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 /…

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…

Two Door Cinema Club – Gameshow / London In Stereo

‘Depression, alcoholism and tense relations had signalled all but game over for the Irish trio. But quashing any defeatist fears with all guns blazing, Gameshow’s neon-lights drag the party back on the road.’  Two Door Cinema Club – Gameshow / London In Stereo

Warpaint – Heads Up / Gigwise

” ‘By Your Side’ proves this with its groovy beat beneath hauntingly flickering synths, which compliment an indecisive yet intricate bassline. Even more so does the ultra-lean ‘New Song’ – which is stripped of any sluggish, sagging fat holding back the commercial potential of previous album spearheads. It’s the sort of accessible-yet-sacrifice-free banger set to…

Factory Floor – 25 25 / Clash Magazine

‘What’s particularly clear about ’25 25’ by the time you reach its title-track, a jittering and pitch-bent slap hazard sort of interlude (that ultimately leads nowhere), is a focus on an urgent, throbbing pulse.’ Factory Floor – 25 25 / Clash Magazine

Metronomy – A Complete Guide / Clash Magazine

‘The woozily frenetic polk-tronica of ‘Black Eye/Burnt Thumb’ forms the album climax, whilst the nostalgic saxophones of ‘Love Song For Dog’ smother lashings of ice cream-van melody and schizophrenic drums; proving there is beauty to be found amongst this fidgety Nintendo electro.’Metronomy Guide / Clash Magazine

Marketing Blog / Tramlines Festival

‘if scenes of swamped fields this summer made you question your love of festivals, then fear not – Tramlines ditches muddy campsites for sprawling inner-city music’ Tramlines – Blog