Have You Heard: Saint PHNX

For fans of: Puggy, Jon Bellion, Blackbear, Deaf Havana Scottish rock duo Saint PHNX aren’t spending any time messing around. The two brothers (Stevie on guitars and vocals, and Alan on drums) originally formed Vigo Thieves, selling out venues in their hometown of Glasgow with their power and emotion before packing it in. Now returning…

Have You Heard: Dire Bloom

For fans of: Taking Back Sunday, Moose Blood, Boston Manor Dire Bloom exploded onto the scene in November offering a smooth blend of the Emo and Pop Punk genres. Based in Leeds, the quintet take influences from the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Knuckle Puck and Basement whilst keeping themselves original with a distinct sound…

Christmas Jingles

With just a few short weeks until Christmas, it’s time to get all those classic Christmas songs out to put you in that festive spirit. But sometimes you need a break from all the Buble madness or Mariah Carey’s classics and 2016 has a tonne of new Christmas-filled tracks from the alternative music scene. I’ve put…

Have You Heard: Junior

For fans of: WSTR, Highlives, Boston Manor A few weeks ago, a friend called me up and asked if I wanted to go out that night and I’d be a fool to say no, right?! So I hopped across the Severn to Cardiff and we headed to Clwb Ifor Bach to see the lovely boys in…

Have You Heard: Sunsleeper

For fans of: Black Foxxes, Movements, Have Mercy, Citizen After forming in 2015, Sunsleeper got straight to work on their debut EP Stay The Same which was released earlier this summer and the result is absolutely stunning. The Utah based band poured almost a year of work into the release and their efforts are noticeable…

Should politics be directly addressed through music?

The age we live in is awful, the news so unbearable, our political stance so shameful, that it seems strange to me that so little of it is addressed through the means of modern art of any kind. But should politics be at the forefront of art? My immediate response to this question would simply…

Have You Heard: Mark Diamond

For fans of: Blackbear, Jacob Lee, Victoria Canal Some people just ooze creativity and hold a natural ability to create hauntingly beautiful melodies track after track. Seattle based singer/songwriter Mark Diamond does exactly that. Diamond offers an indie-pop vibe through his perfect blend of the simplistic instrumentation and airy vocals. The release of his debut EP Cosma…