As the smoky coloured lights dipped on stage presenting shadows of each band member, it was in this moment that Inhaler are born rockstars in their own right.
Los Angeles alternative rock band Badflower are back, staring straight in the face of a sophomore album slump and categorically saying “no” with the utmost emotionally raw conviction. The band's latest LP, 'This is How The World Ends', serves as the follow-up to 'Ok, I’m Sick' back in 2019, a debut album that dealt with challengingly dark subject matters in suitably comfortable, alt-rock attacking style. There is certainly a continuation of thought provoking themes on their latest record, as Badflower break down the barriers and banish the concept of taboo topics, with an urgent, blood pumping rush.
Back in London town to bring some nostalgic indie anthems of the late noughties and beyond, Leeds very own The Pigeon Detectives brought a celebratory, crowd-pleasing performance to the O2 Forum in Kentish Town. One which took the roof of the Forum in fun-filled, frantic fashion, full of staple Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging meets Gavin and Stacey era indie anthems that still stand up as iconic tunes to this day, plus some newer material too.
Making their unexpected live return at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival as a last-minute booking to fill the Main Stage West two days prior to their Saturday mid-afternoon slot, Surrey pop-rockers You Me At Six were no late arrival, but rather the headlining act at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on the band's first full UK tour back since ‘Back Again’ world tour and the groups deserved Gunnersville Festival headliner slot back in 2019, in a world where live music never got stopped in its tracks.
Fresh off the back of their third UK appearance across the Reading and Leeds Festival weekend, the 80’s retro-esque dynamic duo from another time and universe that is I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME took to the O2 Forum in Kentish Town to bring a little bit of razzmatazz and pizzazz to the people of London town and the fantastical two piece did not disappoint on this sold-out headliner.
Leeds newcomers Caskets have already made their mark in alternative music. Whilst still a relatively new band to the scene, the quartet have come out all guns blazing with a big blend of crisp, atmospheric, post-hardcore and mellow melodics, presenting their unique take on the genre with such intensity and immediacy.
The Sherlocks have fast become one of the UK’s modern faces of British rock ‘n’ roll and indie music. They are a band bonded half by blood and all by friendship and a good ear for what makes a banger of an indie rock tune. With a third full-length soon to be expected, following on the heels of breakthrough debut record 'Live For The Moment' and stellar second studio album 'Under Your Sky', we spoke to Sherlocks before their special homecoming festival slot at Tramlines Festival all about the proud Yorkshire outfits soaring new single Falling, where the third full length will sit in The Sherlocks’ discography and that mega Sheffield Wednesday Football Club kit launch.
Sheffield's biggest party was welcomed back into Hillsborough Park over the weekend of July 23rd - July 25th, as the twelfth edition of Tramlines Festival made its triumphant return to Steel City. It showcased the best music, film and comedy that local Sheffield acts and UK wide talent has to offer and featured flares, flying drinks and sets across five stages from Sarah Nulty’s Main Stage to T’Other Stage and The Leadmill Stage to The Open Arms. Tramlines put on a true northern style long weekender.