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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Album Review: Cage the Elephant – Social Cues

Ben Standring/ April 25, 2019

The frenetic Kentucky six-piece offer a highly-ambitious, yet confusing fifth record caught in the throes of heartbreak and loss. Over the course of their thirteen-year history, Cage the Elephant have dipped their toes in their fair share of rock’s offshoot genres. Despite being labelled a classic rock band with a funk and blues stamp to them, the six-piece from Bowling

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EP Review: Eyre Llew & In the endless zanhyang we are – ‘Carrier’

Abby Clarke/ April 15, 2019

Nottingham trio Eyre Llew release their EP ‘Carrier’ today, a collaboration of their own ambient rock sounds with Korean shoegaze band ‘In the endless zanhyang we are’. The EP bookmarks an incredible tour exchange which saw the groups spend over three months playing forty-four shows across eight countries. Eyre Llew released their single ‘Silo’, the EP opener, on Sunday 7th

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The Big Country Music Roundup- 29/03/2019

Cameron Chadwick/ April 1, 2019

What place does country have in the world of music in 2019? Financially, quite a big one but culturally, the mainstream is lacking. The genre’s quiet yet surprisingly dense audience in the UK should fear not however, as for some reason unknown to this writer (based some 4,000 miles from Nashville), a large amount of country’s key players, whether up

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Will ‘Jaws’ upcoming album, “The Ceiling”, propel the trio to lofty heights?

Tristan Phipps/ March 29, 2019

Given that Birmingham band ‘Jaws’ appear to have been around since the dawn of time, it’s remarkable that they are only now approaching the release of album number three. While they have taken their time in releasing new music, the trio have kept their cult-fan base bubbling along nicely with a sprinkling of tour dates here and there. However, as

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Tristan casts an eye to the journey of Two Door Cinema Club following the release of “Talk”

Tristan Phipps/ March 24, 2019

An otherwise dreary Friday morning was spruced up by the news that the indie ever-presents “Two Door Cinema Club” were back. Billed as headliners for two of the UK’s fastest growing festivals, ‘Truck’ and ‘Y Not’, fans no doubt will have been expecting new music. After all, ‘Gameshow’ was nearly two and a half years ago. An album which produced mixed impressions, ‘Gameshow’ didn’t

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Album Review: Anteros- When We Land

Ben Standring/ March 18, 2019

Rising London-based indie outfit Anteros offer an enjoyable but all too familiar collection of dreamy guitar-based pop on their long-awaited debut record. Given the dire status of British indie rock, aside from a handful of artists in the first decade of the twenty-first century, it feels almost as if the genre has been both resurrected and repaired to its prime

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Album Review: Foals- Part 1: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

Faye Nichols/ March 13, 2019

 Foals are the best version of themselves in this instance of momentary bliss, reflecting the anxiety of the world’s current climate.             Foals truly foregrounded the 8th March, stamping their return across the music scene and rising from their hiatus surrounded by rose-red palms and flora. ‘Part 1: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’, the half-dose of their double release,

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Album Review: Hozier- ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

Ben Standring/ March 3, 2019

Irish singer-songwriter offers a soulful, blues-rock extravaganza emblazoned with rich, gold-tinged poeticism Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s salient poeticism first caused an ethereal storm within the music industry in 2013 following the release of debut EP ‘Take Me To Church’, the title-track of which became a religious-damning sensation. A year later, his self-titled debut record stormed into the charts across the world, establishing

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