Rex, Camden Barfly, 4th October

‘How you been? Have you told your mother about me?’, sings Rex as he opens his set at The Barfly in Camden on Sunday. I’ve been well thanks, and yes, yes I have. In fact I’ve told pretty much everyone I know about you since you dropped your album last month. Rex, also known as Alex, released his first track back in June, ‘Corduroy Dreams’. It’s a croony lazy love song full of wit and…

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Band to Watch – Lisbon

A new one for you here! After being recommended to listen to Lisbon, a four piece band hailing from Newcastle, England, it’s fair to say I’ve had them on repeat for the last few months. A track which you most likely may have heard is “BLUE LOVE”, a melodic and pleasing song on the ears, with vibes that make you wish it was summer all year round. It’s really a track you can’t help but…

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“Young Blood” EP and exciting new artist, Saint Raymond

Keep your eyes set on this promising singer-songwriter from Nottinghamshire. Callum Burrows, better known by his stage name Saint Raymond, is not afraid to get you addicted to his indie-pop gems and after the success of his E.P “Young Blood” smashing the U.K charts, we can be eager in expecting great things from the creative teenager. Only 19 years old and having already supported HAIM and Ed Sheeran, it is fair to say there is…

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Arctic Monkeys at Finsbury Park

Alex Turner and co have, over the last few years, made the transition from great rock band to true artists. With their most recent album, AM, going straight to number 1, their headline Glastonbury set alongside the Rolling Stones last summer, and now their sold-out 45,000 capacity shows at Finsbury Park in London, Arctic Monkeys have made sure they won’t be forgotten about any time soon. www.gigwise.com The Finsbury Park shows took place on the…

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Hundred Waters reveal new video: Cavity

Source Cavity video The indie avant-pop band from Florida revealed the video for their newest single, Cavity. Also the band announced that their upcoming album is set to be released on May 27, through Skrillex’s label OWSLA. What is very interesting about this video, besides the fact that it looks really gorgeous and a little bit psychedelic, is the way it was created. You might think at first that all these special…

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Cloud Nothings Detail New Album

Cloud Nothings have finally released details about their upcoming album. Entitled Here and Nowhere Else, the band’s follow-up to 2012’s excellent Attack on Memory will be released on April 1st in the US through Carpark Records and Mom + Pop Music. You can check out the album’s cover art and track list below. You can also listen to “I’m Not Part of Me,” the first single from the album. The energetic song already ranks among…

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Opeth, Phil Anselmo, Black Label Society and many more added to Download Festival 2014

The organizers of Download Festival 2014 mean business – they’ve just announced a lot more participants, confirming artists such as Opeth, Phil Anselmo and the Illegals, Black Label Society, Bowling For Soup, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, the BossHoss, Skid Row, Tesla, Bury Tomorrow, Danger Danger, Powerman 5000, Huntress, the Graveltones and Anti-Mortem. The headliners had been previously announced: Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith. Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy and Alter Bridge were announced as…

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Wild Beasts announce new album and release new video

Source Wild Beasts – Present Tense album artwork The English indie rock band decided to release their latest video for the first song, Wanderlust, from the band’s upcoming album, Present Tense. The album was recorded at Konk Studios in London and at The Distillery in Bath, co-produced by Lexxx and Brian Eno collaborator Leo Abrahams; the video was directed by Barcelona’s NYSU films. Also the band announced some upcoming tour dates…

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BANDS TO WATCH – Tissue Culture

  Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, a city renown for it’s relentlessly hard working and ever-growing music scene, Tissue Culture are the latest addition to the gang, and they’re kicking up quite a fuss. Over the last 12 months Tissue Culture have taken the local scene by storm. Off the back of their debut EP (‘Saint Waleric’) release last October, the brooding five-piece have racked up an extensive and impressive portfolio of live shows and…

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The National-I Need My Girl

Now if you’ve ever heard the song ‘Terrible Love’ then you’ll know the somewhat dark, melodic and melancholy tones of the Brooklyn based, Ohio formed band The National. The National ‘Terrible Love’ was one of my favourite songs of 2010; there is just something oddly comforting about lead singer Matt Berninger’s voice singing lyrics such as ‘It takes an ocean not to break.’ Now, three years after their last album ‘High…

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