Deep Tan (or rather, deep tan, as they are more correctly styled) are one of those bands that it’s really hard not to keep coming back to. Their stripped-back, almost minimalist approach speaks of a charisma and a confidence that is rarely found, and their live outings somehow manage to be oddly chill and intense …

The latest addition to the Isolar Records rosters, Children of the Pope certainly know how to make a striking entrance, showing up with a new single which is a very strong calling card: immediately recognisable, eminently listenable, and brimming with promise. The band has been, for a while now, a well-known presence in the London …

The last time I saw Walt Disco live was at a festival at the very beginnings of their career. I had a hole in my timeline and picked their slot on the strength of what was objectively one of the best band names I’d ever heard, with no clue whatsoever of what I was in …

It is good to get a sense of normality again as restrictions lift even in Wales and gigs come back, and this mid-week appointment with the Cardiff date of Tony Hadley’s 40th anniversary tour, celebrating four full decades since the inception of Spandau Ballet, was an excellent occasion to shake off the cobwebs and experience …

Starting out as a lockdown project between vocalist Tiger Nicholson and guitarist James Donovan (elsewhere seen playing for HMLTD), Bishopskin have become so much more than that: there isn’t quite another band, nor possibly has there ever been, that sounds like they do, or that tried to do what they’re bent on achieving. Anyone who …

Words: Chiara Strazzulla // Pictures: Spela Cedilnik London has plenty of venues with plenty of history, but there is a special charme to the Columbia, a space which has seen a good number of rock legends go by and which now sees its stage trod upon by some of the most interesting emerging and alternative …