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”

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Razor sharp humour juxtaposed against stark and sobering emotional pain, Three Billboards is a must see. Those of you familiar with the works of writer and director Martin McDonagh will know what to expect from this film; twisted, wicked humour, set against a backdrop of sheer, unimaginable emotional anguish. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri centres around protagonist Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), the mother of a … Continue reading Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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.

Thomas Truax Talks Music, Bike Wheels, and the Moon

Thomas Truax is an American singer-songwriter and inventor, best known for his collection of weird and wonderful self-made instruments. Featuring but not limited to, a drum machine called ‘Mother Superior’, made out of “old bicycle wheels, a motor, spoons and various percussive bits.” Continue reading “Thomas Truax Talks Music, Bike Wheels, and the Moon”