Interviews

Catching up with the latest bands and musicians…

An Interview with Ryan Bell, Sunken Sofa Sessions

This week, we caught up with Ryan Bell , founder of Sunken Sofa Promotions to discuss his new project, Sunken Sofa Sessions – a series of live sessions to help promote local Glaswegian bands. Read all about it below… 1. Tell us more about Sunken Sofa Sessions? Sunken Sofa Sessions is a series of live sessions that launched in FebruaryContinue reading “An Interview with Ryan Bell, Sunken Sofa Sessions”

We caught up with Welsh country singer songwriter, Eleri Angharad to discuss performing in Nashville, Chigago and New York alongside her success in securing over 100,000 streams on Spotify

This week we caught up with welsh country singer, Eleri Angharard to discuss when she first discovered her love for music, the country music scene in Swansea and being on the line up for the upcoming British Country Music Festival … 1. When did you discover your love for music? As a kid I always loved music,Continue reading “We caught up with Welsh country singer songwriter, Eleri Angharad to discuss performing in Nashville, Chigago and New York alongside her success in securing over 100,000 streams on Spotify”

Find out more about new Dublin Indie rock band, Afterbliss from how they formed to releasing their two debut singles before being able to play their first gig!

This week, we caught up with Dublin five piece, Afterbliss to discuss their latest single, Kiss & Tell, the Dublin music scene and how you can support local bands during lockdown… 1. How did you guys form? Ally Pender (drums) and Alex Burcea (lead guitar & synths) are the founding members. They met while in anotherContinue reading “Find out more about new Dublin Indie rock band, Afterbliss from how they formed to releasing their two debut singles before being able to play their first gig!”

Glaswegian Musician Martin Leary reveals his musical influences growing up, the message behind his latest release and being nominated for The Weekender’s Video of the Year Award….

by Chelsea Ness This week, I caught up with indie rocker, Martin Leary to learn more where his love for music comes from, what local bands he’s been listening to and the release of his latest track, ‘ Watch The Sun Burn Your Eyes’. Find out more below… 1. When did you discover your loveContinue reading “Glaswegian Musician Martin Leary reveals his musical influences growing up, the message behind his latest release and being nominated for The Weekender’s Video of the Year Award….”

We Speak To Liverpool’s Jack Gill Ahead Of The Release Of His New Single ‘With Me’.

Jack Gill has jumped onto the Liverpool music scene over the past couple of years. He’s released tracks like ‘Sky High’ and ‘Our Time’ alongside playing shows across the city. Jack’s new single ‘With Me’ is set to be released on Friday 26th March and I can promise you it is an outstanding track. IContinue reading “We Speak To Liverpool’s Jack Gill Ahead Of The Release Of His New Single ‘With Me’.”

Cassia talk about the African influences in their style, moving to Berlin and not taking for granted airplay

After some initial problems with dodgy phone signals Cassia front man, Rob Ellis and myself got down to talking about everything from the African influences in the bands music to life in Berlin and the highs and lows of creativity in current times… How you been keeping, staying busy during the down time?Pretty good, justContinue reading “Cassia talk about the African influences in their style, moving to Berlin and not taking for granted airplay”

Indie rock band, Maystones discuss their first release, recording an EP during lockdown and how a drunken train ride home led to completing the band’s line up…

by Chelsea Ness This week, I caught up with Bishop’s Stortford five piece indie rock band, Maystones to find out more about how they formed, their debut release and staying productive in lockdown. Have a read below… How did you guys form? So, us two (Steve, drummer and Zac, guitarist) have been mates since weContinue reading “Indie rock band, Maystones discuss their first release, recording an EP during lockdown and how a drunken train ride home led to completing the band’s line up…”

We caught up with Jordan Stewart, founder of local music blog, ‘Braw Gals in Music’ which promotes women working within the Scottish music scene

This week we caught up with Jordan Stewart, founder of local music blog, ‘Braw Gals in Music’ which promotes women working within the Scottish music scene. We discuss how the blog initially started, female inequality within the industry and what plans Jordan has for the future… 1. How did ‘Braw Girls in Music’ come about? Continue reading “We caught up with Jordan Stewart, founder of local music blog, ‘Braw Gals in Music’ which promotes women working within the Scottish music scene”

Yianna from Southampton’s very own Artemis discusses the band’s latest single, Kingdom, playing at the 02 Islington and being in an all women’s post punk band

by Chelsea Ness Southampton’s very own alt rock / post punk band, Artemis are making waves within the local music scene with the release of their latest single, Kingdom. I caught up with Yianna to discuss how the band formed, the influence behind Kingdom and what advice she has to any young female musicians startingContinue reading “Yianna from Southampton’s very own Artemis discusses the band’s latest single, Kingdom, playing at the 02 Islington and being in an all women’s post punk band”

Papa Shango are unlike any band you have witnessed before, they perform live rock music whilst combining circus entertainment…

by Chelsea Ness Papa Shango are certainly a band that sticks out from the rest with their live performances include combining rock music with circus acts. I caught up with the band to find out more their incredibly unique act, playing a slot at Glastonbury and their music writing process. Have a read below now…Continue reading “Papa Shango are unlike any band you have witnessed before, they perform live rock music whilst combining circus entertainment…”

Alternative hip hop singer songwriter, Sam Thomas spills all about his debut album, Progress, where his love for music began and his favourite local musicians…

by Chelsea Ness North East alt singer songwriter, Sam Thomas has had an incredible year when it comes to music releases, with his EP, Process, his single, Mr Sunshine and his debut album, Progress all being brought out within the year! Sam is no stranger within his local music scene meddling in a wide varietyContinue reading “Alternative hip hop singer songwriter, Sam Thomas spills all about his debut album, Progress, where his love for music began and his favourite local musicians…”

We caught up with Dublin indie outfit, Strawman & The Jackdaw to discuss their brand new EP, playing in Italy and how they came up with their band incredible name…

by Chelsea Ness Indie four piece, Strawman & The Jackdaw are a new discovery for me but as soon as I heard their music I knew I had to share! Their unique individual style makes them stand out and if they weren’t on your radar before then they should be now! I caught up withContinue reading “We caught up with Dublin indie outfit, Strawman & The Jackdaw to discuss their brand new EP, playing in Italy and how they came up with their band incredible name…”

We caught up with Alt Rock trio, Lonehead to discuss their debut album, their favourite Glaswegian bands and the craziest thing to have happened to them on stage…

by Chelsea Ness Glaswegian alt-rockers, Lonehead have been main players in the Glaswegian rock scene for a while now and with the release of their debut album, Wonderful and How to Get it, the band are certainly showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. I caught up with them to find out how theyContinue reading “We caught up with Alt Rock trio, Lonehead to discuss their debut album, their favourite Glaswegian bands and the craziest thing to have happened to them on stage…”

DMA’S guitarist Johnny Took talks about eating the worst Chinese he has had in Motherwell and the possibility of releasing new music this year

As I sat staring back at myself, fretting over whether or not the microphone on my laptop was adequate enough to be audible or if I had passed on the correct meeting details to my first Zoom call, I am suddenly met with the sound of a distinct Aussie accent welcoming me with a “hello”Continue reading “DMA’S guitarist Johnny Took talks about eating the worst Chinese he has had in Motherwell and the possibility of releasing new music this year”

Felix And The Sunsets talk to us about their writing influences and the release of their upcoming EP

Leith trio Felix And The Sunsets had a chat with us this week to talk us through the political elements which influence their writing, their vision for the music they create and update us on the release of their upcoming EP out this year… For our readers who may not know of you, give usContinue reading “Felix And The Sunsets talk to us about their writing influences and the release of their upcoming EP”

Still Corners return with their fifth album ‘The Last Exit’ and talk us through the inspiration behind it

Still Corners are a band who, over the past couple of years, have captivated me with their music and the ability to craft it in such a form where it takes you along a road of self discovery in which you never quite knew you needed to go on, so when I was offered theContinue reading “Still Corners return with their fifth album ‘The Last Exit’ and talk us through the inspiration behind it”

London trio The Howlers discuss the inspiration behind their new EP ‘Rebirth’ and the difficulties they have experienced during the pandemic

London rockers The Howlers have quickly been making a name for themselves over the past year and a bit since their formation back in 2019. Known for their raucous live-shows and ferocious style the trio have gained acclaim from BBC Radio 1 and have had their music feature on the likes of BT, Sky SportsContinue reading “London trio The Howlers discuss the inspiration behind their new EP ‘Rebirth’ and the difficulties they have experienced during the pandemic”

An Interview with Beks

This week we caught up with pop singer songwriter, Beks to discuss being an Australian artist, her latest releases and her music being played on the radio! Find out more about Beks below now… 1. When did you first discover your love for music and who were your musical influences growing up? When I was aContinue reading “An Interview with Beks”

Premiere & Interview with Dictator & Volka for Trash Panda

By Paola Mancini, November 2020 We are thrilled to be premiering the release of a Double A Side of collaborations from West Lothian Indie rock band, Dictator and Alternative rock band, Volka when they cover each others recent singles in their own individual style to raise funds for a local mental health enterprise , TrashContinue reading “Premiere & Interview with Dictator & Volka for Trash Panda”

Catching up with Hex Hue about the release of their new single, ‘Anyway’ in collaboration with Avro Party.

This week, we caught up with Katie Richardson from harmony driven alt-pop band, Hex Hue to find out more about their music, the Belfast music scene and their brand new single, Anyway in collaboration with Avro Party. Read all about it below… 1. How did Hex Hue come about and how would you describe yourContinue reading “Catching up with Hex Hue about the release of their new single, ‘Anyway’ in collaboration with Avro Party.”

The K’s Discuss Hosting Their Very Own Talent Show, Writing Music Through WhatsApp In Lockdown And Their Latest Single ‘TV’

Hailing from Earlestown comes one of the UK’s most energetic and exciting live acts on the circuit, The K’s – we caught up with them lately to discuss everything from hosting their very own online talent show to writing their lockdown ballad ‘Valley One‘ through voice notes over WhatsApp. Get the lowdown here… Englands backContinue reading “The K’s Discuss Hosting Their Very Own Talent Show, Writing Music Through WhatsApp In Lockdown And Their Latest Single ‘TV’”

Interviewing Fee of BLOXX

I have been following and loving uxbridge indie heroes BLOXX since they released their single Headspace last year – so you can understand that I was extremely excited (and had a slight fangirl moment) to interview their lead singer Fee Booth a few weeks back! We chatted about their recent tour with Twin Atlantic ,Continue reading “Interviewing Fee of BLOXX”

Frank Turner Talks About Recording A Collaborative Album In Isolation, Live Shows In 2020 And Stepping Into Production

With a new collaborative album with Jon Snodgrass set to be released November 13th – Frank Turner talks about adjusting to recording in isolation from one another and playing socially distanced gigs throughout the summer. We also get the lowdown on his first steps into production and how he got the shout to feature onContinue reading “Frank Turner Talks About Recording A Collaborative Album In Isolation, Live Shows In 2020 And Stepping Into Production”

Bemz Interview

Glasgow-based rapper Bemz has released his new EP Saint Of Lost Causes, featuring 7 incredibly raw and honest original tracks. The record successfully portrays Bemz’s ability to share his stories, experiences and views through eloquent lyrics and memorable music. We recently caught up with Bemz to talk all things music. We asked him to tellContinue reading “Bemz Interview”

An Interview with Hollie Irvine and Jo Dargie, The Velvet Lounge and Studio.

This week we caught up with dream-team duo, Hollie Irvine and Jo Dargie, co-owners of The Velvet Lounge and Studio situated in Perth to discuss their new live stream event, ‘Velvet Sessions’, the local electronic scene and what it’s like being the only female lead studio in Scotland. Have a read below now… The newContinue reading “An Interview with Hollie Irvine and Jo Dargie, The Velvet Lounge and Studio.”

An Interview with Captain Wilberforce on the release of their latest album, When the Dust Just Won’t Settle

by Chelsea Ness This week, we caught up with Northern Indie Pop band, Captain Wilberforce to find out more about their latest album, ‘When The Dust Just Won’t Settle’. Find out everything you need to know about the album through this detailed interview… You have just released your latest album, ‘When the Dust Just Won’tContinue reading “An Interview with Captain Wilberforce on the release of their latest album, When the Dust Just Won’t Settle”

An Interview with Sean Simmons about his latest charity single, ‘Don’t 079 Me’

Last month, London based singer/ songwriter, Sean Simmons released his latest single, ‘Don’t 079 Me’ which reached number eight in the ITunes singer/ songwriter chart in order to raise money and awareness for the mental health charity, MIND. The official video of the track which was also released last month focuses on self-love and positivityContinue reading “An Interview with Sean Simmons about his latest charity single, ‘Don’t 079 Me’”

An Interview with Electronic Industrial Producer, Memebrane

This week, we caught up with Electronic Industrial producer, Rohan Moran aka Memebrane. As a graduate at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Memebrane has had years of experience within the electronic industry. Have a read below where we discuss his unique sound, his top 5 musical influences and his upcoming LP which is due out mid July!Continue reading “An Interview with Electronic Industrial Producer, Memebrane”

Socially Distant Spins with Sarah-Louise Kelly (SLK Digital)

This week, we caught up with SLK Digital’s very own Sarah-Louise Kelly to find out what albums she’s been listening to on repeat throughout lockdown. SLK Digital focuses on helping local businesses and individuals with their digital marketing, copywriting Skills and lots more! Find out what Sarah-Louise’s top lockdown albums are below… Throughout all ofContinue reading “Socially Distant Spins with Sarah-Louise Kelly (SLK Digital)”

Socially Distant Spins with Katie McBride, PPG Promotions & The 1925 Club

This week, we caught up with PPG Promotions’ very own Katie McBride where we chat about her favoutite lockdown albums. Katie also works at The 1925 Club, a phenomenal venue for upcoming bands and musicians in the local scene! Album 1: Arctic Monkeys – AM Why did it make the list? I’ve loved Arctic MonkeysContinue reading “Socially Distant Spins with Katie McBride, PPG Promotions & The 1925 Club”

Socially Distant Spins with Cameron McLean of Pyro

Today, Cameron Mclean, one half of alternative rock band, Pyro gives us his favourite lockdown albums. We’re big fans of Pyro’s latest release, ‘I’ll Understand’ and can’t wait to see to what else have in store for us in the future! Album 1: Let’s Go Sunshine -The Kooks Favourite Track: Initials for Gainsborough. It’s suchContinue reading “Socially Distant Spins with Cameron McLean of Pyro”

Socially Distant Spins with Chloë Coll

Tonight’s instalment of our ‘Socially Distant Daily Spins’ is brought to you by the lovely Chloë Coll. Chloe alongside Megan Denholm runs Denholm Promotions and HunnyBee Management whose roster includes Vansleep, Amy Lou and False Friends. Chloe has helped organise and promote a range of fantastic gigs including ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ at the startContinue reading “Socially Distant Spins with Chloë Coll”

Socially Distant Spins with Tom Mcguire and The Brassholes

Today’s special guest is none other than Tom Mcguire from 8 piece modern / soul / funk band, Tom Mcguire and the Brassholes. The band have had an incredible year from the release of their latest project, ‘Caveman/Battle Weapons’ – a two part single release with ‘Caveman’ representing more towards heartbreak and ‘Battle Weapons’ focusingContinue reading “Socially Distant Spins with Tom Mcguire and The Brassholes”

Interview with Twinnie

This week, we caught up with Yorkshire singer-songwriter, Twinnie who has just released her debut album, Hollywood Gypsy! We chat about the influence behind the album, the time she joined Bryan Adams on stage and her upcoming UK tour which includes a Glasgow date… When did you first discover your love for music? My mum wouldContinue reading “Interview with Twinnie”

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