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Talk Show Host – Not Here To Make Friends

There’s something about the indie punk power pop scene in North America where the music often sounds crisp, pure and undiluted. Toronto based Talk Show Host have produced a pretty perfect slice of pop punk with their third release, the five track EP Not Here To Make Friends. If you are easy with early Blink […]

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Covent – Heaven Knows

Halfway 2 Nowhere has built a fairly solid reputation covering top upcoming indie bands, but anyone who paid attention to our Top 40 recently will notice we’re a sucker for heavier genres. It was difficult then, to ignore Covent’s latest release “Heaven Knows” when it came across our radar. The Yorkshire based three-piece take inspiration from […]

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DMA’s announced as Liverpool Sound City’s second headliner. Day splits also released

This May Bank Holiday, Sound City returns to the city of Liverpool with an eclectic, indie lineup set to light up the North West. The festival is very much going back to its roots for its 11th year in a vibrant celebration of music and arts from around the world and much closer to home. During […]

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Brand new Selby festival set to be a success

2018 welcomes a brand new festival, Pop-Punk Pile Up that will take place at The Venue in Selby from the 27th – 29th April 2018. With the likes of The King Blues, Room 94, The Bottom Line and a secret headliner still to announce playing throughout the weekend, Riff Media, the promoter in charge of the festival, proves that they have already grown interest from […]

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Nick J.D Hodgson – Tell Your Friends

Becoming a solo recording artist having been associated with another band or artist, may be one of the hardest things musicians can do. Artists like Billy Bibby, formerly of Catfish and the Bottlemen have recently proved you can have success but it is without doubt a big challenge. The latest artist to break free from […]

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Morrissey – Low in High School. In fact pretty low everywhere…

I guess Morrissey was always going to cut a controversial figure; as lead singer of The Smiths in the mid 80’s Morrissey reshaped the music of a generation while simultaneously cutting a “love him, hate him” image. The man is both brilliant inspirational but prone to the frequent foot-in-mouth moment. We like our heroes to […]

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Palmes – 18A

Huddersfield 3-piece Palmes, have changed their sound significantly over the last 18 months or so. From Oslo, to TV, to El Capitano and beyond, the West Yorkshire outfit have been trying to perfect their distinct sound. This January, the band release their debut EP, 18A, signalling a level of content from the band that they have. for […]

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The Petty Thieves steal Track of 2018 so far title early on

The Petty Thieves // Riddles of Madness Whenever a band emails us and describes themselves as dirty reggae/ska, it perks our ears. Granted, it’s only happened once, but nevertheless, when The Petty Thieves came onto our radar it was near impossible to ignore their music. Recent release Riddles of Madness is the latest offering from […]

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Halfway 2 Nowhere’s 2018 “One to Watch” – Marsicans

Every year we get asked which bands are going to break out, who’s going to be big this year…and most of the time we give a long list of our favourite artists who we like to listen to.  This year though, after listening to all of the best music from 2017, there was one band […]

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There’s nothing wet about Mahatma Raindrop’s Geometric Skies

Mahatma Raindrop // Geometric Skies For fans of: Vampire Weekend // Biffy Clyro   The music most regularly keeping me alert during the dull dark winter stomp to and from work has come from the stunning 30 minute 8 song debut album from Huddersfield based Mahatma Raindrop. Released in September 2017, Geometric Skies has become […]