Tag: YONAKA

Weekend Showcase 3.40

Weekend Showcase 3.40

We’re heading down the backstretch of 2017, and the music continues to amaze. The Weekend Showcase 3.40 edition is proof that there is still great new music to be found. This week’s mega-playlist features 57 songs. The artists and bands represent from 16 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, […]

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YONAKA – ‘Heavy” (EP review)

YONAKA – ‘Heavy” (EP review)

After bursting onto the scene in 2016, YONAKA immediately became one of the UK’s buzziest bands. Comparisons to Wolf Alice were inevitable with their combination of gritty, explosive indie rock and foreboding storytelling. Not surprisingly, Atlantic Records UK quickly signed the Brighton-based quartet, further fueling expectations that a record was on the way. Finally, YONAKA’s first EP arrived on Friday, and […]

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Standon Calling 2017 – photo review

Standon Calling 2017 – photo review

Standon Calling Festival in Hertfordshire (UK) took place over three rainy days in July. The festival, in its 12th year, feels like a family-friendly country fair that got a bit out of hand, with dog shows, fancy dress competitions, drag acts, and a swimming pool included. Oh and some music. Here are some of my music highlights from Saturday and […]

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Standon Calling Festival – preview

Standon Calling Festival – preview

About Standon Calling Standon is a small village in the Hertfordshire countryside that has hosted a festival since 2006. Like most of the offering on the packed UK Summer festival agenda, it has grown from a garden party into a full-scale family-friendly festival – with hot tubs, massages, Horrible Histories, fancy dress prizes and even a dog show. They don’t […]

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Truck Festival 2017 – Weekend Preview

Truck Festival 2017 – Weekend Preview

It’s the twentieth year of Truck Festival, the independent music festival based in Oxfordshire, England. It all began after the organisers decided that all the main music festivals had become too obvious and commercialised. Twenty years on and they’ve got three cracking headliners in The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, and The Vaccines, and a whole list of amazing up and coming […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.18

Weekend Showcase 3.18

Another week has passed, and another opportunity to review the best new music of the past 7 days. The Weekend Showcase 3.18 edition features 51 songs by artists representing ten (10) countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

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Saturday Sampler May 13th

Saturday Sampler May 13th

The Saturday Sampler May 13th edition is strongly European for a change, with only two American bands represented. Take these nine new songs for a spin, then check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase will include all the music we have shared since Monday.   BAIO – “PHILOSOPHY!” (London, England via New York City) RIYL: Phoenix, Spoon, Todd Terje Vampire Weekend bassist Chris […]

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