Sound

Doing It Their Way- Elvana Deliver Christmas

Their mash-up of Rape Me and Love Me Tender was deliciously inappropriate but somehow worked incredibly well....

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Keeping The Faith – The Billy Bragg Election Tour

This sold-out show was a call to arms that there is another way, and that we can take a great leap forwards to a fairer, more equal society....

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Sweat Little Rock And Roller – Lauran Hibberd Gets Islington Steamy

She's a bobby socked stomping indie-slacker guitar thumper who's going to grind and slide all over 2020...

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Quiet Assumption: The rise of Cryo Chamber

Simon Heath's Dark Ambient label Cryo Chamber continues it's rising path of turbulent soundscapes and passionate drone....

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You’d Better Get Your Visualisations Right

Interview with Jaz Coleman – Magna Invocatio: A Gnostic Mass for Choir and Orchestra Inspired by the Sublime Music of Killing Joke...

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Satellite by Stephen Mallinder [Video]

Entrancing track by Cabaret Voltaire's Stephen Mallinder - Satellite Video...

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In a Cage by Zonal [Video]

Intense and heavy Zonal release a industrial riff on the Smashing Pumpkins - 'In a cage' on Relapse Video...

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Rock And Roll Part ?? – The Struts Resurrection Of Glitter

Gary Glitter's chanting boomed around the auditorium, it really was like old times....

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The Future of Sound of a Native Culture – Hanggai

An unusual yet explosive mix of big band horns and Mongolian rock from a band with a subtle political subtext. Big Band Brass by Hanngai...

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Dallas Acid – Emaljets Hav

Dallas Acid release another far-out electronic track of bliss-magic...

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Coming by Petbrick [Video]

Intense and electronic is this the new wave of brutal synth metal? Coming by Petbrick Video...

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Turn Away The Bad Thing by Ceremony

Energetic No-wave punk revivalists Ceremony give us a highlight of 2019 - Turn Away The Bad Thing Video...

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Who Feels It, Knows It

Only from loneliness will you know what saudade is, and it’s for this reason fado is so important to the Portuguese far away from their beloved country....

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Sunburst by the ‘Lisbon Kid’ Danny De Matos [Video]

Sunburst by Lisbon Kid, shining into winter. ...

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Black Sabbath: Black Magic

Whatever Tony Iommi was thinking when he wrote the riff to "Black Sabbath", he conjured something into being which made metal and the devil indivisible forever. ...

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Is God Dead? Ben Caplan Takes Stock

The sense of historical evolution removes from us a responsibility of safeguarding the hard-won victories of the last 100 years... interview with Hirsute folksinging historian Ben Caplan ...

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In the Silence Electric: Julie’s Haircut

Grooves so epic they'll flap your flares for hours on end. Review of In the Silence Electric by Italian Psych veterans Julie's Haircut....

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Offset by Portico Quartet [Video]

Portico Quartet: capturing "the identity of the quartet, about the records we’ve made before, and the memory of them” - Video 'Offset' from Memory Stream...

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Chapters by Penguin Cafe Orchestra [Video]

The captivating new single-shot video for ‘Chapter’ was filmed in New York on The Roosevelt Island Tramway at Queensboro Bridge. ...

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An Inoculation That Never Quite Gets off the Ground

Tool's Fear Inoculum has some gorgeous moments, however, much of the album feels like promising intros which never quite get off the ground....

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Abstract Formalism and Grafisk Världsbyggnad

Understanding formal tendencies in Ambient Drone music through the work of France Jobin (Solitude) and Ager Sonus (Mithra)...

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Lauren Spiteri – Pretty

"Lust can often be a greater, more damaging force than love" Scottish singer-songwriter Lauren Spiteri ‘Pretty’ Video Exclusive ...

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Lone Star State Of Mind – Peeking Behind The Curtain With Jarrod Dickenson

There are certainly things to be avoided in Nashville as far as I’m concerned. But to me that’s a different business altogether and it’s a different thing, it’s really the entertainment...

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A Warrior Soul Cradled In Tradition – Amy Montgomery

My music has a powerful message behind it and I think that the Celtic tradition cradles that. The stripe is a symbol to remind me of the warrior within me and when people look at it, it reminds them...

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More Authenticity, Less Plastic – Cambridge Folk Festival 2019 Delivers On All Fronts

CFF 2019 showcased some incredible new talent. Amy Montgomery is one of the few performers who stops you dead in your tracks and forces you to lower your lens to breathe in the sheer brilliance of it...

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Lost In The Trees: 2000 Trees 2019

Trebuchet sets out to break our 2000 Trees virginity with their excellent 2019 instalment....

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The Ramones Will Never Die: Marky Ramone

Marky Ramone - brings the iconoclasm of Ramones Punk to your town. Interview 2019...

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TRA: Tenor

Tenor Satirical Saturday Cartoon on Art by Alex Brenchley 2019...

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Any Port in A Storm – Brothers Osborne Make Land

Drunken shanty renditions of Drank Like Hank would be heard throughout the streets of London into the early morning....

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Jonesin’ For Home – Dale Watson Has A Sting In His Tail

Country music is a snake that started eating its own body. I suspect in that time, it will eat its own head. There’s no identity to the sound anymore. You used to know when you hit the Country...

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