February 2018

Artists To Watch

Artists We Like: The Wombats

London-based indie-rock trio The Wombats first formed in Liverpool in 2003 when lead vocalist and guitarist Matthew Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis, and bassist Tord Øverland-Knudsen were attending the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Before they were signed, they became the first unsigned group to sell out Carling Academy Liverpool (now known as 02 Academy). Three […]

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[Album Review] First Aid Kit – Ruins

From out of the humble beginnings of singing carefree as fans at a public festival, and from out of Enskede, near the very heart of Sweden’s lovely capital city of Stockholm, come the indie/folk band named First Aid Kit, The band is known around the world for their melodic and despondent seasoned acoustic Americana, their […]

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[Album Review] Vance Joy – Nation Of Two

James Keogh, better known by his stage name Vance Joy, became an international success with ‘Riptide’, a multi-platinum single from his debut album Dream Your Life Away. Now, Nation Of Two is the follow-up to Joy’s breakthrough debut album, released in 2014. It’s been almost four years but it’s hard to forget those sounds and […]

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[AltWire Interview] Singer-Songwriter Brandon Ben

Brandon Ben is a singer/songwriter from Toronto, Canada. He recently released an EP titled Songs from a Basement Apartment and is now starting to work on a full-length release. Brandon is a multi-talented instrumentalist, formally studying the double bass, with talents in playing piano, bass guitar, and other instruments in a variety of styles ranging […]

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[Album Review] The Plot In You – Dispose

While certainly originating from a genre plenty over saturated, if there ever was a more charismatic metalcore front-man of the last decade, The Plot In You’s Landon Tewers would undoubtedly be an easy contender. Receiving abundant praise for 2015 release, Happiness In Self Destruction, the group’s versatility and style has resulted in an ever-increasingly strong […]

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[Album Review] The Wandering Hearts – Wild Silence

Since early beginnings on SoundCloud, recent new management, and establishing themselves deep in the style of classic American country and folk-pop, London-based act, The Wandering Hearts, are making waves, and making them quickly. Having recently kicked off their biggest UK tour yet, the group have found themselves stepping into a whole new year on a massive high, currently […]