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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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Interview :: Backstage with Sundara Karma at Truck Festival 2016

Reading’s finest Sundara Karma have had a whirlwind of a summer so far, embarking on a hectic festival season, performing stadium-worthy anthems at a plethora of festivals up and down the UK, including Glastonbury, Live At Leeds and Blissfields. So naturally, it only seemed right that we had a good ol’ catch-up with the boys at Truck Festival in Steventon.

We sat down with our new favourite frontman, Oscar Lulu, and talented drummer Haydn Evans, reflecting on their earlier days as a band, festival successes and their mysterious yet-to-be-named debut album.

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Interview :: VANT Ahead of Truck Festival 2016

The time has almost come for Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival – it’s so close we can almost taste it. And with the festival comes an incredible lineup to satisfy even the most dedicated indie and rock fans.

One of many who stand out across the weekend are political punk group VANT. We caught up with Mattie to find out what to expect from their set…

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