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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 […]

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 […]

JAWS Live At Scala

JAWS Live At Scala

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 […]

J.W Paris Excite Us With “Rapture”

J.W Paris Excite Us With “Rapture”

London based Rockers J.W Paris have debuted a DIY video for their single “Rapture” which previews an insight into their chaotic Rock ‘n’ Roll life. The threesome have been gigging in and around London for some time now building a dedicated fan base, with the release of “Rapture” it creates an excitement and core to their rich rock sound.

The video is extremely DIY, but not lacking talent or quality; it in fact adds to the meaning of J.W Paris and that these guys are cool, chaotic and extremely hard working. Constantly in the studio working on new material, gigging in London building their repertoire and fan base and of course developing their style musically and practically with new merch available.

With¬†inspiration from Iggy Pop, The Dandy Warhols and The White Stripes; J.W Paris are the British Rock band that is currently missing from the young rockers ears. Raw, imaginative and ballsy, these guys have brought back the term Rock ‘n’ Roll, don’t believe me? Then catch them live! Daring duo singers Daniel Collins and Aaron Forde have an amazing chemistry that inspires a bromance, nonetheless hot on the eyes for that Rock star look. Not to mention, Drummer Josh Cronin’s impeccable talent really shines in “Rapture” making it your new Rock hit to sing in the streets.

Catch them live 21st April @ Underbelly, Hoxton Sq.

The Commuters New Video For “Before I Was Born”

The Commuters New Video For “Before I Was Born”

New York based band The Commuters have debuted a visually pleasing and stimulating video for their single “Before I Was Born”, the song itself is awesome with epic beats and whirring tones to bring an edgy feel to the song. With lead singer Zeeshan Zaidi’s […]

Fred Page New Single “Another Last Time”

Fred Page New Single “Another Last Time”

London based singer- songwriter Fred Page delivers an exceptional new single “Another Last Time”, produced by Joe Janiak, this song is evidently inspiring and creative of extreme quality. Instantly, recognising the term “Singer-Songwriter” you kind of know what to expect and it’s usually average. Not […]

MONA Live At Oslo Hackney

MONA Live At Oslo Hackney

There’s times in your career where you must remain professional at all times and somewhat hold back, believe me this is hard especially working in the Music Industry. But Tuesday night at the wonderful venue Oslo in Hackney was a time where I left my professionalism at home and my inner fan girl came out…

Based in Nashville, Tennessee Mona are the cool rockers who don the slick, edgy music you should all be listening to. Mona’s self titled debut album was released in 2011 which introduced us to the songs we’d never forget and would sing with all our hearts; “Shooting The Moon”, “Lean In To The Fall” and “Teenagers'”. Two years later Mona released “Torches & Pitchforks”, though promising and has some great tracks such as “Cross The Line” and “Goons (Baby, I Need It all)” the reception wasn’t justified and didn’t quite meet the demands that the first album did. Late 2016, Mona released an exciting and breath-taking EP “In The Middle” which is the title of one of the pinnacle tracks. This EP is a huge success for Mona and they deserve every ounce of gratitude for it, “In The Middle” consists of 6 thought provoking and meaningful tracks that will stay with you. Highlights of the EP are obviously “In The Middle” but one song that really got me in the gut is “Us & Them”. It’s very rare but quite beautiful when a song becomes an obsession and this EP is filled with them.

First seeing Mona 6 years ago in the small city Coventry it was heart warming to see them headline a London show, back then when I was just a young teenager I remember it being one of the best nights of my life- all thanks to Mona. Now a professional in the Industry, Mona recreated this memory and heightened it by a 1000. Mona are the type of band you NEED to see live, their stage presence and connection with the crowd is relaxing and comfortable, rather than silent and awkward. The connection between the members is heart-warming and you know you’re having a great time with them and it’s one big party filled with smiles and sweat.¬†Nick Brown’s vocals are another factor why you NEED to see Mona live, obviously listening to their music his voice is on another level reaching crazy highs and epic lengths; Brown’s talent is fantastic and seeing him perform live supplies that. To add, being the fantastic frontman one can be, he races into the crowd with constant gratitude and communication, whilst guitarist Jordan Young and Alex Lindsey’s stage presence and chemistry oozes fun and silliness.

Performing to a boisterous, slightly rowdy but happy crowd Mona connect over song requests and chants to “Goons (Baby, I Need It All) leading to a beautiful participation for “Lean Into The Fall” which leaves echoes in the venue. Mona perform a lengthy set but it still doesn’t feel long enough, departing the stage not once but twice the band come together one final time for an epic encore. Name one band who does two encores? Another reason why Mona are the band you NEED to see live. With all this excitement and fantastic creation of ecstatic memories it surprises me Mona are headlining a medium venue in Hackney rather than the O2 Brixton in South London. Come to think of it, the intimate experience of Mona is somewhat more special and I feel honoured to have seen Mona live.

 

Little Brother Eli Live At Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Little Brother Eli Live At Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Upcoming band Little Brother Eli from Oxford grabbed the main support slot on Wednesday night at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen to headliners Sam & The Black Seeds, but forget the headliners our main attention is on Little Brother Eli and they killed it! First […]