Interview: Low Island talk musical direction, failed holidays and bumbags

From Ritual Union to headlining Oxford’s O2 Academy – I talk to Low Island’s Carlos Posada. Low Island came onto my radar last year. After being sent a press release one thing led to another and I was drifting through their tracks on Soundcloud. My immediate comparison was a cross combination of Caribou and LCD Soundsystem,… Continue reading Interview: Low Island talk musical direction, failed holidays and bumbags

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Album review: Art Theefe’s ‘Dig Deep’ – “a really enjoyable and compelling listen”

I haven’t listened to an album like this in a while. It’s great that so many musicians are experimenting with various technologies to explore new sounds – genres are blending and crossing over more and more these days. So, it was interesting to listen to Oxford-based band Art Theefe’s latest album ‘Dig Deep’ (release date:… Continue reading Album review: Art Theefe’s ‘Dig Deep’ – “a really enjoyable and compelling listen”

Interview: Dance moves and new found sounds – You Me At Six lift the lid on latest album

As You Me At Six prepare to release their latest album, ‘VI’, I catch up with the band’s bassist, Matt Barnes – we talk dance moves and new found sounds before the band’s album launch in Marlborough. As I talk on the phone Matt’s currently residing back in Surrey slung out on his bed, and… Continue reading Interview: Dance moves and new found sounds – You Me At Six lift the lid on latest album

Music review: Palm Rose’s EP ‘Daydreams’ – “It’s a stunning listen”

I saw these guys for their first live performance – I was left mesmerised. Throughout their first gig Palm Rose had a combination of minimal stage presence, drifting riffs and spine-tingling guitar chimes, with their lead singer’s, Adam, enchanting vocals at the helm. All of the latter are still very present in their new EP, Daydreams… Continue reading Music review: Palm Rose’s EP ‘Daydreams’ – “It’s a stunning listen”

Jordan Allen “smashed their set” at The Cellar, Oxford

If you’ve heard their demos and seen them on YouTube, forget everything you know about Jordan Allen – you haven’t heard them properly until you’ve seen them live. This is what is great about The Cellar; whilst waiting for a band to start they’re most likely already in the crowd with you. Called up for… Continue reading Jordan Allen “smashed their set” at The Cellar, Oxford

Sigur Rós at Bristol Harbourside

// Bristol Summer Series // Until Thursday I had not yet been to a gig at Bristol Harbourside, but it seemed rather fitting that Sigur Rós would be my reason to go. They'd always been on my to-do list, so to speak, so the moment I came across the tickets for sale I grabbed two. In true British fashion the… Continue reading Sigur Rós at Bristol Harbourside