Introducing: Just Like Fruit

Every Monday morning my office receives a basket colourfully filled with a mass of all kinds of tasty fruit, from strawberries, oranges and grapes through to plums and lychees. Embodying that eclectic mix in a musical sense is Brighton blues-infused alt-rockers Just Like Fruit. The quintet of Dion Mason-Poole (vocals), Taran Pring (lead guitar), Kieran Matthews (rhythm guitar), Ryan Melbourne-Hurley…

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Introducing: AT THE SUN

My first introduction to London rockers AT THE SUN was their self-description of ‘no bullshit, no gimmicks, just straight up rock & roll,’ which instantly had my interest peaked. The five-piece, who describe their music as ‘eargasmic,’ have honed a big, exciting blues and hard-rock fuelled sound that evokes thoughts of classic rock bands of…

Introducing: Dan Wright

The term singer/songwriter is often one that’s typecast into a certain style, but Leicester-based Dan Wright is on a mission to rewrite the term with his hooky blend of what he has termed ‘acoustic indie blues.’ Dan launches his new EP Drunken Words and Sober Thoughts on Friday, so we caught up with him to find out what…

Gig Review: Alter Eden, Tactful Kactus, C.O.M.P.A.S.S and Jay Von Cassidy at The Fiddler’s Elbow

Last night I witnessed a very special gig, including a band that wowed the audience with their very first gig ever. I went along to see Stoke-on-Trent rockers Alter Eden a few days ahead of their eagerly awaited second EP on Friday, and was then treated to a masterclass in making it up as you go along…