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Interview :: Leo Stannard @ Neighbourhood Festival

Leo Stannard has recently toured Europe with sold out shows in London, Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne and has spent summer mixing it up at British festivals such as The Great Escape and Glastonbury.

Following the release of his new single ‘Gravity’ featuring Frances, we caught up with Leo after his set at Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester.

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Interview :: Cassia @ Neighbourhood Festival

Macclesfield might not be the first place you think of when you hear the sun-soaked grooves of three-piece Cassia, but that’s exactly where the trio hail from.

Having spent the past several months turnings heads in every city they stepped foot, 2017 has seen Cassia ramp up their live presence. We caught up with Rob and Leff ahead of their set at Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester.

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2/3 CASSIA – Leff (drummer), and Rob (lead singer)

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Interview :: Nathan Ball @ Neighbourhood Festival

Nathan Ball recently ran the festival circuit and captured our attention with his deep, alternative indie vibe and poetic, nature-inspired lyrics.

Having recently supported Van Morrison and completed his tour with Australian musician, Ziggy Alberts, Nathan has had a jam-packed, exciting year of touring, writing and releasing. We caught up with Nathan ahead of his set at Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester to get to know him a little better.

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INTERVIEW :: KT Tunstall at Standon Calling 2017

A Grammy award-winning artist who chooses to live and create in the moment. Her anti-slick, pro-wild psychedelic pop has always proved the perfect antidote to the superficial side of the charts, and remains a huge lure.

We sat down with KT Tunstall at Standon Calling to get the latest on her new album KIN, her time spent in California and plans for the rest of summer, including OnBlackheath festival in London on Sunday 10th September.

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Interview :: Local Natives at BST Hyde Park 2017

The fourth headline show at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been a sizzling summer sell-out. Headlined by the iconic Kings of Leon, the line up was formed of rock legends and the hottest alternative bands alike.

LA-based indie rockers Local Natives boasted a mellow set in the sunshine, spreading positivity with songs from their latest album Sunlit Youth. We caught up with them as they came off stage…

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Interview :: Fickle Friends at TRNSMT Festival 2017

Scotland’s newest and biggest music festival TRNSMT commenced in an unforgettable way this weekend, as music fans took to a sun-drenched Glasgow Green to enjoy sets from some of the world’s biggest and newest acts.

We joined Natti and Harry from Brighton based indie-pop band Fickle Friends ahead of their set on King’s Tut for some inside info…

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Interview :: Tom Grennan at BST Hyde Park 2017

Tom Grennan is smashing it at the moment. His new single, ‘Found What I’ve Been Looking For’, premieres tonight (10th July) on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World.

You’ll know Tom from his collaboration with Chase & Status, and more recently Bugzy Malone. We caught up with him before playing the Summer Stage at British Summertime Hyde Park ahead of Kings of Leon.

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Interview :: The View Ahead of TRNSMT 2017

Scottish rockers The View began 2017 on a high, with tickets selling out in less than twenty minutes for their record-breaking run of shows at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow to celebrate ten years as a band.

The View join fellow Scots Biffy Clyro and Twin Atlantic, on the closing day of TRNSMT, Sunday 9th July. Their extensive back catalogue includes six albums, and the band shows no sign of slowing down as they enter their second decade on the music scene.

We caught up with Kieran Webster to find out what to expect from their set this weekend.

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Interview :: Yonaka ahead of Live at Leeds 2017

Yonaka grabbed our attention recently with their fresh alt-rock sound full of attitude and soaring hooks. The quartet are a fully fledged pop outfit with speaker-blowing noise.

2016 has already seen the highly anticipated release of Yonaka’s debut single Ignorance and this success is set to continue. The band play Live at Leeds this Saturday 29th April 2017.

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Interview :: Frank Turner ‘You’ve Gotta Play The Hits’

Fresh from passing the 2,000-show milestone, an increasingly political Frank Turner discusses Trump, the struggles facing small venues and speed dating at festivals.

“Sorry I’m ranting now,” chuckles a mildly irate Frank Turner, breathless after a barrage of his political views, on everything from Donald Trump and Bernie Saunders to business rates and council regulations.

Frank Turner played a rare and intimate acoustic-gig to a 500-strong crowd at the Goose Island 312 Day celebrations, at The Yard in East London last night.
Frank Turner played a rare and intimate acoustic-gig to a 500-strong crowd at the Goose Island 312 Day celebrations, at The Yard in East London last night.

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Interview :: Rockwell Ahead of Horizon Festival 2017

There’s no doubt that Tom Rockwell’s debut album ‘Obsolete Medium’ last year was a huge breath of fresh air for electronic music. Now we ready ourselves for the first official new music from Rockwell as he introduces ‘Chorus Of Disapproval’.

Rockwell is just one of the names heading to Horizon Festival in 2017. Having outgrown its previous home in Bulgaria, Horizon Festival is set for an exciting new chapter with even more diverse and eclectic sounds at its new home in Andorra.

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Interview :: Dancing Astronaut’s Senthil Chidambaram on the US festival scene

The music industry needs people like Senthil Chidambaram. As the founder and CEO of Dancing Astronaut, Senthil has been at the forefront of the EDM scene for nearly a decade.

Leveraging his place as Leader of Music and Entertainment Partnerships at Eventbrite; Senthil joined a panel at Amsterdam Dance Event last month where he discussed the future of clubbing.

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Interview :: Backstage with Get Inuit at Truck Festival 2016

If you can appreciate a band opening their set to the Pokémon theme tune, then chances are, you’re definitely going to love Get Inuit as much as we do. The fun-loving indie-pop four piece have found their way into our hearts with their riff-pop delights, quirky lyrics and frenetic live shows.

Along with their recent festival slots, and also supporting some of the best up-and-coming guitar bands including VANT and Spring King, they’ve more recently released their new single Teriyaki, which was premiered on Annie Mac’s show last week.

We caught up with lead guitarist James Simpson ahead of the band’s slot at Truck Festival last month, talking mosh pits, SXSW and cheesy 80’s tunes.

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