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Album Review: Bleached – Ride Your Heart

Not long ago, I was in a bar watching – and this is not hyperbole – the worst covers band in the world. The clammy lead singer systemically crucified tracks from the last half of the 20th Century. The crowd were either too polite, or too pissed, to consider hurling …


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EP Review: Alpines – Early Hours

Early hours is the latest release from Kingston duo Alpines. Lead singer Catherine Pockson supplies husk-tastic power vocals to one half, and to the other Bob Matthews provides the reverb-drenched synths and trip hop-inspired beats. United, they create dark electro-pop songs comparable to Hurts.

Girl-boy duos have been cropping up …


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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 …



EP Review: Summer Camp – Always

There have always been dark undercurrents to the sweetness and nostalgia of Summer Camp’s dream pop. From the kitchen sink tragedy of ‘Was It Worth It?’ on their debut Young EP, which featured lyrics of marvellous deadpan candour (“It makes me feel so down, / Like I’m gonna die, / …



What The Folk?

Lynn Roberts of For Folk’s Sake fills us in on what’s been happening in her genre of expertise over the past month.

Festival season kicked off with the Great Escape last month in Brighton when everyone was talking about Django Django. Coming up this month there are tons of great …



Festival Guide: Dot To Dot

Where: Bristol, Nottingham andManchester

When: 2nd – 4th June

Cost: £20 per day

Size: 3,500 per city

Age: 7

In a word: #indietastic

Web: www.dottodotfestival.co.uk / @d2dnottingham

Yes, the name evokes an afternoon of juvenile arts and crafts, but don’t let that put you off.  Dot To Dot is a …


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Summer Camp at Scala 21/03/2012 Review

It’s a brave decision to start a set with a whistle solo unless, perhaps, you’re George Miller; but the infallible confidence of young pop troupe Summer Camp meant that they just about carried it off. When the music kicked in to support vocalist (and indeed whistling extraordinaire) Elizabeth Sankey, the …



News: Constellations Festival

Want to see a load of decent bands and artists or you’re simply just at a loose end on Saturday, then head to Leeds for the second Constellations Festival. Held at the Leeds University Union from afternoon to late night, there is the opportunity to see some of the most …



BOTW Download: Summer Camp – ‘Nobody Knows You’

How’s about one final hurrah with our luscious BOTW Summer Camp? Well we’re pleased to announce we’re ending on an elevating high with a sweeter than sweet MPFree. Once you hit play on this hazy record you’ll all agree there’s no better way to lift off the weekend than with …



BOTW Video: Summer Camp – ‘Down’

It may have only just been Halloween but we’re already in the mood for another howling party brimming with apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and chocolate eating.

So hurray for Summer Camp’s new video which has captured the essence of what it would be like for everyday to be Halloween. Albeit …