If Live Music Isn’t What It Used To Be, No One Gave Us The Memo

Pictured: Sadface at SYS #002 (photo by Mags Luckhurst) I distinctly remember my first visual encounter with music. I was six years old. My dad had purchased a copy of The Blues Brothers, which was on the sale rack at Blockbuster. When we eventually sat down to watch it, I couldn’t have contemplated that what …

Genre-Bending, Toilet Roll and Basingstoke: PLY Speaks About His New Track “No Friends”

PLY is the moniker of bedroom producer and Reading native Matt Simpson. Having first cut his teeth in acoustic duo WeatherVanes before fronting four-piece alt-rock group Qualms, he’s now taking his creative endeavours in a completely new direction, blending his experiences as a guitarist with slick hip-hop infused production.  As a personal challenge of sorts, …

10 April Fools Article Ideas Our Writers Were Too Lazy To Flesh Out

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Rammstein Release New Single “DEUTSCHLAND” Ahead of New Album

It’s an exciting time for fans of German industrial metal behemoth Rammstein. The band released a brand new single, “DEUTSCHLAND” on Thursday (March 28th), ahead of a big new release cycle by the band. The single is the opening track from a new 11-song album, releasing May 17th. The new self-titled album will be Rammstein’s …

Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘E•MO•TION’ is the seminal Emo album of OUR Generation

The year is 2012. You can’t legally be in a car for more than five minutes without hearing Somebody That I Used To Know on the radio. Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is growing heavily on the public consciousness, arming soft boys with ammunition years before the term ‘softboy’ would enter into the public lexicon. One …