In the spotlight: The Trusted

Hailing from Southend-on-Sea (UK) the Trusted are Dave Batchelor (drums), Dale Holt-Mead (guitar), Fin Cunningham (bass) and Tom Cunningham (vocals). You guessed it, the latter two are related, brothers even. From their first rehearsal the band knew they had something special. The band name came from a Nick Lowe song called ‘Peace, Love and Understanding’Continue reading “In the spotlight: The Trusted”

In the spotlight: Alex Francis

Singer/songwriterAlex Francis was raised in the sleepy Hertfordshire town of Hitchin (UK), but moved to Brighton to realise his musical dreams in a more creative and exciting environment. He is currently based in London. Alex first introduced himself in 2017 when he was invited to be the guest vocalist on Melanie C’s single ‘Hold On’.Continue reading “In the spotlight: Alex Francis”

In the spotlight: Civic Green

Civic Green are an indie rock band from Barnsley (UK) who formed in 2015. The band comprises of Danny Hall (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Matty Walker (lead guitar), Andy Lowman (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Gav Darley (drums). The band recently released their debut EP ‘Sailing The River’. For an in-depth look of the album,Continue reading “In the spotlight: Civic Green”

In the spotlight: Sugartown Slim

Sugartown Slim are a modern Country Rock duo hailing from the South of England, consisting of Andrew ‘Windy’ Mills (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, backing vocals) & Andrew ‘Billy’ Giddings (other sounds, backing vocals, production). Windy & Billy have been musicians and friends since the ’80s. In 2019 they joined forces to produce a catalogue of originalContinue reading “In the spotlight: Sugartown Slim”

In the spotlight: Colm O’ Mahoney and The Hot Touches

Colm O’Mahony & The Hot Touches (Ireland) released their self-titled debut album last year, which features the single ‘Preacher’s Daughter’. I spoke to frontman Colm about their debut album and how Bruce Springsteen played a significant role in his musical career. Colm is a full-time musician playing acoustic covers in Killarney, a town in County Kerry,Continue reading “In the spotlight: Colm O’ Mahoney and The Hot Touches”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Broken Baby

‘We tried to make ‘Madonna’s a Dick’ as dirty and punky as we could’ by Seddon at The Bucket Playlist LA-based post punk alt rock band, Broken Baby, is riding high on the success of its latest single, ‘Madonna’s a Dick’, which will also feature on a split 7″ featuring two tracks from Broken BabyContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Broken Baby”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Pin Stripes

by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist http://www.inthebucketplaylist.com Interview with Pin Stripes: ‘Photographs are like a slice of time, it’s the same with a song’ Lidköping, Sweden-based Americana duo, Pin Stripes, brought out their second album, These Dark Streets, last month and are now working on a new album that is taking them back toContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Pin Stripes”

In the spotlight: the Jobs

For this week’s spotlight I’m running away with the Jobs. The Jobs are a feel good indie alt rock band based in Cleveland (USA). Trevor (vocals, guitar) took me on a trip into the band’s history, their influences and the upcoming EP ‘Sailing Upon the Times’. Who are the Jobs? How and when did youContinue reading “In the spotlight: the Jobs”