Music and mental health – Alzheimer’s

People using music as a form of therapy isn’t unheard of. It has bought plenty of people back from their darkest times with illnesses such as depression and dementia. Although it technically isn’t a medication, there is not a doubt that it is powerful enough to positively change someone’s life. “I have seen deeply demented […]

Desert Island Discs – Tom Lumley

Singer songwriter Tom Lumley is everywhere right now. From small town gigs to festival line ups, his name keeps popping up here and there. But which albums really get him going? Tom took on our Desert Island Discs and gave us his ultimate album choices. 1. The Kooks – Inside in inside out I’d have […]

Desert Island Discs – Order of Voices

Without a doubt bands are inspired by the music they hear; both growing up and throughout their lives. This time it is the turn of Order of Voices to take on our desert island discs challenge and let us in on their all time favourite albums. KERBDOG – ON THE TURN One of my all-time […]

Music and mental health – Depression

We all know music can be a very therapeutic thing, it’s there to calm you and relate to. As My Chemical Romance sang “you only hear the music when your heart begins to break”, in this first of a two part feature on music and mental health, in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness week, one […]

Desert Island Discs – In My Disguise

Ever wondered what bands and album inspired In My Disguise? Then wonder no more. The Suffolk rockers have taken on our Desert Island Discs challenge and each let us in on their number one album. George: Drenge – Drenge “Drenge’s 1st album… the aptly named ‘Drenge’. This for me optimises what a great 1st album […]

Desert Island Discs – One Man Boycott

One Man Boycott are the South West pop punk rockers ready to take on the music world. Having had a slightly rocky start, with a band member departure shortly after touring the UK and Europe the band are as fired up as ever. But what inspires them and gets their creative minds going? The band […]

May Band of the Month – Short Stories

This month Short Stories take the spotlight as our band of the month. Check out why we think you should be giving them a listen. Words: Kirsty Johnston Short Stories are an Emotional Post-Hardcore band from San Diego, California. The band have released two EP’s and an album. The album is called ‘Only Time Will […]

10 Years of Take To The Skies

Nothing makes you feel old quite like the anniversary of an album. It might be hard to believe but this year sees Enter Shikari’s Take To The Skies reach 10 years (!!) since release. Yep that’s right, both it and you have aged a whole decade. In celebration, and in anticipation for the bands performance […]

Desert Island Discs – Tim Kasher of Cursive

Tim Kasher, lead singer of Cursive, recently hit the road for a solo tour of the UK but not without taking on our Desert Island Discs challenge. Well known for his indie rock style, it’s time to find out exactly where all that musical inspiration comes from. 1. Violent Femmes – self titled. I’ve listened […]

Desert Island Discs – Anewrage

Anewrage got stuck in to our Desert Island Discs challenge and each took it in turn to choose their ultimate album. A real diversity emerged! We will pick one for each band member, you know…if we get lost somewhere on a desert island we should make the living easier! Axel Capurro (Vocals) Karnivool – Sound […]

Slam Dunk Festival: Ones to watch 2017!

May bank holiday weekend (27-29th May) sees the UK’s favourite touring festival Slam Dunk return for its 11th year! After the success of 2016’s run, including headliners Panic! At The Disco’s incredible set, we have all been wondering just how the organisers can top last year. Well they have tried and we’re pretty sure that […]

Desert Island Discs – Danny of A Few Too Many

A Few Too Many are the Essex born pop punkers that have been building up a solid fan base and collection of anthemic, loud, thrusting melodies since their formation. But where do their inspirations come from? Danny of the band let us in on his ultimate album choices – and what a selection they are! […]

Desert Island Discs – Patrons

Patrons are the alt rockers from Plymouth that should be on your radar. They’ve been making themselves known across the music scene and have gained a very positive critical response and a whole host of fans along the way. So what are the bands all time favourite albums? We asked them to take on our […]

Desert Island Discs – Kieren of Coast to Coast 20/4/17

Birmingham punk rockers Coast to Coast like it loud – but how did they get to their gritty punk style? Vocalist Kieran takes us through some of his musical influences. Good Charlotte – The Young and The Hopeless.  This was the first album I remember buying from my local HMV. I played it front to […]

Desert Island Discs – Jai of The Raven Age

If loud metal is what you like – The Raven Age are for you. But what is it that influences a band to get so loud? Jai, drummer of The Raven Age, takes on our Desert Island Discs challenge. Waking The Fallen – Avenged Sevenfold: This is my all time favourite album. You just cannot […]

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