[FEATURE] MEDIA BRAWL – WHEN WILL IT END?

We’ve all seen the stories, paparazzi becoming aggressive in order to get their stories and all in the name of money. Following celebrities endlessly and provoking them until they lash out. This is something that is a known tactic for the paparazzi to use because these stories will sell and everyone wants to hear newsContinue reading “[FEATURE] MEDIA BRAWL – WHEN WILL IT END?”

[FEATURE] Why is there a struggle with small venues when live music is booming?

“If small and independent venues were to disappear completely, where would new bands come from? How will we find the new big thing?” Sometimes it is down to location, other times it is lack of public interest and other times it is down to the rise in council rent. All along the country independent musicContinue reading “[FEATURE] Why is there a struggle with small venues when live music is booming?”

[FEATURE] DAVID BOWIE: A PERSONAL TRIBUTE

The Thin White Duke died a week ago today. Lucy O’Brien pays tribute… His rule of thumb was, whatever’s been done, do the next thing differently. This was the DIY philosophy of punk, and many punk artists took cues from him. Bowie followed this path religiously throughout the ‘70s, and only started to divert fromContinue reading “[FEATURE] DAVID BOWIE: A PERSONAL TRIBUTE”

[PREVIEW] JUDAS AND LITTLE GRIM @ UCA, EPSOM

JUDAS are a four piece from London who have already nailed the stadium rock sound despite only having one EP under their belt. For evidence of this look no further than the surging guitars in the euphoric track Sister or the crashing percussion in the anthemic Call Me. They play UCA at the start ofContinue reading “[PREVIEW] JUDAS AND LITTLE GRIM @ UCA, EPSOM”

[FEATURE] THE BEST – AND WORST – OF BAND MERCH

  Here’s the deal: you’ve just seen a great concert from a band you don’t know very well. Because you’ve been impressed by their set and you want to help out starving artists, you go up to the merch stand, expecting to find tshirts and CDs. Most bands do have tshirts and CDs. Some goContinue reading “[FEATURE] THE BEST – AND WORST – OF BAND MERCH”

[INTRODUCING] KIBAFLEXX

Fans of electronic or acid house — listen up. Kibaflexx is who you’ve been looking for. Known to family and friends as Mufaro Jayaguru, he’s a 19-year-old student from Rochester who studies electronic music production at ACM in Guilford. Being a student working in studios and seeing other older students work, he said “it’s prettyContinue reading “[INTRODUCING] KIBAFLEXX”

[INTRODUCING] ECHELON: THE HOTTEST PROG METAL BAND ON THE SCENE RIGHT NOW

London based prog Metal band Echelon; have been on the scene since August 2014. They are currently recording and writing new content which will be on their EP Demo. They performed one of their most important gigs on November 14th in the Cavendish Arms, Stockwell so I caught up with the vocalist Louis Ross, toContinue reading “[INTRODUCING] ECHELON: THE HOTTEST PROG METAL BAND ON THE SCENE RIGHT NOW”

[FEATURE] Band of the Week #3 – Curb

Hometown: Birmingham Line-up: Tom O’Ryan (Vocals/Guitar), Joe Booth (Guitar), Sam Hunt (Drums), Lee Booker (Bass) Background: Furiously kicking their legs out of Birmingham’s never-ending genepool of talent, Curb are the latest band to be making waves in the West Midlands. Long-term followers of the Birmingham music scene and now heavyweight members in their own right,Continue reading “[FEATURE] Band of the Week #3 – Curb”