Review: MGMT – Little Dark Age

After nearly a 5-year absence, American psychedelic rock band MGMT have returned with a brand-new album, ‘Little Dark Age’. If, like me, you think back to the halcyon days of the pre-2010s world then you’ll be familiar with MGMT’s ‘Oracular Spectacular’, especially the tracks ‘Time to Pretend’ and ‘Kids’. They were classics and stand up to almost any song of that period without question. Continue reading “Review: MGMT – Little Dark Age”

Dr. Martens Launch Event

On Wednesday 6th December, Dr. Martens launched their highly anticipated new store with Southampton’s finest music acts providing a night of raucous celebration. Support artist and singer/songwriter Sean McGowan warmed the crowd with an energetic folk-punk performance, playing to an audience eager to welcome him to the brand-new store. We had a chat with Sean before the event. Next up headline act and Southampton’s finest female-fronted math-pop four-piece Signals paid homage to Dr. Martens … Continue reading Dr. Martens Launch Event

Introducing Johnny Manna, music for those who need it.

I first met Johnny Manna at a pizza place just outside of Hopewell Junction in upstate New York, with little knowledge or inclination of his musical ability and composure. Even as the ensuing day and night passed, I had no idea I was sat in the presence of genuine, exciting talent. Fast forward to a few weeks after returning back to England, and whilst perusing … Continue reading Introducing Johnny Manna, music for those who need it.

The show goes on for Nothing But Thieves, despite allegations

Nothing But Thieves have denied sexual assault allegations that have been made against them on social media and go ahead with their planned show in Southampton. Accusations against members of the band were shared on Twitter on Monday. Following the allegations, a gig they were due to headline for NME in London was cancelled. Nothing But Thieves are continuing to tour despite allegations of sexual assault … Continue reading The show goes on for Nothing But Thieves, despite allegations

Harry Styles: A Genius Performer With Crazy Fans

Harry Styles’ debut album shot to number one from release, so it was no real surprise that the UK leg of his first ever solo tour sold out in minutes. Our very own Deputy Editor, Isabelle Truscott was one of the lucky few that got to see the former One Directioner live at London’s Eventim Apollo. Now, I was never a One Direction “superfan” as … Continue reading Harry Styles: A Genius Performer With Crazy Fans

Southampton’s Newest Record Store: Vinilo

Music lovers, rejoice, for a new record store has just opened up in Southampton’s city centre, and it’s super cool. You may have noticed a few new places opening up around town since we’ve come back from summer break, and Vinilo, a record store where you can chill out, listen to vinyl in store, and even order a coffee while you’re at it, is just … Continue reading Southampton’s Newest Record Store: Vinilo

Grizzly Bear’s Triumphant Return

American indie rock band Grizzly Bear has returned to the music scene with a new album, Painted Ruins, after 2012’s critically acclaimed Shields. They are definitely a band that is worth waiting for, since their music is very unique, channeling influences ranging from psychedelia and experiment to rock and pop. Their music is significant by having many musical layers that are charmingly innovative and compositionally detailed. You … Continue reading Grizzly Bear’s Triumphant Return