When it comes to writing songs that people want to shout along to, Alex Lahey is an expert. The Australian singer songwriter has become one of the most thrilling new voices in pop punk over the past few years, crafting songs that expertly walk the line between personal and universal. It’s a balance that’s present in her new single, ‘Congratulations’, which explores a situation many people face when they hit the second half of their twenties.
Embarking on her second UK tour of the year, there’s the sense that Dana Gavanski is trying to make up for lost time. The tour for her first album Yesterday is Gone was abruptly interrupted in March 2020 and though it finally took place earlier this year, enough time has passed that there’s a new album to promote.
Fresh off the release of their blistering new single ‘Modern Son’, Adult Leisure are a band on the rise. Made up of vocalist Neil Scott, guitarist Dave Woolford, bassist James Laing and drummer Nathan Searle, the group’s members are all veterans of the Bristol music scene and it shows in how strong all the songs they’ve released so far have been. ‘Modern Son’ solidifies them as a rock band that’s able to effortlessly balance earworm guitar hooks with meaningful lyrics.
On their new album, Porridge Radio mostly play it safe – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Elliott Simpson reviews.
Announcing a slew of tantalising musical acts for its 2022 instalment, Green Man is set to celebrate its 20th birthday in style. It’s a line-up that manages to include something for everyone – ranging from well-loved alt-rock titans to up-and-coming stars.
Big Thief stretch themselves further than ever before on their remarkable new album. Elliott Simpson reviews.
Embarking on her first headline tour, the viral artist delivers a punchy and captivating set at the Marble Factory in Bristol. Elliott Simpson reviews, with photography by Michael Brumby.