Hippo Campus live at First Avenue

American indie-band Hippo Campus is the latest in a surge of artists and bands that are trying to revive live music through a live stream. The band originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota played in their hometown’s historic venue, First Avenue. The set was short and throughout the 30 minutes, not one word was spoken but somehow the five-piece enchanted us from half a world away. The … Continue reading Hippo Campus live at First Avenue

New Music Friday

Autumn has arrived. The wind is getting colder, leaves are turning brown and what would’ve been the start of “gig season” has been replaced by a less sweaty virtual counterpart. Luckily for us new music is still being released every day and therefore we can fill the void in our hearts that was once reserved for live music. Down below are some spectacular hits that … Continue reading New Music Friday

The indie Lisa Simpson – a q&a with LANI

How does one overcome the end of the world? While most of us took to channelling our inner Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, baking so much banana bread the nation had a shortage of flour, LANI took to creating something truly magnificent. As an up and coming singer-songwriter from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, studying Songwriting at BIMM Birmingham she has been influenced by the indie sound from … Continue reading The indie Lisa Simpson – a q&a with LANI

Second wave of artists OF passport: back to our roots CAMPAIGN revealed

Words: Jade Dadalica Just a few months ago, concerts were the beating heart of the UK’s live music industry. But then Corona came and with it a pandemic that, from one day to another, put everything on hold. Ever since then, the music industry has been struggling more than ever, with venues having to close down and gigs getting cancelled nearly every day. In order … Continue reading Second wave of artists OF passport: back to our roots CAMPAIGN revealed

Peach pit: live at commodore ballroom

It was a very different, but very special and exciting Thursday morning for the Vancouver based indie group Peach Pit. After many months of tour cancellations, social distancing and lockdowns, the quartet finally got to perform their latest release ‘You and Your Friends’ at the Commodore Ballroom for the very first time. And while the live crowd was missing, the band’s talent definitely wasn’t. Peach … Continue reading Peach pit: live at commodore ballroom

Wish EU Were Here: Blond – Nah Bei Dir

Words: Nina de Sanders As you can tell from the title this week’s song is in German. The female fronted three piece Blond may be from Chemnitz in eastern Germany but posses and radiate “Las Vegas glamour”. ‘Nah Bei Dir’ is an album track from their debut record ‘Martini Sprite’ which was released earlier this year. The intro to the song provides a taste of … Continue reading Wish EU Were Here: Blond – Nah Bei Dir

The Wrecks: live at shag chateau

The Wrecks, an up-and-coming American indie-band have tried out their take on Covid-19 approved gigs, a live stream. This digital way might be a boring take for some but that was certainly not the case for this band. From a remake of “That ‘70s show’s” intro sequence to jokes about “free foot fetish onlyfans” is the chaos their fans could expect before they embarked on … Continue reading The Wrecks: live at shag chateau

wish eu were here: magnetic spacemen – mold

Words: Nina de Sanders Magnetic spacemen are the surf/grunge/ garage rock band of your dreams, you just don’t know it yet. Hailing from the north of the Netherlands the band have been travelling the UK in support of VANT. ‘Mold’, the lead track of their 2019 EP ‘G.E.E.P.’ serves as a perfect introduction to their sound; slightly absurd lyrics (“and I’m so itchy because I … Continue reading wish eu were here: magnetic spacemen – mold

Wish EU Were Here: Juniore – En Solitaire

Words: Nina de Sanders Juniore is a french, all female, four piece lead by singer Anna Jean. The name might be familiar; in 2019 the band had a bit of a hit on their hands with ‘Ah Bah D’Accord’, which, funnily enough, was the b-side to ‘En Solitaire’. Since then the band have released their second studio album ‘Un, Deux, Trois’ at the start of … Continue reading Wish EU Were Here: Juniore – En Solitaire

New Music Friday

Summer always comes around with a few things in tow. Heatwaves, delicious icecream, the odd sunburn and, as we think most importantly, new fantastic music. Down below are some of the phenomenal hits that we’ve been loving the most the past few days and weeks, starting from an insanely catchy EDM hit that basically screams summer, to a mellow synth mix that is perfect for … Continue reading New Music Friday