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Meet: The Coral’s James Skelly takes us through the inspirations for the new album ‘Coral Island’, the magic of memories, and how The Coral are the Robbie Fowler of the music industry.

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To celebrate a stunning 45 years in the industry, the legendary songwriter and guitarist Ed Kuepper has announced the release of three LPs that celebrate his post The Saints years as a solo artist and with the Laughing Clowns and The Aints, as well as news of an Australia wide tour in June and July. …

The new double album by indie magicians The Coral, entitled ‘Coral Island’, is a magnificent snapshot of an imagined place that existed in childhood memories – a fairytale land that bristles with life and lustre over the summer months then becomes an isolated, bleak and desolate place over winter. And, despite this seasonal transition, the …

SARA WOLFF is a rising acoustic singer-songwriting talent who hails from Bergen, Norway, but who left those surrounds to study on Merseyside; liked what she saw and it how it was, decided to stick around; soon found that songs were flowing. It’s been quite the journey from university to rising alt.folk talent whose first single …

MAGIK MARKERS came hurtling at us from a Connecticut basement in 2001, full of fire and noise and dirt and excellence. Back then there were four of them: singer-guitarist Elisa Ambrogio, bassist John Shaw, drummer Pete Nolan and Leah Quimby, but Leah fell by the wayside back around 2006. They began plying a line in …

EDINBURGH’S Mt. Doubt is the musical vision of Leo Bargery. The band have been picking up regular airplay on BBC Scotland and 6Music; has shared a stage with names such as Idlewild and We Were Promised Jetpacks. They recently featured on, and were one of the undoubted highlights of, the Wakefield festival compilation Long Division: …

Last month I was highly impressed by the debut EP ‘Early Trauma’ from Sydney band Johnny Hunter – it’s a new new wave for our times. So impressed was I that I had to find out more from the band – about how they got together, their influences, their favourite songs and their striking image. …

Brighton’s brightest, Thrillhouse have released another brilliant single ‘2045’ to follow their previously reviewed singles ‘Wild Child’, ‘Ready When You Are’ and ‘Lesser’. Thrillhouse have developed quite a unique sound – danceable, almost funky grooves yet with an indie vibe and an enigmatic attitude. ‘2045’ follows the code: it has a delectable groove and suave …

Tim Wheatley is an Australian expatriate living in London who has just released a fantastic new single – ‘Lying Low’ – with incredibly prescient themes of isolation. Like many Australian songwriters, Wheatley’s ‘Lying Low’ somehow captures the widescreen horizons of Australia best from afar, as if it is wired in his genetic code: razor-sharp, observational …