Falling somewhere between the dreaminess of shoegaze and the cock surety of Brit-Pop comes Midlands outfit Violet. Having spent most of their formative year writing and recording, the band recently launched their debut single, Feel, and hit the road for a short UK tour. Gig reports back to the bunker were favourable, so we took …

  London duo Dolls’ have been making quite a stir around the capitals live scene. Their latest track, ‘Armchair Psychiatrist’ has seen them working closely with Bad Seed and Grinderman, Jim Sclavunos -whose production credits include The Horrors, The Wytches and Du Blonde – and should see them break out the local scene and storm …

On September 30th West Yorkshire Post-Rock influenced band One Day, After School will perform their specially commissioned soundtrack to poet Simon Armitage’s The Dead Sea Poems. We caught up with songwriter Dean Freeman in the midst of a tough schedule of writing and rehearsing to ask how, and why. We see lots of bands writing …

Boston’s Magic Shoppe are back with their third release in 18 months with their latest EP High Goodbye, released on 17th June on Portland based label Little Cloud Records. They sprung to public prominence in February 2016 with Interstellar Car Crash EP and then debut LP Wonderland. Having garnered a reputation for their mesmerising live …

London four piece Mellow Gang might just have provided the tripped out tune of the summer. Check out ‘Vendetta’, following on from their debut, ‘Lagoon (Solina)’, it’s a slice of summertime psych that will leave you dreaming the good stuff long into the warm night. However, dig a bit deeper and you’ll find a song …

When we first came across Sextile, we made no bones [at least I didn’t] in claiming they were one of the best bands we’d heard in…. well ever!!!  Combining all the best elements, of all the best that the vast post-punk genre has to offer – think Jesus & Mary Chain, Siouxsie, Joy Divison, think …

Dama Scout are the kind of band I tend to prefer. A band that it’s hard to pigeon hole. A band that as soon as you think you’ve worked them out, they twist another corner and throw you slightly off course. There’s an underlying feel of Stereolab about them, but that in itself is only …

Somethings in life are pretty damn good. Lot’s of music is pretty damn good. Admittedly some music is better than other music. But no matter what the time or where I find myself, I always fall soft for some good ol’ punk rock. Now much like music in general, there’s lots of damn fine punk …

The late May Bank Holiday weekend once again see’s the psychonautic compass point to Eiger Studios, Leeds for the 5th Karma Fest. And once again, the line-up (to quote a friend) ‘is an absolute belter!’ Running right through the day, well into the night and through to the early hours of the morning, an impressive …

Once classed as Leeds’ best kept secret, Post War Glamour Girls have well and truly emerged from the shadows. Their skewed observational lyrics and baroquish approach to sound, has seen them earn a following and respect that far out reaches the confines of their West Riding home. Their, soon to be released, third studio album …