Ain’t No Heartbreak – The Heartbreaks chat to IAH

Heartbreak is a horrible thing: Emotional turmoil, despair and a feeling of loneliness. The Heartbreaks, then, is surely an ironic name. The Morecambe foursome bring a joy to their music which is as quixotic as the seaside life that has influenced them. It’s All Happening were lucky enough to chat with Matt (lead vocalist) andContinue reading “Ain’t No Heartbreak – The Heartbreaks chat to IAH”

Villagers @ The Scala, 5 Oct 2010

It was tonight that I fell in love. I’d heard Conor O’Brien was pretty good, some decent ditties and melodic love songs. What I wasn’t prepared for was the bewitching spectacle that transfixed me for the hour long set on this wintry evening in London. O’Brien’s song writing skills are such that sepia tinged melodiesContinue reading “Villagers @ The Scala, 5 Oct 2010”

Alphabet Backwards – The Superhero EP

Kittiwake Records Oxford five piece alphabet backwards have all that is required to become a mainstream success: bundles of energy, good looks and most importantly fantastic ‘pop’ tunes.  The self titled debut mini-album received some great reviews, but not the radio airplay or commercial sales that it deserved. Now, alphabet backwards are back with ‘The SuperheroContinue reading “Alphabet Backwards – The Superhero EP”

Wichita is 10!

Ten years is a long time in the music industry. Ten years is an even longer time to remain successful in the music industry, but that‘s exactly what Wichita Recordings have done. Wichita have become one of the most influential labels around, having a roster of artists including The Cribs, Bloc Party (and now Kele),Continue reading “Wichita is 10!”

Trucking Awesome

Truck Festival July 23rd – 25th 2010 Steventon, Oxfordshire Francesca Baker It‘s easy to see why The Guardian awarded Truck festival the accolade of ‘Best Example‘. This year‘s Truck Lucky (there‘s a Macbeth style reluctance to reference the fact that 2010 is the festival’s 13th birthday) was testament to the success and devotion that founder and fuellerContinue reading “Trucking Awesome”