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The Field Report #4 – Second Line Up Fever and Scandinavian Persuasion for Hip Hop’s Coolest Cats.

Festival season, like an impending wave of low pressure threatening to burst our river banks, is upon us. And to get our taste buds tingling, organisers have been chomping at the bit to let you know of their exclusive headline acts ready to define our summers. These days, the great

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News: XOYO Residency – The 2 Bears

We’ve got some exciting residency news! No, it’s not Britney’s residency in Vegas coming to the UK (I wish), but London’s very own XOYO have announced the second part of their residency series. As part of the series, four massive talents will play 12 consecutive Saturdays each. Having open the …

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Replay takes over Bestival

It was another year of success for Replay as they continued their partnership with Bestival, one of the most renowned UK festivals.

This year became even better than expected at the Replay and Rob da Bank stage which brought festival-goers some of the best music from the inside of …

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Moodboard: Let the Machines Do the Work

With the video for their groovesome ‘Let Me Be the One‘ having already racked up an impressive 80k views on YouTube, Brighton four-piece Let the Machines Do the Work have been riding the crest of a hype-wave this summer. As we approach the release of the quartet’s debut

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BOTW Interview: Swim Deep

At the moment, it seems Swim Deep are virtually inescapable. You can barely step outside without seeing an advert for their forthcoming debut album, Where the Heaven Are We, or watch a YouTube video without a trailer for said record springing up. In spite of all the hype and

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Video: Champs – My Spirit is Broken

Brother duo Champs released a video for their free to download track My Spirit is Broken this week. Filmed in Champ’s hometown of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, the video pays homage to the local game of  ’pooljumping’, which presumably every person on the island has been doing during …

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Interview: Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma, comprised of Gabriel Winterfield and Jono Ma, and hailing all the way from Sydney, Australia, are already turning out to be one of this year’s most interesting new bands. Their debut single ‘The Throw’ snowballed them into just about every platform of the UK’s music

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News: Bestival Goes Cruising

Since 2003, Bestival has been a trailblazing event, arguably one of the most open-minded and inclusive around. Hosting all manner of music, cabaret, and other entertainment, this wild and crazy festival often goes deep in the AM hours, with little heed to concepts of restraint. How all good parties should …

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GlobalGathering Takes Home UK Festival Award

The UK Festival Awards wants to transfer the energy and promotion of events like the Academy Awards into the music festival scene.  Starting as an online poll and moving into O2 and then the Roundhouse, these awards have become quite prestigious over the past few years.

This year’s awards saw …

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Rob Da Bank Stage steal the show at Bestival

Last weekend saw Replay host the Rob Da Bank stage at Bestival. Located on a grassy hill, the stage was home to the likes of Death in Vegas, Willis Earl Beal, Dan Le Sac, Grimes and my personal fave – AlunaGeorge.

The Bestival partnership is part …

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