Sŵn Festival 2013: Friday’s Band

Band of the Day - Temples It's been a joyful ride. One month and eight days. Seventeen Band of the Day blogs. Seventeen bands on the Sŵn Festival line up that really captured our imagination and tantalised us with their incredible music. The best thing about it is that we have barely scratched the surface. If [...]

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 [...]

MGMT – Self Titled.

Ever since gracing our ears with the spectacular Oracular Spectacular in 2007, from which two  singles in particular took the world by storm captivating indie-kids and pop-lovers alike, MGMT have been a household name. Perhaps slightly unfairly two singles from Oracular Spectacular took presidency over the rest of the album, which was as stunning and successful an [...]

Sŵn Festival 2013: Wednesday’s Band.

Band of the Day - Wolf Alice: Its Wednesday, here's another band - the band is Wolf Alice. Of course I jest, we're not yet that far into the Band of the Day bit that my beckoning spring of almost-wit has run dry. I actually came up with the perfect opening for this piece last [...]

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, [...]

March Madness – March in Review

I'm going to avoid any disingenuous attempt at linking the Stateside March basketball spree and the music world's busy March period. Instead, let's dive straight into it. March really was a big month in  the musical calendar of 2013: featuring releases from anxiously awaited debuting bands; the return of a few old favourites and of [...]

Killer In You – ‘Break Control’

'Break Control'  is the debut single from Cardiff-based band Killer in You due for release on 10th March. The band plan to follow the single up with their first full album 'Signs' later this year, hoping to capitalise on attention derived from upcoming gigs at The Full Moon, Cardiff (19th April) and The Garage, London (26th April). 'Break [...]