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INTERVEW: THE WOMBATS AT LEEDS FESTIVAL

  The Wombats formed in Liverpool in 2003, and before the decade’s end had cemented themselves as UK indie giants with their standout brand of anthemic and relatable indie pop. They have never rested on their laurels of that initial success, as they have [...]
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#NELIVE: SQUID AT MANCHESTER ALBERT HALL 10.09.2021

Photo credit: Squid Instagram The main appeal of Squid lies in how atypical they are as a band setup. The drummer/lead vocalist Ollie Judge takes centre stage, propped up on his kit in the area where your frontman/woman would normally parade. The rest of [...]
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#LEEDS2021 – BULL INTERVIEW

  Over the course of Leeds Festival last week, the number of local acts on show was a great testament to the health that Yorkshire music is in. With many major festivals tending to spend their budgets helicoptering in as many superstars as they can, or [...]
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#LEEDS 2021 – LOW HUMMER INTERVIEW

  Low Hummer are a six-piece outfit consisting of Dan Mawer (vocals/guitar), Aimee Duncan (vocals/guitar), John Copley (guitar), Jack Gallagher (bass), Stephanie Hebdon (keyboard/guitar) and Joe Gray (drums), who combine anthemic garage rock with synth [...]
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LEEDS 2021 – THE SNUTS INTERVIEW

Earlier this year, Whitburn’s The Snuts became the first Scottish band to achieve a number 1 album in 14 years as they took part in a very close chart battle with American pop giant Demi Lovato. The odds for ‘W.L’ were vastly out of their favour, until [...]
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SEPARATOR – BABBLING PESSIMIST

  Manchester’s Separator release new single ‘Babbling Pessimist’. (C) Cal Moores It’s more of a pop inclined direction for the six piece, who appear to be exploring different sides of their capabilities. In saying that, they maintain their darkwave, [...]
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TOTD: HADDA BE – ANOTHER LIFE

Another life is the title track off of the London/Brighton outfits debut album, which is a collection of indie pop anthems that have been heard nationwide on BBC 6 and Radio X. Recorded in between the two lockdowns, the intention of the album was in [...]
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TOTD: HOLLOWS – ADVICE

  ‘Advice’ begins as a piece of nostalgic 80’s guitar pop, as a riff that Will Sergeant might have written introduces things before the vocals pull it away from its retro roots. It’s the North West three piece’s first release of the year, and they are [...]
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TOTD: THE HOWLERS – LOST WITHOUT YOU

  Americana rock n roll from London’s The Howlers, who’d be better suited in a Western saloon somewhere. ‘Lost Without You’ is one of their strongest offerings yet, as soulful harmonies pair up with trademark snake rattle rhythms. It’s sure to be a [...]