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Interview with Beans on Toast

Cameron Chadwick/ December 3, 2018

Indie folk champion Jay ‘Beans on Toast’ released his 10th studio album ‘A Bird in the Hand’ on the 1st December (an annual birthday tradition). A sweet and honest record about family, growing up and the bright side of life, you can read my thoughts on it here. This year, he marks the occasion this year with a performance of

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Interview with Dan – guitarist from Primal

Louis Romer/ November 9, 2018

You’re a Notts-based and you formed in the summer of 2017. Tell me a bit about how and where that came about? Absolutely. So, I’m the guitarist – I’m Dan. Rory is the singer and we used to go to school together. Went to all the same schools. And we were band mates really – over the previous few years

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Black Peaks@ Rough Trade 09/10/18

Sean Hubbard/ October 15, 2018

Black Peaks’ series of in-store shows came through Nottingham’s own on Tuesday night in support of their new album “All That Divides”, and while it is a much more intimate venue than their headline performance at Rescue Rooms for Macmillan festival several weeks ago, the band swiftly make the room their own, opening with “Can’t Sleep” which instantly creates movement

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Interview with Black Peaks

Sean Hubbard/ October 15, 2018

I interviewed Black Peaks’ frontman Will Gardner before their show at Rough Trade and spoke about their new album, their influences and most importantly, his famed moustache. Who were your biggest influences with this album? W: Mastodon, Tool, All Them Witches, Oh Brother, Elder, Meshuggah. How was the writing different from “Statues”? W: Dave [new bassist] came along half way

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Interview with Black Honey

Ben Standring/ October 12, 2018

Four years since indie-rockers Black Honey first entered our world, The Mic joins the Brighton band shooting for the stars to discuss their self-titled debut record, life on the road and what the future holds for a band with one of rock’s most enigmatic frontwomen. “It’s been awesome, we’re quite overwhelmed,” states Izzy B Phillips (vocals and guitar) when questioned

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Album Review: The Blinders- Columbia

Abby Clarke/ September 21, 2018

The Blinders are a three-piece alternative rock group originally from Doncaster but now based in Manchester who have been making a lot of noise in the up and coming music scene. Their debut album “Columbia” is out on Friday the 21st of September and incorporates an in-your-face sound similar to Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes with influences from Nick Cave

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Tusk at Rough Trade

Abby Clarke/ November 4, 2017

To celebrate the release of their first single ‘Matter of Time’, Tusk played an intimate (and free) gig at Rough Trade on Friday. With support from Cherry Hex and the Dream Church as well as Vega Bay, the night was very enjoyable and a good laugh. Chery Hex and the Dream Church, a two piece from Nottingham made up of

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Swim Deep @ Rough Trade, 07/10/15

Sam Bigwood/ October 17, 2015

Birmingham boys return to Nottingham’s Rough Trade with new record and new sound. Since their dream-poppy first album, they have taken a turn to psychedelic and acid house influences for their new record ‘Mothers’ released this October. Having only lived in Nottingham for two weeks, it was my first time seeing a gig at Rough Trade. And I loved the

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Frank Iero @ Rough Trade, 26/05/15

Gabriella Ahmed/ June 17, 2015

As we sway away from the pop-punk-rock-esq My Chemical Romance days, ex-rhythm guitarist, Frank Iero has continued his music artistry with some solo work over the past few years. His unique blend of post-grunge/rock and acoustics is something unheard of usually in this scene, and I had the rare opportunity to sample this the early Sunday afternoon before he waltzed

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Lonelady @ Rough Trade, 24/03/2015

Kelly Beestone/ March 30, 2015

When Rough Trade Records opened a store in Nottingham earlier this year, the city knew they would be treated to a wealth of new artists arriving to showcase their talent. And tonight is no exception. Although the venue is small, there is an enthusiastic crowd gathering to greet Lonelady (aka Julie Campbell) tonight. And she doesn’t disappoint. Launching straight in

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