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“Once you get to the top you realise there’s nothing there” | half•alive Q&A

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 more to discover. Under the name half•alive, the indie group … Continue reading “Once you get to the top you realise there’s nothing there” | half•alive Q&A

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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 singer Josh Ramsay – dressed head to toe in sparkles … Continue reading Live Review: Mariana’s Trench @ Scala, 21.11.19

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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 band members. Frontman Stefan Babcock eludes to this, half-joking, “It’s … Continue reading Live Review: PUP @ Electric Ballroom, 20.11.19