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Citadel Festival Takes Over London

Citadel Festival Takes Over London

Citadel Festival is one of London’s newest Festivals launching in 2015, though it follows the exciting trend that each London Day Festival does: excitement, a great line-up, day drinking. Citadel proves to be very different and spectacularly unique… Attending the festival in it’s first year […]

The Away Days Debut Album “Dreamed At Dawn”

The Away Days Debut Album “Dreamed At Dawn”

Turkish band The Away Days are not shy of London town and have played multiple times, most recently at The Shacklewell Arms but this is no Live review, The Away Days have brought us a fantastic first full album that it’s UK fans are already […]

Glass Caves Live At Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen

Glass Caves Live At Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen

Northern band Glass Caves embark on their Headline UK ‘Swim’ tour with an exciting date in London, headlining Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen. Surprisingly not sold out, though an eager and filling crowd, Glass Caves take to the stage with the charm and confidence they always exude. Cutting straight to the chase, Glass Caves dive right in to their new material and the crowd are already loving it, dancing and singing along to the new material despite the fact new single “Swim” was released just last month.

Glass Caves perform excellently together and have an amazing chemistry that really ignites on stage, obviously why we love seeing them live. Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen being an excellent venue choice and the lights supporting the stage was a visual show in itself, Glass Caves are the perfect headliners and it still surprises me that it wasn’t sold out and the recognition isn’t there. However, if one was to find some fault in this ideal band it would be the set list. Understandably, the ‘Swim’ tour produces new material and new songs to be performed but what happened to all the amazing songs from the previous album. Yes, “Be Together” was performed but the set list could have consisted of a mix of old and new songs to really get the crowd going but in the end the crowd was left wanting more and somewhat dissatisfied. Set length may have played a part in this as Glass Caves exited the stage there was hope they would return for an encore or just a squeeze of one more song.

Nonetheless, no doubt we will be catching Glass Caves very soon and we can’t wait! It’s always a pleasure seeing them live as they are *hand on my heart* the most exciting upcoming band and we love their music. Maybe next time the recognition for this talented band will provide sold out capacities and longer set lengths- here’s hoping!

Centre Excuse Debut New Video “Moon, Sky & Stars”

Centre Excuse Debut New Video “Moon, Sky & Stars”

Centre Excuse are back with a brand new single, video and a damn good makeover; it seems the short time off has proven successful for the band. More Glam Rock and heavy electronics and bass, Centre Excuse bring us “Moon, Sky & Stars”… The video […]

The Shimmer Band Debut “What Is Mine?”

The Shimmer Band Debut “What Is Mine?”

The Shimmer Band, if you haven’t heard of them then shame on you! Extremely Indie boys hailing from Bristol are pushing boundaries with the “Indie” title and proving themselves more. With a back catalogue of epic singles and amazing stage performances, it’s surprising The Shimmer […]

Average Sex Debut “We’re Done”

Average Sex Debut “We’re Done”

Late on the scene with this song, East London band Average Sex debut single “We’re Done” is badass, cool and slightly intimidating. To be completely honest, this song was discovered by us just a few days ago and we’re kicking ourselves we’ve only just started listening to Average Sex, dammit!But with blessings to our ears we now can’t stop…

This Punky 5 piece first of all look the part, with very trendy clothing, the septum piercing, denim jackets and hats- you already know these cats are cool. But first hearing the scratchy guitar and whirring layers, Average Sex have taken a trip back to the 90s with raw, DIY and edgy Indie Punk. Thank God! This is what has been missing from the London scene; though some may argue as the rise of Punk music is flourishing back into our lives but have you noticed the majority are male fronted?. Thankyou to Average Sex for bringing the girl power and the balls to do it with flare. “We’re Done” is already iconic in our eyes and perfectly structured, it resonates attitude but also confidence and is motivating to get you strutting your stuff. If this song wasn’t cool enough just wait for the distorted scream at the end and that is the finale every song needs.

The Amazons Debut New Single “Junk Food Forever”

The Amazons Debut New Single “Junk Food Forever”

The Amazons, what can we say? Amazing!! Striking the nation with their first single “Black Magic”, an instant hit and attention grabbing piece of music you absolutely will not get sick of. Now The Amazons have produced a second single that is just as awesome […]

The Districts Debut Video For New Single “Ordinary Day”

The Districts Debut Video For New Single “Ordinary Day”

Formed in Philadelphia, Alt Rock band The Districts have announced a date for album number 3 “Popular Manipulations” set for release August 11th via Fat Possum Records. But if you can’t wait that long to get a taste of the indie goodness, then The Districts […]

Glass Caves New Single “Swim”

Glass Caves New Single “Swim”

Upcoming Indie guys Glass Caves have released their latest single “Swim” and damn, it’s honestly a gooden’. Being fans of Glass Caves for some time now, their back catologue is epic and exceptional live. Constantly touring across the UK and busking their original material, Glass Caves are embarking on another tour this May and their London show at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen is set to be awesome.

Recent single “Swim” is obviously great, but this song separates itself from the norm of Glass Caves. It’s slower, solemn and extremely thought provoking; this is the pivotal song for Glass Caves. With a somber tone and the beautiful vocals, Glass Caves have yet again produced exciting and beautiful music, as huge supporters of the band we urge you to listen and to definitely catch them live. With previous material such as “Alive”, “Go” and “Out of Control” Glass Caves take a step back from the upbeat and fast paced songs to grab our attention with an emotional single, opening with choruses the song is extremely thought out and has a brilliant climax making their sound more mature and professional. Glass Caves are hardworking, incredibly talent and deserve all great things that come their way, trust us on this. So take a seat, listen and just reflect on “Swim”…

Don Broco Debut New Single “Pretty”

Don Broco Debut New Single “Pretty”

English rockers Don Broco have released new single “Pretty” under some odd and twisted circumstances; leading fans to believe bassist Tom Doyle was set to be married. The bands Social Media platforms such as Snapchat and Instgram were flooded with wedding preparation videos featuring the […]