Category: Music

Beach House – B-Sides and Rarities – Album Review

There aren’t many bands who are in as much control of their craft as Beach House. The dream-pop duo’s penchant for creating atmospheric, hazy songs is unwavering; manifesting itself over six albums in a nine-year period. After releasing Depression Cherry...

/ 18th July 2017

Cigarettes After Sex – Debut Album Review

Greg Gonzalez and his ambient dream pop group Cigarettes After Sex have been active since 2008, having just now released their anticipated self-titled debut album. Rather than hasty releases, they have mused over their sound and accomplished it. Ever since...

/ 21st June 2017

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

Tom Chaplin – De Montfort Hall (19/05/17)

Perhaps fittingly, it poured it down on the night where Tom Chaplin (frontman of Keane) brought his ‘Carried By The Wave’ tour to De Montfort Hall Leicester. By the end of the night, any lingering negativity regarding the weather had...

/ 25th May 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

Stormzy – Leicester’s O2 Academy

One of the biggest faces of grime tore up the stage, throwing Gang Signs and Prayers around like they were going out of fashion, and us? Well, we all f*cking loved it. Coming onto the UK’s hottest current music scene...

/ 12th April 2017

An Interview With Sundara Karma

After releasing their debut album last month, indie band Sundara Karma performed to a packed-out 02 Academy Leicester on Monday 20th January, following the news that their ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’ tour has now completely sold out. The first support...

/ 1st March 2017

Amber Run – For A Moment I Was Lost – Album Review

I had high hopes for Amber Run’s second album For A Moment I Was Lost after ‘Haze’ was released way back in October last year. Following that, their next four single releases have received high praise and generated much excitement...

/ 15th February 2017