INTRODUCING
Leeds’ dark, psychedelic pop trio The Boxing are carving out an entirely different path to many of their contemporaries, and in the process helping ...more
Leeds based multi-instrumentalist Jeff T. Smith likes to keep busy. He also has friends in all the right (northern) places. The flickering embers of J...more
Just when it felt like fuzzy, lo-fi indie pop had fallen out of favour forever, North Wales quintet Seazoo are poised to deliver an album that will ma...more
INTERVIEWS
At the height of last summer - that woozy July that ushered in May's tenure, heat that withered the pound like grapes on a vine - the Guardian publi...more
You may have noticed that we've recently developed an obsession with Joshua Burnside's music. Or make that, we're in the middle of revisiting an obses...more
“I wish it had happened a little quicker and earlier, but you know…” Matthew Woodley breaks into laughter. We’ve been discussing his band, Pla...more
ALBUM REVIEWS
Sea Pinks recall sunnier times on Watercourse
Darren Hayman’s Thankful Villages Volume 2 is delightful
Napoleon IIIrd get lost in slow motion on The Great Lake
Wavves finds moments of success on You’re Welcome
LIVE REVIEWS
The Cribs @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 16/05/2017
Only the best albums get an anniversary tour. You know, those albums that will become a future symbol of a generation, genre or subculture, like some ...more
Ducktails @ The Lexington, London, 12/05/2017
The Lexington is an intimate little upstairs venue (appended to a bigger downstairs pub), very much on the fringes of both the central metropolis and ...more
Welcome To My City @ 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff, 12/05/2017
I must confess: tonight's headliner is someone I like on both a musical and personal level, and probably the first friend I ever made on the songwrit...more
Protoje and The Indiggnation @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 10/05/2017
With a career spanning 12 years, Protoje has brought reggae into the mainstream. His modern blend of reggae dub and dancehall, influenced by the rap a...more