Virginia Wing – Forward Constant Motion / London In Stereo

“The potential was always cooking away in Virginia Wing’s early works, but only now is it simmering towards something much greater. Their sophomore release is a transition, and its name – Forward Constant Motion – is a perfect illustration of a rise soon to give them buzz-band status.”  Virginia Wing – Forward Constant Motion /…

Simian Mobile Disco – Welcome To Sideways / Clash Magazine

“While there are more than enough spells of enjoyment to be found in this release (its late-on ambience is delectably expansive, for instance) there’s not enough to forward-catapult Simian Mobile Disco’s 13-year evolution. ‘Welcome To Sideways’ sits comfortably amongst older material, but is more regressive than revolutionary.” Simian Mobile Disco – Welcome To Sideways / Review…

Official Programme – Tramlines Festival

Official 2016 event programme (credit can be found via page.50) Giant Swan – ‘What’s possibly more surreal than this duo’s unfathomable soup of frenzied drone, is that the whole shebang is curated entirely from two guitars, vocals and some pedals. Dedicated to improvisation as opposed to formulaic set lists – no two Giant Swan shows are the same.’…

Boxed In – Interview / Skiddle

‘Electronic music these days can convey so much emotion and depth. Back when the genre was emerging in the 70s/80s it was criticised for being soulless, but its getting harder and harder for people to say that. As a synth-dominant band, how do you make your music evocative? By being honest. I just respond to…

Simple Things Festival / Clash Magazine

‘Between Bobby’s Fish ‘n’ Chip Shop and a weary employment centre, lives Christmas Steps – the beating heart of the festival calendar’s black sheep, Simple Things. It’s home to a quaint Crack-Magazine-run pub and a number of independent shops tailing down steep steps; the street was like a Somerset take on Diagon Alley – but…