As It Is play beautiful, stripped-back show at St Pancras Old Church

Brighton pop-punks As It Is treated us to an enchanting acoustic show ahead of Slam Dunk Festival.  Just before their appearance at last month’s Slam Dunk Festival and after announcing their newest album The Great Depression, As It Is played a few small acoustic shows across the UK including one at the gorgeous setting of London’s St Pancras Old Church. Support came from Dream State and Luke Rainsford. … Continue reading As It Is play beautiful, stripped-back show at St Pancras Old Church

Write Like A Girl songwriters round is all the girl power you need

Emily Faye, Beth Keeping, Vic Allen and special guests Sue McMillan and Lisa Wright show us how to “write like a girl”.  Did you know that only 17% of songwriters in the UK are women? Sounds ludacris right? well, it’s true. Beth Keeping is the driving force behind a campaign to change that stat. Write Like A Girl is not only a campaign though. It is also … Continue reading Write Like A Girl songwriters round is all the girl power you need

The future of folk is Wildwood Kin – here’s why

The trio played a spectacular show at London’s Nells Jazz & Blues earlier this month.  Folk is a family affair when it comes to Wildwood Kin. And that’s exactly how their show at the West London venue felt. With the release of their debut record Turning Tides last August the trio have been making their mark on a growing UK folk scene by making their sound accessible … Continue reading The future of folk is Wildwood Kin – here’s why

Lisa Wright shares her new music at EP release show

Country/Americana singer-songwriter Lisa Wright played a flawless set. Produced by Matt Greaves (Ward Thomas, The Girls Musical), Lisa Wright’s EP Mind Of Mine contains four brand new songs, and is her most personal work to date. Last month, she played us her new EP alongside a few other tracks at 229 Venue. While rooted in country and Americana, Lisa Wright’s music is genre-crossing and tonight proves … Continue reading Lisa Wright shares her new music at EP release show

The Faim play spectacular set supporting PVMNTS

Aussie alt-rockers The Faim showed London what they’re made of.  For the past few weeks, Australia’s The Faim have been playing shows across the UK supporting the likes of Lower Than Atlantis and PVMNTS, playing festivals and they’re nowhere near finished! Earlier this month, as part of their tour with LA rockers PVMNTS, the quartet played a stellar support set at London’s Tufnell Park Dome. … Continue reading The Faim play spectacular set supporting PVMNTS

The Shires prove to be UK country royalty

The duo is the first ever UK country act to headline the Royal Albert Hall – and it was spectacular.  Trailblazing the way for country music in the UK, it is no surprise that The Shires’ new record Accidentally On Purpose, out now via Decca Records, is a smash hit. Crissie and Ben really know how take that Nashville feeling and apply it to their British audience. … Continue reading The Shires prove to be UK country royalty

Review: If you want a fun rock ‘n’ roll show, go see the Arkells

Because there currently isn’t a rock band in the world whose shows are more of a party than those of the Canadian five-piece.  They are probably one of the best kept secret in the UK rock scene but Canadian outfit The Arkells have proven yet again why they are so adored back home. Having toured the UK with Frank Turner in April, and supported the … Continue reading Review: If you want a fun rock ‘n’ roll show, go see the Arkells

Review: Frank Turner returns with stunning first night of Lost Evenings

Just a week after the release of his latest album Be More Kind, Frank Turner takes over London’s Roundhouse for a four-night festival.  English punk troubadour Frank Turner returned to the iconic Roundhouse for the second year of his sell-out four-day festival Lost Evenings. Fans pilgrimed from all over the world to be part of the festivities which see Turner inviting all his favorite bands and Xtra Mile label … Continue reading Review: Frank Turner returns with stunning first night of Lost Evenings

Review: Hot Water Music rock their long-awaited return to London

The band played their first overseas show since 2012 at London’s Electric Ballroom last month. They followed up their London date with shows in Cologne, Berlin and Munich, all in support of the release their latest effort Light It Up. Discussing the shows, bassist Jason Black had said: “It’s been FAR too long since we’ve been overseas. The UK and Germany are 2 of our favourite places … Continue reading Review: Hot Water Music rock their long-awaited return to London

Review: Ben Marwood delivers folk fun in Camden

Reading singer-songwriter Ben Marwood returned to London to do what he does best – perform great shows the bring everyone together for a little while.  Having released his latest record, and first new music since 2013, with Get Found in 2017, Ben Marwood took to the stage at The Monarch, one of Camden’s most iconic grassroots venue with support from Nick Parker and Helen Chambers. Glastonbury-based Nick Parker opens … Continue reading Review: Ben Marwood delivers folk fun in Camden