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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: 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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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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Review: Slam Dunk Festival (South), 26th May 2019

Sean Hubbard/ May 29, 2019

Another year, another Slam Dunk festival, but this year was the first fully outdoor one ever! Yes the weather was patchy at some points but the music shined through no matter what, and even a bit of rain couldn’t dampen the summery feeling that Seaway always bring to a show. The bands were all incredible, with a personal highlight of

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Interview: Lady Bird

Ben Standring/ May 25, 2019

The all-smiling, all-snarling, all-dancing punk trio caught up with The Mic backstage in Leeds to talk about their headline tour, a debut album and social evolution. Over the course of the past eighteen months, Tunbridge Wells trio Lady Bird have attempted to cause a perpetual shift within our social consciousness through the medium of brash, witty punk rock. Having worn

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EP Review: Interpol – A Fine Mess

Ben Standring/ May 24, 2019

Stoic alternative icons attempt to rejuvenate the spark of yesteryear on wavering new EP Despite being arguably one of the biggest rock bands on the planet, New York trio Interpol have forever felt destined to be heroes of the underground scene. Their first record Turn on the Bright Lights has been hailed as one of the greatest debuts to have

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