Author: Madison Ciére Convey
Seasoned music writer with a Ph.D. in emo culture. Can be found at the venue bar with a Strongbow Dark Fruits in hand. Head honcho at Highwire Magazine, once was called "a dictatorship with blonde highlights."
Waterparks – Greatest Hits
The latest and considerably most ambitious addition to Waterparks’ alphabetized discography is the highly anticipated Greatest Hits. The record’s name alone is setting the bar high, but this is not a band that would make such a statement unless they could not only meet but succeed expectations.Continue reading “Waterparks – Greatest Hits”
High Functioning – High Functioning EP
Released on Friday, April 23, via Airbag Records, High Functioning’s eponymous debut EP is a white-hot thrasher. It’s fast-paced punk at its finest, compact but more than enough to tide you over. The production value here is through the roof—it was recorded at Toe Rag Studios in Hackney by Grammy-winner Liam Watson, who famously worked on The White Stripes’ Elephant.Continue reading “High Functioning – High Functioning EP”
Cowboy Flying Saucer – ‘Mascara’
Following on from their recent LP release, Cowboy Flying Saucer are set to drop a double-sided single today, April 2. ‘Mascara’ is headlining in this instance, followed by ‘I Threw Something Awful On It’. This is a strictly limited physical release with only 25 copies of the 7″ available (and already sold out at the time of this review!), with artwork designed by local visual artist Danny Neon (Daniel Barnard).Continue reading “Cowboy Flying Saucer – ‘Mascara’”
Waterparks – The Anti-Tour Performance
The music industry as we know it has changed drastically, and artists are now desperate to find new ways to connect with their fans. With shows not feasible in most countries currently, live streams have become the new norm. Texas-bred band Waterparks are one of the latest to jump on the bandwagon, offering ticket and merch packages for a live stream on Saturday, March 27.Continue reading “Waterparks – The Anti-Tour Performance”
Black Honey – Written & Directed
Brighton indie rockers Black Honey made a splash with their eponymous 2018 debut, leaving them with huge shoes to fill in regards to their follow-up. With vocalist Izzy B. Phillips at the helm, Written & Directed drives home what is, of late, a particularly relevant message of female empowerment.Continue reading “Black Honey – Written & Directed”
Cowboy Flying Saucer – IsoMusik
Cowboy Flying Saucer are a bit of a local legend in Walthamstow, a town in North East London whose previous musical exports include East 17 and Blazin’ Squad. However, that is where comparisons must end as there is nothing quite like CFS’s avant-garde stylings.Continue reading “Cowboy Flying Saucer – IsoMusik”
Jetty Bones – Push Back
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Kelc Galluzzo, who goes by the stage name Jetty Bones, proves that talent is found in the most unlikely of places.
Cameron Walker on how Twin XL came, saw, conquered — then adapted
Formed by three talented musicians with years of touring and recording experience under their belts, Twin XL has quietly been rising to the top since they released their first single, ‘Good’, in 2019.
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