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From Friday 05 April 2024

Dead Pony – ‘IGNORE THIS’

Getting noticed isn’t easy. If your music speaks for itself but if no one hears it, what do you do? Scottish alt-rockers Dead Pony had this exact problem. After releasing a series of EPs, they felt they were getting nowhere, that their career had stalled and making

Thursday 28 March 2024

Fortune Teller – ‘PREMONITIONS’

You can’t seriously call your band Fortune Teller and title your first EP ‘Premonitions’ without expecting an avalanche of clairvoyance jokes, can you? Luckily, you don’t have to reach for a crystal ball to see big things in this pop-punk band’s future. They aren’t relying on prophecy, they’re

Sunday 24 March 2024


Every day your newsfeeds are full of Tech-bros telling you A.I. music is the future, but they’re wrong. Music doesn’t have a simple recipe. You can’t tweak the ingredients to make it tastier. It’s not supposed to be easily digestible. It’s not supposed to be bland. It’s

Saturday 17 February 2024


Cherym felt like outsiders; like they didn’t belong. As a non-binary trio, they felt excluded from the music scene, yet they had a way in. Armed with infectious songs and a handful of EPs and singles, this little band from Londonderry proved they were not to be underestimated.

Thursday 25 January 2024

Dream State – ‘Still Dreaming’

To quote Quentin Tarantino; “you had my curiosity… but now you have my attention.” Dream State rose quickly, establishing themselves with a series of well-regarded EPs and an album. Just as quickly, they fell apart. For guitarist Aled Evans, the dream became a nightmare. With his

Monday 22 January 2024

Hearts & Hand Grenades – ‘WHERE I BEGIN’

Everyone likes a bit of contrast. Think about it; chalk and cheese, sweet and sour, and of course, Hearts & Hand Grenades. It’s a name that promises both love and explosive power. Listening to their music, it’s a good fit. They define themselves as a “hard-rock”

Friday 17 November 2023

Post Profit – ‘SELF DEFEATER’

Every week hundreds of songs, albums, and EPs are released, your social media has been rendered unusable by sponsored posts from musicians desperately vying for your attention, and maybe your inbox is also clogged with near-identical press releases. It’s hard not to feel disaffected. And then you

Tuesday 31 October 2023


Anyone worrying about A.I. making music should take note; no computer is going to make anything like Sugar Horse. Built upon piles of effects pedals, their sound draws on post-rock, black metal, doom and that filth you find growing under the kitchen sink. It’s a challenging, exciting,

Saturday 28 October 2023

In This Moment – ‘GODMODE’

In This Moment are masters of reinvention and rebirth. Even their name demands you pay attention to who they are right now. On each album, there’s a marked shift in the tone, style and way they present themselves. Masterminded by guitarist Chris Howorth and vocalist Maria Brink,

Thursday 28 September 2023

Sleep Theory – ‘PAPER HEARTS’

Sleep Theory are on the defensive and it’s not hard to see why. Listen to their debut single ‘Numb’ or its follow-up ‘Another Way‘  and you’ll be struck by how confident, accessible and full their sound is. Naturally – irritatingly – they’ve been tarred with the label