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Interview – Engineers

Following the Engineers return to the public consciousness with their glorious sophomore album Three Fact Fader, we caught up with Mark from the band to discuss their mini hiatus and the recoding of their new album.

Introducing – Army Navy

Answering the call of sunny LA, all four members of Army Navy independently ‘ended up’ there after growing up in various parts of the US. Luckily for front-man Justin Kennedy, one of his home-demos found its way into the hands of Ben Gaffin, (bass) who in turn passed it along to people he knew and [...]

Interview – Chew Lips

London’s Chew Lips have been part of the ‘hotly tipped’ troupe of bands for quite some time now. After reportedly recording ten songs in their first rehearsal and signing to the trendiest label around Kitsune, it’s easy to see why. We decided to have a chat with singer Tigs to find out more about how [...]

Introducing – Four Dead In Ohio

In these dark times of insular indie trends, which allows for scenes consisting of bands making music made entirely of bleeps and beats. It’s time for an injection of a new, brash, distorted guitar music which will reignite the passions of indie boys and girls across the land. Four Dead In Ohio make guitar music [...]

The Great Escape – Brighton, Days Two and Three

Friday brought the bad weather and the crowds. With yesterday being a relatively peaceful introduction to the festivities, today we were faced by the chaos of the ever growing crowds and the torrential wind and rain. With little time to spend outside, unless you fancied being battered by the elements, we headed straight for the [...]

The Do – Breaking Out of The Playground

Bloody crikey. The dø’s MySpace page has clocked up a total of 4,409,027 plays. That’s a lot of listens for a band I’ve never heard of. They’re clearly famous somewhere. I wonder as the elevator descends to their dessing room if they’ll care at all for the obvious questions I’ve got in my pocket. They’ll [...]

Turning Point Festival – The Roundhouse, London 8-10 May

On paper this is a super exciting event: the Roundhouse, a proper music venue in North London, hosting a festival that pans fashion, workshops, live music, circus acts, dancing. The whole event has been planned by a collective of young people with an aim to highlighting the capabilities of young people, in spite of the [...]

The Von Bondies – Love, Hate And Then There’s You (Fierce Panda)18/05/09

Love, Hate And Then There’s You is the third album released by The Von Bondies, five years after the successful Pawn Shoppe Heart. Despite backroom issues that would easily have sunk another band, Stollsteimer and co have managed to produce an album that should do okay, if not spectacularly. The Von Bondies came to the [...]

Orphans and Vandals @ Bloody Awful Poetry, London, 23 April 2009

If 2009 is the year of bleepy indie-disco music, then those of a more artistic disposition may be feeling a little left out. Already this year the Noisettes seem set to conquer the charts with their mastery of repetition and simple harmonies, yet poor old poet of the people Pete Doherty, doesn’t seem to be [...]

Introducing – Telegrams

They may not have chosen the most individual name in the world, but London-based four-piece Telegrams make some of the most unique and affecting music you are ever likely to hear. A combination of school-friends, brothers and one drummer for hire, Telegrams have spent a year creating big, ambitious music in an endearingly downbeat way. [...]