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The 1975

The 1975

The 1975 have had an incredible year following the release of their debut Number 1 album in August 2013. They began 2014 with a sold-out UK tour that included shows at both Manchester Academy and London’s Brixton Academy, and have continued the year as they started it with landmark shows at the Royal Albert Hall […]

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Wolf Alice

Even the simplest of intentions can exceed the wildest of expectations. the story of North London’s ‘Wolf Alice’ is testament to that – a group brought together through the bedroom writing of frontwoman Ellie Rowsell and inspired by kindred spirit and guitarist Joff, drummer Joel, and Theo (bass) who brought her softly spoke, bittersweet tales […]

Marika

Marika Hackman

Marika’s music channels something very different to the happy-clappy nature of recent folk, hers is a far more potent vision in the lineage of Syd Barrett, but presented by an enigmatic beauty with a striking vocal delivery more akin to that of Nico. Testament to Marika’s rare talent can be heard on a recent covers […]

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich

‘Singer-songwriter’ is not a term embraced by many musicians. Too often the phrase is used to denote generic clichés, excessive emotional angst or middle-of-the-road blandness. But 21-year-old Benjamin Francis Leftwich feels it’s far from insulting; ‘My songs are personal and acoustic guitar based so why not? I am a singer-song-writer.’ With influences including Elliot Smith, […]

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Fossil Collective

Fossil Collective, a two-piece from Leeds, consists of multi instrumentalists David Fendick and Jonny Hooker. Their first recordings saw them taking inspiration from classic albums by Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Simon and Garfunkel and suggested comparisons with more contemporary artists such as Fleet Foxes, Midlake and Bon Iver. But in truth their exquisitely structured […]