Author Archives: Melissa Svensen

About Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie

ALBUM: Fight Like Apes ‘Fight Like Apes’

With 2015 seeing the apparent dominance of female vocalists – but thankfully not the revival of 2006/2007 Lily Allen and Kate Nash-type vocalists – Fight Like Apes’ new album is the perfect addition to the bunch. Released on Monday, Fight…

Ones To Watch: Queen Kwong

Backed by a band made up of Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, former Marilyn Manson bassist Fred Sablan and Awol Nation drummer Hayden Scott, LA-based Queen Kwong, aka Carré Callaway, are blowing minds – and perhaps bursting eardrums – with…

INTERVIEW: Bright Young People

With beers handed out and cigarettes rolled, we sat down with Bright Young People – the garage punk band set to bring back rock’n’roll – before their recent gig at Camden Barfly. The last time I saw you (at The Hospital Club…

ALBUM: Chastity Belt ‘Time to Go Home’

After the unexpected success of their debut album No Regerts, Chastity Belt – four friends who met in a tiny college town in Eastern Washington, before reconnecting in Washington – are back with their new album, Time to Go Home….

LIVE: Wolf Alice – The Monarch, London 24.04.15

Doused in glitter and looking like a walking advertisement for Rokit Vintage, Wolf Alice fans gathered outside The Monarch in Camden. Flailing phones about in excitement – reassuring themselves as much as anyone else that they had actually won tickets…

FESTIVAL GUIDE: Live At Leeds

Name: Live At Leeds Where: 20 different venues in Leeds When: 1st-4th May Headliners: Dry The River, Dutch Uncles, Eagulls, Emmy The Great, Gaz Coombes, George The Poet, Hookworms, Lauren Aquilina, Lawson, Lucy Rose, MNEK, Palma Violets, Prides, Raleigh Ritchie,…

Introducing Interview: MOHIT

In Hoxton’s The Macbeth, with their seemingly signature meal of pizza and beer, Gigslutz caught up with Bognor Regis’ top scuzz-rockers, MOHIT, before they played their debut single launch show. So I guess we’ll start with the obvious… You’ve got a single out!…

LIVE: MOHIT – The Macbeth, London 16.04.15

Beer-fuelled and seemingly excited to be out after a day of work or school or whatever people do with their days, a substantial crowd gathered fairly early in The Macbeth. The outside of the venue plastered with posters, and the…

Ones to watch: ZOHARA

Having been confirmed for Q Magazine’s tracks of the week and commissioned a buzz piece for NME, if you haven’t already come across ZOHARA, there’s no doubt you will soon. From Tel Aviv and London, ZOHARA is a solo female…