Lockdown has been a particularly tough time for people in the music industry, not allowing them to fill our music venues in the way they usually would. It’s independent artists who’ve struggled the most. Take Welsh boy turned New York resident Rod Thomas, AKA DJ, singer and songwriter Bright Light Bright Light. His club night …

We Alanis Morissette fans are a patient bunch. It’s been almost exactly eight years since the release of her last album Havoc & Bright Lights. But whilst I class myself as a an Alanis super Stan (do the kids still say Stan?) I haven’t loved everything she’s ever done. It seems like she’s at her best …

I’ve spent many a hazy night in student bars and indie clubs singing along to Feeder’s huge hit Buck Rogers. I’ve drunkenly wailed out ‘I think we’re gonna make it,’ and in my inebriated state thought, you know what? I think we are. It’s one of those songs that has continued to be played throughout …

There’s no shortage of music falling into the Backseat Mafia mailbox from new male singer-songwriters. Ever since Ed Sheeran achieved world domination, there as been an influx of young male artists reaching for their guitars and trying to replicate the sound and success of their idol. And there’s a lot of talent out there, all …

Since departing from The Auteurs, Luke Haines has made every effort to mix things up and carve a solo career as far away from his former band as possible. Kind of a difficult thing to do when you’re Luke Haines; his unique raspy tones identify him immediately. But it’s the contents of his head that …

So here’s what we already knew. Firstly, that Tracey Thorn is the queen of cool. In the nineties when her band Everything But The Girl started hanging out with the likes of Massive Attack, Deep Dish and got the remix treatment by Todd Terry, they developed their own brand of laid back electronic pop. Both …

Last Month former EBTG front woman Tracey Thorn revealed details of her her album and the disco-infused lead single ‘Queen.’ With the release of ‘Record’ just around the corner, the second single ‘Sister’ has just dropped. Whilst it has a more laid back sound that the first single, it keeps the electronic vibe that we …

We music writers are a strange bunch. Whenever we get new music to listen to and review, we always try to fit it into a certain box, letting the world know what genre the listener can expect from an album. So it’s bands like The Go! Team that really throw us into disarray. Why? Because …

It hardly seems seven years since Tracey Thorn’s last album, her festive collection of songs ‘Tinsel & Lights’. But that’s probably because I dig it out every year, each time a different track becoming my new favourite. In the time between we have seen her collaborate with the likes of Jens Lekman and John Grant, …

It’s been a few years since Joywave’s ‘How Do You Feel Now?’ fell on to my doormat. Their brand of spacey and ridiculously catchy electro rock has given the band their signature sound. Since their debut, the Rochester boys have been working tirelessly, putting their latest album ‘Content’ out last year, and announcing a whole …