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...

Preview: Dot to Dot Festival

  Our festival coverage continues at Dot to Dot Festival next week. Voted as 'Best Metropolitan Festival' at the UK Festival Awards last year, the three day stretches across Manchester, Bristol and ...

Interview: VANT

VANT aren't ones for the polished, dead-eyed promotional campaign that so many breaking bands submit to. Their mentality turns its back completely on that kind of red-tape constraint and lets them freely di...

Our navigation of Record Store Day hell

There's an underwhelmingly sinking feeling as you reach a queue of fifty or sixty grown men waiting to get their hands on one of the three Bowie special releases you'd skipped your cornflakes in hope of gra...

Photos: The 1975 at Brixton Academy

With recent talked-about appearances on American TV shows, The 1975 are proving they're more than just a band to be listened to. We went down to Brixton Academy and witnessed a band who may just be right when t...
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Formation: Time to believe the hype?

“It’s all hype man” says Matt Ritson referring to the endless stream of lists that Formation have found themselves on for 2016. “It’s hard to tell really who’s gonna be big ‘cos no one’s released an album or ...