The Shee

With a self-titled debut and new album Decadence under their belts the individually musically accomplished, largely Scottish, all-woman six-piece seemed worth a listen… Chris Belson: It is said that whenever a group of the beautiful and otherworldly Shee appear to…

Karenin’s Smile

This Peterborough band have only been playing together for a couple of years and already have released a debut EP, got to the semi-finals of Future Radio’s Next Big Thing, and got some scrummy BBC airplay. They are backed by the…

10 questions with… The Secret Sisters

We are Laura and Lydia Rogers, two sisters from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, who sing early country, folk, Americana, and gospel music. We are 24 and 22, respectively. We both sing and play guitar during our performances, and have been likened to the Everly Brothers, the Louvin Brothers and the Andrews Sisters.

Mountain Goats on tour tour tour

Best band in the world, the Mountain Goats, have announced a UK tour after the release of All Eternals Deck, their first release on Merge Records. They’re so brilliant live it would be remiss of us not to very strongly…

Endless Knot

Endless Knot are a Coventry based celtic-folk ska and reggae band.  They have a lot of members and play a mad array of instruments.  Their album Streets Ahead is available now… Matt Collins: Endless Knot’s Myspace page announces that Marc…

Album: Left With Pictures – In Time

When Beyond Our Means, the debut album from Left With Pictures, was released in late 2009, the critical consensus seemed to be that the band did nothing extraordinary, but did it bloody well. Perhaps the London-based fivesome took that as…

Album: Pete Yorn – Pete Yorn

Radio-friendly college rock can be a tricky business. It is a broad church, and at its best, Weezer, R.E.M. and Guided by Voices show that an easy way with a chorus and universal lyrics can neatly tap into a range…

Cecille Grey

Nottingham based four piece Cecille Grey have been together for just over a year – already a fixture on the live scene and making a noise on BBC 6Music, the panel moved in to check them out… Tom Moyser: Cecille…