Author Archives: Kate Crudgington

About Kate Crudgington

Assistant Editor for Gigslutz (2015-2017) Now Co-Founder, Co-Host & Features Editor for @getinherears

ALBUM: Icicle ‘Theorems’

Rating: Theorems is the second album from Bulgarian-born Krassy Halatchev – aka Icicle. Now based in Montreal, The multi-talented artist returns with twelve pop-laced, alternative tracks on his new record with a sound described as “Simple Minds having a baby with…

ONES TO WATCH: Horse Party

If you were asked to name a UK hotspot for rock music, would you pick Bury St Edmunds? Well, you should. It’s where Horse Party hail from, and – without the ‘Washing Machine’ club night in this market town – Ellie…

EP: My Cruel Goro ‘My Cruel Goro’

Rating: My Cruel Goro‘s eponymous debut EP is bursting with noisy, riff-laden, alternative-rock tracks that will make even the most reluctant fan start throwing themselves around like an angst-ridden teenager. The band hail from both Iceland and Italy, and formed…

EP: Benjamin Mason ‘Skies Are Falling’

Rating: Pembrokeshire-based singer songwriter Benjamin Mason‘s new EP, Skies Are Falling, is the result of acute internal exploration, and external deliberations. The four tracks contemplate how “you can look back to move ahead”; whether you’re in the process of leaving a…

ALBUM: Sea Lion – ‘Desolate Stars’

Sea Lion‘s music – as her name suggests – is streamlined, muscular, and elegant in its execution. Whilst her sound transpires much clearer when heard live, her debut album Desolate Stars provides the listener with a shining example of her…

EP: Oh Sister ‘Watch The Water’

Rating: Oh Sister are an all-girl group fronted by singer/songwriter Sarah Berresford, who cite Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan as their main influences (the band’s name being a nod to Dylan’s song of the same name). Described as “ambient folk”,…

EP: Emma Ballantine ‘Tourist’

Rating: Singer songwriter Emma Ballantine‘s recent EP release, Tourist, is the follow up record to her debut, Flying Machine – and is full of optimistic, folksy, melodic outpourings. Recorded at Monnow Valley Studio in Wales, and released on her own label (Shut Up Jo),…

NEW TRACK: Malka – ‘Wrap It Up’

With a name that means ‘Queen’ in both Hebrew and Arabic, it’s no surprise that Malka‘s music commands instant attention. Her catchy melodies and infectiously upbeat tracks are effortless in their attempts to make listeners get up and get moving….

INTERVIEW: The Twisted Dolls

Manchester three-piece The Twisted Dolls have been playing their version of the blues since 2013 and are quickly building a loyal fan base. We caught up with lead singer Luke Thornton to talk gigs, lunchtime inspiration, and the perks of…