40 Years on since Prince first blessed the UK

Words: Dan Smith Ever since ‘Purple Rain’, Prince has been a household name, and rightly so, but can you believe it was only 3 years earlier Prince played his debut gig in the UK, or more specifically, Lyceum Ballroom, London. This was Prince’s first appearance and he wouldn’t actually return for five years. Only playing [...]

Slowthai’s tale of two halves brings out a new side in the Northampton’s favourite son, but should we really be celebrating a confession of sexual misconduct and violence?

It is no secret that Tyron Frampton (known “Slowthai”) has thrived off trauma in writing music. His show-stopping debut album “Nothing Great About Britain” not only tackled his personal trauma of growing up in an impoverished single-parent household, but also the societal trauma felt by millions of young people in growing up in the times [...]

Bands Which Time Left Behind

I’d like to travel back in time to 2006,  we have new albums from Razorlight and The Killers, Arctic Monkeys have instantly made a name for themselves with their debut album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not', My Chemical Romance are cementing themselves in the rock/punk world with 'Welcome to the Black Parade' [...]

The Big Names to Watch – 2021

Words: Jacob Tyson We've all seen the one to watch lists of the best upcoming artists, we even made a playlist ourselves (below), but what about the big names of the music industry who are going to be having a mega 2021. In a year in which we all hope live music will return, who [...]

Songs You May Have Missed in 2020

Words: Tom Farmer The return of dance rock, post-punk reigns supreme and black voices more important than ever: the 16 songs you might have missed in turbulent 2020! In an unprecedented year full of surprises and unpredictability, there is one annual certainty that has returned: a countdown of best releases. Yes, the middle of December [...]