Album Review: Haim – Days Are Gone

If there is one band in the musical ether that stand for pure, unadulterated sisterhood it is the LA rockers Haim. The sibling trio Este, Danielle and Alana Haim have received much praise and critical acclaim as a result of their initial breakthrough into the industry with singles Forever, Don’t Save Me, Falling and The [...]

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SŴN FESTIVAL 2013: Wednesday’s Band

Band of the Day - Annie Eve The time is almost upon us, there's just over a week left until Sŵn Festival 2013 begins and you have the chance to go and discover all this new music we've been talking about for the past month or so. Monday brought us the fantastic Sen Segur and today [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Monday’s Band

Band of the Day - Lanterns on the Lake The first thing that drew me to Lanterns on the Lake when I first stumbled upon them, shortly after the release of their debut album, was the beautiful mysticism of their name. Before a chord had even been struck they had already inspired imagery in my [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Friday’s Band.

Band of the Day – Beta Blocker and The Body Clock: It's Friday, this week's Corrie omnibus is only a day away, the team behind Mrs. Browns Boys are prepped to plunge further into the apparently bottomless pit of low-brow comedy, Michael McIntyre will probably be on telly somewhere, you can have a twitter spring [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Monday’s Band

Band of the Day - Nanook of the North: To confirm and avoid confusion, the Sŵn blogs will be released on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, last Tuesday's publication was a one off and would normally be a Monday release, so basically last Tuesday was a Monday. Once again, Monday not Tuesday and Tuesday is Monday, [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Friday’s Band.

Band of the Day - Trwbador: The third door on our Sŵn Festival advent calendar has been opened and behind it lie the electronic/folk stylings of West Wales natives 'Trwbador'. Securing a spot at the festival and gaining high praise from the likes of Q Magazine, Huw Stephens of Radio 1 and BBC Radio Wales [...]

B-Town and the rise of Peace.

Guest writer for On The Beat, Erin Cullinan, tells us about the emerging B-Town scene and her own run in with its out and out success story Peace. For the first time in a while a new wave of bands and artists have arisen from outside the capital. Much like the Madchester scene that took [...]