Monthly Archives: January 2011

Review: Esben and the Witch – Violet Cries

As an act recently nominated for the BBC Sound of 2011 competition, it would be easy to assume that the Brighton three piece Esben and the Witch make for easy listening, especially when coupled with the lazy comparisons to Florence and the Machine. Whilst Florence makes epic, but nonetheless accessible pop music, Esben and the […]

By Will Tompsett
on 31st Jan 2011
in Music

Interview: Run Toto Run

Change. Development. Progression. Evolution. These words are central to understanding the musical entity that is Run Toto Run. Beginning as a twee-folk act back in 2008, the band have gone through a series of changes that stretch as close to last week, when Run Toto Run went from being a 3, to a 2. More […]

New Artists: Tips For Getting Your Music Posted

I thought I’d outline a few principles which may help budding artists to have their music posted on blogs, either this one itself, or sites likes ourselves.

Single Of The Week: Pandit – Pack Your Bags

Pandit’s Pack Your Bags is an beautiful ode to failing love, harrowing and hopelessly honest

Review: Friends of Manchester Festival

Walking slightly ahead of the scheduled student and union protest march,  Oxford Road felt like a ghost town as police diverted traffic and pedestrians watched on from the windows of McDonalds and Costa. Approaching the venues of Kro Bar and Jabez Clegg for the beginning of the festival, everything still felt far too quiet for […]

Review: White Lies – Ritual

With economic and social unrest tending to go hand in hand with the mood of music produced, it’s no surprise that the current trend for new music is melancholic, synth heavy and irrefutably dark, and White Lies are no exception.

By Josh
on 29th Jan 2011
in Music

Interview: The Luyas

With only a few weeks to go until the release of their highly anticipated sophomore record, Too Beautiful To Work, excitement is gradually building around The Luyas.

Live Review: The Bang

After winning Dundee’s Battle of the Band competition in late 2010, The Bang are poised to attempt to replicate the success of past winners Make Sparks and are going the right way to achieve this…

By Adam Jamieson-Caley
in Music

Interview: Twin Shadow

One of the fastest rising stars of 2010, Twin Shadow’s debut record Forget, released last year on Rough Trade, received numerous glowing reviews. Therefor we were delighted to be able to chat to George Lewis Jr, a.k.a. Twin Shadow, about European politeness, Coachella, and bad musicians.

Review: Twin Shadow (Manchester)

Accompanied by Ben (of Crack in the Road fame) we positioned ourselves in the lofty heights of the seating area of Mancester’s ‘Deaf Institute’ ready for the night’s entertainment. Our first good sign followed shortly; the projector, which I have never seen used before, was on. Weird Era: First thing’s first, if you recognise this name, […]

By Ben
on 27th Jan 2011
in Music