Author: John W. King

Skating Polly + She Makes War – Gullivers – Review

Skating Polly and She Makes War is a match made in heaven – an incredible night of superb music.

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Poliça – New Single, Album and UK Tour on the way

Poliça are a band who’ve thus far slipped under my radar, but upon hearing the first single “Driving” from their next album, ‘When We Stay Alive’, which is set for release January 31st via Memphis Industries,  my interest was immediately piqued! Now they’ve released a second single “Forget Me Now” which is equally excellent. When Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh fell off her roof while clearing ice in early 2018, she smashed her L1 vertebrae and battered her spine, leaving her in a brace with limited mobility for months. Yet Poliça’s fourth album, ‘When We Stay Alive’, is not about one...

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The White Ribbons – Interview

One of my favourite stages at Butlins Great British Alternative Music Festival is the “Introducing Stage” where typically lesser known bands play. The standard is always very high and I always discover great new (to me) bands. The band who most grabbed my attention last weekend was The White Ribbons.  Indeed they were one of my top highlights of the entire weekend, not just the introducing stage.  Not only are they musically ace, but they champion worthwhile causes, and so I was keen to find out more about them, and lead singer Brian Mitchell kindly agreed to give me...

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Skating Polly – my New Favourite Band

I’ve discovered some absolutely amazing new (to me) bands in the past year, but the one that stands out the most is Oklahoma’s Skating Polly.  Since receiving their promo in April, it’s been a sheer delight working my way through their back catalogue of 4 stunning albums online, singles and 31 official music videos.  Indeed Grace Jones was #2 on my “people I’d like to photograph” list (Sade is #1 in case you’re interested) and when I got my photo-pass approved it was a punch-the-air moment, and yet it was still Skating Polly’s gig next week that I was...

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Chromatics – New Album, Single and October UK Tour

Oregon’s Chromatics are back with a new album, single/video and UK tour later this month. Their atmospheric songs have been featured in a whole host of TV series including Bates Motel, Gossip Girl, Mr. Robot, Parenthood, Revenge, Riverdale, 13 Reasons Why, and Twin Peaks, and the movies Drive and Taken 2. Their new album “Closer to Grey” is out now on Italians do it Better, and from the opening track it is superb. Check out the video for lead single “You’re No Good” Catch them on tour in the UK and Ireland later this month: 22/10/2019 – Dublin –...

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