Author Archives: Tilda Bywater

FESTIVAL GUIDE: Governors Ball

Name: The Governors Ball Music Festival Where: Randall’s Island Park, NYC When: June 3rd-5th, 2016 Headliners: The Strokes, The Killers, Kanye West Also Featuring: Beck, M83, Haim, Jamie xx, Purity Ring, Bloc Party, Joey Bada$$, Courtney Barnett, Eagles of Death…

New Track: Spice Boys – ‘Fuk Luv’

Hailed as the most exciting new band in Umeå, Sweden and with an excellent name to match, this offering from Spice Boys comes in the form of a frenzied two minutes of quality garage punk. Taken from their much-anticipated debut…

New Track: Fetes – ‘Seasonal’

Australian newcomer Fetes is a solo project for Christian Campano of Sydney-based garage band Food Courts, who are set to support Hinds in May. And, although it may be all too easy to hail him as Australia’s perhaps more sun-drenched but equally…

New Track: Weaves – ‘One More’

It does seem like a cliché for a lazy music journalist to label a band as ‘genre defying’ but with such an eclectic back catalogue of tracks, it is clear that Weaves feel no obligation to sit neatly in a…

New Track: Cortes – ‘Close to Nowhere’

Recently championed by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 with single ‘Close to Nowhere’ receiving airtime, three piece Cortes serve as an excellent example of the good that can come from paying one’s dues on London’s sweaty circuit of intimate…

LIVE: The Vaccines – Brixton Academy 22.11.15

  22nd November marked the first of a string of three headline dates from The Vaccines at Brixton Academy. We found ourselves banished from our usual haunt (in standing) and nestled instead amongst every low-key alternative, music loving, middle-aged couple in…