HOLDUPNOW Presents: Astronautalis @ Exchange, Bristol 08.08.14

HOLDUPNOW Presents: Astronautalis @ Exchange, Bristol 08.08.14

Long have fans all over the UK been taunted with Astronautalis playing everywhere but Britain, but now the wait is finally over. Coming to England to play a small number of shows, ...

EP Review: Batsch – Collar

EP Review: Batsch – Collar

Artist: Batsch EP: Collar Tracks: 5 Label: Tin Angel Records Release date: 14th July 2014 This quartet from Coventry brings something you will have never heard before and I'm not e ...

Album Review: My Fictions – Stranger Songs

Album Review: My Fictions – Stranger Songs

Artist: My Fictions Album: Stranger Songs Tracks: 10 Release Date:  1 July 2014 Label: Topshelf Records Hardcore band My Fictions have just released their first full-length album, ...

EP Review: Ross Palmer – Reassurance

EP Review: Ross Palmer – Reassurance

Artist: Ross Palmer EP: Reassurance Tracks: 4 Release Date:  9 June 2014 Label: Self Released South East London-based songwriter Ross Palmer has just released his solo EP Reassuran ...

Single Review: Candy Darling – Money

Single Review: Candy Darling – Money

Artist: Candy Darling Single: Money Release date: 1st September 2014 I recently had the pleasure of reviewing the Wild Rumpus album which featured a ton of high-class collaboration ...

Preview: Shakedown Festival, Brighton, 19/07/14

Preview: Shakedown Festival, Brighton, 19/07/14

Sell-out festival, Shakedown, is returning to Brighton for a fourth year and this time, it’s in a brand new location.  This July, the popular festival returns to the seaside city f ...

EP Review: Le Castle Vania – Feels Like Fire

EP Review: Le Castle Vania – Feels Like Fire

Artist: Le Castle Vania EP: Feels Like Fire Tracks: 5 Release Date: 24 June 2014 Label: Always Never Following the Prophication EP, Le Castle Vania (LCV) came back on 24 June with ...

EP REVIEW: DRESSMAKER – GLASS

EP REVIEW: DRESSMAKER – GLASS

Artist: Dressmaker Album: Glass Number of Tracks: 4 Release Date: 23rd June 2014  After developing a reputation as a fearsome live act and being praised by big names like NME & ...

HOLDUPNOW Presents: Astronautalis @ Exchange, Bristol 08.08.14

Long have fans all over the UK been taunted with Astronautalis playing everywhere but Britain, but now the wait is finally over. Coming to England to play a small number of shows, Astronautalis’ fans have been buying tickets as if he’s not going to be returning for another five years. Extra dates have had to be added due to overwhelming demand (with two of four shows selling out already) and we have been lu ...

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EP Review: Batsch – Collar

Artist: Batsch EP: Collar Tracks: 5 Label: Tin Angel Records Release date: 14th July 2014 This quartet from Coventry brings something you will have never heard before and I'm not exaggerating. These guys live in a world overflowing with all kinds of sounds, art, and specifically glitter it would seem. This band is the very definition of eccentricity and you'll hear why in each of the 5 tracks within their n ...

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Album Review: My Fictions – Stranger Songs

Artist: My Fictions Album: Stranger Songs Tracks: 10 Release Date:  1 July 2014 Label: Topshelf Records Hardcore band My Fictions have just released their first full-length album, Stranger Songs, through Topshelf Records. The band have been likened to Pg. 99, Converge and American Nightmare. Since forming in Massachusetts in 2010, the band have found success through several split releases. The record opens ...

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EP Review: Ross Palmer – Reassurance

Artist: Ross Palmer EP: Reassurance Tracks: 4 Release Date:  9 June 2014 Label: Self Released South East London-based songwriter Ross Palmer has just released his solo EP Reassurance. Palmer is heavily immersed in music, as well-being featured on BBC 6 Music with his band Sumner, he has also produced albums by Yo Zushi and James McKean. Palmer recently launched the four track EP at the 12 Bar Club in London ...

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Single Review: Candy Darling – Money

Artist: Candy Darling Single: Money Release date: 1st September 2014 I recently had the pleasure of reviewing the Wild Rumpus album which featured a ton of high-class collaborations including the imitable Emily Breeze who sang on the jumped up, disco, hoedown of a tune Apocalyptic Boogie. Emily has a powerful voice and I'm pleased to be able to hear a track with her own outfit, Candy Darling, who are due to ...

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Preview: Shakedown Festival, Brighton, 19/07/14

Sell-out festival, Shakedown, is returning to Brighton for a fourth year and this time, it’s in a brand new location.  This July, the popular festival returns to the seaside city for a fourth year and isn’t short of fantastic acts including legendary headliners Basement Jaxx. Joining them on stage will be London duo Groove Armada, Jaguar Skills and Duke Dumont. The infamous Supercharged arena is also making ...

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