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Written by Maisie Woodford // This morning, Reclaim Vienna decided to add a little bit of excitement to our currently monotonous lockdown lives with the drop of their latest surprise single ‘Modern Times’. Do note that the ‘surprise’ here applies to the listeners, 42’s records and Reclaim Vienna themselves when producer Ben Booker was able […]

Written by Edoardo Fusi // London’s occult psychedelic rockers “Green Lung” mix timeless early metal sounds with rural British folk horror to create something heavy and beautiful. I met the 5 musicians combining haunting melodic doom metal with pagan and occult imagery over a pint to talk about their sound and philosophy. Formed only three […]

Written by Jake Searle //   This week I had a listen to the second EP of The Strange Days – titled “Music For Pleasure”. A gritty indie-garage band, formed by frontmen Declan and Ash, self described “wart-covered stalwarts hailing from the bosom of Brexitland”. Patrick and Isabel joining them on drums and bass, the […]

Written by Jake Searle Last Monday I saw King Nun at Soup Kitchen. Loud, energetic and bold, they created a powerful atmosphere despite the cold Monday evening. Early in the night I spoke with Theo, the lead singer. We talked about the tour’s success, despite illness, the process of recording their latest album – Mass, […]

Written by Mia Edwards… The year is 2015. A text appears on my phone. I am embedded in a McBusted-in-bed marathon. The text reads: For your 18th do you want tickets to see Scouting for Girls with me and my mum?  Fast forward a month or so, and a venue in Bouremouth is filled with the melody of thousands of […]

Manchester’s all-female DJ collective Not Bad For A Girl release the full lineup and schedule for their First Birthday – a free live stream festival. Starts this Thursday 22nd May, with over 50 acts announced over the Bank Holiday weekend including Låpsley, Rohaan (MAD ZOO/ Unchained Asia), Wxmb 2, Melodic Distraction. Save Our Scene – […]

Written by Maisie Woodford // 2020 has had the most traumatic start of all years of my life so far, and it’s only April! We’ve seen devastating wildfires, floods, a global pandemic and I’ve lost my debit card 3 times already. It’s easy to focus on the negatives amidst a national lockdown, but these past […]

Written by Ben Read: Playlist Editor Last Friday I was fortunate enough to catch Fatoumata at Band on The Wall in Manchester. The fact that I could watch a Malian-parented, Ivorian-raised, French and Wassalou-speaking artist in Manchester highlights an ever growing connectivity in our globalised world. Fatoumata brought a microcosm of her own culture, experiences […]