INTRODUCING
Lo-fi production and bass-led riffs? Check. Scribbled drawings of killer robots and girls with ribbons in their hair? Check. Photographs of band membe...more
Maryn Jones could take a lot of credit. The former Saintseneca and Yowler singer is something of an indie-confessional institution; after forming All ...more
"Midway between the end and the start," vocalist Kerry Alexander sings, midway through, uh, "Midway", "I cried like a baby, I tore you apart..." And ...more
INTERVIEWS
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 Sophi...more
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
As with most twins, Gloucestershire-based folk duo Ardyn (Katy and Rob Pearson) have grown up with an almost telepathic connection. But like all brot...more
ALBUM REVIEWS
alt-J’s Relaxer is a weirdly wonderful head-scratcher
Marika Hackman and the Power of Influences
Political turmoil meets its match on Noga Erez’s Off the Radar
Maturing gracefully with Justin Townes Earle
LIVE REVIEWS
Parklife 2017 @ Manchester, 10-11/06/2017
"I lived here for three years, you know," I drunkenly tell the third bartender that evening. The Canadian, stood next to me, looks unimpressed. I left...more
Tycho @ Trinity Centre, Bristol, 08/06/2017
The Trinity Centre has always been highly regarded for its sound quality, with infamous hall amplification and impressive sound system. It makes a fit...more
Beat It: Katie Sky, Wasuremono, Phoenix Club, Sam Brockington @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 05/06/2017
Accompanying me to this gig are three hard-to-impress women. I'll refer to them as: 'Miss Musical', 'Miss Masters' (of Psychology) and 'Miss Math'. I...more
Primavera Sound 2017 @ Barcelona, 31/05-04/06
Sunday evening, 3.30am. By rights, we should all be in bed by now, lunch packed and undercrackers laid out ready for the next day. Instead, a fellow j...more