Author: Annie Rew Shaw

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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INTERVIEW: Project Blackbird

Hailing from all across the globe, Project Blackbird is an international collective of musicians from equally diverse backgrounds and experiences.  Formed of vocalist Ming Nagel, guitarist Thure Gade Johansen, drummer Styx, former Specials trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist Jon Read and bassist / keyboard player Jamie Varley, Project Blackbird have just released their debut LP Endurance – an …

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INTERVIEW: Le Trev

From rap battles in the playground to blending traditional Afrobeat samples with contemporary hip-hop on his new single Kiss And Tell, South African artist Le Trev gives us an insight into his story so far… Tell me a bit about your musical background and when you first started performing as Le Trev… I began my …

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INTERVIEW: Mur-Man

Brace yourselves for Mur-Man – an energetic, provocative post-punk four-piece from London. Following up their debut single Christian Boys, the band have just released new track Treaddur Bay – a zealous, anthemic number exploring the highs and lows of love, betrayal and masculinity in the modern age. Ahead of their single launch show at The …

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INTERVIEW: Dekalog

Working remotely from both Antwerp and London, Dekalog is the new project from producer Sonny Dhanowa and songwriter Dan Roberts. Merging elements of hip-hop, alternative pop and electronica, the pair have collaborated with vocalist Fien Desmet and rapper Amazumi to produce their debut album Een – an immersive, powerful record that explores dark political themes …

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INTERVIEW: Plastic Teardrops

Plastic Teardrops is the project of Barcelona-based recording artist and producer Ramon Arnella. Inspired by trip-hop legends Massive Attack and Portishead, Plastic Teardrops’ debut album Close To The Ground was released this year – blending acoustic and blues inflections with moody electronic undertones. I had a chat to Ramon about his creative process and where …

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INTERVIEW: Disco Lizards

Drawn in by their vivacious sound and psychedelic imagery, I had a chat with London-based rock ‘n’ roll band Disco Lizards about their infectiously energetic upcoming single Come On, inspired by a raucous night out in Amsterdam… Hey, Disco Lizards! Introduce yourselves to our readers… Hello readers! We are Disco Lizards from London! Matt – vocals …

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INTERVIEW: Monza Express

Aberdeen-based five-piece Monza Express bring a little Sunshine to the Scottish winter with their uplifting new single. Inspired by classic bands like The Beatles and Oasis, Sunshine pairs warm guitar hooks with nostalgic melodies and a catchy, singalong chorus. I caught up with the band to find out more about the inspiration behind the song… …

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INTERVIEW: Alex Bayly

Opening with an ethereal rising arpeggio, Alex Bayly’s latest single Distance generates a distinct sense of movement. Punctuated by rich orchestral strings and driven by Bayly’s husky vocal tones, the song rises and falls; contrasting powerful dynamic swells with moments of delicate intimacy.  We caught up with the London-based singer-songwriter to learn more about the story behind …

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