Wish EU Were Here: Tea Sofia

Words by Nina de Sanders At just 18 years of age, Tea Sofia has recently released her debut album ‘Stani’. She first rose to the attention of the local pop scene back in 2018 with her hit single Pretend, followed by an ambitious EP called ‘Unwind’. Being born and raised Czech Republic, this young singer-songwriter embraces her Lituanian and Serbian roots. ‘Stani’, which means ‘Stop’ … Continue reading Wish EU Were Here: Tea Sofia

German Court Ruling: Techno IS Music

Words by Thomas Bradey Risely Live music venues have been one of the most impacted businesses due to the global pandemic but good news for clubs in Germany. But now a German court has ruled techno to be music – allowing the legendary Berlin club scene to receive the same tax breaks as concert venues. The case, which took place in the Munich financial high … Continue reading German Court Ruling: Techno IS Music

Throwback Thursday: King Sunny Adé – Ju Ju Music (1982)

Words by Johnny Fry As I slouched half asleep and wholly hungover in the back of a cab last Thursday morning – courtesy of frivolous discounts on Bolt that made my journey to university cheaper in a cab than by public transport – I was being slowly uplifted by the hushed music my driver was listening to. It sounded calmingly familiar yet I was certain … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: King Sunny Adé – Ju Ju Music (1982)

Wish EU Were Here: New Ro – Cropcircles

Words by Nina de Sanders New Ro is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Helsinki, Finland. In typical scandinavian fashion she does pop music like no one else.  Cropcircles, released at the end of October, is the 2nd single to be released ahead of New Ro’s debut album Late Bloomer, due on February 5th 2021 via Solina Records.  The track is entirely written and produced … Continue reading Wish EU Were Here: New Ro – Cropcircles

#ThrowbackThursday: Heartbroken by T2 and Jodie Aysha

Whether heard at your Year 6 school disco, or through some yutes at the back of the 269 bus, or from hearing muffled wails coming from behind your older sister’s pink-licked bedroom door, it would’ve been a hard feat to avoid the anthemic lyrics of T2’s ‘Heartbroken’. ‘Heartbroken’ was the debut single from the young British record producer T2. Written and sung by 15-year-old Jodie … Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Heartbroken by T2 and Jodie Aysha

Life Remotely – An Exclusive Interview with Wallows

Back when the clock struck midnight at New Year’s Eve in 2019, the year to follow was supposed to be filled with countless festival appearances and another headline tour for the LA-based indie-wonder Wallows. But life never goes the way you plan it, especially at a time when you have a pandemic rolling over the year like an apocalyptic series of monstrous plagues. Still, despite … Continue reading Life Remotely – An Exclusive Interview with Wallows

Wachito Pablo – An Exclusive Interview with Boy Pablo

With millions of kids across the world making music in and from their bedrooms every day to escape the boredom that comes with quarantine, it has become more and more impossible to break out of the crowd and grow to be one of the stars. But then there is Boy Pablo, aka singer-songwriter Nicolas Pablo Muñoz, who has managed to shine brighter than anyone else with … Continue reading Wachito Pablo – An Exclusive Interview with Boy Pablo

Tomorrowland 2020 – impressive despite Corona

The past 15 years, there hasn’t been a festival in the magical world of electronic music as prestigious and sought-after as the Belgium based Tomorrowland. Year after year the fest has been sold out within seconds, creating a desperate hunt for tickets to get a chance to experience the fantastical world of Tomorrowland and its star-studded lineup. Likewise, the 2020 edition should have been another … Continue reading Tomorrowland 2020 – impressive despite Corona

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

“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