CHILDCARE’s urgent and addictive single ‘Kiss?’ has now got an equally charming visual accompaniment. It's art-pop played by punks.

The hazy Nashvillers Okey Dokey have taken us by the hand and written a little track-by-track map for their new album. Love You, Mean It is out now via Exag Records.

Photographer Chris Patmore captured the mayhem of The Sly Persuaders album launch gig/party/riot. Featuring support from Bridport Dagger and Saint Agnes.

We've got an exclusive for you - London's Sly Persuaders debut album. We also asked a few questions so we can all get to know them a little better.

Tim Mobbs spoke to Menace Beach at Hare & Hounds in Birmingham just before the third show in their 15-date tour.

Latest Album & EP Reviews
Single Of The Week

TONSTARTSSBANDHT - Sorcerer

On their new single, 'Sorcerer', TONSTARTSSBANDHT are perhaps at their most accessible, despite the intimidating size of this nine-minute song.

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fresh Flesh

Our lovely hunks of Fresh Flesh have recommended some pretty amazing music, people and places for you lot. Here’s another round up of who the bands you love… love.

After a busy first year as a band, we pin down Leeds' exciting newcomers, Team Picture. 

Latest Live Reviews

"It’s early, it’s a Tuesday night, and The Hare & Hounds is packed." We jealously sent Tim Mobbs to see our newest favourite band.

Photographer Chris Patmore captured the mayhem of The Sly Persuaders album launch gig/party/riot. Featuring support from Bridport Dagger and Saint Agnes.

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Event Preview

Handmade Festival 2017

when?
April 28, 2017
where?
Various

The weekend of Handmade Festival 2016 Leicester was the epicentre of the universe, about to play Manchester United with a chance to win the league. No-one knows what happened next.

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Reading Festival 2016

when?
August 25, 2016
where?
Reading Festival

As Richfield Avenue prepares itself for the battering of thousands of pairs of wellies; we take a look at what to expect from Reading Festival this weekend.

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It's day two of Reading Festival, and Izzie Dyer is hanging in there, eager to find the highlight sets of the weekend.

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To sign off the end of a brilliant year of festivals, we sent our reporter Izzie Dyer to Reading Festival to give us the lowdown on the biggest festival of the year.

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