Rosa Splendore – A Backstage View of Splendore’s New Video

Splendore released his first vocal track Rosa Splendore on Italian electronic label Ivreatronic – revolving around the post-industrial city of Ivrea in Norhtern Italy, once home to pioneering Olivetti firm. Pioneering is indeed the imprint of Splendore’s track, labelled by the artist himself as ‘queer pop’ – an electro-pop willing to bring to the front…

Post-Franco punk, trap and Godard – The Parrots: Interview

Fresh of their new single Cigarette Burns The Parrots let The Sir’s Corner into their kaleidoscopic world made of post-Franco Spanish underground, trap and Godard films. Cigarettes burn and Beck’s is spilled while I sit in a Brixton backgarden with The Parrots’ Alex and Diego and their photographer Neelam (whose shots already graced Hinds’ album covers)….

Tim Presley

Tim Presley (White Fence / Drinks) shot on 35mm film in Bristol (UK).

ToDays Festival – A Disposable (and Half Frame) Report

AT THE KING’S COURT KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD + FANS ANIMA LATTINA COME_COSE QUEEN BEE M¥SS KETA EMO RANGER GENERIC ANIMAL NEVER SLEEP ToDays Ravers OH, BABY ARIEL PINK + DON BOLLES   IVREATRONIC COSMO’S ANGLES + ENEA PASCAL + SPLENDORE TALKING HACKNEY GENTRIFICATION MOUNT KIMBIE   PUGLIA.COM POP_X + FANS  

INTERVIEW: Yassassin @ Acid Box Alternative Escape

In days of uncertainty for British underground music, Yassassin – with their blend of punk impetuousness, 60s garage and flawless outfits – are one the best live bands around. I meet the London all-girl band in a Brighton Youth Centre dressing room, turned into a backstage for Acid Box Kemptown Massacre Alternative Escape festival –…

Primal Scream @ Brighton Dome, 14/12/2016

A crowd of middle-aged ‘90s raves survivors- half of whom in Stone Roses Adidas cagoules show the sign of the time and half turned into posh hipsters-wannabe in patterned shirts and refined beards- and a tired-looking Bobby Gillespie still in his Glastonbury 2013 pink-and-black suit are the first impressions of a Primal Scream gig, but the Scottish front man still has the energy, the tunes and the power to make everyone dance as it was 1991 again.

Allah Las @ The Haunt, Brighton, 14/10/2016

Usually, bands bringing back 60s sounds are the top bill of Sunday afternoon pubs. This is not the case of Allah Las, whose personal and unique latin and psych-flavoured take on West Coast jingle-jangling garage-beat made them a cult band even far from their hometown of Los Angeles. A change of venue – from Patterns…

The Blank Tapes live @ The Observer Building, Hastings, 14/5/2016

If to the eyes of The Blank Tapes’ mastermind Matt Adams Hastings looks like a small San Francisco, to my ears the town turns for a night into an East Sussex L.A. to the jingle-jangling West Coast psych-surf-pop sounds of The Blank Tapes. One of the most creative and prolific bands of the last decade…