Camden Rocks announces full line-up and event details

Camden Rocks, the UK’s biggest all-day multi-venue festival, has revealed the full line-up details ahead of the event on Saturday (June 3). The organisers have also announced a special, free of charge Kraken Stage, which sees acoustic performers playing in the Camden Market Amphitheatre. The event plays host to a whole host of the UK’s most…

Chasing Cadence split is a sad indictment of the British rock scene

Scouring Facebook on my lunch break, already feeling down from the death of a true rock legend Chris Cornell, I received even further sad news as I learnt, rather belatedly, that Chasing Cadence are set to split up after five years. The Hertfordshire five-piece are one of the best new British rock bands around, and their…

Single Review: Fort Hope – The People Of The Lake

This week Fort Hope dropped an awesome new single as well as announcing brand new album The Flood Flowers: Volume 1, which is due to be released on 16 June and available for pre-order here. The trio of Jon Gaskin (vocals and guitar), Simon Rowlands (bass) and Jamie Nicholls (drums) will be releasing a new song every week before…

Support New Music This Record Store Day

Music shops up and down the country will be celebrating real music, promoting the benefits of physically owning music, and thanking the people that support the industry on Record Store Day this Saturday (22 April). The event will see over 500 records make their way exclusively into independent record shops across the UK. This offers a chance to get your…

Sweet to Cyco: We meet Sumo Cyco’s Sever

If you like punky, female-fronted rock with an attitude then Canada’s Sumo Cyco will be right up your street. But if you’re thinking that this is your regular female-fronted rock band, then think again. Striking lead singer Skye Sweetnam, better known by the alter-ego Sever, is a former teen-pop sensation who toured with Britney Spears,…

Feeder announced as Camden Rocks headliner

British rock giants Feeder have been announced as the headline act for this year’s Camden Rocks Festival. The Welsh rockers have been named alongside another 30 confirmed bands joining the line-up for the event, which takes place on 3 June at 25 venues across Camden Town. With a career including no fewer than 25 Top 40 hits and…

Fort Fest Announces First Wave of Acts

Fort Fest, the UK’s coolest new rock festival and one of the most exciting for new UK bands, has announced the first set of acts to be playing at this year’s event on 4-6 August. The initial lineup announcement includes two of our favourite bands in the form of Fort Hope and SEASONS, as well as…

Introducing: Twist Helix on saving affordable music venues in Newcastle

We recently published a guest blog post that highlighted the plight of affordable venues and creative spaces, and the need to save them to help Britain’s emerging musicians. The topic arose again when we spoke to Newcastle-based electro trio Twist Helix this week. Singer and keys player Bea Garcia Cisneros told us the knock-on impact could be huge: “The…

Milburn join stellar line-up at this year’s Camden Rocks Festival

Recently reformed indie pioneers Milburn have joined The Damned, Orange Goblin and The Rifles as the biggest names at this year’s Camden Rocks Festival, as the event announced a host of stellar acts coming our way on June 3rd. The Sheffield quartet, who emerged around the time as their pals Arctic Monkeys, will be playing alongside…

Guest Blog: Working as a musician and producer in the current climate in London

We’re all about promoting independent musicians and independent music venues, and want to do as much as possible to help them thrive. So today we have a special blog post from London-based Juan Ayala, providing insight on the struggles of being an independent musician and producer in the city’s modern climate.  Like countless others through…

Our guide to new music Christmas presents

With just one week until Christmas Day there’s probably more than a few of you out there struggling to find last minute gifts for your friends and loved ones. So forget about the X-Factor single or the latest Michael Buble collection,why not let us help you with some music that’s actually half decent? Here’s our…