Estrons share NEW video + Tour Dates!

Estrons by Imogen Forte
Photo by Imogen Forte

Estrons share new video for ‘Lilac’ and drop some UK Dates!

Welsh trio Estrons have delivered a short snappy video for their banger of a tune ‘Lilac’ and it complimants the song perfectly! The track received Track of the Week by Huw Stephens, which he loved so much he played it back to back.

Lead singer Tali Källström had this to say about the video:

“The Lilac video is a short and honest representation of how it feels in those dark moments at the end of a stressful night out. The protagonist fleets between anger and laughter whilst spinning in a vortex of her own mad moment. It’s a simple insight into the human psyche when things aren’t going too well.”


As well as this the band have planned themselves a very busy second part of the year with dates running up until December, with them travelling all over the UK playing some great venues. The band will also be supporting Garbage on some of those dates, wcich will make for a strong night for live music. Dates below!

21 Jul: Sheffield, UK – Tramlines Fringe Festival
28 Jul: Derbyshire, UK – Y Not Fesitval Festival
29 Jul: Cornwall, UK – Leopalooza Festival
04 Aug: Kent, UK – Neverworld Festival
09 Sep: Manchester, UK – Academy*
11 Sep: Nottingham, UK – Rock City*
12 Sep: Newcastle, UK – Northumbria SU Institute*
19 Sep: Paris, FR – L’Olympic Café
20 Sep: Rotterdam, NL – V11
21 Sep: Tilburg, NL – Cul De Sac, Psycho in Mind
22 Sep: Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn
23 Sep: Berlin, DE – Maze
01 Nov: Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
02 Nov: Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
03 Nov: Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
07 Nov: Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
08 Nov: Bristol, UK – Louisiana
09 Nov: Nottingham, UK – Bodega
14 Nov: Exeter, UK – Cavern
15 Nov: Birmingham, UK – Castle & Falcon
16 Nov: Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
17 Nov: Caernarfon, UK – Galeri
23 Nov: Carmarthen, UK – The Parrot
1 Dec: Aberystwyth – Arts Centre
06 Dec: Cardiff, UK – Globe

* Supporting Garbage

Tickets available HERE


Blaenavon announce Intimate Autumn UK Tour!

Blaenavon UK Tour

With the Second Album nearly ready Blaenavon announce UK Tour

With their head firmly stuck in the studio to complete their second album, Blaenavon have decided it would be nice to pop out for a little UK Tour this Autumn. Work with producer Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice, St. Vincent) is nearly complete so this tour looks to be a great chance to play some of their new material.

The band have really gone for something different this tour as they’re playing some really intimate venues, which will make for chaotic gigs all round! The tour sees them play Manchester, Hull & Coventry amongst many others.

This will be the bands first tour since Winter 2017 so you can gurantee they’ll be chomping at the bit at these shows!

Tickets priced at £10.00 are on sale Thursday 12th July at 10am, available from


Words by Alex Wise @AJWise

Average Sex will release new EP this Year!

Average Sex

Average Sex set to Release NEW EP this Year!

After Impressing with their debut EP (Ice Cream EP) last year, Average Sex gained themselves a strong following who are eager to get their ears on some new music. The band have been touring around Europe so far this year, but it looks like that will be put on hold for a bit to get this EP completely finished.

The EP will be titles Melodie, and it will be produced by Tim Burgess who is a big a fan of the band – which prompted him to sign them.

The first track of the EP comes in the form of ‘Ne M’oublie Pas’, which has that Average Sex sound building all expectations. Listen below!

Read Full Interview with Average Sex.

Get Excited!

Words By Alex Wise @AJWise

Tour News | The Modern Strangers Announce UK Tour!

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Kent band The Modern Strangers announce UK Tour for September/October


After their successful debut EP ‘Meltdown Mechanics’ The Modern Strangers have announced their upcoming UK Tour. This will see the band travelling across all over the UK, including some European dates in France and Amsterdam.

The band impressed on the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, where they performed songs off their Debut EP as well as some others like ‘Hot Rain’ (above).

This will be a big tour for the band which sees them support the amazing flor, so they can look forward to playing in front of some devoted crowds.

If you’re around for any of the shows, be sure to buy a ticket as you’ll see one of the hottest acts coming out of the UK at the moment.

Words by Alex Wise @AJWise

EXCLUSIVE | Palava to Release New Song ‘White Denim’ This Friday!

Palava - White Denim

Palava showcase new song ‘White Denim’

This Friday will see the release of Palava’s latest track ‘White Denim’. December last year the band gained Single of the Week with their track ‘Sometimes (I Wonder)’, and I get the feeling that this song will do the same this Sunday.

The track boasts some driving guitars with cracked vocals, giving off a very edgy tone. Sleek and tight drums beats gives the song that snap, which lends itself well to the punchy chorus. Palava have that classic 00’s indie feel which is a sounds that is slowly becoming lost, however they are making great efforts to fly that flag with this track.

The launch party will be taking place at The Castle Hotel, Manchester on June 22nd. Get your tickets here.

After the shocking news which the band shared earlier this month regarding their upcoming tour, and the awful record company that were looking after them (not giving them any acknowledgement), it looks as though the band are back on track with this release.

Looking forward to see what PALAVA do the second part of 2018, as it’s looking very promising.

Words by @AJWise

June 22nd – The Castle Hotel – Manchester – Tickets

Indoor Pets confirm their Debut Album!

Indoor Pets - Phoebe Fox
Photo by Phoebe Fox

Indoor Pets finally promise a Debut Album!

After a few years of teasing and joking about an album, Indoor Pets (Formerly Get Inuit) have finally promised a debut Album! After speaking to DORK frontman Jamie Glass admitted he can’t even be coy about it anymore, it’s happening.

This comes after the news of the band signing to Wichita Records, who signed The Cribs, Bloc Party and Fidlar. Of course this plays a huge part because as Jamie said in his interview, this is their job now and first on their to do list is an album.


The band released ‘So Soon’ earlier this year, but since then they’ve been busy playing shows all around the UK.  Hopefully they will go into the studio off the momentum of playing live and carry that into their release.

It’s crazy to think the band haven’t got an album because of their impressive song catalog, but with all of the experience it could shape up to be one of the best albums of the Year when released. It’s a relief it’s finally happening, as it should give Jamie something to do rather than sit on Twitter and post pictures of Sue Perkins.

Photographer Phoebe Fox –

Read the FULL Interview here

Words By Alex Wise @AJWise

Connor releases new Track ‘Petals’

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JAWS Frontman Connor releases a Song for the Summer

With Summer not too far in the distance now we’re getting ready for those songs that will accompany us on those long nights. JAWS frontman Connor is one step ahead of you with him releasing his latest track ‘Petals’ which is tailor made for that summer sun.

The song has a shoegaze soul which comes out in every aspect, from the distant vocals to the dreamy hooks. Listen down below and see what you make of his latest solo work!

Words by Alex Wise @AJWise


The Blinders Announce Debut Album ‘Columbia’

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Doncaster Trio announce Debut Album to be released in September

Since the start of the Year The Blinders have been in fine form releasing two great tracks with ‘Gotta Get Though‘ & ”L’Etat C’est Moi‘ while tearing it up on every live show.

Yesterday the band announced their debut album Columbia will be released on September 21st, which has got a lot of people excited.

Their post to announce the album read:

We welcome you to an alternate world informed by reality, Indulge in the drudgery, under an absolute autocracy.

Echoes of Johnny’s Dreams run through the Codeine Scene streets, as The Man stalks his prey and hunts for his meat.

The party will serve to subdue and neglect. It’s a Brave New World. What did you expect?

Know your place and serve your time, Roll of Thunder, Hear Our Cries. Freedom is Slavery and Peace is a Lie, You’re Never Gonna Escape From That Watching Eye.

Welcome to Columbia. You are being observed. 

After their incredible releases so far I’m expecting a lot from this album, and I’m pretty confident that The Blinders will give everyone what they’re expecting.

If you pre-order the album then you will be able to get your hands on presale tickets of their UK tour in Autumn, which would be highly recommended.

Pre-Order the Album Here –

Words by Alex Wise @AJWise

The Magic Gang Q and A!

The Magic Gang Album

The Magic Gang invited their fans to ask them anything!

The Magic Gang had some spare time and invited their loyal and devoted fans to ask them anything using the Hashtag #askthemagicgang. Unluckily I was at work while this took place so I missed it, however I decided to round up some the best answers and put them on show.

They confessed that Ought’s album ‘Room Inside the World’ was their favourite record so far in 2018.

The quote they live by is one from ex-Spurs Manager Harry Redknapp.

They favourite Oasis track was ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out‘ didn’t expect that one.

It was great to read that their favourite Smiths record was the same as everybody else’s

Being a Birmingham based person it was interesting to read that they actually like the accent. Surely that’s sarcasm at its finest!

They gave a great insight into Aldi, probably one of the best questions of the Q and A.

Finally if this is true and that’s where The Magic Gang name came from, I need the idea to happen.

Those are just a few of the great answers that the lads gave, well worth checking out the entire Q and A on their Twitter!



Flight Of The Conchords Postpone second half of UK Tour

Flight Of The Conchord’s Bret McKenzie Injury causes the duo to cancel upcoming shows

Yes unfortunately after a few years on hiatus, a few more sold out crowds will have to wait a bit longer to see their favourite music-comedy duo. The super talented Bret Mckenzie announced yesterday that he had broken two bones in his hand, which he himself joked was “Very Rock n Roll” as this was caused by him falling down the stairs.

The likes of Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin and Leeds will have to wait patiently while Bret heals up. However there’s plenty of things to do up until then, like watch the series continuously until the new date for the show arrives.

Don’t worry I know you’re not crying, It’s just been raining. On your face.

Words by Alex Wise @AJWise