on Saturday, July 13, 2019
Citadel Festival (14 July 2019, London) // Words: Saam Das


14th July 2019. A notable day in the calendar. The F1 British Grand Prix. England-New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final. Tennis legend Roger Federer versus the behemoth Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. But perhaps best of all, the return of Citadel Festival to Gunnersbury Park in West London. Headlined by Catfish & The Bottlemen, we've put together a preview of Citadel 2019.
on Thursday, July 11, 2019
Words: Saam Das


Somewhat unexpectedly, a Kate Nash documentary recently dropped on BBC iPlayer. Kate Nash: Underestimate The Girl joins the likes of must-see Oscar-nominated doc 'Minding The Gap' as part of 2019's BBC Storyville brand. A chronicle of Kate Nash, and not just Kate Nash: The Popstar, or Kate Nash: The Rockstar, as she prefers. Or perhaps even now, having starred in Netflix's excellent 'GLOW' series, Kate Nash: The Actress.
on Saturday, July 06, 2019
Words: Saam Das


We're just over halfway through 2018, and while many are reviewing this year's best releases, we're going to look a bit further back - to ten of the best 2018 tracks that you might have missed. It follows our list of top tracks from 2018 but focusses on some songs that might have escaped your earbuds. For your listening pleasure, and in alphabetical order, here are ten more brilliant tracks from 2018.
on Thursday, July 04, 2019
Words: Saam Das // Photo: Jenna Foxton

Tom Fleming as One True Pairing

It's often disappointing to hear about a band calling it quits - often after years of literal blood, sweat, and tears. Kendal's finest musical quartet Wild Beasts were fortunate enough to gather accolades and success along the way, signing to Domino Records and receiving a Mercury Music Prize nomination, before ending in early 2018. From disappointment to excitement, band member Thomas Fleming has now re-emerged as One True Pairing, with a head-turning eponymous debut single.
on Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Words: Saam Das // Photos: BBC


Glastonbury Festival ticked off another successful edition this past weekend, with a groundbreaking headline slot from Stormzy, but one moment has arguably dominated the talk surrounding Glasto 2019. And got us a bit emotional at the same time. Here's how a rapper named Dave and a fifteen year old fan called Alex came together to produce magic, and made us all escape our worldly worries for about six minutes. At least six minutes.
on Friday, June 28, 2019
Dot To Dot Festival (26 May 2019 @ various venues across Nottingham) // Words: Saam Das


"So nice to see so many people, so early", notes BLOXX's frontwoman Ophelia Booth as the band open the Rock City main stage proceedings at the Nottingham edition of the three-city-pronged Dot To Dot, taking place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. BLOXX's early appearance is a surprise to some, as this is a last minute schedule change. But it's a welcome surprise as the quartet blast through their spiky guitar pop, including recent single 'Headspace', which inspires sustained pogo-ing both onstage and from the audience.

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