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In the spotlight – The Height

The Height are a teenage indie trio from Salford/Manchester who released their debut single ‘Nowhere’ in December 2022. The band consists of John Denton (12) on lead vocals and guitar, Brandon Greenalgh (13) on bass and finally Ted Ellis (16) on drums. John and Ted were put out in touch by Rick Bazza. John met Brandon at a charity event where they were both doing a set. I caught up […]

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In the spotlight – About Bunny

About Bunny are a London (UK) based four-piece indie rock band with Jemma McKenzie-Brown on vocals, Alex Malseed on bass, Karl Hopkin on guitar and Amanda Dal on drums. They create an intoxicating hook laden riot, that refuses to be quiet or go down without a fight. The heavy hitting vocals, spitting bass and guitar tones will lull you in to a melodic comfort zone, then kick you in the […]

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In the spotlight – The Great Order

The Great Order (USA) is the moniker for Jared George’s music. It’s solidly rooted in rock songwriting and stands up if played solo on an acoustic guitar. But synergizing various influences and current record production creates releases that are unmistakably fresh yet familiar. “Sometimes I think of The Great Order’s music and overall style as combining the flowery and nature-based imagery of last century’s Art Nouveau era with the geometric, […]

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In the spotlight – LAHGO

Sydney (Australia) based band LAHGO is a lockdown baby. The band formed in the La Nina soaked summer of 2021 between long lockdowns, and consists of Mel Bailey, Aron Patel, Lee Denman, Adam Cohen and Max Harris. Their sound was best described by front-woman Mel Bailey: “Arctic Monkeys with a sip of Amy Winehouse”. “We came together at a time where there was so much uncertainty and each member kinda […]

todayDecember 9, 2022 193 12

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In the spotlight – Ederlezi

London (UK) based duo Ederlezi consists of two artists who each have a busy career of their own as well: guitarist/bass player/singer David Page, who plays with Jonathan Jeremiah and Young Gun Silver Fox to name a few, and singer/piano player Hannah Nicholson, who toured with Ellie Goulding - she even performed as a backing singer at Prince William’s wedding. The duo live aboard their beloved Dutch barge Ederlezi - […]

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In the spotlight – The Art Crimes Band

The Art Crimes Band are a six-piece R&B/Soul band from Cork (Ireland) consisting of Grace McMahon (vocals), Gary Baus (alto saxophone), Niall Dennehy (drums & percussion), Stephen Kirby (guitars), Tim O’Leary (bass) and Katie O’Donnell (piano & keyboards). I asked the band some questions… How and when did the band form? Niall Dennehy: “We’re all from the southern part of Ireland. Gary Baus is originally from Baltimore, USA. Around 2011 […]

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In the spotlight – Mulholland Jive

Mulholland Jive is an instrumental funk-rock project led by Irish musician Ben Mulholland, a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Cambridge (UK). Inspired by Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, Muse and The White Stripes, Mulholland Jive makes energetic, catchy, piano-heavy bops. Mulholland Jive has released two EPs, ‘Intergalactic’ in April 2021 and ‘Supernova’ in February 2022. Mulholland Jive has been nominated for several NMG Awards, including Track Of The Year and reached the […]

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In the spotlight – Vandarth

In the spotlight - Vandarth: At age 16, a friend gave Vandarth a copy of the first Foo Fighters album where Dave Grohl played every instrument himself, saying “I think you could make an album like this”. It was a pivotal moment for Vandarth; he was blown away and began to record his own solo album. Today Vandarth performs as a one-man rock machine, but he still has dreams of […]

todayNovember 11, 2022 24 3

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In the spotlight – The Trusted

In the spotlight - The Trusted: Hailing from Southend-on-Sea (UK) the Trusted are Dave Batchelor (drums), Dale Holt-Mead (guitar), Fin Cunningham (bass) and Tom Cunningham (vocals). You guessed it, the latter two are related, brothers even. From their first rehearsal the band knew they had something special. The band name came from a Nick Lowe song called ‘Peace, Love and Understanding’ with a lyric “So where are the strong and […]

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In the spotlight – Bleak Affair

In the spotlight - Bleak Affair: Imagine Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Placebo went to the pub together and decided to write an EP. That’s how British band Bleak Affair describe their sound. Bleak Affair consist of two members: Ben Barnett (guitar/vocals) and James Oliver (guitar/Father Figure). They released their debut single ‘Sometimes’ in September. Let’s chat about their debut single and plans for the rest of the year. Tell us […]

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In the spotlight – indifferentMonKeY

IndifferentMonKeY, based in Morecambe (UK), comprises of Joe Lowe (instruments, writer and producer), Pippa (singer), Brendan Syson (guitar) and Graham Darbyshire (drums). They have released several singles since September 2021. The band descibe themselves as trip hop rock. Read the interview with founding member Joe Lowe. What’s your musical background? What inspired you to start making music? “Ever since I was a kid - a bit cliche but hey that’s […]

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In the spotlight – Blokeacola

Welsh-born Blokeacola is the man sporting a bright orange helmet making psychedelic indie pop. He played in bands for years in the UK before becoming a solo artist and then moving to Hangzhou (China). He released his debut single ‘Make It On Your Own’ in 2020 and recently released an EP 'Wig Game'. Tell me about your journey as a musician. What got you interested in music and what was […]

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In the spotlight – DuncanC

Duncan Cassidy or DuncanC is currently living in Jersey, Channel Islands (UK) where he was born. He moved to Glasgow (Scotland) with his family when he was around 11 years old to complete his secondary school education, before moving back to Jersey in his late teens. “Even though Jersey is a nice place, it can be small. So growing up in Scotland, I guess I experienced different things and it […]

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In the spotlight – The Cavs

In the spotlight - The Cavs: The Cavs are a five-piece indie/rock band from Manchester (UK). The band was previously known as The Cavaliers, but after a couple of line up changes, they changed their name to The Cavs. The band currently comprises of Elliot Craven (vocals), James McAuley (rhythm guitar), Chris Terry (lead guitar), Michael Carney (bass) and Arthur Townson (drums). The band takes influences across multiple decades and […]

todaySeptember 23, 2022 42 3

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In the spotlight – Denny Lloyd

Denny Lloyd is a singer/songwriter, musician and producer from Windsor (UK). Denny is also one half of the duo Intrinsik featuring Denny Lloyd & John Hardman. Let's start out with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music. How did your musical adventure take off? “I grew up mainly in Windsor. My parents were musicians, wrote songs and played the pub and club circuits. They were always […]

todaySeptember 16, 2022 52 3

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In the spotlight – Dead in Shibuya

Based in London (UK) Dead in Shibuya brings you a twisted mesh of dark pop and hard rock. The band started as a project around late 2019 but it was during the pandemic in 2020 that they really started seriously writing together. “It was during those first few lockdowns that we wrote and recorded our first demos and then album called ‘Night Machine’.” They just released their second album ‘Valedictorian’ […]

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