Touring your living room

Pandorasdiary In days of expansive arenas, corporate hegemony sucking the soul from local venues, and bands having to pay to play rather than be rewarded for their skill, it is a wonder as to how long the live music scene can survive. Thankfully there are artists not only capable of inciting wonder within, but lookingContinue reading “Touring your living room”

Spring Offensive – Not Drowning But Waving

It’s always nice to see a band doing things their own way, and Spring Offensive are certainly a band who do just that. The excellent new single ‘Not Drowning But Waving’ has a video that was created and directed by the band themselves. Spring Offensive guitarist and video creator/ director Matt Cooper states “The video takesContinue reading “Spring Offensive – Not Drowning But Waving”

The Kabeedies – Soap

Released January 23rd 2012, on Fierce Panda. Reviewed by Francesca Baker Ah, the exuberance of indie pop. Can’t keep a lid on it. Soap, the second album from The Kabeedies is a record of fizzing fun which twitches and convulses with giddiness. From opener Hangs Up Of The West with its chanting call and response,Continue reading “The Kabeedies – Soap”

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”

Never Trust A Happy Song – Grouplove's happy new tour

It’s a while off yet but the gloriously chaotic and chipper Grouplove have announced details of a UK headline tour for February 2012, and at the same time will release Colours on 20 February 2012, the next single to be taken from their brilliantly named debut album Never Trust A Happy Song. Long fans of the band weContinue reading “Never Trust A Happy Song – Grouplove's happy new tour”