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

The Times They Are a-Changin’: Performers Vs. Pandemic

The music industry has been hit by COVID-19 in a unique way. While many are currently grafting from home or perhaps striving in key positions, those tasked with keeping the wonderful world of music going are experiencing different battles altogether. For some, ensuring the money continues to flow is the most pressing matter; The Musician’s Union (UK) reckons that over half of all musicians have … Continue reading The Times They Are a-Changin’: Performers Vs. Pandemic

‘Sadboy guitar bangerz with too many soloz’: An interview with Peach Pit

It’s safe to say that 2020 has already been one hell of a year. While that’s not necessarily a positive sentiment for a lot of people, the members of Vancouver-based band Peach Pit have had an unforgettable year for all the right reasons, with their newest album You and Your Friends just having been released. Intense, fun and with the warm breeze of a day … Continue reading ‘Sadboy guitar bangerz with too many soloz’: An interview with Peach Pit

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

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

Live Review: Luna Bay @ Scala, 21.11.19

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 them today and radiate passion for music all over the … Continue reading Live Review: Luna Bay @ Scala, 21.11.19

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

Picture This – Live At Roundhouse Review

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’, rather than their sophomore effort, Modern Love, where they play … Continue reading Picture This – Live At Roundhouse Review