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NORTHERN EXPOSURES TOP TRACKS OF 2019

LITTLE SIMZ – OFFENCE One of the most original songs of the year takes the fundamentals of hip-hop; typically associated with sampled loops, and performs them with a live band. Straight away you are transfixed by the musicianship before Simz even begins [...]
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REVIEW: LACUNA BLOOME – ‘MY GIRL IS A SUPERNOVA’

  Lacuna Bloome have released their latest offering of glistening indie-pop. ‘My Girl is a Supernova’ is the fifth single by the Brighton based 4-piece since 2018. Such productivity has not gone unnoticed, as support from Radio X & This Feeling has [...]
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INTERVIEW: ARGH KID

  “I’m done with d*ckheads trying to sell me rainbows and unicorns.” © Trust a Fox Photography It’s a Baltic winter’s night in Manchester, with not a lot of people on the streets considering it’s 6PM on Friday of the working week. It seems as if refuge [...]
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LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY APPLICATIONS TO PLAY ARE OPEN

  UK’s leading festival & conference for new music is open for applications! Liverpool Sound City, taking place from 1st to 3rd of May, 2020, is looking for 50 acts. DJs & Live acts of all genres are welcome to apply for the 13th edition of the festival. [...]
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THE VELVET HANDS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE AND TOUR DATES

  To say The Velvet Hands have had an incredible summer would be an understatement. The Falmouth four-piece have been showcasing their explosive blend of punk-infused garage rock and roll on some of the biggest stages in the country, and now they’re [...]
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INTERVIEW: FOUNDER OASIS DRUMMER – TONY MCCARROLL

    In the summer of 1990, Tony McCarrol joined his three pals, Guigsy, Paul “Bonehead “ Arthurs and Chris “Huts” Hutton in a band called The Rain. Within a year, the band ditched Huts and brought in Liam Gallagher as frontman. Liam made no bones about [...]
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SHE DREW THE GUN NEW SINGLE RELEASE AND UK TOUR

  Fresh from a series of triumphant festival appearances this summer, including performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bluedot and Deer Shed, She Drew The Gun announce brand new single ‘Trouble Every Day’ released on Skeleton Key Records on 30th August [...]
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REVIEW: ARGH KiD – DERELICT DREAMS EP

  Does the shoe not fit the foot? Mancunian wordsmith ARGH KiD delves into the eclectic, unstifled and original for his forthcoming Derelict Dreams EP (Out September 9th), and he couldn’t seem more at home.     Recorded at Editors’ Justin Lockey’s [...]