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In the spotlight – Charity Stow

Charity Stow is a young singer-songwriter based in Nottingham (UK). Charity comes from a musical family and has worked with her father to create her own sound. Charity combines her alternative style and love of old tracks to produce her own unique music. Her track ‘What the World Wants’ is currently in our chart. https://youtu.be/MzVbvuZ1Kmg Tell me about your journey as a musician. When was your first attempt at writing […]

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In the spotlight – Storm of Crows

In the spotlight - Storm of Crows: Storm of Crows is a three-piece rock band based in Sheffield and Stockport (UK). The band members Paul Coates (guitars, vocals, synthesiser), Matt Kik (guitars, vocals, MIDI drums) and Jimmy Medway (bass guitar, vocals) were originally in various bands at the end of the 90s. They reformed during the Covid-19 lockdown to record some of their old songs and record some new ones. […]

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In the spotlight – Robi Mitch

Indie rock singer/songwriter Robi Mitch's dreamy yet groovy sound is inspired by 70s psychedelia and 90s mixtapes, along with his experiences as a session musician in Taiwan. In 2021 he moved from his hometown of Bristol (UK) to Cornwall and is now based in Penryn. He released his debut album ‘Our Year’ in January 2020 as a limited edition vinyl. Most recently his ‘Dreamer / Loser’ EP was released and […]

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In the spotlight – Alex Francis

Singer/songwriterAlex Francis was raised in the sleepy Hertfordshire town of Hitchin (UK), but moved to Brighton to realise his musical dreams in a more creative and exciting environment. He is currently based in London. Alex first introduced himself in 2017 when he was invited to be the guest vocalist on Melanie C’s single ‘Hold On’. Since then Alex has toured with the likes of Alanis Morrisette, Stereophonics and Sting. In […]

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In the spotlight – Bar II

In our present, urban times, dominated by show-offs and pretenders, Bar II keep their mysteries to themselves. They won’t abide by the dictatorship of imagery only to focus on pure, raw, dark deranged rock music. May they raise the bar, too. Bar II comprises of Mr Du Penfast and BARThom, who discovered that they were both not satisfied with their previous production experiences, but had complementary skills to make something […]

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In the spotlight – Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith is an alternative singer/songwriter from Hampshire (UK). He started playing music in his secondary school days, but only started putting music out properly at the back end of 2020. He released an EP ‘I Hate It I Own It’ in 2020 and a full length album ‘I just want to sleep’ in 2021. Are there any musicians who inspire you? What qualities do you admire about them? “Yes, […]

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In the spotlight – Thirsty Curses

Thirsty Curses are a rock 'n roll band from Raleigh, North Carolina (USA) formed by Wilson Getchell in 2017. Through the years the band had various line up changes with Wilson Getchell and bassist Clayton Herring serving as the two mainstays. The band currently consists of Wilson Getchell (vocals, guitar, keys), Clayton Herring (bass guitar), Manash Shrestha (drums) and Ryan Wooten (lead guitar). The band draws from a wide array […]

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In the spotlight – Civic Green

In the spotlight - Civic Green: Civic Green are an indie rock band from Barnsley (UK) who formed in 2015. The band comprises of Danny Hall (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Matty Walker (lead guitar), Andy Lowman (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Gav Darley (drums). The band recently released their debut EP ‘Sailing The River’. For an in-depth look of the album, please check out this interview by our friend Sara […]

todayJuly 17, 2022 14 1

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In the spotlight – John Your Mate

John Your Mate are John Stevenson, Neil Phillips and Tim Shorten. John started writing and recording on his own in 2019. After two albums, a solo became a trio when East London based John was joined by next door neighbour Neil, who played on the ‘Taming Ghosts’ record. Tim, a long time collaborator of Neil, joined shortly after to work on the ‘Artefact’ album. What made each member get into […]

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In the spotlight – Jonsaw

In the spotlight - Jonsaw: JonSaw are a two-piece band based in Gothenburg (Sweden) that play bluesy southern rock with a splash of bourbon and 70s. The band consists of Robert Jonsson (vocals and guitar) and Mikael Säwström (drums). JonSaw first saw the light of day in February 2022 after a conversation during the Christmas holidays. Now they release a steady flow of songs on every platform where you can […]

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In the spotlight – Orange Creek Riders

Orange Creek Riders are a folk rock band from Orlando, Florida (USA) consisting of Darren Soto (singer, guitarist and songwriter), Darren Vierday (harmonica), Jeff Jordan (bass) and Jeff Sudbury (drums). The band is influenced by different genres including punk and country. How did the band form and get started? “We formed in 2013 to play local festivals in Central Florida. We started primarily as a folk rock band focused on […]

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In the spotlight – Yogishine

Yogishine is a band based in based in Trondheim and Oslo (Norway) founded in 2014. They make music inspired by genres like hip hop, funk, r&b and soul. The band consists of Therese on vocals and synths, Kristian on Guitars and synths and Are on bass and synths. In May 2022 they released their single ‘No Rush’ which is currently in our chart. There is more music on the way […]

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In the spotlight – Dust City Opera

Dust City Opera is an eccentric rock band from the deserts of New Mexico, consisting of Paul Hunton (vocals, guitar, songwriter), Clara Byom (clarinet, accordion, keys), Travis Rourk (trombone), Scott Brewer (bass), and Dave Purcell (drums). They entwine strands of grunge, gothic country, punk, folk, and rock as the soundtrack to stories steeped in cosmic horror, transformation, and transcendence. Dust City Opera released their sophomore album ‘Alien Summer’ in March […]

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In the spotlight – Lee Ford

Lee Ford is a singer/songwriter from Liverpool (UK). Lee, backed with a full band, has a catalogue of tunes with raw relatable lyrics and loud guitars ready to be released into the world of new music and make an impact. “I’m a singer/songwriter when I'm not snowed under with work trying to get my songs out to new people because I think there is certainly something people can relate to […]

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In the spotlight – The Arcades

The Arcades are a four piece-band from St. Neots (UK). The band consists of Tom Hall (lead singer), Matt Keating (lead guitar, songwriter), Perry Wright (Drums) and Dean Merrick (bass). I spoke to Dean about their influences and favourite performances. How did it all start? “As friends our common interest was going to gigs/festival and as Perry and Tom could play guitar a bit, we started to practise in my […]

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In the spotlight – Skinny Dippers

Skinny Dippers is a Brooklyn, NY (USA) based indie music project fronted by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Gross. Drawing from his roots growing up on the coast of Maine, his style spans a broad range of genres by blending guitar driven indie rock arrangements with analog synthesizers and choral harmonies. When did you first fall in love with making music? “I’ve loved music for as long as I can remember. […]

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In the spotlight – Oddwall

In the spotlight - Oddwall: Odd Wall is a 41 year old music producer from England, who released his debut album ‘Fear’ on 1st October 2021. He has been involved in music for around 20 years, starting out with DJ’ing on pirate radio in someone’s kitchen and ended up with in venues with the likes of Fatboy Slim, Pendulum, Chase & Status and others. “I was always interested in making […]

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In the spotlight – Jonny Phillips Trio

After bringing a pot of indie rock to a simmer on the musical stove, The Jonny Phillips Trio (UK) throw in a pinch of prog, a couple of spoonfuls of blues, and maybe a psychedelic or two to create a tantalising one-pot wonder of explosive auricular fusion. Musically guaranteed to satisfy the soul and body, some intricate songwriting will satiate the mind. Since supporting Wille & The Bandits for a […]

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In the spotlight – Shayan Regan

Shayan Regan is a 22-year old singer/songwriter originally from the United Kingdom, who is currently living in Florence (Italy). From a young age, he found solace in a variety of artists and songwriters particularly focusing on genres such as pop, indie, singer/songwriter, acoustic and folk, which contributed to him shaping his own identity as a vocalist. “I grew up primarily in England but we did move a fair bit when […]

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In the spotlight – Lunar Plexus

Lunar Plexus are Devon (UK) based Indie duo John Saddler and Reuben Ayres who have previously played in various bands – separately and together – across various genres. They first came together musically around 2000 in a band called Reflux which played various pubs, clubs, parties and weddings in and around Exeter. Reub: “We came together again as Lunar Plexus about three years ago for the sole purpose of recording […]

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