When, on the last day of 2016, you realise that the biggest decision you have to make each day is whether to use the curling
Hi, Conrad from The Luka State here. We're an independent band from Winsford, Cheshire; that's right between Manchester and
If it's better to be late to the party than not arrive at all, the opportunity to discover a band through their final album
The industry is changing, slowly, and at last consumers are starting to demand change - especially through glorious campaigns like #FashRev and #WhoMadeYourClothes. Really the only way to change the big bad industry is to talk through our purses. If we all start to consume more ethically, and less, then big businesses will have to take notice.
I wonder just how much pressure kids feel to conform with the body image stuff because it seems to span across all subcultures, Suddenly I'm seeing indie bands take their shirts off at gigs and be completely ripped and Goth kids moon bathing with shirts off and pecs that can dance to the Adams Family Theme.
As a young woman in a band I was patronised by sound men, literally kicked by roadies who saw us sitting down in a corridor and assumed we were groupies when we were locked out of our dressing room at Brixton Academy. I was laughed at for being ugly in the music press. The NME said they would put our band, Kenickie, (three 18-year-old women and one guy) on the cover if we got naked and painted ourselves gold.
Seán McGowan-Millbrook Road In recent years many articles have bemoaned the death of political music in the UK. Clearly they're
A curious thing happened to me at the London Book Fair. As an Indie author, my first stop was the various Indie author panels
When I first saw Personal Best play the legendary punk den Cavern in Exeter they immediately caught my attention. The Bristol 3 piece play with an energy and confidence that cuts through any immediate competition.
He recoils with a faintly amused expression on his face, shrugs, then glances around for an appropriate piece of hardware with which to impale me. He seizes a nearby spare mic stand, and so begins a Tom and Jerry style chase around the backstage area, me leaping over flight cases and knocking guitars to the floor in my efforts to escape... My tour bus dreams are getting stranger.