Album Review / The Ride – Catfish and the Bottlemen

It’s been less than two years since Catfish and the Bottlemen released their roaringly popular debut, The Balcony and it seems that not much has changed in that time. The Welsh lads (well, at least frontman Van McCann) are still writing about they know best: girls, smoking and drinking, and throwing in wonderful guitar solos left,… Continue reading Album Review / The Ride – Catfish and the Bottlemen

Live Review / Jack Garratt @ O2 Institute (8.04.16)

When Jack Garratt descended on Birmingham's O2 Institute on his latest tour, the entire evening became a celebration, both of the music and the man behind it. Or should I say, the man behind the drum machine contraption set up on stage. Seeing a master of his craft perform live is a delight, and this… Continue reading Live Review / Jack Garratt @ O2 Institute (8.04.16)

Single Review / Someone That Loves You – HONNE & Izzy Bizu

HONNE are already well-known for their unique electronic soul. They have previously been described as set 'to re-invent babymaking music', which is pretty indisputable when listening to their first couple of EPs. However, their collaboration with up-and-comer Izzy Bizu and latest single 'Someone That Loves You' is a slight departure from the likes of 'The… Continue reading Single Review / Someone That Loves You – HONNE & Izzy Bizu

Live Review / Adele @ Genting Arena (30.03.16)

One only has to utter a single name and everyone is aflutter: Adele. The last few years have been wonderful for Miss Adkins, having received critical acclaim from every outlet possible the minute debut album, 19, was released in 2008. It is not that often you get to witness true talent on a firsthand basis, so… Continue reading Live Review / Adele @ Genting Arena (30.03.16)

Spotify Discoveries / March

I'm back with this feature! My last Spotify Discoveries post went down a treat back in January, and being as my Discover Weekly playlists have been pretty damn good this month (sorry, February), I thought I best go through some of my favourites. Please do remember that this isn't a post exclusively recommending the best 'new'… Continue reading Spotify Discoveries / March

Festival Preview / Bilbao BBK, Spain

Taking place upon the glorious Kobetamendi Hill, Bilbao BBK is back for another year of stellar acts and killer views. Organised by Basque music promoters Last Tour back in 2006, it has previously been nominated for Best Foreign Festival in 2010 and 2011, and that is no surprise looking at this year's line up. Headlining the… Continue reading Festival Preview / Bilbao BBK, Spain

Live Review / The 1975 @ Barclaycard Arena (22.03.16)

It seems these days that it is the ‘in thing’ to hate The 1975. Before NME were splashing their photos on their front cover, they named them the Worst Band of 2014, with indie Twitter seemingly awash with berating of the band and their material. Be that due to their outspoken frontman Matt Healy, their ever-so-slightly irritating… Continue reading Live Review / The 1975 @ Barclaycard Arena (22.03.16)

Live Review / Foals @ Barclaycard Arena (19.02.16)

Back in February 2014, Yannis Philippakis attempted his usual jump from the balcony at Birmingham's O2 Academy during Foals' headline tour, only to be restrained by security. Flash forward two years later, and he finally achieved his stage-jumping dream in Birmingham, only this time in a much large setting: the Barclaycard Arena. When news broke… Continue reading Live Review / Foals @ Barclaycard Arena (19.02.16)