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KALLIDA 2019 // LIVE REVIEW

KALLIDA is a vanguard amongst the UK’s independent festivals.   

KALLIDA // Preview

KALLIDA, the "mad house party", returns this weekend for its third edition...

Mac DeMarco… Will See You Now // Live Review

Mac DeMarco and Bird On The Wire curated a day of music, rides and festivities in Margate. We headed down to the seaside-town to join the fun.

The Beths // Live Review

We went to see the Beths perform at The Dome as they embark on a series of summer headline shows across Europe.

Bayonne // Live Review

We went to see Texan songwriter, Roger Sellers AKA Bayonne, perform at Hackney's Moth Club.

Advance Base & Nicholas Krgovich // Interview

Ahead of Ashworth’s Advanced Base UK tour, John Bell lead a conversation between the two as they reminisced on the early days and how they’ve grown and differed in their approaches to songwriting, and all the endearing tangents in between.

Fatima // Interview

A shining star of Eglo Records, the east London label at the heart of the city’s thriving soul and jazz scene, Fatima spoke to us ahead of tonight's intimate In the Round performance at The Roundhouse on the importance of London, growing with Eglo and her honest approach to songwriting.

Hop Along // Interview

At the end of last year after finishing their sold-out performance at Oslo and a sweaty set supporting The Decembrists, John Bell met with Hop Along’s frontwoman and founder Frances Quinlan to chat about lyrics, wisdom, familial love and short-term joys.

Simple Things // Festival Review

Much like the accompanying artwork by Peruvian artist Jonathan Castro, Simple Things is a warping, future-facing prismatic beast. As always, both halves of Simple Things were impressively curated this year, but the daytime schedule was garbled in the best of ways.

Khruangbin // Live Review

We witnessed the spacey and sultry three-piece Khruangbin in Camden’s Roundhouse for their biggest UK headline show to date.

Citadel Festival 2018 // Review

Experience the highs and lows of this year's Citadel Festival and read about performances from Tame Impala, Kamaal Williams, Leon Bridges and more.

Boy Pablo // Live Review

A killer combination of catchy, dance-worthy riffs and millennial meme-humour...

The War On Drugs // Live Review

Huge, guitar-rock as it’s meant to be heard.

Phoenix // Live Review

Almost two decades in the game, Phoenix deserve every ounce of headline status.

Michael Winterbottom – On The Road // Interview

In 2015 filmmaker Michael Winterbottom followed North London rock band Wolf Alice as they toured their debut My Love Is Cool.

Julia Jacklin // Interview

At twenty-seven years old, Julia Jacklin is still figuring out her shit like the rest of us.

Soccer Mommy // Live Review

"I didn’t know there would be so many people in London who’d want to see me," laughs Nashville’s Sophie Allison...

Citadel // Festival Review

Citadel may have been their only UK festival of the year, but boy did Foals make it one of their best.

Washed Out // Interview

We met with Washed Out's Ernest Greene at a private screening of his new visual album in East London to catch up.

Angel Olsen // Live Review

Her voice judders like on record but in person it’s more visceral; it’s Olsen alone, but it’s her at her best.

C Duncan // Live Review

As Duncan and band open with ‘Like You Do’, there’s an immediate hypnotising trinity of sensations...

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