You only have to listen to the early tracks from York based indie-pop band Maven Fiction to hear their great potential. Their patriotic anthem ‘This Is My England’  has a brilliantly lo-fi video of the fresh faced duo walking around London, complete with more red busses than you can shake a stick at. Add to …

Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss has been a busy boy of late. The singer and his former band mates recently announced they would be going back on the road to celebrate their twenty-year anniversary. And now Morriss has just released his brand new solo album, ‘The Taste Of Mark Morriss’ on Acid Jazz. Basically speaking it’s …

Bands that produce dance music are rarely known for their longevity. There are no long term benefits, and certainly no pension plan. Dance music trends move on so quickly that the most you can hope for is a few hit singles and maybe even a moderate selling album. Make your money while you can, then …

You only have to turn the corner in Kid Acne’s hometown of Sheffield to come across another of his street art masterpieces. His unique style has taken him from his northern home, to displaying his work all around the world. But whilst his steel as an artist in indisputable,  have you ever stopped to consider …

The Bluetones are one of a number of bands who sum up a whole era of music. Brit-Pop was huge in the ninties, and launched the careers of such bands as Blur, Pulp and Oasis. The London-based four piece fronted by Mark Morriss found their own place amongst it all. Their quirky and playful sound …

Okay, let’s just forget for a moment that Snoop was the comedy dad character in reality TV show Father Hood. Try and forget his terrible commercial dance track ‘Sweat’ with ubiquitous producer of the moment David Guetta. And if you can, try to wipe from your memory his collaboration with Katy Perry on airhead anthem …

As part of Maximo Park, Paul Smith was responsible for some of the biggest and most anthemic indie tracks of the noughties. Who out of us can say they haven’t been in a pub or club wailing along to ‘Apply some pressure’ or ‘Books from boxes’ at some point in their life? (Or is thst …

In 1993 I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Cracknell at a signing at an  HMV store. It was Sheffield sound city and the Saint Etienne were doing the signing ahead of their set. I took along my copies of  ‘Foxbase Alpha’ and ‘So Tough’. I had never really met any singers or bands before …

My love for Tracey Thorn goes way back. From those early beautifully mellow ballads she did with Everything But The Girl, to the ultra-cool dance tracks such as ‘Missing’. and ‘Walking Wounded’. The thing that has always astonished me about her, is her ability to portray so much raw emotion in her vocals, without even …

Better know to his mother as Duncan Beiny, DJ Yoda is a London based DJ and producer. His music is a mix of hip-hop, scratching and general insanity. Previously most famous for his ‘How To Cut & Paste’ mix albums, he is now more focused on releasing his own stuff. With a couple of  fantastic …