Selection Of My Work

The Goa Express: The Goa Express Review - refreshing and melodic | Indie

With their self titled debut album coming over four years after the band’s first release, its proceeding releases have flirted with various genres including indie pop, psych pop and indie rock. so the announcement of an album was greeted with anticipation and wonder. What’s delivered is a youthful and expressive alternative to the current indie rock scene.

The record seems to make active attempts to revive the indie sounds of the 1990s and the early noughties. Sharp yet infectious guitars ho

CMAT: Crazymad, For Me Review - ambition meets concept | Country

She’s an artist who has hit a creative purple patch on album number two; imagining, and delivering, a story worthy of its creator’s prowess.

While addressing themes not unheard of on a pop record, Crazymad, For Me is still a unique piece of work; creating a psychedelic soundscape with a foundation of country-influenced chord progressions. Its themes of heartbreak and regret meanwhile are, of course, commonly walked paths but its the presentation of such themes that give the album its edge.


Y Not 2023: even the heavy rain can’t dampen spirits at the indie-heavy festival

While this year’s affair looks like it could be another wet one, Y Not​’s indie-heavy lineup comes tailor-made to ensure Pikehall’s festivalgoers remain keen. One early highlight is Phoebe Green, who captivates with her effortlessly cool stage presence. Cult outfit The Royston Club later incite the day’s first mosh pits via their rough-around-the-edges indie. Meanwhile across the field, Mystery Jets are letting the festival in on future plans. We’ve been away for a while,” says frontman Blaine H

Glastonbury 2023: A Stage-By-Stage Guided Tour | Gigwise

What goes on where?

With Glastonbury 2023 around the corner, we’re here to equip you with a guide to the festival’s main stages

Glastonbury is one of the biggest festivals in the world and, probably because of that, getting tickets is what can only be described as utter carnage. However, if you’re one of the lucky 200,000 or so people that managed to get tickets to this year’s festival, this guide is for you.

I was lucky enough to go last year but even since then, there’s been some changes, w

Arlo Parks: My Soft Machine Review - subtle and dazzling return | Indie

She had conquered the UK by the time she turned 22; picking up a Mercury Prize amongst other awards for her debut album, Collapsed In Sunbeams. Now, in the year that will see her turn 23, she returns with the equally compelling My Soft Machine.

The album also lands on thematically comfortable ground, drawing, as its predecessor did, on the difficulties of navigating adulthood’s early stages. In exploring things like getting over unrequited love (“Weightless”), tackling failing relationships

Sad Boys Club: Lullabies From The Lightning Tree Review - coming of age indie | Indie

The euphoric choruses the band exhibited on previous releases remain a focal point here. Tracks like the indie-drenched “To Heal Without a Scar (Is a Waste of a Good Wound)” – possibly the album’s standout moment – and “Something Else” – a song of cathartic bliss – are key examples of this and add to the record’s overall sense of cohesion.

Similarly cohesive is the album’s thematic approach. Several tracks tell a story of self-examination, with the first side of the record showcasing a dark a

Eloise: Drunk On A Flight Review - blissful pop-infused jazz | Jazz

Now, after four years of artistic development, the 23-year-old has landed on solid ground for her first full-length album. Drunk On A Flight develops her sonic palette and makes a defining mark on the scene she emerged from.

The record compiles a plethora of experiences – both lived and observed – of romantic relationships. The lo-fi neo-jazz of previous efforts has been largely fleshed out with more pop-influenced tones, yielding a broader, and often more uplifting, sound.

Where many al

Please Please Me at 60: A Look Back At The Beatles World-Changing Debut Album | Gigwise

Six decades on, the debut retains its boyish charm and holds onto its historical significance

Since the dawn of popular music, bands haven’t come bigger than the Beatles. While the ‘best band ever’ will forever remain in the eye of the beholder, the influence The Beatles had, and continue to have, on music and culture across the world is tricky to overstate.

That said, we, as music fans, don’t tend to focus our plaudits on the band’s early releases; this attention is understandably reserved fo

Take a walk on the wild side: Lou Reed's Legacy | Gigwise

Celebrating the life and work of a rock icon on his birthday

On what would have been his 81st birthday, Lou Reed remains one of the defining figures in alternative music.

Both as a member of the Velvet Underground and a solo artist, his music challenged and changed conventional ideas around songwriting, performance, and subject matter. His uncompromising attitude paved the way for generations of artists, cementing his place as perhaps the most influential musician in the history of rock music.

Album Review: Shame - Food For Worms | Gigwise

Shame’s third album, Food For Worms, puts the London five-piece back at the forefront of the alternative scene with a fresh and forward-thinking sound.

They’re a band who were there in 2018, when punk revivalism was taking its first strides to become the dominating sound in the UK’s underground. Their debut album, Songs Of Praise came to be one of the key releases of that year, and its introspective follow-up, 2021’s Drunk Tank Pink, proved the band were more than a flash point of a new scene.

Pile: All Fiction Review - existential creativity runs riot

Beginning life as a series of ideas in 2019, eventually frontman Rick Maguire galvanised the band together in the studio in 2021. The additions and effects from this time have yielded Pile's most adventurous album yet. Layered synths, air duct samples and a string quartet accompanied erratic drums to create an imposing, if slightly off-kilter, plethora of sound.

Getting its name from what the band see as the lack of objective reality, All Fiction embodies its subject matter. Adopting a freeform

Album Review: M(h)aol - Attachment Styles | Gigwise

Giving the underground punk scene its biggest push in recent months.

With their debut album Attachment Styles, Mhaol have accelerated the development of the punk scene and affirmed themselves as one of Ireland’s hottest emerging bands.

Recent years have shown Ireland to be the breeding ground for the new wave of punk music. Fontaines D.C. and The Murder Capital paved the way for the new Irish sound in the latter years of last decade, and bands like Sprints, Melts and Gilla Band have since perm

The Murder Capital - Gigi's Recovery / Album Review

“The evolution will be not compromised”: The Murder Capital’s introspective sophomore album reveals the strength of their artistry.

After more than three years, The Murder Capital have emerged from the darkness of When I Have Fears, and stepped into the light and promise of Gigi’s Recovery.

The album is somewhat of an evolution. It puts to bed The Murder Capital we heard on their gloomy and grief-stricken 2019 debut and introduces a band that looks to the future. Gigi’s Recovery takes a fresh

Anti-Flag: Lies They Tell Our Children Review - | Punk

Featuring several guest appearances from numerous artists, the record sees the band broadening their creative palette. Six of the 11 tracks feature guests, an approach that adds creative dexterity and moulds a dynamic sonic makeup.

The result is a mashup of grunge, punk-rock and heavy rock sensibilities that combine to make an insistent mix of bright guitar tones, thick bass lines and catchy choruses that range from the stripped-back opener “Sold Everything” to the punky “Work & Struggle”.