Dry the River

Review - Dry The River at Shepherd's Bush Empire

Hanna Flint | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

From the upper echelons of the West London venue, I overlooked a jam-packed audience nodding their heads in unison as the five-piece band opened with the hypnotically folksy beat of 'Shield Your Eyes'. Moving into 'New Ceremony' followed by 'History Book', the band played more like an orchestra with the addition of a brass section that amped up the softer songs to give a more anthem-like feel.

What it Feels Like to Finally Release a Record

Peter Liddle | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Peter Liddle

I've often heard musicians describe the trauma of recording and releasing an album. Thom Yorke, I think, once likened the experience to raising a child, and then abruptly ejecting them from the family home to brave the obstacles of the wider world. This sounds familiar to me

What Happened to the Sound of 2011?

Paul Carey | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paul Carey

It's that time again. That time being when the best of next year's greatest hopes for pop stardom are lined up in the BBC Sound Of list, this year looking forward to 2012. So I thought I'd take a little look at last year's list and see how they'd all faired in the past year.

The Sheepdogs, With Help From Rolling Stone, Prove That Facebook is an Unpersuasive Filter System for new Music

Alex Thomson | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Tech
Alex Thomson

One month ago, Rolling Stone magazine put, for the first time, an unsigned band on their front cover. Saskatchewan, Canada's The Sheepdogs won a competition that included appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, mentoring from Kid Rock, and a tour with Kings of Leon.