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Pretty Fierce talk to us about collaborating with Doja Cat, emetophobia, arena tours and staying "true to yourself" [EXCLUSIVE]

Pretty Fierce talk to us about collaborating with Doja Cat, emetophobia, arena tours and staying "true to yourself" [EXCLUSIVE]

Sheffield's very own all girl group Pretty Fierce are still on a high after the recent release of their debut single - 'Ready For Me'. The new track, released via Mark Morrison's ('Return Of The...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st June 2022

WYSE talks to us about her "form of synaesthesia", collaborating with Radiohead's Thom York and the prospect of touring with a band [EXCLUSIVE]

WYSE talks to us about her "form of synaesthesia", collaborating with Radiohead's Thom York and the prospect of touring with a band [EXCLUSIVE]

With only a few days to go before Portsmouth based songstress and producer WYSE releases her new single, 'Belladonna', we caught up with her to find out a little more about the "powerhouse of sound"....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st June 2022

Lena Hessels talks to us about abstract pop, becoming "Holland's biggest international popstar" and collaborating with Jack Antonoff [EXCLUSIVE]

Lena Hessels talks to us about abstract pop, becoming "Holland's biggest international popstar" and collaborating with Jack Antonoff [EXCLUSIVE]

Hot on the heals of her latest single release - 'my baby's belly', wannabe international popstar Lena Hessels had a chat with Contact Music about her dreams, her aspirations and her vision for the future....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th May 2022

Bay Bryan talks to us about being a "wee queer ginger", singing with Laura Marling and being inspired by Matilda [EXCLUSIVE]

Bay Bryan talks to us about being a "wee queer ginger", singing with Laura Marling and being inspired by Matilda [EXCLUSIVE]

Colorado raised, Glasgow educated and Manchester based Bay Bryan is nothing if not a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist performing as both themselves and their somewhat more flamboyant alter ego, drag queen - Queen Bayard. Both are...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th May 2022

Album Of The Week: The 45th Anniversary of 'In The City' by The Jam

Album Of The Week: The 45th Anniversary of 'In The City' by The Jam

1977 was quite a remarkable year for album releases that have since reached seminal status and one of those surely has to be the debut album by The Jam - 'In The City'. In the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th May 2022

Will Varley & Jack Valero - The Astor Theatre Deal Live Review

Will Varley & Jack Valero - The Astor Theatre Deal Live Review

Three nights before the end of his current tour Will Varley returned to his home town of Deal to delight a sold out crowd in The Astor Theatre. Ahead of Portsmouth, Cardiff and ultimately London's...

Review posted on 19th May 2022

Keelan X talks to us about staying true to "your creative vision", collaborating with Giorgio Moroder and being "a yoga nut" [EXCLUSIVE]

Keelan X talks to us about staying true to "your creative vision", collaborating with Giorgio Moroder and being "a yoga nut" [EXCLUSIVE]

Former Marigolds band member Keelan Cunningham has rediscovered his love of music with his new solo project Keelan X. Keelan, still honing his own sound, but very much embracing a "band vibe", says that -...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th May 2022

Luke De-Sciscio talks to us about having the courage to be yourself, forgiving that which is outside of one's control and following whims [EXCLUSIVE]

Luke De-Sciscio talks to us about having the courage to be yourself, forgiving that which is outside of one's control and following whims [EXCLUSIVE]

Wiltshire singer-songwriter Luke De Sciscio, formally known as Folk Boy, is set to release is latest album - 'The Banquet' via AntiFragile Music on 24th June. De Sciscio has embraced a broader soundscape on his...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 13th May 2022

Mattiel - Live at Lafayette in London Review

Mattiel - Live at Lafayette in London Review

"Are you ready London?" - Mattiel Brown asked a sold out crowd at London's Lafayette before she and Jonah Swilley launched themselves into a 23 track setlist that dipped into every part of their back...

Review posted on 10th May 2022

Annie Elise talks to us about the challenges a female producer has to face and "going through a year of grief and sickness" [EXCLUSIVE]

Annie Elise talks to us about the challenges a female producer has to face and "going through a year of grief and sickness" [EXCLUSIVE]

Electronic music pioneer and producer Annie Elise says that the release of her first EP - 'Breathe In, Breathe Out' feels "both vulnerable and empowering". The 20 year old classically trained violin player first started...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th May 2022

Dekker talks to us about writing with Jose Gonzales, making headway in the U.S and the difficulties associated with wearing a hat! [EXCLUSIVE]

Dekker talks to us about writing with Jose Gonzales, making headway in the U.S and the difficulties associated with wearing a hat! [EXCLUSIVE]

Ahead of the imminent release of his second full length solo record - Dekker, aka Brookln Dekker, took time out to let us know about the musical project he started back in 2019. 'I...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th April 2022

heddlu talks to us about existential dread, service station samosas and about being 2" shorter than he once was! [EXCLUSIVE]

heddlu talks to us about existential dread, service station samosas and about being 2" shorter than he once was! [EXCLUSIVE]

After "being diagnosed with hearing loss, tinnitus and severe sensitivity to noise" following the break up of his former band Estrons, Rhodri Daniel, aka heddlu, couldn't be in "the same room as other people, leave...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th April 2022

From The Tiger’s Mouth talks to us about cracking his TikTok dance, collaborating with The National and the origins of his nom de plume [EXCLUSIVE]

From The Tiger’s Mouth talks to us about cracking his TikTok dance, collaborating with The National and the origins of his nom de plume [EXCLUSIVE]

Former Bengal Lancer Harry Sullivan, aka From The Tiger's Mouth, has just released his first solo single - 'Morning News' under his new moniker. Having been isolated from his Bengal band mates during lockdown, vocalist...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th April 2022

LUIANNA talks to us about emotional support, encouragement, cheesy pop and social media distractions [EXCLUSIVE]

LUIANNA talks to us about emotional support, encouragement, cheesy pop and social media distractions [EXCLUSIVE]

Just ahead of the imminent release of her debut EP - Skiá, London born, Bristol and Berlin based singer-songwriter LUIANNA, says she'd like to collaborate with Billie Eilish and her "genius" brother Finneas and would,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th April 2022

Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful Album Review

Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful Album Review

Spiritualized continue where they left off with their last exquisitely crafted record - And Nothing Hurts, with yet another very impressive offering on their latest album - Everything Was Beautiful. As if carrying out a...

Review posted on 18th April 2022

Confidence Man - 'Tilt' Album Review

Confidence Man - 'Tilt' Album Review

Tilt, an album born out of late night/early morning drinking/singing sessions and a heady mix of Chemical Brothers meets Deee-Lite 90's warehouse rave, is Confidence Man's anthemic musical dose of euphoria neatly wrapped up in...

Review posted on 30th March 2022

Placebo - 'Never Let Me Go' Album Review

Placebo - 'Never Let Me Go' Album Review

Almost 26 years after the release of their eponymous debut album, and more than eight years since their last full length record - Loud Like Love, Placebo are back with - Never Let Me Go....

Review posted on 23rd March 2022

Mattiel - 'Georgia Gothic' album review

Mattiel - 'Georgia Gothic' album review

Georgia Gothic, Mattiel's third full length album, may well have taken shape in the secluded isolation of a wood cabin in northern Atlanta but it's anything but insular. Mattiel Brown and Jonah Swilley, the creative...

Review posted on 16th March 2022

Upcoming Releases: The five best new album releases that we're most excited to hear in March

Upcoming Releases: The five best new album releases that we're most excited to hear in March

The arrival of spring brings with it a plethora of fresh releases from artists both new and old. Marillion are back with their 20th studio album - An Hour Before It's Dark, Stereophonics return with...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd March 2022

Album Of The Week: The ninth anniversary of 'Push The Sky Away' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Album Of The Week: The ninth anniversary of 'Push The Sky Away' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Push The Sky Away, the fifteenth studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, was released on February 18th 2013 and represented a pivotal moment in the band's long and illustrious career. Cave's remarkable...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 18th February 2022

January 2022 Favourites: We were awoken by 'Dawn FM', bathed in the glow of 'CAPRISONGS' and went all-in for 'The Overload'

January 2022 Favourites: We were awoken by 'Dawn FM', bathed in the glow of 'CAPRISONGS' and went all-in for 'The Overload'

As the new year brought with it a swath of new releases, Years & Years reached number one with Night Call, Young T & Bugsey dropped Truth Be Told and George Ezra released his comeback...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st February 2022

Upcoming Releases: The top five new albums set to delight your ears in February

Upcoming Releases: The top five new albums set to delight your ears in February

Unlike the Sue Gray report into alleged law breaking at Number 10, our five favourite forthcoming albums in February all have a confirmed date to be shared. Whilst there are some major releases from Kanye...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th January 2022

Album Of The Week: The 14th anniversary of Adele's debut album '19'

Album Of The Week: The 14th anniversary of Adele's debut album '19'

Less than two years after she graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, Adele cemented her arrival on the music scene with her debut album - 19. Up until the point where...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th January 2022

Meat Loaf: 27th September 1947 - 20th January 2022

Meat Loaf: 27th September 1947 - 20th January 2022

Meat Loaf, born Michael Lee Aday, in Dallas, Texas, sadly passed away on the 20th January at the age of 74. His family were said to be by his side for the last 24 hours...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st January 2022

Album Of The Week: The 45th Anniversary of 'Low' By David Bowie

Album Of The Week: The 45th Anniversary of 'Low' By David Bowie

On the 14th January 1977 David Bowie surprised everyone yet again with one of his most extraordinary records when he released his 11th studio album, Low. Low arrived during what was, by anyone's standards, an...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th January 2022

Upcoming Releases: Check out our five favourite new albums due for release in January

Upcoming Releases: Check out our five favourite new albums due for release in January

As 2022 begins and New Year's resolutions are made, and just as quickly broken, the first batch of eagerly awaited new musical releases are set to arrive to delight our ears. After a festive fill...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th December 2021

Album Of The Week: The 50th Anniversary of 'Hunky Dory' by David Bowie

Album Of The Week: The 50th Anniversary of 'Hunky Dory' by David Bowie

Barely a year after he'd released The Man Who Sold The World, and only six months before he would release his seminal album - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th December 2021

Atom Eyes talk to us about fusing genres, avoiding cliches, collaborating with Thom Yorke and the potential to be found in the recycling bin [EXCLUSIVE]

Atom Eyes talk to us about fusing genres, avoiding cliches, collaborating with Thom Yorke and the potential to be found in the recycling bin [EXCLUSIVE]

Having just released their feel good, and irresistibly funky - "guaranteed winter blues killer", Roll The Dice, Edinburgh's Atom Eyes are seeing out 2021 with more positive vibes than most. Lissa Chen Robertson and her...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th December 2021

Billy Bragg - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Billy Bragg - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

On Black Friday, Red Wedge founder Billy Bragg played highlights from the "first pandemic Blues album of our times" and much, much more as he delighted the audience at The Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone....

Review posted on 30th November 2021

GARGALO talks to us about being an early years teacher, collaborating with Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and starting from scratch again. [EXCLUSIVE]

GARGALO talks to us about being an early years teacher, collaborating with Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and starting from scratch again. [EXCLUSIVE]

When he's not focused on his on-line tuition, or stuck in the back of his brothers van mixing his latest compositions, GARGALO (Bruno G. Roth) is to be found in and amongst the sound mirrors...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd November 2021

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Sheffield's very own all girl group Pretty Fierce are still on a high after the recent release of their debut single - 'Ready For Me'.

Will Varley & Jack Valero - The Astor Theatre Deal Live Review

Will Varley & Jack Valero - The Astor Theatre Deal Live Review

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Keelan X talks to us about staying true to

Keelan X talks to us about staying true to "your creative vision", collaborating with Giorgio Moroder and being "a yoga nut" [EXCLUSIVE]

Former Marigolds band member Keelan Cunningham has rediscovered his love of music with his new solo project Keelan X.

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Luke De-Sciscio talks to us about having the courage to be yourself, forgiving that which is outside of one's control and following whims [EXCLUSIVE]

Luke De-Sciscio talks to us about having the courage to be yourself, forgiving that which is outside of one's control and following whims [EXCLUSIVE]

Wiltshire singer-songwriter Luke De Sciscio, formally known as Folk Boy, is set to release is latest album - 'The Banquet' via AntiFragile Music on...

Annie Elise talks to us about the challenges a female producer has to face and

Annie Elise talks to us about the challenges a female producer has to face and "going through a year of grief and sickness" [EXCLUSIVE]

Electronic music pioneer and producer Annie Elise says that the release of her first EP - 'Breathe In, Breathe Out' feels "both vulnerable and...

Dekker talks to us about writing with Jose Gonzales, making headway in the U.S and the difficulties associated with wearing a hat! [EXCLUSIVE]

Dekker talks to us about writing with Jose Gonzales, making headway in the U.S and the difficulties associated with wearing a hat! [EXCLUSIVE]

Ahead of the imminent release of his second solo album - Dekker, aka Brookln Dekker, took time out to let us know about the musical project he...

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