Articles by: Jake Hawkes

Articles, Music, Reviews

Sweetmates drop a four track Disco Turd, and it sounds great

Sweetmates drop a four track Disco Turd, and it sounds great

    Just when you thought your summer wasn’t going to have a soundtrack, Sweetmates have dropped their debut EP, and it’s a banger. Combining the house-inspired electronic drums of producer Declan Rogers with singer/guitarist Sam Bunker’s emotional lyricism, Disco Turd manages to straddle the indie/electro divide like it’s the // Read More

by × April 1, 2017 ×

Articles, Music

The top 5 ad libs in grime

The top 5 ad libs in grime

  Ad libs are weird, let’s get that out of the way first. Evolving from phrases like “uh-huh” or “yeah” designed to fill spaces between lines, today’s ad libs are a hell of a lot more creative. US rappers like 2 Chainz and Lil Jon are almost more famous for // Read More

by × February 23, 2017 ×

Reviews

A first look at Get Inuit’s new single “Barbiturates”

A first look at Get Inuit’s new single “Barbiturates”

Kent based band Get Inuit have been busy the last few months. Supporting Spring King on tour, playing Reading, Leeds, Y Not, Truck Festival and even squeezing in some headline dates in between, you’d forgive them for having a bit of time off. Instead, they’ve just released a brand new // Read More

by × January 5, 2017 ×

Articles, Music

Hadouken! Grime Music and Street Fighter: A History

Hadouken! Grime Music and Street Fighter: A History

Grime music and video games have more in common than you may think, from JME’s first beats being made on Mario Paint to the soundtrack of a 1994 Wolverine game sounding like the world’s first grime instrumental. The late 1990’s and early 2000’s were a fertile time for the gaming industry, // Read More

by × December 1, 2016 ×

Interviews, Music

Shot from the band's most recent music video "Detroit"

Spring King On Art-Punk, Constant Touring And Their Worst Ever Gig

  Manchester band Spring King became one of the hottest acts in the country off of the back of Zane Lowe playing their song “City” as the first ever track on Beats 1 back in June of last year. Since then they’ve been touring pretty much non-stop  and we managed // Read More

by × November 17, 2016 ×

Articles, Interviews, Music

“Wake, drive, soundcheck, eat, play, party, doze off.”-an interview with Aussie rockers DZ Deathrays

“Wake, drive, soundcheck, eat, play, party, doze off.”-an interview with Aussie rockers DZ Deathrays

DZ Deathrays are in the middle of a worldwide tour alongside best mates and fellow Australians Dune Rats. We caught up with them before their gig at Bleach in Brighton this Saturday (22nd October) about tour routines, dream supports, and their favourite booze. Here’s what they came up with… Hi guys, // Read More

by × October 21, 2016 ×

Music, Reviews

Demob Happy at Soundscape, April 2014

Demob Happy / Tigercub Co-Headline at Patterns: Review

Demob Happy are a Brighton institution, and Tigercub aren’t that far behind. With this in mind it’s no surprise that their co-headline show at Patterns sold out in short order, even on a Wednesday night (October 12th). We went along to see what the fuss was all about. A coin // Read More

by × October 14, 2016 ×

Articles, Music, Reviews

Estrons at the Green Door Store: Review

Estrons at the Green Door Store: Review

Fresh off the back of supporting Slaves on their ‘Back in the Van’ tour, Cardiff based 4-piece Estrons returned to the Green Door Store on Saturday (October 8th) to show Brighton that they’re more than worthy of a headline show. Opening without singer Taliesyn, the band launch straight into a // Read More

by × October 12, 2016 ×