Summer of Solidarity – Music without borders

“How far have you guys travelled?” The answers shouted back at the band on stage, that night at the New Cross Inn in London, came thick and fast: “Germany!” “Belgium!” “Czech Republic!”

Getting the train to South East London, I didn’t know what to expect. Finding myself in the middle of a crowd, listening to a band I’d never heard of and sharing drinks with people from all over Europe, it hit me: this was something special.

UMG – Album Review: Ty Segall – Ty Segall

Ty is without a doubt one of modern rock’s foremost genius, very rarely disappointing. He doesn’t have anything to prove anymore, which allows him to end his second self-titled album – the other one being his debut – with a “song,” ‘Untitled,’ that is nothing more than a burst of guitar leading nowhere.

UMG – Name your Indie band in 3 easy steps

We remember a time when every band name might have been – kind of – the same, and it was a GOOD thing. Seriously: we KNEW how to spot the indie kids! We could make a beeline for the T at the record shop – when those still existed – and be happy to look through thousands of THE something something’s albums.

UMG – Making Lemonade with the Queen

Lemonade has just dropped and everyone is talking about it, obviously. One question most watchers/listeners will ask themselves is: has Bey lost her mind? The answer? She sure did! And we’re incredibly grateful for it too.