Beneath the bustling and decadent bar that is The Three Crowns lies a home for live music, a hub for the best upcoming bands and a room to take you away from the hustle and bustle of London life, this place is The Waiting Room. […]
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 […]
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 loving. Debut album “Dreamed At Dawn”consists of 12 magical, aurally pleasing and experimental tracks that won’t just take you on a journey, it’ll create an experience.
Opening with “Downtown” it’s trickling, soft beats are highlighted and compressed against electric strums, it is clear the album is extremely thought out and each track is pinnacle in it’s own way. Following a theme of delicate, shoe gaze, indie tones, The Away Days are more than just an Indie band, it is direct that the band are cool and precious with their thoughts, specifically shown in “White Whale”. The album as a whole works so well, it is clear why The Away Days have taken so long to produce a first album: time, creativity and talent is the recipe here. Listening to the album, each song blends into one and other, though this is good and creates the illusion of an experience rather than single tracks bursting out and disrupting your sense of focus; it is hard to distinguish each song as the theme is apparent in all of them. Nonetheless, this theme works and the more you listen it’s easier to find your favourites.
Picking out my favourites “Less Is More” is evident it’s important on this track list, slightly more upbeat the tempo is increased but its the drumming and whirring that creates climax and ultimately an epic song. “Strip To” breaks up the album almost like an encore as it is placed second to last and is pure instrumental, creating echoes of soundscape with whirs and layers floating in each ear, it dramatically leads to the final song “Layers” which makes sense. A 30 second focus of layers is then followed by the final song and is the epic encore we need, leaving flourishes of shoe gaze.
The Away Days have created an exceptional first album which identifies their style and true musical self.
“Dreamed At Dawn” is now available on Spotify –
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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”…
Fresh faced Indie boys JAWS headlined Scala, Kings Cross this Wednesday with main support from Kagoule. I’ve always been a fan of JAWS ever since their first 2013 EP ‘Milkshake’ featuring early hits such as “Stay In” and “Surround You”. With the release of their […]