Author Archives: Melissa Svensen

About Melissa Svensen

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Krill ‘Lucky Leaves’

Rating: While it was originally released in North America in 2013, Krill’s Lucky Leaves has only just hit the UK – and with 2 bonus tracks for its UK release. Kicking off with ‘Theme For Krill’, vocalist Jonah Furman makes…

Beans On Toast LIVE @ Electric Ballroom 11/12/14

Rounding off a UK tour (and a very exciting year) there’s no better place for Beans On Toast to be than Camden’s Electric Ballroom. Despite the weather – both freezing cold and raining – fans began gathering outside over an…

Dexters LIVE @ Absolute Radio 4.11.14

Just days after returning from Germany and they day before they head to Liverpool for the start of a UK tour, East-London band Dexters managed to squeeze in an Stubhub session at Absolute Radio. Swiftly equipped with cocktails and earplugs,…

Introducing: Esmé Patterson

Esmé Patterson is a singer/songwriter, former member of Americana group Paper Bird, and the incredibly talented new feminist icon you didn’t know you were looking for. At a recent TEDx conference, Patterson explained the concept behind her upcoming album, Woman…

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah LIVE @ Electric Ballroom

Arriving towards the end of the support, The Kins, the venue is seemingly empty: a small crowd of appreciative audience members giving the band their undivided attention, while a few stragglers grab drinks before heading outside for a cigarette. As always…

The Horrors LIVE @ Troxy, London 4.10.14

Rating: After a somewhat stressful journey – I swear, I didn’t miss the bus stop – I made it to East London’s Troxy; a gorgeous venue, seemingly wasted when by 8.30 the floor is littered with plastic cups. Due to…

Ones To Watch: Savannah

Hailing from Telford, Savannah haven’t been surrounded and influenced by a strong local music scene like many new bands, but this has clearly only motivated them more. ‘Raggaman’, the second release from their self-titled EP, shows a definite strength in…

Introducing: Jagaara

Jagaara are three North London-based sisters, Jane (vocals/guitar), Cat (keys/synths), and Ruth (guitar). With inspiration from everything from folk, rock, electronica, and even film scores, it’s difficult to initially know what to expect from this trio, but they undoubtedly have…

Ones To Watch: FEVER

Having only formed last summer, supporting bands such as Childhood and Darlia, FEVER prove themselves to be a strong new band. Their debut single ‘Shell Shock’ perfectly encapsulates everything an upcoming band needs; initially skeptical that they would sound just…