Kendal Calling announces first batch of artists for 2017

The first set of acts for Kendal Calling 2017 have been announced with Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers and Franz Ferdinand revealed to be performing on the last weekend of July. Also playing at Kendal Calling are Frank Turner, Tinie Tempah, Editors, Jake Bugg and The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. After a sell out last year…

More announced for Benicàssim 2017

A standout lineup so far, Festival International de Benicàssim 2017 has added Kasabian and Liam Gallagher to their lineup. The festival in Spain on the Costa Azahar has proved popular with 90% of festival goers being British. Combining sun sea and sand with some of the biggest names in music they will be expecting to…

The View announce 10th year anniversary tour of Hats Off To The Buskers

Scottish band The View have announced a U.K. tour in celebration of their album Hats Off To The Buskets which turns 10 years old in 2007. Led by Kyle Falconer who last year spent time in Thailand in rehabilitation, the celebration is two-fold. They’ll play a special night at The Barrowlands in Glasgow before 8…

Track Review: Louis Berry “She Wants Me”

The husky sound of Louis Berry was a successful one last year and has started 2017 with a hit. “She Wants Me” is fast-paced, good old fashioned rock and roll. The self-proclaimed ‘Liverpool’s finest’ is certainly one of the brightest coming out of the city at the minute, he has a handful of dates to…

Track Review – The Shimmer Band “Jacknife and The Death Call”

Another release from Bristol’s The Shimmer Band. These lads are very active around the country and are on a quick rise, this song, Jacknife and The Death Call will add strings to their bow. It’s a good sample of their music to date, with Kasabian sounds throughout and a layered electric feel which runs behind…

Review: The Cheap Thrills “Glare”

Liverpool band The Cheap Thrills are catching the eyes of psych-indie fans across Merseyside and beyond. They streamed their brand new EP last week and its’ now available on all platforms. You’ll find a thrill of riffs and reverb with this band, and their opening track “Tides” sums that up perfectly. Energetic and infectious, “Machine”…

Album Review: The xx “I See You”

Back in 2009, London trio The xx released a debut album that became one of the most influential records of the decade. Romy Marley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, along with Baria Qureshi at the time, produced nothing many had ever heard before, the combination of genres left them hanging excitingly between electro-pop and…

Album Review: Sundara Karma – Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect

There’s always an excitement when a band gains a big following before even releasing an album, we’ve seen it recently with Blossoms, but there’s also an added pressure to deliver. Reading’s Sundara Karma released their debut album today. Speaking candidly, let’s not mark them as trailblazers, neither are they completely the same as what we…