Articles by: Jake Hawkes

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Live Review: Mac Demarco at the Brighton Dome – 27 November

Mac’s back, baby. The Canadian flannel shirt magnet played his first Brighton show since 2014 at The Dome on 27 November, and things got a little bit…weird. It’s immediately clear he’s on top form. The sound, bolstered with the help of a live band, easily filling the venue. Opener ‘On The // Read More

by × December 6, 2017 ×

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Time of their LIFE – we catch up with Hull’s finest

Time of their LIFE – we catch up with Hull’s finest

A debut album, multiple festival slots, a tour supporting Nadine Shah, the list goes on. Needless to say LIFE have been a little bit busy of late, and that’s before you factor in working full time at a youth charity. We caught up with Mez, lead singer and frontman of // Read More

by × November 28, 2017 ×

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Preview: Mac DeMarco

Preview: Mac DeMarco

For someone routinely described as a slacker, Mac DeMarco sure gets things done. This year alone he’s released new album This Old Dog, headlined End of the Road festival and played two completely sold out shows at O2 Academy Brixton. Now he’s back again for a November tour which stretches // Read More

by × November 6, 2017 ×

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Knucks and WizzyWow team up and head to Southern France for new song “Cannes”

Knucks and WizzyWow team up and head to Southern France for new song “Cannes”

Knucks started producing music before he was rapping, even making beats for people like Fekky. So what does it take for him to hand over the reins? Two grammy nominations can’t hurt, which is exactly what producer WizzyWow brings to the table. The result can be heard on new track // Read More

by × August 10, 2017 ×

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Animal House at The Hope & Ruin

Animal House at The Hope & Ruin

Australia may not be known for its cowboys, but that news doesn’t seem to have reached the ears of Animal House. The band come on in spurs, stetsons and questionable shirts, firing pound shop pistols and sharing the stage with cacti made from fairy lights. It’s a sight to behold, // Read More

by × August 7, 2017 ×

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Why you should be at AFROPUNK London this weekend

Why you should be at AFROPUNK London this weekend

AFROPUNK may have been held in New York since 2005, but last year was the first time it made the foray across the Atlantic, and into London. As much a political statement as a music festival, the event promises “an eclectic line-up and an audience as diverse as the acts they // Read More

by × July 19, 2017 ×

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10 moments that changed grime forever

10 moments that changed grime forever

With Stormzy’s debut album topping the charts and Boy Better Know headlining The Other Stage at Glastonbury, it’s safe to say that grime is back in a big way. But how did it get from ‘I Luv U’ to ‘Rolex Sweep’ and back again? We’ve picked out ten moments that // Read More

by × July 14, 2017 ×

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Strange Cages ooze out into the light on their new EP “The Cracks”

Strange Cages ooze out into the light on their new EP “The Cracks”

Brighton sleaze-rock connoisseurs Strange Cages have just dropped their new EP “The Cracks”, a slice of psychedelic-meets-psychosis that could happily soundtrack a Hammer Horror reboot. Strange Cages have always borrowed a lot from cult heroes The Cramps, but the selection of tracks on offer here push further away from this // Read More

by × June 26, 2017 ×

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Knucks: Meet UK rap’s rising star

Knucks: Meet UK rap’s rising star

Knucks has just come off stage and sat down in what is normally the VIP area of Shoosh, a Brighton nightclub that’s hosting the GRM Daily stage at this year’s Great Escape Festival. Today it’s the backstage area for the artists playing, and instead of champagne in the cooler there’s // Read More

by × June 5, 2017 ×