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Lucca: Live Session + Interview

Lucca can deliver soothing tracks with an unparalleled vocal tone, whilst preserving the honest lyrics that sit over the top of her well calculated melodies. The 18 year old effortlessly writes songs that you can listen to on repeat. And not only that, but she can perform them with ease ...
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Blood, Sweat and Glitter: Why don’t more adults go to indie gigs?

I was sat doing my work all neat and tidy listening to Rex Orange County when my boss walked in and regarded me as listening to 'teenage music'. It got me thinking. It's a strange thought that we can like certain types of music more because of our age - ...
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The Rise of Youtube Music: People You Should be Listening To

Regarding musicians who find their feet using Youtube is always a tricky one. No musician wants to be known as 'that gal off youtube' but there is no denying that Youtube is an incredible way to build a fanbase. It's just frustrating when that fanbase doesn't branch further than a ...
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Greg Wanders: Live Session + Interview

Greg Wanders is the whole package. He delivers crisp production, with tight harmonies and creative use of vocal samples. Alongside signature craftsmanship in his songwriting - he utilises his emotion-heavy lyrics, which are surrounded with sentiment, to drive his songs so there is never a dip in energy. Not only ...
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Isle of Wight Festival 2018: A Weekend With Astrofunk

After an hour drive, an uber ride, a ferry and a water taxi, we had finally hit the Isle of Wight. An abundance of bags and tents were thrown into a buggy, and the Astrofunk boys clambered in. The engine spluttered and the buggy trickled along a solid three metres ...
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The Prohibition: Live Session + Interview

We are welcomed into the world of dreamy rock with The Prohibition's second track 'Temporary Light'. Head over to read the interview and hear another track from The Prohibition here!  Check it out below: Like what you are hearing? Follow The Prohibition on their links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheProhibitionUK Bandcamp: https://theprohibition.bandcamp.com/releases ...
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Live Review: RedFaces + The Night Society & more @ The Boileroom

Rewind to 2pm Thursday, I was sat in the library writing a lab report I did not want to be writing whilst peering out the window longing to just be sat in the sun. But the only saving grace was knowing that in 5 hours time I would be thrown ...
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The What, Who and Where of Indie: Does it all sound the same?

Indie music gets a bad rep. With bands consisting of four 20-something year olds with much more hair than sense, playing slightly shitty guitar with the same generic 'indie' vocal plastered on top. Yes, don't get me wrong this is an accurate representation of many many bands, but the music industry ...
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The Prohibition: Live Session + Interview

The dream-rock group hailing from Bath Spa University cut through the norms of female-fronted rock by having intoxicating melodies and a psychedelic feel. Having only formed in the second half of last year, their intricately hand-crafted tunes do not represent their minimal months they have been playing together. It's clear ...
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The Sock Ratings: Worst and Best Festivals Lineup Announcements So Far…

There's not a lot better than having a boogie in the sunshine with a pint in one hand and reminiscing about the disgusting antics your friends displayed the night before. Or spending the weekend training your core muscles by hovering over every toilet seat within a 2 mile radius - ...
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Stay On Top Of It: Brand New Tracks You Should be Listening To

Make sure you are up to date on the hottest tracks that have been released recently! ...
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Not-So-Copy-Cat Covers: 10 Bands Putting Their Spin On Popular Songs

There's nothing better than when your favourite band throw a live cover at you: you didn't realise you absolutely needed it in your life until you got it. These artists have, in our opinion, successfully twisted and contorted popular songs to make them sound like their own: 1. Peace - ...
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Top Tips: The Best Ways To Find New Music?

Always feel like you're behind in the music world? Only just discovering who Michael Jackson or Nirvana are? Always being mocked for not knowing 'this really great band'? Only ever listen to music that the majority of the population is deeming excellent? Then these top tips are for you. Amaze ...
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The Sock Ratings: Top Debut Albums of 2017

The Sock Ratings An indie crowd is a fine thing to be in. In the words of a random security guard at Camp Bestival, "Indie crowds are the fucking worst - they are maniacs". But obviously wonderful maniacs. You'll always find the classic types at an indie gig. The bucket ...
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Necktr + San Telmo Live @ The Boileroom

Heading back to their home crowd, San Telmo presented the eager audience of The Boileroom with an opening set which set the night right up. Just from Conor Dickinson's (Guitar/Vocals) smooth opening of their first track you could tell it was going to be a night full to the brim with ...
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Ladies Who Rock: 10 Female-Fronted Bands Who Are Crushing It

There needs to be more women in the music industry. Period. More performers, more writers, more producers and especially more engineers. There are so many talented women out there who aren't getting the recognition they deserve in the highly male-orientated workplace. Don't get me wrong, on the most part, the ...
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Bad Sounds: New Crowds, Nerds and Nipples.

I have seen many a thing in The Facebar, Reading, in my time. From tragic but hilarious vomit situations featuring my drunken sixth-form comrades to fan-girling over the 'next big thing' metal boyband from school. But I can assure you I have never seen anything quite like the avalanche that ...
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