on Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Are You Listening? Festival @ various venues across Reading, 29 April '18 // Words: Saam Das


Are You Listening? Festival took over Reading for the sixth time in 2018, growing in reputation and attendance for its biggest and arguably best outing to date. One of the chief beneficiaries of the success of the event is the festival’s official charity partner, Reading Mencap. Here’s how the day went for us and some of the bands that graced Reading with their presence:
on Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Words: Saam Das


"Why does the new St. Vincent track sound a bit like Robyn, LCD Soundsystem, and Fischerspooner all at the same time?", I hear you quietly ask, just before you've lost yourself in its utter brilliance. Well, I suppose you'd look no further than its two main actors - Annie Clark whose existing 'Slow Disco' has been given a masterful tweak by the prodigiously talented Jack Antonoff of Bleachers.
on Thursday, May 31, 2018
Words: Saam Das

Maggie Rogers photo

Maryland musician Maggie Rogers achieved overnight fame when her track 'Alaska' was given a firm stamp of approval by Pharrell Williams during a masterclass at New York University, which you can view (around the 20 min mark) below. She's continued the good work since then, with the spacebar-fearing 'Fallingwater' evoking much of the sense of naturalistic wonder so impeccably delivered to the ears of Pharrell and beyond in 2016.
on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Words: Saam Das

Tunc band photo

It's perhaps fair to say that 'Tunc' is one of Booker Prize-nominated novelist Lawrence Durrell's lesser known works. But it's proved to be just as inspiring to the trio of Louis Barabbas, Laura Polence, and Biff Roxby who have formed a new trio as Tunc. Listen to their newly unveiled debut track 'Are You Happy Now?' below.
on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Words: Saam Das


Okay, so where did this come from? Weezer covering Toto's absurdly brilliant 1982 smash 'Africa'. Well, it turns out it was basically all down to one person on one Twitter account, the aptly named @WeezerAfrica. And comes just days after the band released a cover of another Toto track, 'Rosanna'. Have a listen to both tracks below.
on Monday, May 21, 2018
Words: Saam Das

Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay as LUMP

LUMP is a new meeting of established musical minds, pairing together the diverse folk talents of Laura Marling and Tunng co-founder/composer Mike Lindsay. Listen to choice cuts from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, 'LUMP' below.

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