Four things we learnt at Outlines Festival 2017

Following its successful debut last year, Outlines returned last weekend (3-4 March) delivering new music and local talent to the Sheffield crowds along with headliners Jagwar Ma. Like great musical watering ho...

Photos: White Lies at Academy, Sheffield

With their 4th album Friends, White Lies have made it clear that subtlety isn't their strong suit. Everything they bring to the table is pumped up, bold components to slot into their monolithic synth belters. A...

Photos: Slaves at The Harley, Sheffield

Just last month Slaves played what they describe as "their biggest show to date". The swirling turmoil which unfolded in front of Reading Festival's main stage can't have been enough for Kent duo Slaves, wh...

Preview: Tramlines Festival

In the last few years there’s been growing evidence that the goliath festivals, once too big to fail, are starting to grow stale. Metropolitan festivals are the current flavour, substituting hangovers in a floo...

Photos: VANT at Plug, Sheffield

With their explosive sound and politically infused lyrics, VANT are starting to amass a lot of attention. Mattie Vant is the musical spokesman that has been missing in a sugarcoated pop dystopia. The band’s lyr...
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Photos: DIIV at Plug, Sheffield

DIIV’s brand of starry-eyed psychedelia is something that sounds just as ethereal in person as it does on record. Their sound layers to form a celestial resonance that aptly goes hand-in-hand with their lig...

Photos: Sundara Karma at Leadmill Sheffield

The Reading quartet have truly burst onto the music scene in recent months and their rapid rise can be, in part, attributed to their high-octane style of indie, which contrasts their pretty aesthetic as a group...