of water the morning after a heavy night of drinking, the woolly jumper that shields you from a bitter winter frost, you get the drift from this obsessional fan. The National are great, and they’re back with their eighth studio album at the perfect time.

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Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres @ Rock City 11/05/19

Sadie Agg/ May 14, 2019

Last month, former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman Peter Doherty introduced us to his third musical project, ‘Peter Doherty and The Puta Madres.’ Doherty’s latest work is a lot folksier than his previous repertoire, demonstrating inspiration from his new Margate abode, and includes fantastic Doherty-esque instrumental interludes illustrating the individual musical talents of each Puta Madre. Arriving at 7:30, I managed

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Ten Tonnes @ Rescue Rooms 09/05/19

Ben Standring/ May 12, 2019

Enigmatic troubadour Ethan Barnett delivers a statesmanlike performance at his sold-out Nottingham show. Such is the nature of the fickle fiend that is the music industry nowadays that we find ourselves in dire need of musicians that naturally exude some taste for artistic integrity and flair. The market price for British born singer-songwriters who manage to portray an element of

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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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