Review: Leeds Festival 2016

That was summer, then. Leeds Festival closing the season just as everyone said it would, 5 nights of chaos in the Yorkshire mud. Seeing a band or going to a festival for the first time and stepping into the unknown is one of the real pleasures in music, and carrying crates down Orange Camp’s hill…

Preview: Leeds Festival 2016

The curtain closer of the festival season, Reading and Leeds is coming up this Bank Holiday weekend and traditionally the rock and roll weekend of the year. With Metallica, Queens of The Stone Age and System of A Down all featuring in recent years, the festival has retained its’ rock roots while encompassing dance and…

Track Review – The Courteeners ‘The 17th’ (includes lyrics)

The Courteeners at midnight released their latest single ‘The 17th’ from their forthcoming album ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’. The band haven’t produced an EP since ‘Concrete Love’ in 2014 but have since continued live performances attracting their biggest crowd at their unforgettable Heaton Park gig last year. The gig will be released on DVD with the album…

Track Review: FIX ‘Vanity Parade’

Formed in Cambridge in 2014, FIX are an alternative three-piece calving their way through local and national underground music with a heavy guitar sound and punchy drums.  In November they released their EP, ‘T R E P I D A T I O N’ and since have been played on BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire, Cambridge 105…

Review: Kendal Calling 2016

The festival that refuses not to improve presented another ‘best ever’ last weekend, and like I mentioned beforehand, you really don’t know where to start with the sheer amount of entertainment available throughout the weekend. From Ash and The Charlatans on Thursday night to Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds closing Kendal Calling you really…

Album Review: Blossoms “Blossoms”

We’ve already heard plenty about Blossoms, their groove seeped from Stockport what seems so long ago now, and it’s almost hard to believe they’ve had the success they have had without an album. This eponymous debut is more of the quality we’ve grown to expect. Opener Charlemagne is already among their best, so much so…