Tag: unsigned

Introducing Interview: Toothpaste

‘Minty fresh’ four-piece TOOTHPASTE have been making waves in the London music scene recently, and with their dreamlike sound, it is certainly understandable why.  We caught up with the band ahead to discuss inspiration, life as Toothpaste and what the…

Discovery Of The Week: New Luna

“Alternative” is a pretty broad-spanning term, whether you’re talking about fashion, art or a genre of music. Genres are designed to specify categories so as to more easily discuss and understand music, but these days it’s really not that simple….

Discovery of the Week: Juice

Birmingham’s Juice threw themselves into the indie spotlight in early 2014 with their debut track ‘Sugar’.  It was oozing with funky Brit-pop attitude and distorted guitars leading into a mighty chorus. After being featured in NME’s Radar section and gaining…

Discovery of the Week: Declan Mckenna

At 16, I was pretending to care about my GCSEs, going to the park and just generally being not very productive. Declan Mckenna is 16 and he’s already getting spot plays on Radio 1. I definitely need to try harder….

EP: Hawk – ‘Clock Hands’

With twinkling guitars, heavy drums, Kate Bush-inspired vocals and a Björk-esque quirkiness, Hawk’s Clock Hands EP is beautifully haunting. The title track is reminiscent of Haim, but carries an ambient, somewhat Hispanic-sounding backing; it’s simultaneously dreamy and powerful as Julie…

Discovery of the Week: Bigtopp

As we all know, some of the best music around these days is underground and unsigned artists. The only downside to this is that there’s no record label to invest into our favourite new music and help them reach their…

Discovery Of The Week: Balloon Ascents

According to the old folk, teenagers can only drink, be violent or make crappy pop music. Even I, as a fellow young adult, find that many bands of my age group simply want to be the Arctic Monkeys and have…

EP Review: Freddy Cass – ‘In Session at the Joint’

I’m often very skeptical about new singer-songwriters; surely there can only be so many capable of bringing something fresh? Clearly, there’s still stuff to be done, as St. Albans-based Freddy Cass proves. As well as a BBC Introducing session, Cass…