Blaenavon, Alt-J @ Weston Super Mare, 08/09/2017
Weston Super Mare pier: a lengthy tome to the celebration of the great British seaside holiday and the unlikely final date for Mercury Prize 2017 nomi...more
Visions of a Life is a proud return for Wolf Alice
Despite the band's grunge protestations, Wolf Alice’s second album Visions of a Life is more accurately a wraithlike vision of death and deceit, wra...more
Anna of the North gets dreamy for debut Lovers
It’s raining, the kids are back at school, and summer is officially over. September then is the perfect time to release an album full of youthful ex...more
Truck Festival 2017 @ Steventon, Oxfordshire, 21-23/07/2017
It was the illustrious Fleetwood Mac that first claimed, "Thunder only happens when it’s raining." Truck Festival 2017 stood testament to this, wit...more
Ones to Watch at Truck Festival 2017
Festival season is well underway, and so we've already seen big names performing for blazing crowds in what's been one of the best summers of the last...more
2000trees 2017 @ Upcote Farm, Withington, 06-08/07/2017
If you went down to the woods last weekend you were in for a nice surprise… Okay, so it might provide the irresistible basis of childish nursery rhy...more
Ones to Watch at 2000Trees 2017
The multi-award-winning festival 2000trees 2017 kicks off this week, and we'll be there to review all the mayhem and music as it happens. Here's what ...more
Interview: Girl Ray talk getting recognised ahead of release of Earl Grey
Poppy Hankin answers the phone with a gush of warmth and geniality, and quickly explains that the rest of Girl Ray, classmates Iris McConnell and Soph...more
Interview: BIKE on Tropicália, streaming, and loving Bristol
Brazilian post-Tropicália band BIKE can't sit still in their hotel room in Lisbon. They are between cities as part of a huge European headline t...more
alt-J’s Relaxer is a weirdly wonderful head-scratcher
The tears flow as alt-J’s “3WW” plays through to its delicate, wistful end. I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for the classic piano love song...more