Ten Swedish Bands You Should Check Out

The release of Pink Milk's debut album, Purple, got us to thinking about bands hailing from Sweden. Pink Milk. Ok, bit of a cheat as we've already mentioned them. Huge, ogre bellows of feedback and creepy soundscapes. Perfect for foggy weather adventures. Dungen. We've loved Dungen since we heard them on 2002's brilliant compilation, "Who …

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Five O Five: ‘Where They Bring Sophie’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfD8KpzoVag It's rare that you hear of a decent indie band from Italy, but with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes and The Libertines as their fountains of inspiration, Five O Five have hit audiences with their new single 'Where They Bring Sophie' and accompanying video. At only 18 years old, the …

REVIEW: Declan McKenna’s ‘What Do you Think About The Car?’

Eighteen year old singer-songwriter Declan McKenna’s debut album What Do You Think About The Car? displays incredible depth and social commentary for a musician so young. One of Declan’s early releases ‘Brazil’ became his breakout song, aged just fifteen, gaining traction because of its exploration of corruption in international football. A lot of McKenna’s original …

Drunk driver tragedy spawns emotional indie-pop EP from Brighton’s own Luna Blue

Brighton’s own funk-rock band, Luna Blue, sourced inspiration for their highly emotional debut EP after the best friend of one of the band was tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2015. The talented four piece put their creative talents together, writing the song ‘Welcome Home’ in dedication to their friend. The song was performed …

Beatles inspired Barcelona band, Pablo and The Appleheads, collide vintage aesthetic with modern sound

Barcelona native, Pablo Villavecchia, and his band of ‘Appleheads’ are back with their sophomore album, Alessandra, named after his girlfriend. Pablo notes that ‘meeting her meant the culmination of the album, as well as my unsatisfied love story, which was finally satisfied in a fantastic and unexpected way’. The album is set for release on …