5 Things We Have Learnt from Ryan Bassil

Words: Floortje Jansen Tuesday, October 13th, Ryan Bassil from Vice graced BIMM with his Zoom-presence. Saying that Bassil has an impressive career might be an understatement, so when he gives you advice, you take it. Here are 5 things we have learnt during the masterclass. 1. Internships. It is rare, but get them if you get offered them. Say YES! Building up your experience whilst … Continue reading 5 Things We Have Learnt from Ryan Bassil

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

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

WISH EU WERE HERE: HIGH HI – 94A9

Words: Nina de Sander What decade is it? Getting lost in High-Hi’s second album Firepool, it’s easy to forget this is in fact not the 80’s. Particularly on 94A9, the first in a series of singles released leading up to the album, and for which the music video came out a few days ago. Floating somewhere in the realms of synth pop and new wave, … Continue reading WISH EU WERE HERE: HIGH HI – 94A9

WISH EU WERE HERE: SCHOOL OF X – BAD LOVE

Words: Nina de Sanders Bad Love is taken off School of X’s debut album ‘Armlock’, which was released earlier this year. Rasmus Littauer, the artist behind School of X, is the music director and touring drummer for Mø, but has been releasing his solo material for a few years now. He describes ‘Bad Love’ as follows: “It’s about feeling alone in a relationship, having lost … Continue reading WISH EU WERE HERE: SCHOOL OF X – BAD LOVE

BIMM End of Term Showcase – Who’s playing? Part 3

And here we are with the final post about WHO will be performing at tomorrow’s End of Term showcase! If you missed it, here are parts 1 and 2. Now onto the final 8… Kaia Vieira  Inspired by classic Trip-Hop and DnB, Kaia and her band translate her dark, beat driven songs with ominous soul vocals, gritty bass and explosive Jungle grooves. They are Kaia … Continue reading BIMM End of Term Showcase – Who’s playing? Part 3

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 her on socials:  Instagram: @caitmacklon  Facebook: caitmacklonmusic  Youtube  Darcy Blu   … Continue reading BIMM End of Term Showcase – Who’s playing? Part 2

BIMM End of Term Showcase – Who’s playing? Part 1

12th March is when BIMM London will hold the End of Term Showcase with some of the best acts BIMM has to offer. Here’s part 1 of a rundown of the acts who will be performing on Thursday! The Great Flud  The Great Flud are a 5 piece Alt Rock band from London, bringing back the sound of the 80’s in to the modern day. … Continue reading BIMM End of Term Showcase – Who’s playing? Part 1

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 with Sharpie. I sit down with Oli, Callum, Harry and … Continue reading Merry Creasemas: A Festive FEET Q&A

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 face – and bodies – off willing listeners in a … Continue reading Multimedia Record Label Patchbay Records Release Second EP