IN SESSION: Matt Hubbert

Matt Hubbert moved to Nottingham in 2014 to start his degree in Philosophy. Taking with him his guitar, music was something of a sideline hobby but which he immensely enjoyed. After playing a few open mics at Filthys, Matt’s name became talked about in the local scene. We invited him in for a session and to have…

LIVE REVIEW: Natty & The Rebelship @ The Bodega

A 7 year hiatus and Natty is back! Touring his new album ‘Release The Fear’ I was worried Natty would perform like I had seen him at Boomtown and Glastonbury previously. During these sets he seemed conceited and distracted. But the Natty that danced on stage was an artist with renewed vigour and joviality. Playing tracks from his Top 20 debut…

IN SESSION: Kate Auburn

We invited the siren that is Kate Auburn into NTU’s studios. This songstress from Notts has only been singing “seriously” for a year – can you believe it (well you won’t after this!). For more information on Kate, click here.

LIVE REVIEW: Will Varley @ The Bodega

The first thing to strike me about Will when I interviewed him a couple of weeks ago was what a genuine, sterling guy he sounded. I imagined him as a chap you would see drinking Ale down the pub and cracking jokes with the bar staff. Waiting for his set at Bodega, I was eager…

INTERVIEW: Will Varley

    Just back from supporting Frank Turner in Germany, Will Varley is set to embark on his own UK tour. Musically Will is hard to pin down – he blends folk melodies with social commentary whilst also singing about innocuous things like self-service machines. Having started out at open mic nights over 10 years…

REVIEW: The Mercury Award

On Friday 20th November, shock waves were sent across the music world with surprise winner Benjamin Clementine taking home the Mercury award. Notorious for championing obscure music, the award has come under recent criticism for being irrelevant. I investigate whether this is still true.

SONG OF THE DAY

With a voice like whiskey and honey, Gregory Porter is a demi-God when it comes to soulful Jazz. Sit back, grab a cuppa, maybe a bourbon too and enjoy…  

LIVE REVIEW: Lucy Rose @ Rescue Rooms

15/11/15 Touring her second album Work It Out, indie-folk singer Lucy Rose walked on stage with a newfound attitude.  Music industry’s, “Miss Nice”, Lucy Rose’s first album, Like I Used To, is made up with all the sweetness and softness you would find in a lemon meringue pie. Her voice is tender, almost fragile, yet…

INTERVIEW: Ella On The Run

Breaking into the music scene last year, Stephanie Gautier aka Ella On The Run has wasted no time. Following the success of her first EP ‘War of Words’, the alt-pop artist is back recording and focusing on her new EP. Combining heavy synth beats with ethereal and haunting vocals, Ella On the Run has earned…

LIVE REVIEW: Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate @ The Bodega

06/10/2015 When two brothers come together on stage something beautiful is bound to happen. For Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate their fraternalism is not bound by blood but by music. Hailing from the U.S., Joe Driscoll met Guinea born Sekou Kouyate at a festival in France. Without speaking each other’s language, music became their only…

LIVE REVIEW: Jack Garratt @ Rescue Rooms

20/05/15 After a storming 2014, Jack Garratt is becoming known as the 23 year old, all-playing, all-producing troubadour for electronic music. Having climbed the ladder from BBC Introducing, Garratt’s first EP, Remnants, carved a unique groove in the electronic music scene. A mix of wobbling bass lines, moody synths, classic instrumentalism and dance-floor hooks, Garratt…

LIVE REVIEW: Finley Quaye @ The Bodega

20/04/15 If you want to see Finley Quaye…maybe don’t go to one of his gigs. When Finley Quaye announced his 2015 tour, I was pretty excited. This was the guy that embodied cool in the late nineties. Always wearing a careless attitude and a cheeky smile, Quaye’s soulful voice and reggae infused music shot him…