Words: Laura Weingrill It was a sad day for music when British indie group Bombay Bicycle Club announced their breakup back in 2016, after many years of success and fame. For a very long time, no one was sure whether they would ever hear from their beloved rockers again; but almost to the day four... Continue Reading →
They say time flies when you’re having fun, and The Jungle Giants’ Brixton gig seems to be no exception... read our full review!
Calling all students! BIMM London Music Journalism Year 5 student Dani Willgress has been nominated in the Heavy Music Awards 2020 category, Young Photographer, and we need your help to vote her through! Launching in London in 2017, the Heavy Music Awards is unique in including photographers in their honours system. And even better, they... Continue Reading →
Tom Rosenthal has always gone against the current. His uniqe style of indie folk-pop has always been very self-contained to mainly acoustic songs that make you dream of long car rides under a starry night sky...
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 →
Words: Laura Weingrill They wear knit sweaters, colourful pants and look like nerds with a slight hint of grandfather, but as soon as the voice of Josh Taylor fills the room, bassist J Tyler Johnson gets going and Brett Kramer hits the drums, one quickly realises that behind the inconspicuous wallflowers, there is a lot... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Words & Photograph: PJ Kimber I am lucky. I get the chance to see Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-winning jazz fusion ensemble, twice in one day. They deliver a masterclass at Under The Bridge in the early afternoon, then rock the shit out of The Royal Albert Hall after dinner. The clinic they host at about... Continue Reading →
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 →
Words: PJ Kimber Featured Image: Credit Christopher Bethell I have already met Emma Garland. But, this actually made me more nervous to meet her properly, introductions and all. I know her as the features editor at VICE - formerly of Noisey - and someone whose work I have admired for years. We first 'met' at... Continue Reading →
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 →
Words: Philip Giouras Featured Image: Taylor Hawkins with NME's Charlotte Gunn - Credit: Carsten Windhorst The Scotch Of St James in Mayfair was an infamous hangout for the rockstars of the 60s such as The Rolling Stones and The Who as well as hosting the first ever UK performance from Jimi Hendrix. It’s a fact... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Words: Bevan Hiller-McBean As the iconic Roundhouse venue in Camden turns 55, it opened its doors for the 2019 Q awards, hosted by Nadine Shah. With a star-studded list of nominees, LDN had a front row seat to view the UK music scene out in force with Stormzy, The 1975, Pale Waves, Kano and Lewis Capaldi... Continue Reading →
Beats 1's Zane Lowe visited BIMM London and shared some of his expertise with the students...
Words: Oliver Childs | Photography: Jack Tobin A lot can happen in ten years. An artist can (and probably will) change their style of music to develop as an artist. White Lies are no different. However, the one constant factor of the three-piece that has remained the same over the last ten years is just... Continue Reading →