In the spotlight: Dead in Shibuya

Based in London (UK) Dead in Shibuya brings you a twisted mesh of dark pop and hard rock. The band started as a project around late 2019 but it was during the pandemic in 2020 that they really started seriously writing together. “It was during those first few lockdowns that we wrote and recorded ourContinue reading “In the spotlight: Dead in Shibuya”

In the spotlight: Storm of Crows

Storm of Crows is a three-piece rock band based in Sheffield and Stockport (UK). The band members Paul Coates (guitars, vocals, synthesiser), Matt Kik (guitars, vocals, MIDI drums) and Jimmy Medway (bass guitar, vocals) were originally in various bands at the end of the 90s. They reformed during the Covid-19 lockdown to record some ofContinue reading “In the spotlight: Storm of Crows”

In the spotlight: John Your Mate

John Your Mate are John Stevenson, Neil Phillips and Tim Shorten. John started writing and recording on his own in 2019. After two albums, a solo became a trio when East London based John was joined by next door neighbour Neil, who played on the ‘Taming Ghosts’ record. Tim, a long time collaborator of Neil,Continue reading “In the spotlight: John Your Mate”

In the spotlight: Shayan Regan

Shayan Regan is a 22-year old singer/songwriter originally from the United Kingdom, who is currently living in Florence (Italy). From a young age, he found solace in a variety of artists and songwriters particularly focusing on genres such as pop, indie, singer/songwriter, acoustic and folk, which contributed to him shaping his own identity as aContinue reading “In the spotlight: Shayan Regan”

In the spotlight: Abi Nav

Abi Nav is a 24-year old Boston (USA) based singer-songwriter and recording artist. Abi weaves stories with his songs. His influences include John Mayer, Pink Floyd and Radiohead. His raw, self-aware lyrics, coupled with his ability to write unforgettable melodies make him a songwriter to look out for. I always like to ask artists aboutContinue reading “In the spotlight: Abi Nav”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Petty Cassettes

 ‘We’ve taken rocky acoustic, think a grungy Toy Story!’ by Sara Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Glasgow-based punk rock ‘n’ rollers Petty Cassettes have brought out their single ‘Rydo & Julianne’ today (24 September), a song that explores the nuances of an abusive relationship. The band comprises David (vocals and guitar), Francesco (bass) and CiaranContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Petty Cassettes”

The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Near Mrs

‘It’s a belter, we got a real blast of serotonin playing it!’ a Seddon at The Bucket Playlist Nottingham-based indie rock band, Near Mrs, are ramping up the guitars in their debut EP, ‘Sanguine’, which was released last month (June), in which they provide a musical commentary on government surveillance, relationships and selfish societies. TheContinue reading “The Bucket Playlist’s interview with Near Mrs”

In the spotlight: Grace can’t play guitar

Grace can’t play guitar are Chris Payne and Mick Tyler, two friends from Brighton who collaborated on various music projects together and gave it a spin for a whole new non-genre specific sound. For this spotlight I had a chat with Chris, the songwriter of the band. In the late 80s you played in anContinue reading “In the spotlight: Grace can’t play guitar”

In the spotlight: The Frontier

The Frontier are an unsigned indie-pop/alt rock band from the Washington D.C. area. The Frontier is the brainchild of Jake Mimikos, who formed the project in 2016. After years of playing in different bands he felt ready for a solo project he could control completely. Jake describes his younger self as a “pretty lonely and weird kid” that “naturally just gravitatedContinue reading “In the spotlight: The Frontier”