Some bands are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them, and some work really bloody hard for it. Plymouth based alt-rockers Radiosaurus fall from a running leap right into the latter. Having earned their place firmly within the upper echelons of the Devon music scene, and after receiving consistent radio play from BBC Introducing […]Read more "REVIEW: RADIOSAURUS – SLEEP AWAY THE SUN"
After a considerably longer than intended hiatus, Seven Plays is back and with a not bad batch to start things off again. So without further adieu, the recent best of this fair county. For the full playlist head here, or read on for the track by track breakdown. Matthew and Me – Every Day Some […]Read more "BBC INTRODUCING – SEVEN PLAYS 11/05/17"
“You’re mesmerising!” yelped a grey-haired man to the twenty-one-year-old woman on stage in Hackney’s Oslo. Awkward giggles from the crowd followed. “Your hair looks great!” was soon added, along with my favourite heckle of the night simply for its simplicity, a repeated cry of “was that the one from True Detective”? Sadly the gentleman in […]Read more "A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Alexandra Savior at Oslo, Hackney, 26/04/17"
The concept of a music festival is strange. Tribes of strangers gather in fields to stand around (usually in mud, frequently in puddles of stale beer), watch music which they’ve often never heard, and accumulate the sort of stench and sleep deprivation which would have them sent home from work. They’re wonderful. Nothing brings people […]Read more "Devon: The Festivals"
You may have heard of these two, you may have not. If you were firmly in the “not” department, chances are you’re soon to be in the overwhelming minority. With a second album due for release early May, it’s looking like Exeter’s folk-rock duo Sound Of The Sirens will be riding the wave of their first […]Read more "CHAT – Sound Of The Sirens"
The date of this week’s Seven Plays might implicate that this is a Valentines edition. Lucky for you (and me) my stomach isn’t quite sturdy enough for that, so instead it’s the usual unusual mix of genres, styles and stages in careers. If you enjoy the tracks, I’d love to hear what you think, so […]Read more "BBC INTRODUCING – SEVEN PLAYS 14/02/17"
In my last festival piece, I was going down the line of a fairly well-established but still establishing South West fest in the form of Exeter’s Poltimore. This time around though, it’s the turn of a festival which still sits ready to hatch in its little incubator of anticipation. The beast about to take flight […]Read more "FESTIVAL SEASON – GRINAGOG FESTIVAL, TORQUAY"