Alpines – Another River

Immediately captivating in sound even if not on paper to those of us who love indie boys with guitars, the new album from Alpines could be a game changer for my Spotify at least. They’re loved by the mainstream fashion industry, but musicians have got to make money somehow. The London duo – Bob Matthews and CatherineContinue reading “Alpines – Another River”

The Cast of Cheers & Theme Park on tour

Just the names of the bands mean it’s likely to be the best night ever. We had Cast of Cheers down as Ones to Watch in 2011 and reviewed album Chariot this time last year, and Theme Park have been getting us excited for a while, (see Gigs Of The Week) and have recently been votedContinue reading “The Cast of Cheers & Theme Park on tour”

Banquet – A Musical Feast

Ah, real record shops. Lingering over a purchase. Discovery and rediscovery. Physical objects that linger with the lust of the abstract. We chat to Molly from Banquet, in Kingston, a multitalented bunch who as well as running the record store sourcing new and alternative music, as well as promoters of weekly club night New Slang,Continue reading “Banquet – A Musical Feast”