Indie Rock

A Guide to Making a DIY Album (With Exclusive EP Stream)

Henry Dartnall | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Henry Dartnall

The first thing we wanted to do was just bash out some tracks that had been kicking around for a while which had trouble finishing. So we made an EP. The premise of this was not to give a damn about how we made it as long as it sounded good... And here it is, the EP we made. It's called Oh Happiness and it's out on 26 June.

Pussy Riot: Not Sponsored by Nike or Coca-Cola

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

I was at a gig in south London last week when, so to speak, my day job popped up. One minute I was "chillaxing" (as I believe the kids and the prime minister like to say) to some genial indie rock, the next ... I'm listening to a longish poem about Russian authoritarianism.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: Jan 14- Jan 20 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

This job ain't always easy you know. Each week we have to find just five Emerging Icons gigs to tell you about- but there is just so much amazing live...

The Music Industry is Dead But I Still Want a Record Deal

Matthew Phillips | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

So, why is it that, unlike my fellow comrades assembled around me in this café, I still desire, nay, demand, a record contract? After all, I can still create my music and release it on a plethora of digitally-based platforms. I don't need the permission of one of the music industry's behemoth labels to be a musician, do I?