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Live Review: IDLES at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Following from their high energy debut Brutalism, it was last year’s sophomore release Joy as an Act of Resistance from IDLES which really propelled the five-piece. Making several album-of-the-year lists (but m...

Live Review: The Japanese House at Sheffield, Plug

After the release of the impressive debut album Good at Falling on thriving indie label Dirty Hit, The Japanese House took to the stage at Plug, Sheffield as part of their biggest tour to date. Coming out to...

Album Review: The Japanese House – Good At Falling

Over the last four years, a busy release schedule and tours with Dirty Hit label-mates The 1975 have seen The Japanese House – the alias of Buckinghamshire-born Amber Bain – build a reputation for her melanchol...

Album Review: Shame – Songs of Praise

“A lot of indie bands are more interested in selling records and don’t want to divide opinions”, said Shame frontman Charlie Steen in one of the band’s first interviews in 2016. The raucous four-piece are proba...

Live Review: Blaenavon at Leadmill, Sheffield

Over the last few years, Hampshire indie rock trio Blaenavon have made a name for themselves through a relentless touring and festival schedule, which led them to sign to Transgressive record label – whose curr...

Live Review: Circa Waves at O2 Academy Sheffield

Two years on from their debut Young Chasers, Circa Waves are back with sophomore effort Different Creatures – a darker, heavier record, but one that is still faithful to some core elements of their sound. Their...

Album Review: VANT – DUMB BLOOD

Signing to Parlophone Records just one year after forming, indie rockers VANT – who describe themselves as “citizens of planet Earth” – will release DUMB BLOOD at what feels like a fitting time. The four-pie...