on Monday, June 29, 2015
Bushstock Festival @ various venues across Shepherd's Bush, London (14 June '15) // Words: Saam Das

More than thirty bands and plenty of eager punters descended on West London for Bushstock 2015. The Communion Records-run festival felt bigger than ever before, even (very successfully) debuting an outdoor stage, while also moving further away from its folk image. As has become an annual rite of passage, I picked up my wristband at St Stephen's Church before entering for my first act of the day.
on Saturday, June 27, 2015
Words: Saam Das

Kerry Leatham may not be a fresh name to some, having collaborated with DELS and Lapalux, and with tracks appearing on the likes of 'Grey's Anatomy', but she has opted for a fresh start as Roseau. Her new approach has landed her a debut album coming out on Big Dada - home to contemporaries Kate Tempest and Speech Debelle. Listen to a couple of cuts from the forthcoming 'Salt' below.
on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Words: Saam Das

In Cinemas: 'Mr Holmes' (2015) + 'The Look Of Silence' (2014)

Words: Saam Das

Irish synth-pop duo Young Wonder recently released their debut album 'Birth' but they're not resting on any laurels, putting together an atmospheric cover of popular girl band All Saints' seminal 'Pure Shores'. And throwing in a bit of College and Electric Youth's 'A Real Hero' to boot.
on Monday, June 22, 2015
Words: Saam Das

Nineteen year old Sasha Gurney is busy studying Songwriting at the Institute of Contemporary Music in London. Seems like she's doing alright as it is though, under her SASHA guise, with an impressive set of emotive offerings appearing earlier this month. Listen to the solemn 'Bloodlines' EP below.
on Friday, June 19, 2015
The Strokes @ Hyde Park, London (18 June '15) // Words: Saam Das

Thanks to the good folk on this here internet, I unexpectedly and happily pick up some last minute tickets on the cheap to British Summer Time at Hyde Park, thanks to a fundraising promotion with Teenage Cancer Trust. The big draw is, of course, the return to London of The Strokes but Beck and Public Service Broadcasting are in tow and I'm eager to also catch them.

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