Tag Archives: indie rock

Bangers from Down Under #2- Sticky Fingers

Patrick Donnelly/ April 7, 2019

This week I’d like to introduce you to Sticky Fingers, one of the best Aussie bands out there right now. Fusing reggae with soft rock, Sticky Fingers produce fantastic, laid-back songs that you’ll find yourself bobbing your head to. The five-piece band, introduced to me once again by my Kiwi flatmate, consists of Dylan Frost (vocals/guitar), Beaker Best (drums), Seamus

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Bangers from Down Under-Mako Road

Patrick Donnelly/ March 31, 2019

As of February 7th, 2019, I have been studying in Christchurch, New Zealand for a semester. Although New Zealand has a thriving, international reputation for beautiful lakes, impressive mountains and fantastic beaches, it is somewhat under-represented as a source of exciting new music. In fact, I would wager that most of you reading aren’t too familiar with modern Kiwi music

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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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The Half Eight @Rough Trade 22/03/2019

Abby Clarke/ March 23, 2019

Three weeks after the release of their EP ‘Rose Tinted Soul’, The Half Eight hosted their EP release tour at Rough Trade with support from local singer Holly Fallon and pop-punk singer Bronnie. Firstly, as you walked into Rough Trade it was clear to see that The Half Eight had put a lot of time and effort into dressing the

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Sports Team @The Bodega 19/03/2019

Daisy Carter/ March 20, 2019

 I’d never seen upstairs at The Bodega as packed as just before indie-rockers Sports Team graced its intimate stage for a sold out show on the second night of their UK headline tour. But that’s not to say the crowd were all there purely for them; the first support, Chappaqua Wrestling, were greeted by a decent amount of people who

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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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Palace @The Bodega 19/02/2019

Becky Waldock/ March 8, 2019

On the 19th of February Palace, a four-piece hailing from London, delivered a sublime set of atmospheric rock for a sold-out night at The Bodega. This second date of their tour saw a Palace banquet served with some tasters from their much-anticipated upcoming album.  Hot Dreams quite literally warm up the place. You can see a compatibility with Palace which

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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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The Rifles @Rock City 23/02/2019

Louis Romer/ March 5, 2019

Mods of all ages took to Rock City on the 23rd of Feb to welcome back The Rifles nearly 3 years after their last Nottingham gig. The 4 piece band from Chingford opened with the brilliant “She’s Got Standards” – the first track on their debut album ‘No Love Lost’. The sea of parkas were then gifted with the lively

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