Interview: Essa

By Heather Wall

UK based rapper, Essa, signed to First Word Records, chats with us a bit about what he’s up to, where he’s come from and what he’s looking at for the future.


Continue reading


Interview: Dumb

Luke Hart interviews Birmingham band Dumb ahead of their gig at the Fallow Cafe. Click here to hear them chat about their interesting band name, the inspiration for their latest single and their unique American college rock infused sound!


Gig Review: Dexters – 1.04.14 @ Night and Day Cafe

By Tom Cheetham

NME once defined Dexters as “brash guitar anthemia of the very highest order” and last night the boys from East London proved how they acquired that moniker, with a lung busting performance that had Night and Day Café rocking. With their debut album, Shimmer Gold, having just been released (17 March 2014) they are an up-and-coming band that you don’t want to miss. Continue reading

Gig Review: You Me At Six – 30.03.14 @ Manchester Apollo

By Bronagh McManus

With it being almost two years exactly to the date since the Weybridge rockers ‘You Me At Six’ had graced the stage of Manchester’s Apollo, their return to the city was a welcomed and well overdue event. Having supported ’30 Seconds To Mars’ on their last UK tour it was about time the quintet took the lead role as headliners.


With two sold out nights in the Manchester Apollo, a 3,500 people capacitated venue, You Me At Six surely felt the pressure of having to deliver outstanding shows for those who had travelled from near and very much afar. With supports from Cheltenham’s favourite growing talent ‘Young Kato’ and Bedfordshire bad boys ‘Don Broco’ the line-up for the evening was of an unusually high standard. Continue reading