All posts by Nicola Claire Allen

Review: The Black Keys – ‘Turn Blue’

LACKLUSTRE: Pat Carney (left) and Dan Auerbach’s (right) latest offering is somewhat disappointing With the pre-release coverage of Turn Blue, the new album from Ohioan rock duo The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney, faced much more attention …

/ 23rd May 2014

In the Demon Music Mailbox: The Undivided – ‘This New Day’ (Album)

HARD-ROCKING: Welsh quartet The Undivided’s talent shines on their new record (l-r) Rhyd Mason, Joe Disson, Lew Bray and Craig Prosser With crashing drums and soaring guitar, The Undivided are sure to burst straight out of the South Wales Valleys...

/ 22nd May 2014

Live Review: Miley Cyrus, Leeds First Direct Arena, 10/05/2014

JUNGLE BOOGIE: Miley joins her neon zoo on stage at the First Direct Arena earlier this month Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ll be well aware of Miley Cyrus’ recent escapades. From popularising twerking...

/ 21st May 2014

Review: Pixies – ‘Indie Cindy’

Within a week of Pixies walking into a Welsh recording studio, founding member bassist and vocalist Kim Deal quit the band. The three remaining members nobly decided to continue writing, recording and producing the first Pixies album of new material...

/ 9th May 2014

Festival News: Metallica confirmed as final headliners for Glastonbury 2014 (plus full-line up revealed)

HEADLINERS: Metal men Metallica complete this year’s Glastonbury line-up – photo (c) Ross Halfin American metal legends Metallica have this evening (May 8) been confirmed as the final headliners for this year’s Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.  Lars Ulrich,...

/ 8th May 2014

Interview: Adio Goes Solo – Bipolar Sunshine on Life after Kid British

Setting your sights high is one thing, but Bipolar Sunshine – an artist tipped for huge success in 2014 – has set his on surpassing even the biggest of expectations. “I’d like to be on [Sir Richard] Branson’s flight to...

/ 7th May 2014

In the Demon Music Mailbox: Luke Sital-Singh – ‘Greatest Lovers’ (Single)

GENERIC?: Luke Sital-Singh is well within the confines of the indie-rock genre Luke Sital-Singh has been trundling around the indie circuits for a while now, supporting acts like The Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys. His latest single ‘Greatest Lovers’, released...

/ 16th April 2014

Live Review: Bipolar Sunshine, The Temple @Birmingham Institute, 30/03/2014

POWERFUL: Adio Marchant performing during his previous tour of the UK In a little room right at the top of Birmingham’s Institute, Adio Marchant – performing under the moniker Bipolar Sunshine – steps up to the mic with his band...

/ 15th April 2014

Festival News: Kasabian to headline Glastonbury 2014 (plus 86 more acts revealed)

ROCKERS: This year’s Sunday headliners Kasabian performing at Glastonbury in 2009 – Photo (c) bbc.co.uk Leicester band Kasabian have this morning (April 4) been named as the second headliner for this year’s Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.   It...

/ 4th April 2014

On the Radar: Pogo

MIXER: Aussie musician Pogo, alias Nick Bertke, transforms Disney classics into ethereal music Pogo has fast become an internet phenomenon, best known for creating unusual and enigmatic electronic tracks that are often based on sounds bites extracted from popular movies.…

/ 29th March 2014