Introducing Document: The Post-Punk Powerhouse Taking Manchester’s Music Scene By Storm

Recently we have been drawn into the dark and brooding world of Document, a post-punk band whose sound is particularly potent and full of atmosphere.

Back in March, they released their first EP: A Camera Wanders All Night. Made up of 5 well-refined songs that each have a dark and twisted tale to tell, sonically resonating perfectly with the modern revival of punk.

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, for example, is a robust display of character-focused lyricism that is extremely well-developed. It combines perfectly with the aura of the instrumentation, generating a rather cinematic and extremely enticing storyline. There’s an underlying feeling of nostalgia hidden within Document’s music, hints of influences and ideas that shape their songs into something truly meaningful.

The vocals play a rather important role in each track, acting as the narrative’s vessel. The delivery is somewhat poetic; it’s consuming and rather admirable how well the style and emotional undertones complement the instrumentation. The guitars are absolute, with riffs that ring in your ears, tearing away at any predetermined ideas of what each song might hold. In addition, the drums and bass work perfectly to deepen their tracks, creating layers of drama and soulfulness.

There’s something particularly intriguing about the band’s musical mystique, their ability to spark emotiveness in such an infectiously powerful way is what really caught our eye. Every song is an experience, reaffirming the idea of their sonic maturity.

Document are a powerhouse fronting the resurgence of the post-punk scene, leaving us to wonder what exciting prospects the future may hold – they most certainly are a band to watch. Their next gig is at The Soup Kitchen in Manchester, an intimate 200 capacity venue right in the heart of the city. It’s great to see it sold out so make sure you watch out for future dates!

For fans of The Murder Capital, IDLES, Joy Division, and Shame.

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Televised Mind – The Latest Single From Fontaines D.C.

This evening we welcomed the release of Fontaines D.C.’s latest single, televised mind. It’s the third single from their second album, ‘A Hero’s Death’, which is set to be released at the end of July. It’s yet another valuable addition to the band’s musical collective.

The music video was also released earlier this evening.

From start to finish, the instrumentation is captivating. Forcing a grip upon the listener’s attention. The track is full of movement, driven by the excellent use of dynamics. The introduction of the drums, bass, and guitar riffs all at once, for example, is a powerful maneuver (and one that Fontaines D.C. have mastered). The vocals are particularly melodic, further enticing the approval of those who listen.

Recently the band shared how The Prodigy and The Brian Jonestown Massacre were great influences in the creation of the track, more specifically their use of chord progressions that create a ‘droning, hypnotic feel’. As a result, the melodic structure of Televised Mind feels a lot more experimental in comparison to their previous songs.

Of course, you can’t go without touching on the pungent lyricism present. The track homes in on the sobering idea of fading originality and the desire of acceptance. We see a use of repetition within the lyrics creating a realistic reflection on the indoctrination present in modern-day society. It’s like a walk through the city, looking at each individual walking past and seeing them for what they really are, a televised mind. After all, we’ve all fallen victim to the pressures of forced ideology.

‘This song is about the echo chamber and how personality gets stripped away by surrounding approval. People’s opinions get reinforced by constant agreement, and we’re robbed of our ability to feel wrong.’

– GRIAN CHATTEN (Frontman of fontaines d.c.)

The release has further increased the anticipation and excitement regarding the release of ‘A Hero’s Death’ as it presents a broader collection of sonic influences, leaving fans wondering what else the band might be hiding up their sleeves.

Overall, Televised Mind is a track ridden with reality. It’s a reminder of the hidden issues present in all of our lives, and reaffirms the notion that we must strive towards individuality and staying true to ourselves.

Tickets for their UK tour go on sale on Thursday, we’d highly recommend heading down to your nearest venue to catch them live.

A Hero’s Death – The Latest Single From Fontaines D.C.

On the 5th of May, Dublin band Fontaines D.C released their latest single, A Hero’s Death. The track has already received an unprecedented amount of praise whilst fuelling a frenzy of interest and anticipation for their next studio album (A Hero’s Death) which will be released on the 31st of July.

A Hero’s Death is soaked in repetitive mantras, all of which share the same familiar sense of realness that Fontaines D.C. portray so effectively. There’s an air of demand created in the delivery of the lyrics as the track acts as a harsh reality check. It depicts what lead singer Grian Chatten describes as the ‘principles for self-prescribed happiness’ and is certainly further proof of the group’s ability to provoke meaning and independence in the music they create.

The sheer power of this single is impossible to ignore and shows us the band delving into a new territory of sound whilst still maintaining the humbled familiarity of their musical makeup. From the guitar to the vocals, this single has generated a presence of its own due to its explicit form and sonic maturity.

Accompanied by the gritty stance of the instrumentation, the backing vocals are especially prominent within the single, providing a vital layer of melancholic graciousness that is present from start to finish. In addition, the movement created by the drums and bass combined displays their post-punk style perfectly, acting as the backbone of this musically righteous track.

The release has proven rather topical, with lyrics such as ‘life ain’t always empty’ and ‘look forward to a brighter future’ providing a reminder to all that there’s more to life than the current endeavours and the need to remain vigilant, no matter what. It is this ability to connect with the masses that has allowed Fontaines D.C. to create such a storm, they are a band that embraces vulnerability, allowing for a personal relationship between themselves and their listeners.

Watch the music video starring Aiden Gillen here:

Listen to A Hero’s Death Here:

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The New Abnormal- The Latest Release From The Strokes

Released 19 years on from their pioneering debut album, The Strokes’ sixth instalment, The New Abnormal, provides a contemporary and refreshing sound whilst reinstituting familiar qualities that we know and love. The album is composed of nine songs with some resembling more closely the earlier work of the band and others creeping into more ingenious and experimental territory.

It is worth noting that the contextual references vary from track to track, covering everything from personal experience to perhaps the state of the topical political landscape. ‘Bad Decisions’, an early release from the album, briefly graced this landscape when publicly played for the first time in February at a rally for Democrat and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. This seems a fitting yet unsurprising debut as frontman Casablancas has frequently been known to express his apparent scepticism and disillusionment with the functionality of Capitalism. In our opinion, the opening track on The New Abnormal ‘The Adults are Talking’ takes on a seemingly insubordinate tone, a somewhat direct denunciation of the corrupt and immoral businessmen or politicians at the helm of our society. However, other tracks seem to take a more personal, reflective tone and something that perhaps a listener can relate to.

The instrumentation of The New Abnormal is ambitious, prominent use of synths accentuates the new wave influences present whilst contrasting the traditional garage rock stature of their earlier albums. However, an air of familiarity is secured by the development of riffs that are reminiscent of their more ‘traditional’ style. Each instrument present has been skillfully adapted to create an air of depth and atmosphere throughout each track. There is an interesting variety in valence created by the diversity in the tone of synths especially and there are many examples of manipulated dynamics throughout. From the thumping percussion of ‘Not The Same Anymore’ to the falsettos Casablancas delivers so effortlessly in ‘Eternal Summer’, there’s a clear sense of instrumental maturity present. Overall, the sounds of The New Abnormal resonate and it’s impossible to ignore the musical development and production that has taken place.

The New Abnormal has proven a truly valuable addition to The Strokes’ musical collective. Their highly anticipated and long-awaited 6th album has tactfully displayed the gradual development of the band’s sound and also proved Casablancas to be a genuinely successful lyricist as well as renowned riff writer.

Listen to The New Abnormal here:

Blossoms – Rough Trade East

On the 1st of February we were lucky enough to have seen Blossoms perform an intimate acoustic set live at Rough Trade East in London. The show commemorated the release of the band’s latest album, Foolish Loving Spaces. The band treated us to the new album (bar My Vacant Days) and even took a request at the end, finishing the set with a crowd favourite: There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls). From the excitement in the queue to the appreciation from the band when signing our albums, the evening was overall pretty incredible!

The show was especially relaxed and the interaction with the crowd further illuminated the friendly, down to earth nature of the band. It was also great seeing their tour manager, Wolfie, getting involved on stage by playing percussion! Looking around mid-performance, it was clear to see how much love there already is for this new album.

The signing process was particularly memorable due to the chattiness of the band (as well as Joe’s infectious laugh). It was heartwarming to see the genuine appreciation they have for their fans.

As third albums go, Blossoms have created something spectacular. It’s an incredible display of their talent and cultivates the genre-bending versatility of the band. We’re looking forward to the tour and can’t wait to see where this new album will take them.

Photos taken by Olivia Green

Have a listen to the album here:

The Amazons – Future Dust Expanded Edition Release

Back in May 2019, The Amazons released their second album, Future Dust. Over 7 months later, we’ve been lucky enough to have an expanded edition of the album.

The expanded version includes 3 new releases:

-Mother (Acoustic)

-Heart Of Darkness 


Heart Of Darkness 

Since its release, we’ve been listening to Heart Of Darkness nonstop. It has an extremely fiery attitude, with an immediate and high energy dynamic right from the start. It’s a fitting outlet to expand the album and its universe through. Incorporating previous track titles into the lyrics, such as End Of Wonder, it really does feel like a vital part of the grand finale and the closing of the Future Dust era. 

The vocals really stand out in this track, especially in the verse, as they have quite an emotive demeanor. When building up to the guitar solo at the end of the track, we hear an almost growing of strength and power within the vocals which charges the energy of the song. The bass line is an unsung hero within the track, not only complimenting the rest of the instrumentation but also adding to the dynamic with confidence. Overall, the musical makeup of Heart Of Darkness really is impressive and most certainly combines to create a pretty great song. 


Howlin is brazen, the instrumentation is audacious and the lyrics have a sort of parallelism to them. They appear rather intrepid at first, and yet there is an air of tenderness as a result of their contents, its delivery creates an entirely different narrative to the story they verbally contain.  

To expand on its instrumentation, Howlin has an assertive stance which is vital for a good rock track. The drums, whilst not being overpowering, generate the robustness needed to maintain an atmosphere of vigor. In other words, their pounding beats really do power the track forward. 

In addition, the guitar riffs are a key element to the basis of the song, not only accompanying the vocals but also strengthening the punch the song has, with its rich aura making it extremely memorable.

We’ d highly recommend seeing them live if you get the chance, they most certainly do put on a great show. Check out their live show dates and venues here:

Lost In Yesterday – The latest single from Tame Impala

On the 8th of January Tame Impala released Lost In Yesterday, the last single from their next album, The Slow Rush, which will be released next month.

First things first, what a single it is. The lyrics explore the ever changing state of memories: over time, views on past events become distorted and the feelings attached can change completely. This is a topic pretty much everyone can relate to, which in itself depicts an air of nostalgia. There is a certain feeling of inclusiveness when listening to this track, it’s an anthem of the masses.

Alongside its expansive storyline, Lost In Yesterday has a rhythmic stature of synthesised disco. The bassline is a prominent feature of the track and amplifies the groovy dynamics present. And of course, we had to touch on the incredible vocals of Kevin Parker. His voice blends perfectly with the style of instrumentation, there’s a perfect balance between power and tenderness. It’s sure to be a festival favourite due to its vibrancy and will most certainly not get ‘lost in yesterday’ as its presence is immense.

The Slow Rush will be released on the 14th of February 2020 and Tame Impala have already confirmed future live performances, such as All Points East festival in London. We’d highly recommend seeing Tame Impala live if you get the chance and make sure you have a listen to the other singles that have already been released.


2019 has been a busy year for the music industry. There’s been a healthy emergence of new artists and we’ve all been able to enjoy the exciting expansion of songs and albums released. 

Here, in no particular order, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite albums and songs that have been released throughout 2019.


My Honest Face – Inhaler

Throughout 2019, Dublin band Inhaler have been touring, writing and producing some incredible songs. Lucky for us, back in May we were greeted with the release of ‘My Honest Face’, an incredibly lively track that has since shown the power it has. From the vocals to the guitars, the bass to the drums, this single is incredibly well structured in a way that combines to create something that can only be described as a proper good tune.

It has the airiness expected of an Indie rock band with hints of 80s-Esque influence, illuminating how the band’s influences (Echo And The Bunnymen for example) have helped shape their tracks. These combinations of styles also show how versatile they are as they manage to combine genres, creating a unique sound.
Another strength of My Honest Face is its live delivery and ability to fill the room with energy. The atmosphere becomes electric as soon as the song begins and is a renowned crowd favourite for starting mosh pits.
It’s an extremely strong track that we value very highly.

Your Girlfriend – Blossoms

Your Girlfriend is the latest single to be released by Stockport’s finest, Blossoms. It follows the unusually comical narrative of falling in love with a friend’s girlfriend. It’s this unique take on a love song, and the witty humour included in the lyrics, that makes ‘Your Girlfriend’ really stand out. It’s a fun listen and one that is sure to be stuck in your head for the next week or so after!

The bass line creates a rather groovy feel and the drums add to the liveliness of the single. And we can’t ignore the incredibly catchy use of the slide guitar, what more could you want from a song? It’s most certainly unique and proves the versatility Blossoms have when experimenting with new sounds. Their new album, Foolish Loving Spaces, will be dropping on the 31st of January and we can’t wait!

Hypersonic Missiles – Sam Fender

Named Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac’s hottest record of the year, Hypersonic Missiles has taken the world by storm. The first track on the album, also sharing the same name, it lays the groundworks for what the rest of the album has to offer.

The song’s title was influenced by a news article surrounding the formidable and disconcerting weapons that can reportedly travel at five times the speed of sound. Narrating the song, we have a character loosely based on Sam himself, who despite all the political turmoil and worldwide devastation, has a prodigious lust for life. The song features a beautifully integrated saxophone solo (special shout out to the amazing Johnny ‘Bluehat’ Davis) and a driving beat which pushes the song forward to finish with a resplendent and instrumentally colourful finale.

Hypersonic missiles has proved a hit amongst Fender fans at gigs, bringing people together as what feels somewhat like an awe-inspiring community.

Boys In The Better Land – FONTAINES D.C.

Hailing from Ireland, post-punk band FONTAINES D.C have had an amazing year in 2019. Boys In The Better Land is their third and final single to be released in 2019 from Dogrel. It’s a lively track that captures perfectly the signature style of FONTAINES D.C. and has proven to be a crowd favourite at live shows.

The instrumental makeup of Boys In The Better Land is gritty, with a fierce tom snare beat accompanied by the powerfully delivered vocals of Grian Chatten. The guitars are vital and are what makes Boys In the Better Land such a signature piece of music. The riffs are well structured but without losing any sense of freedom, keeping them real and sounding amazing. Also, the use of the tambourine is a prominent feature of the track, being present from the intro and throughout it combines with the drums to maintain the high energy feel the song has. Finally, the bass line is suited perfectly to the structure of the song. It provides a sense of depth as well as being a strong underlying vessle of liveliness. Boys In The Better Land is an exceptional single

It Might Be Time – Tame Impala

It might be time is the third single to be released by Tame Impala in 2019. The drums are too good to ignore, their gritty, distorted beats accompanied by the incredible use of synths combine to create a track pounding with energy. And of course, the lyrics and vocals are perfectly suited to the song’s style. The emotions conveyed in such a high energy track is impressive, showing how the vocals aren’t overpowered by the rest of the instrumentation and the message hasn’t been lost.

It’s an extremely memorable experience listening to it might be time due to the sheer presence it has. From the artwork to the song’s storyline, it is an exceptional single. It has already given us a teaser of The Slow Rush, Tame Impala’s third studio album which will be released on the 14th of February 2020.

Don’t Cling To Life – The Murder Capital

Released in July, Don’t Cling To Life marked the last single to drop from The Murder Capital’s exceptional debut album When I Have Fears. Heavily emphasized by the music video and frequently described by the band themselves, Don’t Cling To Life is a celebration of death. This rather somber influence, however, requires attentive listening to grasp fully. As a result, it is an extremely powerful song, bringing about a chaotic reassurance, and highly charged and energetic piece of art.

Musically, the track is skillfully crafted. Featuring rich guitar riffs, impressive bass lines and drum kept beats, the thematic influence is present in all parts of the instrumentation. There is an air of darkness surrounding Don’t Cling To Life however it’s not overpowering, instead, it makes it far more emotive and hard to ignore. It has a great presence in its own right and its live delivery is exceptional.

Lo/Hi – The Black Keys

Lo/Hi really is a song that screams “Let’s Rock”. The dynamic is proportionally perfect, allowing a strong build-up within the chorus to help propel the song forward. Instrumentation wise, the single has everything you could want, dirty guitars, signature vocals, and a groovy rhythm created by the garage rock styled drums. And we can’t ignore the guitar solo which really tops it all off. It has a persona of absolute swagger.

It’s a refreshingly stylish and has infectious amounts of energy, making it stand out from a lot of singles. It has the power to carry a sort of leather jacket and motorbike vision whilst carrying a completely different story within the lyrics, one that is far more melancholic. This ability to create two completely different stories within one song is extremely hard to balance and they really have got it just right. Overall, it’s a skillfully crafted track and one that has proven to be nothing but a huge success.

British Bombs – Declan McKenna

The 16th of August marked the released of British Bombs, the latest single by Declan McKenna. It is politically driven with its main lyrical subject matter focusing on the outrage of war and the corruption presented in modern-day politics. However, the song’s made up of an upbeat and rather happy sound.

His contrast between lyrics and instrumental style is extremely powerful. It doesn’t just carry a message but also comes together to form a skillfully crafted, high energy track. It captures perfectly the ignorance present in many towards very relevant issues that must be addressed, it’s a good example of an artist increasing awareness and making a difference through their music. We’d highly recommend giving it a listen.



Dogrel is the debut album from Irish band FONTAINES D.C.. Full of powerful lyrics accompanied by an incredibly sculpted array of guitar, bass lines and drums , it resonates with those who listen to it. The energy throughout the album is captivating, with each song comes a new take on the state of modern life and the gritty truth regarding the functionality of politics.

Since it’s release back in April, it has had immense success and rightly so. Winning the title of Rough trade’s album of the year as well as a nomination for the 2019 mercury prize, Dogrel has proven itself as an extremely valued album.

Future Dust – The Amazons

Future Dust, released back in May, is the second album from The Amazons. It has 10 songs, all with their own narrative and a reprise of 25. Each song is explosive with energy, the powerful beat of the drums mixed with gritty vocals and infectious bass lines, it’s hard to ignore.

Making appearances at festivals (such as Reading and Leeds) and persuing the Future Dust headline tour, The Amazons have allowed us to see how the album translates into live performances, and it’s most certainly something you wouldn’t want to miss. One song that stands out, in particular, is the stage version of black magic, which traditionally ends the set. The room becomes electric as soon as the familiar introduction starts and it really is a physical representation of going out with a bang. Future Dust is most certainly a successful album and rightly so, musically it has everything you could want in an album and we can’t wait to see what The Amazons have lined up for us next.

When I Have Fears – The Murder Capital

The Murder Capital have taken 2019 by storm with a variety of live performances to the release of their incredible debut album, it has been a good year for the Irish band. When I Have Fears is a prime example of an exceptional debut album. With such a variety of tracks, themes and compositions, it’s a display of the band’s versatility.

For example, the dark and brooding weight of Slowdance I is incredibly powerful. With it being such a slow song, the emotions and individual uses of each instrument resonate. This is counteracted by the energy exerted in More Is Less for example, which has a denser texture of sounds playing at once as well as louder sounding vocals. Contrasts such as this illuminate The Murder Capital’s ability to maintain a distinct and recognizable sound without losing the uniqueness of each track. It’s a great album and a strong start to their musical collective.

Hypersonic Missiles – Sam Fender

Where to start? Finding the right words to convey our utter adoration for this album has been nothing short of a challenge. The album itself paints a picture of the raw and bitter truth, it writes a story so stark, representing the anguishes endured by thousands, if not millions of people all over. Fender’s great gift is this irrefutable ability to observe the actions and patterns of thought of everyone, “from the people to the Queen.” Most vitally, the album in a Springsteen-esque fashion, sticks up for the little guy, backing those backed into a corner, the most vulnerable in our society.

Interestingly, the Saxophone is integral to the album, featured in the songs ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ and ‘The Borders,’ again another nod to Fender’s hero and musical icon The Boss. The musical similarity between Springsteen and Fender is uncanny, but despite this, Sam Fender is very much individual with ideas of his own, bringing contemporary phenomenality to every piece of music and addressing more current issues associated with 21st-century inventions such as social media. He does so, with such compelling yet harrowing vocals that transfix the listener. Perhaps one of the best debut albums released ever (a rather bold statement, but one we’re willing to make) we seriously urge you to give the inevitably timeless album a listen if you haven’t already.

The Balance – Catfish And The Bottlemen

Released in April, the balance is the third album from Catfish And The Bottlemen, and what an album it is. Featuring songs such as longshot and 2all, the album has received a great amount of positive feedback and radio coverage. As well as it’s singles having a great deal of success, the entire album illuminates the band’s ability to create consistent energy, proven perfectly by their live performances throughout the year.

It has a sleek composition of guitar solos, punchy bass lines, drums that carry each song forward and some great vocals. In addition, the lyrics are clever and well structured, keeping a strong sense of understanding and inclusiveness in each track as their stories unfold. Overall, The Balance is a great album that has provided us with some incredible songs.

Why Me? Why Not. – Liam Gallagher

We have yet again been reunited with that familiar Mancunian twang of the practically biblical, rock and roll legend, Liam Gallagher. We say reunited because in many ways listening to this album felt like coming home ; Gallagher is fully aware that his audience knows what they like and likes what they know. Nevertheless, Gallagher’s second album as a solo artist gives us an exclusive look at Liam’s slightly more sensitive and moderate persona (featuring tracks like ‘Once’) than the usual wayward swagger that we’ve grown accustomed to.

Other tracks appear to focus more on the ruptured relationship between Liam and his brother Noel. “Act like you don’t remember, you said we’d live forever.” These lyrics from the second track, ‘One of Us,’ describe the vexation and disconsolation experienced by Liam that his older brother decided to break up Oasis back in 2009. Liam’s partner Debbie Gwyther, has suggested that he misses Noel, sparking rumours that perhaps the two brothers might reunite, even for just a few tour dates. Either way, with or without Noel, Liam has assuredly proved himself a worthy solo artist with this sophisticated and sublime album and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Jade Bird – Jade Bird

Releasing her self titled debut album in April, Jade Bird is the only female solo artist to make our list in 2019. The singer’s first album exhibits her fiery and idiosyncratic vocals with tunes such as ‘I Get No Joy’ and ‘Uh Huh’ but also offers some more tender and melodic tunes with the inclusion of the songs ’17’ and ‘If I die’ to the LP. Her voice, whilst still intense and resonant in these softer songs, instils an underlying sense of fragility, captivating such tenuousness of emotion. If heartache itself requested a soundtrack, this album would almost certainly fit the bill.

The truth is, it couldn’t have been more necessary for us to comment on how triumphant this album is. It’s balanced blend of solemnity but also aggravation is so professionally orchestrated, especially for a twenty two year old artist so fresh to the music industry. This release is a true success in our books and hopefully yours too; Jade Bird is unequivocally set to become a firm favourite amongst indie rock listeners.

What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham – FEET

After it’s anticipated release back in October, What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham has had great success, and rightly so. Transitioning from genre to genre whilst creating a lighthearted air of silliness, it’s most certainly unique.

Each track is exploding with energy and an extreme array of subject matter, the entire album is a fun listen, creating a snapshot into the weird and wonderful. It’s admirably random and captivates perfectly what FEET are all about. The musical structure is also very strong, each part of the instrumentation is fitted perfectly to each song, ensuring a consistent dynamic which allows the energy to be maintained. We’d strongly recommend giving it a listen.


With an ever growing collection of talented artists, the music industry is full of up and coming bands who are starting to make their presence known. We thought we’d share with you some of our favourite bands and singers who we believe will take 2020 by storm. We’d highly recommend checking them out!


Set to release their debut album in 2020, Inhaler is a band to watch. With an already incredible collection of singles and success regarding their recent tour, we strongly believe the new year will be a big year for the Dublin four-piece. They’ve already announced performances for festivals, such as Neighbourhood weekender, so we’d recommend checking them out and watching them live if you get the chance. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.


Having recently finished touring their debut album, What’s Inside is More Than Just Ham, FEET have shown great promise for the new year.
With a distinct style and great sense of energy in their music, their uniqueness is admirable. You can see FEET next year supporting Inhaler on their next tour or at festivals such as Live At Leeds. We’d strongly recommend giving them a listen.

Alfie Templeman

2019 has been a great year for Alfie Templeman, not only has he released a collection of songs that have received great positive feedback, but he’s also supported acts such as Sports Team and Inhaler on their recent tours. He creates an incredibly energetic atmosphere in his live performances and his music is versatile, we’d recommend giving it a listen. Sure to be releasing new tracks and making future live appearances, we’re excited to see what 2020 will bring for Alfie Templeman.


After seeing them ope for Inhaler back in October, we’ve been keeping up to date with Apre’s shenanigans ever since. They put on an incredibly energetic live show, with songs such as ‘All Yours’ and ‘5 to 5’ being some of our favourites to see live. Their music has an indie-pop sound which is refreshing. Each track is unique, with all their lyrics containing universal narratives, they’ve most certainly found their sound. Achieving a signature style, their songs are especially chilled out and yet they still manage to achieve a strong sense of energy throughout each track.

Apre will soon be venturing on a headline tour so we’d highly recommend heading down to one of their gigs!

The Mysterines

Throughout 2019, we’ve been lucky enough to see The Mysterines at both festivals, such as Reading, and at gigs like BBC Introducing. They’ve also recently supported The Amazons as part of the Future Dust tour, allowing their sound to be heard all across the country.

In their live shows, they radiate energy, attracting crowds and getting the room moving. It has been great seeing their progression throughout the year, releasing both an EP and now their latest single ‘Who’s Your Girl’. Their music is a powerful combination of striking vocals and strong bass lines accompanied by well-structured drums. They’re a refreshing addition to the rock genre. Their first headline tour is taking place in February and we’re sure 2020 is going to be a good year for The Mysterines.