Review: Huam by Salt House

Salt House – a band of three incredible Scottish musicians from Inverness and the Shetlands: Lauren MacColl (viola, fiddle, vocals, glockenspiel), Ewan MacPherson (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, dulcimer) and Jenny Sturgeon (vocals, harmonium, pump organ, guitars, piano, dulcimer) This is one of those albums that forces you to press pause on whatever life you […]

Review: Suck This Tangerine by Las Kellies

When I first heard about Las Kellies’ upcoming album, Suck This Tangerine, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the press release. Their style of play is so lazy-chic and it naturally flows.  Make no mistake, though – their punchy melody and leading bass that takes you right back to the prowess of Kim Deal […]

Listening to Music? Think of those who make it.

In amongst all the commercial infrastructure as we know it taking a real beating due to the recent self-isolation directive, musical artists have suffered too.   Promotion, flights, venue bookings, accommodation, insurance and a lot more – the list of expenses is crazy and bands are out of pocket; especially indie-label bands who live seven thousand […]

In Conversation with Orbital at Inner City Electronic

After their memorable performance at The Refectory, Stal sits down with Orbital to find out more about the brothers he’s admired for many years. In front of me are Phil and Paul Hartnoll, alongside Jamie, their longstanding promoter and the perfect gentleman.   For me, Orbital are one of two reasons for electronica/techno/breakbeat music really taking hold in […]

Review: inner city electronic 2020

Eleven venues, a mind-blowing fifty-one artists – and you love and want to see 90% of them.  Where do you even start?!  When Inner City Electronic Festival lands in Leeds it is beautifully VAST!  We have a great deal to thank RalphLawson for, not just his two decades of loyal service to electronic underground dance […]