James: All The Colours of You

All The Colours Of You, the 16th Studio album from “Madchesters” one and only James. There are not many bands around today who can hand on heart say they have conquered 16 studio albums and a whopping 38 years together. The work this band has produced over the years and their contribution to live music […]

Formed By A River: Volume 2

A diverse range of grassroots artists from across the North of England has compiled a musical offering with charities Music Venue Trust and Stagehand in mind. Formed By A River has announced the second volume of their charity compilation celebrating previously unreleased material from an incredible range of artists across the M62. Volume 1 raised […]

Wolf Alice – Latest Album Reviewed

Mercury prize winning Wolf Alice have yet again given us something really special, in the sentiment and power of their latest album ‘Blue Weekend’. Ellie Rowsell (vocals/guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar), Joel Amey (drums) and Theo Ellis (bass) had a very busy three years or so following the release of their Mercury Prize winning ‘Visions Of […]

Squid – A Debut Album

If you’ve not heard Squid, then prepare yourselves for a full on three-way riot between Sonic Youth, Idles and LCD Soundsystem Squid are five artists from Brighton who have collectively created a truly astonishing post-punk sound.  If you’ve not heard them, brace yourself.  If you’ve not heard them live, seriously you’ll need a good sleep before and […]

Halifax’s Casino Rockets Release Debut Album

Intricate guitar patterns and wall of sound synths are part of Halifax four piece Casino Rockets’ world of cerebral alt/math/post-rock. Reality Distortion Field, their debut album, will be released on 21 May. Impala, their first single from the album, is available now. The band describes the album as one of “persistence and perspective; a journey […]