Nicola Craig
Head of Live with an unwavering love for pop music, the seaside and writing about other people rather than myself.


When you hear the name Madina Lake you will no doubt be hit with a rush of nostalgia, but now after an nine-year hiatus the quartet are back and raring to go with their brand new EP, 'The Beginning Of New Endings'. We caught up with vocalist Nathan Leone to discuss the band's return, how the music industry has changed over the last decade, their upcoming livestream shows and more.   
New Noise

NEW NOISE: Phoxjaw

Following on from the release of their debut album 'Royal Swan' last month, now is the perfect time to get in on the Phoxjaw action. Mixing grunge and alt-rock alongside some softer indie tones, they're continuously blurring genre boundaries to create a sound which is uniquely theirs and we love it. Find out more about them, including their hidden talents, here.


Not wanting to wait any longer and give their fans new music, Aussie metal outfit Make Them Suffer have digitally released their fourth studio album 'How To Survive A Funeral' ahead of its physical release next month. We caught up with guitarist Nick McLernon to find out more, including the recording experience, his favourite lyrics and his dream collaborations.
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form

The 1975 aren’t a band to do things by halves and their fourth album, 'Notes On A Conditional Form', is a fine example of this. Chiming in at over eighty minutes long and twenty-two tracks in length, it has provided the perfect platform for sound experimentation as we see rock, pop, hip-hop and even house tracks make an appearance. After a number of release date delays, do good things really come to those who wait?

MUSIC FEATURE: Ones To Watch – Italy

Earlier this year we launched our Ones To Watch series, in which we'll be highlighting some of the hottest up and coming and established acts from across the globe. Previously we told you ten Australian acts that we are loving and this time we've gone a little bit closer to home focusing on great Italian artists. We've got metal, we've got indie and we've got a feeling you'll find something you'll love. We've chosen some artists you might already be familiar with and a few we think definitely need to be on your radar. 
Music Reviews

EP REVIEW: Project Revise – Songs From The Shed

Many bands are trying their hand at creating pop-punk music, and Project Revise have thrown their effort into the mix with the release of their latest EP 'Songs From The Shed'. The five-track EP follows the well-rehearsed formula, but does it score top marks?
Live Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: ROAM, Superlove, Wolf Culture, The Anvil, Bournemouth, 24/01/2020

As part of Independent Venue Week, one of Bournemouth’s finest venues, The Anvil became host to the likes of Eastbourne outfit ROAM, alt-rock trio Superlove and South Coast quartet Wolf Culture. With this being a sold-out show hosted in a basement venue we had a feeling this was going to be a memorable night for all those in attendance.
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