Mean Poppa Lean

Brighton based funksters Mean Poppa Lean are a beauty to behold in the age of the modern music scene, a true gemstone waiting to be discovered. Over the years we have become accustomed to the chiseled and carved artists offered up to us from shows like the X Factor. Or ...

This Town Needs Guns

I must admit, 'math rock' is not a genre I was familiar with so when I went to listen to This Town Needs Guns for the first time, I felt completely lost. The a-symmetrical time signatures and complex melodies sounded, well, a little messy. But after a few more listens ...

Take The Night

Last month, after a long period of silence, Canadian electro-pop band The Mission District announced they would be splitting up; leaving the fans who had been promised new material more than a little disappointed. But all was not lost, for now two of the bands old members, David Rancourt and ...

Blitz Kids - Vagrants & Vagabonds

Although Blitz Kids might not have one of the most extensive fan bases in the world, there’s absolutely no denying that they are one of the most hard-working bands out there. Recorded live and in just 48 hours, 'Vagrants & Vagabonds' is a testament to their relentless work ethos, and ...

Foo Fighters, Milton Keynes Bowl

In 2011, 16 years after their formation, Foo Fighters remain an enduring, relevant force in the world of music because of the fact that they haven’t compromised, followed trends and they have stuck to their own formula: to create raw, relentless and rollicking rock ‘n’ roll. This is why ...

Bluey Robinson

After already being given the title of “one of the most exciting prospects of 2011”, it will be interesting to see how this young, pop-soul singer/songwriter plans to dominate the UK Charts. The 22 year-old was born in Sweden and raised in London, and has been doing music from ...

SBTRKT - Wildfire

With this, the second single from his self titled debut album, SBTRKT (or Mr Aaron Jerome to those who send him bills) has given a master class in creating a track laced in ethereal minimalism, and has made a track that sounds great at home or in ‘Tha Cluurrb’. With ...

Attack! Attack!, Leeds Cockpit 3

Wed 20 July 2011
By sam

Stepping into the Cockpit 3 I couldn’t help but notice the lack of audience, the odd person loitering waiting for the first support of the evening to take to the stage. I had my doubts for how the evening would play out if there was only so few people ...

Dolly Parton - Better Day

Tue 19 July 2011
By ben

If you’re looking for a musical answer to the current economic downturn and the rise in the cost of living, I think I’ve found just the thing.  An uplifting musical answer to all your current woes comes in the form of all-round musical superstar Dolly Parton’s brand ...

Two Trick Horse

In 2001 Michael Azerrad published a book entitled ‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’. The book chronicled the antics of bands on the American underground scene through the period of 1981-1991, and sited great acts from Sonic Youth to Minor Threat, Minutemen to Black Flag. These often-unsung heavyweights of modern ...