Author Archives: Melissa Svensen

About Melissa Svensen

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

Ones To Watch: Candy Darling

Hailing from Bristol, three piece Candy Darling are bursting onto the scene with their intoxicating, menacing dark pop. United by a love of proto-punk trash, rock ‘n’ roll and noir romanticism – and a desire to only use instruments that…

ALBUM: Sufjan Stevens ‘Carrie & Lowell’

Rating: Returning to his indie folk roots, Carrie & Lowell – Sufjan Stevens’ seventh studio album – is one that will most certainly have you reaching for tissues and thinking up various allergy excuses for your watery eyes. Written after…

Ones to watch: MOHIT

Until now, it’s unlikely that Bognor Regis would mean anything more to you than Butlins, or shoddy attempts at UK seaside holidays – and no one would blame you. It is now, however, that we have Bognor to thank for…

One To Watch: Ela Orleans

Claiming the title of the first artist signing to Howie B’s label, HB Recordings, Polish-born (but Glasgow based) Ela Orleans embodies all sorts of exciting talent and perfectly executed experimentation. Whilst you may be yet to hear about her, Orleans’…

Ones To Watch: Spoilers

Bringing together ex-members of Ice Sea Dead People, Great Cop and Grass Giraffes, the now London-based Spoilers bring together London, Glasgow and Georgia as one of the brilliant new bands on the garage-punk scene. Their first release, 3 Songs, contains three…

Ones To Watch: Winter Villains

Shining through amongst the abundance of seemingly punk-influenced bands making themselves known at the moment are Winter Villains. It’s ethereal and otherworldly, and, in fact, a very welcome dose of peace. Described as ‘chamber pop’, the band combine classical influences…

Ones To Watch: Lola Colt

With their debut album Away From The Water released last year, London psych-rockers Lola Colt quickly grasped the attention of the likes of The Independent, Q and Clash – and now ours too. Lola Colt are harsh and sinister in…

Ones to Watch: …And The Hangnails

With March seeing the release of their latest single ‘Everybody’s Luck’, and their new album Dog on its way this year, …And The Hangnails are definitely ones to keep an eye on in the coming months. The York duo (Martyn Fillingham…

ALL TALK: Female Musicians

With the Reading and Leeds lineup rapidly growing it’s difficult not to notice the rather disheartening lack of female musicians on the bill: 9 female musicians so far appear on the bill of over 100 acts, some of which are…