Preview: Bear’s Den at the Lemon Grove (22/3/17)

British folk rock band, Bear’s Den, have unveiled a video for their new single, ‘Greenwoods Bethlehem’, which will be released on 7th April. The track is the latest to be taken from their top ten charting second album, ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’. The video for ‘Greenwoods Bethlehem’ captures some of the band’s non-stop touring…

Artists to Watch this Summer

We look at four of the most promising artists (whether solo or group) for this summer. Keep you eyes on these guys over the next few months!

Indulgence or Compulsion? An Afternoon with Laura Marling

Perched upon a bar stool, Laura Marling’s unmistakeably clear, nostalgic voice rings out into the Goldsmith’s Student Union, as she winds her way through ‘Wild Fire’ the second track to be released from her sixth studio album, Semper Femina. The record’s title is drawn from a Virgil line, “varium et mutabile semper femina,” which translates…

Amber Run at Exeter Phoenix, 13/01/2017

I love live music. The energy and anticipation when waiting to see the song that you were listening to in your bedroom actually performed live contribute to your sense of excitement. You share this experience with those around you, all connected by your appreciation of the music. Amber Run’s gig at the Phoenix lived up…

Preview: Amber Run at Exeter Phoenix, 13th February

    Four-piece Amber Run are performing at the Exeter Phoenix on Monday 13th February. Joe, Will, Tom and Henry make up this rock-alternative group who are heading on a 13-date tour following the release of their second album ‘For A Moment, I was Lost’ on February 10th. The group met at school and the University…

Palace at Exchange Bristol, 22/11/2016

From almost the first note Palace bring a sense of vitality to the Exchange; every note full and clear as it rings out into the enthusiastic audience. Fresh from the November release of their debut album, So Long Forever, Palace are much of the way through their European and UK tour dates and show no…

Review: Jack Savoretti

There are some things in life you think you could never forget about: your parents’ names, your best friend’s birthday, or the tickets to the concert you agreed to review and just went on an hour long train journey to get to. Sadly, memory is a fickle thing and sometimes you’re forced to traverse Bristol…

GIMME MØ

It’s Thursday of Week 5. The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter and the past five weeks have been busy, stressful and looooong. With the dark cloud of final year indefinitely hanging over me, I headed to Bristol for some much needed relief. Reading Week, the light at the end of a…

Michael Kiwanuka at Exeter Phoenix

Lit by only a few hazy spotlights, Michael Kiwanuka and his band begun to play the first lingering notes of the opening track of his Mercury Prize nominated second album, Love and Hate, to a silent crowd. The still audience hung on to every sound as the music swelled through Cold Little Heart’s sweeping intro;…

Interview: Palace

Leo Wyndham, frontman of London-based Palace, answers Sarah Turnnidge’s questions about their debut album, So Long Forever. How has 2016 been so far for Palace? It’s been amazing, we finally recorded our debut album So Long Forever; we did that at the beginning of the year for about three months. It was the most intense…

Preview: Michael Kiwanuka at Exeter Phoenix – 18/10/2016

On Tuesday 18th October, twice Mercury Prize-nominated artist Michael Kiwanuka will grace the stage at the sold-out Exeter Phoenix as part of his intensely busy European, North American and Canadian tour schedule. Kiwanuka’s most recent release, July’s ‘Love and Hate’ has been received with widespread critical acclaim. The Telegraph described it as “an album that…