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LIVE:

SAM FENDER FILLS OUT NEWCASTLE ARENA

With stories of the stuck youth, Sam’s words resonate with his home crowd.

LIVE:

HALFNOISE RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY

On one of a three-date tour to support the new album, these musicians really shine.

LIVE:

RINA SAWAYAMA: LIVE IN GLASGOW

There’s raising the bar, and there’s snapping it in half - Rina does the latter.

LIVE:

LAURA MARLING: LIVE IN MANCHESTER

Laura upholds the solace of the grand, Grade II listed Manchester chapel.

FEATURE:

THAEMON: A MIND-MELTING A/V COMPILATION

An EP that softens electronic genre boundaries and shines a light on Euro-drone.

REVIEW:

WHY YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO WICKED THINGS BY VENUS

The Leeds riot grrls blow the proverbial roof off with their debut EP.

LIVE:

Y NOT AT HOME: THE  FESTIVAL TURNED VIRTUAL

The Derbyshire festival has a more remote approach this year, but keeps the spirit alive. We speak to musician Lauran Hibberd about the change.

REVIEW:

THE MOON & ANTARCTICA (2000) - RETROVIEW

Mary looks back at Modest Mouse’s third album on its 20th anniversary.

FEATURE:

LIVE MUSIC IN VIRTUAL REALITY: MELODYVR BRINGS CONCERTS HOME

With live music currently a distant memory, MelodyVR helps to rejuvenate the experience from the comfort of our sofas.

REVIEW:

SET MY HEART ON FIRE IMMEDIATELY: PERFUME GENIUS

Mike Hadreas, with a new album, is at his ambitious, fearless best.

FEATURE:

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE MUSIC WORLD

The new decade has thrown a lot of things into disarray, but how is the music world faring?




PLAYLIST


FOYER
Wild Nothing

BLIND SIDE
Beach for Tiger

DAYS
No Vacation

AIR
Men I Trust

PLAYLIST




REVIEW:

HOW I’M FEELING NOW: CHARLI XCX

A personal pop experiment that reflects public discourse more than you may think.

FEATURE:

QUARANTINE MOVIES TO MAKE YOU STAY INDOORS

Seven frightful films that remind us how good it is to stay in.  

REVIEW:

MAYA DELILAH: ‘I’M JUST STUPID’
A zesty precursor to her debut EP.


FEATURE:

BONES UK DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION

Bones UK are putting a new face to rock music, this time; it’s a far more feminine face than rock is used to.

FEATURE:

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC: MY SOURCE OF COMFORT IN A TIME OF LONELINESS

How discovering music, in these times, equates to rediscovering joy.

REVIEW:

THE PROM QUEENS: MENAGERIE EP

The Cleveland folk-pop trio make their stunning debut.


FEATURE:

RUMI’S ‘THE GUEST HOUSE’: A DEEP DIVE

An age-old reminder that everything must pass.

LIVE:

MARIKA
HACKMAN IN THE TOON (27/02/20)
In support of “Any Human Friend”, Marika draws plenty of them.

REVIEW:

‘SWIMMER’: TENNIS

On their fifth album, Tennis bask in the self-imposed sunset of their lives.


PROFILE:

HEATHER CHAMBERS

Issue #1: a Stockport-born Illustrator who values good fun and nostalgia in equal measure.

FEATURE:

A CHAT WITH VÉRITÉ
We discuss her sophomore album, festival lineups and... Porridge?

LIVE:

SAM FENDER’S HOMECOMING SHOW
The North Shields lad goes big AND goes home.




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