Whiteboard Interview: Dan Wilson

image

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Dan Wilson is currently touring the UK, with new album release, Love Without Fear, adding to the ever increasing pile of songs that he’s written over the past 20 years. So on his recent stop in London, we headed over to his West London hotel to introduce the man himself to our unique whiteboard interview concept. Providing just a whiteboard and marker pen for him to artistically convey his interview answers and pose for some photos. Here’s how we got on, beginning by introducing himself in picture form, (as photographed above.)

Read More

Share +

Focus On: Ensh

Milenko Vujosevic, better known as Ensh, is a Serbian electro-pop artist that has been breaking waves here in the UK for some time now. Having uprooted from his life in Canada to return to his home soil following a “crossroads in his life”, Vujosevic released his debut EP – Belgrade – as Ensh, which is available to download for free from his own Bandcamp page, and has just released his new single Robin Hood, taken from said EP, featuring a B-side cover of Björk’s Enjoy.

Read More

Share +

The Albums Round Up

image

The Albums Round Up returns with some of the finest long players hitting the shelves this week. 

Read More

Share +

Whiteboard Interview: Sixx:AM

image

Set to release their third studio album Modern Vintage next week (October 6th) Motely Crüe’s Nikki Sixx’s band - Sixx:AM - are the latest band to partake in one of our whiteboard interviews. So on the outfit’s latest trip to the UK, we headed over to the band’s West London hotel to catch up with guitarist DJ Ashba and lead singer James Michael, also the producer behind Modern Vintage.

Read More

Share +

Whiteboard Interview: Pearls Negras

image

Honed in Rio De Janiero’s tough Vidigal favela, Pearls Negras are a hugely exciting all-girl rap trio, quickly becoming renowned for their aggressive flow and bass-heavy rhythms. So with the release of a brand new mixtape - Nossa Gang - on its way, tying in with a trip to London for two astounding live shows, we headed into Central London to meet up with the girls, as well as their translator, to introduce them to our drawing/photo-based whiteboard interview concept.

Read More

Share +

Whiteboard Interview: Pulled Apart By Horses

image

The last time that we spoke to Tom and Rob from Leeds’ Pulled Apart By Horses, the pair had just vacated the stage after playing a raucous album launch show at London’s Rough Trade East, in support of their sophomore album - Tough Love. Now in support of Blood their third and finest album (thus far) this time we caught up with the band’s frontman and bassist just a few streets away, right in the heart of Shoreditch, again providing just whiteboards and pens for another whiteboard interview.

Read More

Share +

Whiteboard Interview: Neon Trees

image

Released in the US earlier this year, Neon Trees’ third studio album - Pop Psychology - finally hit the British market last week (August 11th). Reaching the top five on the iTunes album chart, and number one in the alternative album chart, resulting in their highest charting release to date.

Read More

Share +

Track Of The Day: 0288 - Ultimate Painting - Winter In Your Heart

It was only a little while ago that Ultimate Painting appeared with their debut eponymous track, and now the duo have announced the full details of their debut album Ultimate Painting, which will be released on October 27th.

Read More

Share +

Focus On: Dumb

The West Midlands have spawned a heap of exciting new alternative acts over the past five years, one of which is Dumb, a band set to release their debut EP Chew Me Up, Spit Me Out later this month. So with the release well on its way, we caught up with frontman Dylan Williams for a chat about the band’s formation, their live show and, of course, the new EP.

Read More

Share +

Whiteboard v. Happyness’ Weird Little Birthday

Young trio Happyness have brought out a debut album that touches on dark themes of jealousy and vengeance, whilst reflecting what it’s like to be born on the same day as Jesus Christ.

Read More

Share +

Focus On: Climbing Boys

Climbing Boys are a stunning new post punk four-piece (produced and signed by ex-Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson) who last month released their debut single Conjoining Rite. Having recently played a selection of shows across the UK in support of Sydney’s finest Howling Bells, we jumped at the chance to get to know them better and shot a few questions over to the band’s guitarist and vocalist Tom Salo.

Read More

Share +

Whiteboard v. The Antlers’ Familiars

Originally a solo project of Peter Silberman, The Antlers evolved five years ago to become a band with Michael Lerner contributing percussion and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci adding brass and keys to the mix. The band’s latest release is Familiars, a reflective LP written when the trio took a break from touring. It’s a record that expresses introspection and a growing sense of self-knowledge. But the atmospheric nine tracks, with their single-word titles, ensure that the band retain their ability to create richly-textured music with a multiplicity of meaning.

Read More

Share +

Track Of The Day: 0287 - Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting

Formed of Mazes frontman Jack Cooper and Veronica Falls’ James Hoare, Ultimate Painting is a new music duo, originally comprised as an outlet for the duo to record a mere handful of songs, eventually turning into a whole album’s worth of material, set for release in October.

Read More

Share +

Track Of The Day: 0286 - Bleached - For The Feel

California sister Jennifer and Jessie Clavin led Bleached have been pretty quiet since the release of their debut album Ride Your Heart, last year, but now they’re back with a brand new three-track EP set for release next month.

Read More

Share +

Focus On: Kwabs

image

London based former Royal Academy of music student and solo newcomer Kwabs may be considered to have quite a head start in the music industry – nonetheless it is clear his slick, clean cut songs incorporate almost every component needed to create contemporary masterpieces.

Read More

Share +