YALA! RECORDS

For those that know me or visit the website regularly, it’s no secret that The Maccabees are my favourite band. I also find myself automatically liking and supporting any side-ventures they get involved in. The latest comes in the form of Yala! Records. A record label from Felix White. As well as a record label, a…

DAVID BRENT / LADY GYPSY

I’ve probably done a lot of people’s heads in on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by banging on about David Brent, The Office, Ricky Gervais and now Life On The Road but…it makes a nice change from all the depressing news stories doesn’t it! With the release of Life On The Road in UK cinemas on August 19th…

JAMIE T / TINFOIL BOY

Do you recall the dark, desolate years of 2009-2014 when nobody knew what Jamie T was up to or if he was alright? Yeah, me too. They were tough times but after taking the time out for personal reasons following both his parents becoming ill, he burst back on to the scene with the incredible 3rd…

WHITE LIES / TAKE IT OUT ON ME

We’ve not heard any new material from White Lies since the release of their 3rd album, Big TV, released back in 2013. I must admit they still pop up on my iPod if I’m having a “shuffle session” now and then and they’ve got some cracking tunes which are ridiculously catchy. The London lads hinted…

GLASTONBURY 2016 FROM THE SOFA

Glastonbury is over for another year and it’s been another year where we haven’t attended. But, in the warmth and dryness of our own homes, we watched it from the comfort of our own sofa. Here’s what Stuart made of it. DISCLAIMER: BBC have been a little slack with uploading footage so some of the…

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB / ARE WE READY? (WRECK)

Two Door Cinema Club have been a staple in my favourite bands list since their 2010 debut, Tourist History . Following this up in 2012 with Beacon. Since then, the band have been on a hiatus of sorts until last night where they dropped their new single on Annie Mac’s radio show. It’s been a long…

STEREOPHONICS / MOTORPOINT ARENA, NOTTINGHAM – 2ND JUNE

Stereophonics are one of those bands that you don’t truly appreciate until you’ve seen them live. I saw them before when they performed in Lincoln AGES ago but never really appreciated live music like I do nowadays. Thursday 2nd June would see me have another opportunity of seeing the band again and they didn’t disappoint….

THE STONE ROSES / ALL FOR ONE

It’s been 21 years since we’ve had new material from the Manchester four-piece however this unintentional hiatus of sorts was broken last night with the premiere of new song, All For One. With the hype instantly building, I tuned in to Radio 1 at 19:55 giving myself five minutes to wait to hear it at 20:00. Unfortunately,…

AN INTERVIEW WITH…JOHN LYDON

Thursday 5th May. What did you all do for lunch? Me? I had a Tuna and Cucumber sandwich with a pack of quavers and then rang a hotel in Valencia to speak to the iconic, revolutionary;  John Lydon. Lead singer of the post-punk pioneering; Public image LTD. With a European tour just kicking off including…

THE MACCABEES / WALL OF ARMS

May 4th will be known to many as the unofficial “Star Wars Day” with its play on the quote “May the force be with you”. To me however, it marks the anniversary of one of my favourite albums to ever be released, Wall Of Arms by my favourite band, The Maccabees. Released May 4th 2009,…

TURN IT OFF/ THE WORST SONGS OF 2016 (SO FAR)

We’re almost at the end of April and already, we’ve been subjected to some of the worst songs we’ve heard. I’ve compiled a short list of some of the main culprits. Listen to these at your own peril because you shouldn’t enjoy them due to being annoying, awful covers or just generally…shit. 7 Years / Lukas…

ROYAL BLOOD / WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

If you’ve not been watching the Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese produced HBO drama, Vinyl; you’ve been missing out. Showcasing a behind the scenes look at record companies during the 1970’s; the series includes some well-formulated stories and as you’d imagine, a brilliant soundtrack. Royal Blood have written and produced an exclusive track for the series which also features…