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.
on Thursday, April 26, 2018
Are You Listening? Festival 2018 (various venues across Reading, 28 April '18) // Words: Saam Das


Music festivals and Reading - name a more iconic duo. Okay, you probably can name several but that shouldn't take away from the popularity of Reading music festivals of which Are You Listening? is now firmly established. This April's edition is the festival's sixth, and increasingly, an important stop in the UK festival calendar.
on Saturday, March 31, 2018
Rockaway Beach (Butlin's Bognor Regis, 12-15 Jan '18) // Words: Saam Das


Rockaway Beach delivered the double whammy of knocking off both a visit to seaside town Bognor Regis and traditional family resort Butlin's in one fell swoop. As well as showcasing a string of brilliant bands, both old and new. Work commitments meant that the bands were missed on the first evening, but The Horrors and The Orb received particularly strong word of mouth, and the rest of the festival pleasingly met the subsequently high expectations.
on Monday, March 19, 2018
Words: Saam Das


If you ever wondered what a mash-up between Enya and Lionel Richie might sound like, you now need look no further than Twin Shadow's life-affirming new track 'Brace'. Listen to the track and watch its lyric-laden video below, ahead of the release of new album 'caer' on April 27th.
on Sunday, March 04, 2018
Words: Saam Das


I recently compiled my top films of 2017, and I'm fairly confident that Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird' will feature near the top of a similar list of 2018 films. The film has deservedly picked up a clutch of Oscar nominations and has plenty of brilliant moments - a favourite of mine being the brief Thanksgiving scene featuring an in-film band, whose song you can listen to in full below.
on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Words: Saam Das


How do you solve a problem like summing up the best songs of 2017 into an easily digestable list? Well, you take a while and then mercilessly cut it down to your top ten tracks of 2017. Showing my working, efforts like Mikey Me's advert-soundtracking 'Doin' Me' and Dan Black's dreamy return can count themselves unlucky to miss out. After much deliberation, here's my top ten of 2017:

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