Goose – What You Need | London In Stereo

“Whilst the release drags two or three songs too long in its sagging back-end, there’s generally a robust palette of ideas on offer. From the thwacking opener, to the ambient echoes of ‘Call Me’, to the fizzing and mysterious percussive interlude ‘Nightfall’ – What You Need often proves to be all too literal.” Goose –…

Soulwax – FROM DEEWEE | Clash Magazine

‘Maybe the less processed sound is a direct result of how it’s produced (all recorded in one live take). However opener ‘Present Tense’ – with its sparkling and crystal-clear arpeggios – feels like a statement of a purposeful tilt towards luxury. If older Soulwax work represents a spoiler-topped Subaru Impreza, then the 2017 model is…

Froth – Interview | Skiddle

We’ve seen multiple foreign artists on the bill at SXSW turned away this year due to their nationality; do you think Trump’s Presidency will continue to stifle an influx of touring international talent into the US? I hope not, but I think you never know what that guy’s capable of – so probably. It seems…

Anna Prior – Interview | London In Stereo

‘There’s no way I could go back and live there (Doncaster), just because of what I’ve experienced in London and Leeds” maintains Anna Prior, as we compare our modest Yorkshire upbringings, whilst perched upon possibly the world’s oldest sofa in The Leadmill (Sheffield’s rock Mecca). But as Metronomy’s nearly-two-year-long hiatus settled in, going back to…

Outlines Festival / Skiddle

‘The vibrancy only intensified as Aussie headliners Jagwar Ma took to the stage with their delicious meld of bubbling electronica and neo-psychedelia. Think Django Django ditching Egyptian sands for steamy tropical rainforests, and you’ll get a rough idea of where this group’s brainchild exists. “And left/and right/and left/and right” ordered an effervescent Gabriel Winterfield (lead)…

Harkin – Interview | Outlines Festival

  Many British musicians are anxious regarding the future of touring abroad post-Brexit. Do you think the potential impending visa costs will make worldwide tours less sustainable? “When Brexit happened I didn’t go home for 5 months. I stitched together a mammoth itinerary that physically and mentally floored me a few times, but was the…

Cowtown – Interview | Outlines Festival

Although you’ve been around for well over a decade now, 2016 also struck itself as a time where you finally appeared on the radars of some pretty big media outlets. The Guardian tipped their hats to you in their Bluedot rundown, and a handful of glowing reviews appeared before the release of ‘Paranormal Romance’. Does…

The xx – I See You | London In Stereo

“The album’s sleeve crystallises the mission statement – 3 pioneering individuals, once submerged in a black and white world of anxiety, begin to melt their frosty sheath of asceticism with brighter techniques. Transition is the key word here, not revolution; this is the journey of The xx – the beginning of a departure from ice-cold…

Shock Machine – Interview | Outlines Festival

It’s almost 10 years to the day since the release of Klaxons’ Mercury Award winning and nu-rave-leading album Myths of the Near Future. From your perspective, did the nu-rave scene develop organically? Or was it simply a bunch of bands lumped together by the media? “I’d say the later. I can only speak of Klaxons…

Shura – Interview | Skiddle

‘I guess that apathy says a lot about the two-party system – there are these two narrow political choices, in a nation with a sprawling and diverse range of ideology. “Yeah it’s such an enormous country; it’s hard enough in the UK having two people represent us. You really have no sense of how big…

Letherette – Last Night On The Planet | London In Stereo

“Its nuanced ambience makes ‘Last Night On The Planet’ destined for vintage apparel stores and swanky cocktail bars alike. And, like a classic mojito, this is a trusted and moreish combination of timeless ingredients.” Letherette – Last Night On The Planet / Album Review / London In Stereo

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 /…