Author: Stan Bull

LEECHES – Watusi EP

➤   12 January, 2018, 10:00

Photo: Rowen Allen In recent years, the British music press have rather unfairly declared guitar music (rock, indie etc.) to be dead, as there is a notable lack of new bands signing to major labels, headlining festivals...

Oro Swimming Hour – Penrose Winoa

➤   20 July, 2017, 16:30

Penrose Winoa, the debut album from Oro Swimming hour (Oliver Wilde and Lucky Shivers’ Nicholas Stevenson) is a charming yet gloomy slice of inspired lo-fi pop. The half-minute long “Cardinal” opens with mid-tempo acoustic guitar chords and...

Van Zeller Review – The Louisiana

➤   24 March, 2017, 13:20

While plenty of successful touring bands roll through every month, there has been something of a lack of momentum for Bristol bands in the last half-decade to really absorb the full support of their home city and...

Van Zeller Preview – The Louisiana

➤   15 March, 2017, 18:10

Photo: Charlotte Patmore Following the announcement of their fantastically lively new double A-side single ‘All Or Nothing’/’You Can’t Lose’, promising Bristol rock band Van Zeller are headlining the Louisiana this Friday (17th), and it looks to be...

The Orwells Review – Thekla

➤   6 March, 2017, 21:00

Like fellow Chicago garage rockers Twin Peaks, The Orwells are known for their often shambolic, sometimes unpredictable and reliably entertaining live shows, and tonight’s performance aboard Thekla is no exception. The band’s “fifth time on a boat”...

LEECHES – Strange Bonds EP

➤   3 March, 2017, 16:30

As a surprisingly enjoyable BBC4 documentary once put, the indie genre in its purest form is ‘music for outsiders’. LEECHES, a now three-piece band from Dorset who are currently staking a claim in Bristol’s alt-rock underworld, are...

Metronomy – Summer 08

➤   10 July, 2016, 14:00

Formed out of sheer frustration and boredom towards his hometown of Totnes, Devon; Joe Mount’s electronic indie pop band Metronomy have continued to win over the hearts of fans and critics alike across four masterful albums. With...

PAWS – No Grace

➤   10 June, 2016, 11:00

Following the success of their sophomore album, Youth Culture Forever, Glasgow’s PAWS hone their craft to create their most accomplished work yet. No Grace is the first PAWS album to be produced by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, and...

Twin Peaks – Down In Heaven

➤   9 May, 2016, 12:30

Rising to notoriety from the hazy garage rock-meets-baroque pop of their debut Sunken and its shamefully underrated follow-up Wild Onion, Twin Peaks return with Down In Heaven – an eclectic mix of country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll...

Nasty Little Lonely – Rack and Ruin

➤   15 April, 2016, 11:00

Post-punk and industrial heaviness loom large over Rack and Ruin, the long-awaited debut from Nasty Little Lonely, a three-piece noise outfit from Bristol. The band describe themselves as “the soundtrack to your darkest dreams, of post apocalyptic...

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Review – The Fleece

➤   24 February, 2016, 18:30

What happens when you mix the most ridiculous band in Australia with the most feral and unpredictable band in the UK? Why nothing short of tour of the year of course. As always, Yak were on blistering form,...

Holy Esque – At Hope’s Ravine

➤   20 February, 2016, 16:30

Formed in Glasgow in 2011, Holy Esque have become frontrunners of the new wave of Scottish rock talent, following the success of their self-titled EP. Now with their debut album At Hope’s Ravine, the band hope to...

Sauropod – Roaring at the Storm

➤   19 January, 2016, 12:30

For those less assured with their paleontology, a sauropod is the classification of a large, long necked herbivorous dinosaur, such as a brontosaurus or a diplodocus. Formed in Oslo, Norway, the band Sauropod chose the name as...