Review: Steaming Satellites – Steaming Satellites

With the British and the U.S dominating the rock music scene since the infamous King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Fab Four, it’s easy to forget that other countries have their own answers to the genre too. Hailing from Saltzburg, Austria, Steaming Satellites incorporated electronica, funk and soul into their predominantly classic rock sound…

Review: Whitecliff – Young Lovers EP

Liverpudlian quartet, Whitecliff, are the latest talent signed to Libertines’ Gary Powell’s record label to release an EP of their credentials. The band have some big names working with them, from producer Ken Nelson of Coldplay and Paolo Nutini fame, and Dan Gretch, who has mixed the work of Lana Del Rey and The Vaccines,…

Review: The Clameens – Techno EP

Techno is a misleading title for The Clameens’ debut EP. The band is firmly rooted in the four-piece guitar band tradition, without a synth to be seen. Recently signed to Gary Powell of The Libertines’ record label, The Clameens’ are joining the ranks of the next generation’s guitar bands, taking the baton from the likes…

Review: Rocky Nti – Ride On EP

Rocky Nti is a man on a mission. After having honed his songwriting skills, played numerous festivals, and worked with notable producers, he is ready to break the mainstream. And after listening to his debut EP, Ride On, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t succeed. This EP is collection of happy, poppy, summer tracks, and…

Review: The Jacques – The Artful Dodger EP

The second EP from Bristol band The Jacques, The Artful Dodger, sticks to a formula similar to that of their debut collection Pretty DJ, yet has progressed into a grittier, more grown-up offering. Gone are the days of singing about lunchboxes and seaside arcades, which are instead dismissed in favour of unrequited love and unfulfilled societies. The…

Review: Fight Like Apes – Fight Like Apes

Dubliners Fight Like Apes are set to release their third, self-titled album later this month – a record filled with contemporary, synth-filled pop songs. Mary-Kate ‘MayKay’ Geraghty’s vocals play over the top of these modern sounds, with the record compromising of big, unabashed belters. Indeed, the band have been blessed in a frontwoman who can…

Review: Sick of Sarah – Anthem

Although ‘never trust a book by its cover’ is most often a mantra to live by, Sick for Sarah are a band whose image correlates so exactly with their music you’d be forgiven for casting off this saying with regard to this US band. Consisting of four angry female punk rockers, Sick of Sarah’s sound…

Review: War Poets – Searching For The American Dream

War Poets’ new EP is very aptly titled – it is certainly American and certainly dreamy. It’s like The Great Gatsby in 21st century musical form. With this lofty title in mind, War Poets choose to sing about the big things in life on this six track release. The EP is full of rousing choruses…

2015 Is The Year For… Slaves

A revolution is brewing in Britain. A revolution in the form of garage punk rock. From the likes of Drenge to the all-conquering Royal Blood, the UK music scene has recently seen an influx of bands with a penchant for a sound heavier than a bulldozer. The next duo to take up the baton is…

Review: Peace at Queen’s Social Club 30/01/15

After the success of debut album In Love two years ago, Peace take to the road to tour their second album Happy People, due for release later this month. Last Friday night saw the band take up a two night residency at Sheffield’s Queens Social Club, with both evenings performing to a sold out crowd….

Temples At Leadmill 4/12/14- Review

An undeniable presence in the current psych revival, Temples brought their take on sixties psychedelia to Sheffield’s Leadmill in December. The crowd largely consisted of what appeared to be descendants of the shoegazer generation; clad in black with overwhelming amounts of facial glitter. And while Temples were on form, they struggled to muster the crowd…