Month: February 2019

INTERVIEW: VC Pines

VC Pines is the new alternative soul project from Jack Mercer, former frontman of indie band The Carnabys. Moving away from the rock scene into new territories, VC Pines’ unique blend of soul, punk and poetry has garnered support from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Lauren Laverne. On his reflective new …

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INTERVIEW: Polo

Get set for Polo – a bold, future-pop band hailing from Leeds creating infectiously catchy songs laced with hip-hop and RnB influences. Their new single On My End – accompanied by a beautifully-shot, hypnotic video – demands attention with powerful vocal hooks, brooding synth lines and plucky percussion. Having been granted PRS funding for the …

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INTERVIEW: Prints of Monaco

Lulling, dreamy guitar lines introduce A Clue Recited – the new single from NYC-based indie band Prints of Monaco. The song soon bursts into an anthemic, sing-a-long chorus that searches for catharsis and release – lifted by an ensemble of voices. I had a chat to the band’s lead singer and songwriter Oliver Monaco to …

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INTERVIEW: Lake Folks

Lake Folks is the project of French singer-songwriter Martin Costaz. Having recently moved to London, Costaz is busy exploring the alternative folk scene and making his mark with delicate, dreamy new single Astronaut. I caught up with Lake Folks to find out more about his journey so far… Hey Martin! Can you tell me about …

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NEW MUSIC: ‘Like You’ by The Covasettes

Our favourite Mancunians The Covasettes have blessed our ears with a brand spanking new banger with ‘Like You’ a emotional, heartfully penned release with the band’s indie-rock infusion, it’s undoubtedly to become a new fan-favourite for many. On their new single, lead singer Chris says “Like You is different to anything we’ve released before. It …

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INTERVIEW: MARBL

Israeli singer-songwriter MARBL tiptoes the fine line between our fears and desires on her new single The Mechanism Of All Temporary Things. Accompanied by an unnerving, smoke-shrouded video, The Mechanism Of All Temporary Things is led by MARBL’s silken smooth vocals and downtempo, moody instrumentation worthy of a James Bond soundtrack. Curious to find out more, I had a chat to MARBL about the making of …

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INTERVIEW: Knife Club

Hailing from Brighton, indie trio Knife Club set the scene for a big year with their debut EP release Black Bunnies. Recorded at The Levellers’ Metway Studios and produced by Toby May (The Maccabees, Clearlake), Black Bunnies is fuelled by snarling post-punk riffs and moody, brooding lyrics – contrasting powerful, driving moments with reflective, shoegazing space. I had a chat to …

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NEW MUSIC: ‘True Love’ by Revolvers

Revolvers have already put down a firm stamp of their own on the indie-rock scene with a debut album released in 2018, but it seems that they really mean business this year if latest release ‘True Love’ is anything to go by. ‘True Love’ focuses on the bittersweet nostalgia of youthfulness. With uplifting hooks, an …

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INTERVIEW: Chavez Cartel

Based in Gold Coast, Australia, rock band Chavez Cartel dive headfirst into murky waters with their debut EP Lucky Lucky. Led by lead singer Ben Simpson’s snarling vocals supported by grunge-fuelled instrumentation reminiscent of bands like Incubus and Nirvana, Lucky Lucky explores the highs and lows of sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll and all that comes with …

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INTERVIEW: Sarpa Salpa

Armed with infectiously catchy melodies and an underlying self-assured swagger, Sarpa Salpa are rising up through the indie world with a run of fresh new singles. Their latest – Casanova (due for release on 14th Feb) – explores the trials and tribulations of modern day romance, and is accompanied by a sardonic music video that …

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