2018 has been a heck of a year for new music- In fact, the majority of releases this year have become some of my all-time favourites. The resurgence in punk and a desire to push average indie landfill out has provided a platform for some of the industry's most talented musicians to really start to [...]

Frenetic, essential and virtuous are the three words that capture both Idles and their second monumental album Joy as an Act Of Resistance Overflowing with brutal honesty, a plea to social change, love and the importance of speech, Idles have returned even more impassioned than ever before. And you know why? Because Joy as an Act [...]

Read on the Mancunion here: http://mancunion.com/2018/03/15/album-review-wildness-grows-gengahr/   London-born spell-binding indie rock quartet Gengahr has finally released their second album Where Wildness Grows following their debut album released three years ago. Upon first listen it is clear the band have strayed further away from their previous moody, melancholic, and angsty ways to a brighter, for the [...]

Read this article on The Mancunion here http://mancunion.com/2018/02/05/songs-of-praise/ South London 5-piece, Shame have well and truly secured their reputation as Britain’s most potent post-punk force to be reckoned with having just released their debut album ‘Songs of Praise’ mid-January and announced a 13-date tour with 6 dates completely sold out and practically every other show on [...]

Hey guys! So my favourite new discovery, The Howl & The Hum, have finally released their first single online and as if this wasn’t exciting enough, it happens to be my absolute favourite song that I’ve heard them play. I first heard these lads support ‘Heir’ at The Wardrobe last year and was so astounded [...]

I have been a fan of Sundara Karma since their emergence in 2014 so when they announced that they were finally releasing their debut ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’ last year, I was ecstatic. Having released the titles of their tracklist prior to the actual release, I was pleased to see their classics [...]

Hey guys, Stockport's 5-piece indie poprock band finally released their self-titled debut album yesterday on 5th August 2016. After having their name plastered on my twitter feed over the past year, particularly the last few months with the release of singles 'Charlemagne' and 'Getaway', it was pretty much impossible not to listen to them. The [...]

Alistair James is a singer/songwriter from Middlesbrough who hadn't initially planned to go solo following his band's split before 2013 but as fate would have it, with a small independent record deal under his belt, he soon began writing and playing again. Alistair has had an incredible few years with recieving praise from Mark Plati [...]

Hey guys, So as most of you are probably aware, I am a massive Catfish and the Bottlemen fan and if you are familiar with the band yourself, you will know that former Catfish guitarist Billy Bibby founded his own band earlier last year (2015), naming it ‘Billy Bibby and The Wry Smiles’. Since their [...]