Tag: indie

alt-J’s creative risks pay off on their third LP – Relaxer album review

It’s been five years since alt-J bagged the Mercury Prize for their 2012 debut An Awesome Wave and three years since the Grammy-nominated This is All Yours. Although a blend of geeky, folk/electronica-infused pop remains at the core of their sound, the group push their...

/ 12th June 2017

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at The Cookie (01/06/17)

For their first Leicester gig in seven years, indie darlings The Pains of Being Pure at Heart remind music-goers that, in a venue renowned for highlighting hot new talent, a decade of passion is faultlessly evident when performing live. Hailing...

/ 8th June 2017

Is shoegaze back to stay? Let’s hope so – Slowdive album review

A common staple in the life-cycle of music is the re-appraisal of a band’s work – the passing of time can allow an album to breathe, giving it time to settle and find its place in the world after initial...

/ 18th May 2017

Interview Time – Maxïmo Park

Indie, charismatic and Geordie. Well, we couldn’t be talking about anyone other than Maxïmo Park. Undoubtedly, Maxïmo are one of the pinnacle bands from the noughties indie-rock scene, and even the current indie-rock scene. Having created music since I was...

/ 22nd April 2017

The Best of Unsigned Bands, London 19/04/16

  On Tuesday night, I went along to The Garage in Highbury Crescent to sample some of the most talented bands in the unsigned music scene. These kinds of environments are great for the budding musician or even the unknowing...

/ 25th April 2016

Neighbourhood Bests- Matt Corby

  Ever since I heard ‘Breathe’ by Matt Corby after it premiered on an episode of Pretty Little Liars, I downloaded all of Corby’s ‘Into the Flame’ and ‘Resolution’ EP. So, I was pretty excited to see Corby play at...

/ 14th March 2016

Review: Jake Bugg – ‘Shangri La’

Jake Bugg burst into general consciousness with the release of his self-titled debut album in September of 2012. A number one debut is an impressive feat, but a bigger challenge would be recording a follow-up that equalled or bettered the...

/ 20th November 2013

Feature: The History of Reading & Leeds

Every year, music fans are treated to the simultaneous Reading & Leeds Festivals during the late-summer August Bank Holiday weekend. With previous headline acts including the likes of Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden and Pink Floyd,...

/ 23rd August 2013

Feature Band: Young Kato

Indie-pop music seems to come and go so quickly. It’s filled with forgettable bands and mediocre singles, so it’s nice to find a band like Young Kato who are producing super-tight and fresh tracks. The six-piece group – hailing from Cheltenham – have...

/ 5th June 2013