All posts by Nicola Claire Allen

Review: The Black Keys – ‘Turn Blue’

With the pre-release coverage of Turn Blue, the new album from Ohioan rock duo The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney, faced much more attention than they had experienced with any of their previous releases. This is largely due...

/ 23rd May 2014

In the Demon Music Mailbox: The Undivided – ‘This New Day’ (Album)

With crashing drums and soaring guitar, The Undivided are sure to burst straight out of the South Wales Valleys and right into the sphere of public consciousness following the release of their debut LP This New Day last month. The alternative-rock...

/ 22nd May 2014

Live Review: Miley Cyrus, Leeds First Direct Arena, 10/05/2014

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ll be well aware of Miley Cyrus’ recent escapades. From popularising twerking to straddling a wrecking ball naked, Miley has certainly found a variety of controversial ways to keep...

/ 21st May 2014

Review: Pixies – ‘Indie Cindy’

Within a week of Pixies walking into a Welsh recording studio, founding member bassist and vocalist Kim Deal quit the band. The three remaining members nobly decided to continue writing, recording and producing the first Pixies album of new material...

/ 9th May 2014

Festival News: Metallica confirmed as final headliners for Glastonbury 2014 (plus full-line up revealed)

American metal legends Metallica have this evening (May 8) been confirmed as the final headliners for this year’s Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.  Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo will make their debut appearance at the...

/ 8th May 2014

Interview: Adio Goes Solo – Bipolar Sunshine on Life after Kid British

Setting your sights high is one thing, but Bipolar Sunshine – an artist tipped for huge success in 2014 – has set his on surpassing even the biggest of expectations. “I’d like to be on [Sir Richard] Branson’s flight to...

/ 7th May 2014

In the Demon Music Mailbox: Luke Sital-Singh – ‘Greatest Lovers’ (Single)

Luke Sital-Singh has been trundling around the indie circuits for a while now, supporting acts like The Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys. His latest single ‘Greatest Lovers’, released earlier this week (April 14), is a staple of the current indie-rock/pop...

/ 16th April 2014

Live Review: Bipolar Sunshine, The Temple @Birmingham Institute, 30/03/2014

In a little room right at the top of Birmingham’s Institute, Adio Marchant – performing under the moniker Bipolar Sunshine – steps up to the mic with his band in tow, ready to deliver a stunning eleven-song-strong set list. Don’t...

/ 15th April 2014

Festival News: Kasabian to headline Glastonbury 2014 (plus 86 more acts revealed)

Leicester band Kasabian have this morning (April 4) been named as the second headliner for this year’s Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.   It will be the first time that the indie quartet will perform as headliners on the...

/ 4th April 2014

On the Radar: Pogo

Pogo has fast become an internet phenomenon, best known for creating unusual and enigmatic electronic tracks that are often based on sounds bites extracted from popular movies. Most notably, he has tried to create songs using sounds from classic Disney...

/ 29th March 2014