T in the Park’s popularity, reputation and indeed branding, has grown at an extraordinary rate in the last few years, rivaling if not exceeding long established festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds
I’m sure that the tent-dwellers in the campsite will all be up bright and early but for those in executive accommodation (er, not us) the lure of a longer lie and breakfast are a temptation.
Such a BIG sound for only three guys! Cleverly blending a modern brand of punk with rocky guitar riffs, pace and key changes Severe Zero have confirmed their arrival on the UK punk / post-hardcore / call-it-what-you-want scene.
For many the name Daniel Johnston has been synonymous with the Kurt Cobain “Hi, How Are You” t-shirt that the grunge icon sported in the 90’s, a vaguely referenced enigmatic songwriter on the fringes of the public’s consciousness
Music snobs beware, this is not for you. Along with nu-metal, ska-punk has became one of the most hated genres out there and the style embraced by Fandangle is as unfashionable as it comes with the tried and tested formula of American pop-punk mixed with horn driven ska rhythms. Basically, they sound just like Less Than Jake.
In a moment of sheer panic ‘On The Brink’ by The Thirst was stopped a few seconds into its debut play. This is because it started so much like a Paul Weller record that it was worth stopping proceedings to ensure this was not the case. Crisis averted, giving the opening track more than ten […]
Fight Like Apes automatically get a few points for their simian name because lets face it everyone likes monkeys and their brethren hailing from that mysterious Planet of the Apes. Thankfully ‘Lend Me Your Face’ is as likeable and it offers a cracking burst of energetic indie pop.
Saying good things about Glasgow art rockers Popup is a bit like talking about how rubbish the weather is – pointless because it’s so bloody obvious, and yet you feel compelled to do it anyway.
Could this be yet another mesmerising psychedelic band for the 21st century? It certainly appears so! Mirror Mirror are the latest act, along with Wooden Shjips and Jenifer Gentle that proves that the scene is alive and well.
The timing of this single couldn’t be better really with this year, Britain, so far lacking in a big summer indie anthem. Unfortunately, Escape Act, in spite of their efforts don’t quite reach the mark.