From The Archive: An interview with Ward Thomas

Since being hailed as Britain’s first country stars upon bagging an Official UK Chart No.1 album, Ward Thomas have dedicated the past two years to curating their third album, Restless Minds. Maria Galea chats to Catherineand Lizzy about social media, their upcoming release and dream collaborations.

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Album Review: Ugø- Like Your Life Depended on It

You should know Ugø. On his latest project ‘Like Your Life Depended on It’, the south London rapper showcases his skills across 16 tracks his skills as well as his passion for professional wrestling. Nods to wrestlers on ‘BLK Kane’ and ‘Gnarly’ are quite fitting. Ugø brings the aggression and fire with his raps that... Continue Reading →

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Q&A with Violet Skies

Being a great lyricist comes naturally to Welsh pop singer-songwriter Violet Skies. With an expertise in writing about your ex/lover, Violet Skies talks to Nargis Borhan about writing for Mabel, touring, and co-founding a series of female-only writing camps.

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Q&A with SVEA

With a single reaching gold status in Denmark and Norway there’s nothing this Swedish artist can’t do. Pop singer SVEA spoke to Nargis Borhan about supporting Irish band Picture This, attending music school, and collaborating with other artists.

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From The Archive: A Q&A with Fever 333

This article was initially published in our third edition of LDN magazine. You can read the full edition here. Punk innovators Fever 333 released their debut single in summer 2017, and they’ve already clocked up a Grammy nom for Best Rock Performance, toured globally with Bring Me The Horizon, and put out their debut album... Continue Reading →

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The Times They Are a-Changin’: Performers Vs. Pandemic

The music industry has been hit by COVID-19 in a unique way. While many are currently grafting from home or perhaps striving in key positions, those tasked with keeping the wonderful world of music going are experiencing different battles altogether. For some, ensuring the money continues to flow is the most pressing matter; The Musician's... Continue Reading →

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BIMM End of Term Showcase – Who’s playing? Part 2

After Part 1 of this mini series, we are bringing you even more acts who will be playing this Thursday! Here we go...  Caitlin Macklon   Cait Macklon combines Americana influences with catchy melodies and sweet vocals. She will be joined by William Wahlberg (drums), Kieran Fergusson (bass), Calum Lockie (guitar) and Alicia Rockall on BVs. Find... Continue Reading →

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Merry Creasemas: A Festive FEET Q&A

Words: Ellie Desborough | Photography: Bethan McConnell (Instragram/Twitter: @BethanMcConnell Post-Britpop-ish indie rockers FEET released their new Christmas single, ‘Vegetarian Christmas’, last week, so their flat has been transformed into a majestic winter wonderland. Well, not quite. But there is something endearing about the white socks duct-taped on the brick wall with their names scribbled on... Continue Reading →

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LDN Magazine Issue 6 | Out Now!

The 6th issue of LDN is out now! Includes interviews with Motionless In White, Mark King of Level 42 and pop songwriter Plested, as well as a guide to all things disco and more.

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Live Review: Mariana’s Trench @ Scala, 21.11.19

Words: Abi Scaife | Photography: Roman Zugarazo Opening with the vocal-heavy 'Elenora', the set is powerful from the get go. Though they revisit songs from their second and third albums, like the punk-ish 'Cross My Heart' and fan favourite 'Stutter', the setlist has a heavy focus on eerie fifth studio album Phantoms. Between songs, lead... Continue Reading →

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Live Review: Luna Bay @ Scala, 21.11.19

Words: Anna Runa-Umbrasko | Photography: Ciaran Frederick Luna Bay are on a roll. Following their last headline 300-cap show, they now play to their biggest sold-out show at the historic Scala in London with around 1,100 people in the crowd. That's a lot for a band just recently graduated from BIMM London. Wild Front support... Continue Reading →

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Live Review: Hollow Coves @ Dingwalls, 21.11.19

Words: Lauren Dehollogne Australian indie-folk duo Hollow Coves brought their sunshine attitude to chilly London. The melancholic, daydream-inspired music enchanted everyone in the crowd, and quickly we all wanted to book a trip to explore the world.  From talking about climbing mountains in Norway to singing about faraway beaches, Hollow Coves are a band made... Continue Reading →

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Live Review: PUP @ Electric Ballroom, 20.11.19

Words: Arthur Willis For a sound so deeply rooted in punk, PUP are a band that go above and beyond to provide impeccable musicianship and attention to detail, all the while providing incredibly catchy and relatable anthems. With a career spanning nearly a decade, headlining the Electric Ballroom certainly feels like a peak for the... Continue Reading →

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Live Review: Vampire Weekend @ O2 Academy Birmingham, 11.11.19

Words & Photos: Philip Giouras Ahead of two massive shows at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace this week, Vampire Weekend’s ‘Father Of The Bride’ World Tour came to Birmingham’s O2 Academy last night. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the tours support, Songhoy Blues, couldn’t perform. While most bands would axe the slot or perhaps draft in... Continue Reading →

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Picture This – Live At Roundhouse Review

Words: Nargis Borhan Playing their biggest London show ever, Irish pop band Picture This headline a sold-out show at The Roundhouse in Camden. Starting their set with ‘You and I’, the atmosphere hits the roof. Surprisingly, the setlist consists of more tracks from their debut self-titled album, such as ‘Let’s Be Young’, ‘Saviour’, and ‘Dream’,... Continue Reading →

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Halloween: Our Favourite Tracks

We've compiled a list of our favourite end-of-October themed tunes and records, for your listening discomfort. Feel free to use these on your Halloween party playlists - your guests will either run home scared or walk home creeped-out. Type O Negative - October Rust The essential October album and ergo, essential Halloween listening. Type O... Continue Reading →

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Multimedia Record Label Patchbay Records Release Second EP

Words: Jonathan Fry Brighton based Patchbay Records have pulled out all the stops for their second EP, Unit 22 by Redrum. The four-track drum and bass ensemble is accompanied by a stop-motion music video (animated by Red Filgate, Zane Crowther and Samuel Carson) which follows the narrative of the EP’s second track, ‘Annapurna’, blowing the... Continue Reading →

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