Two Tribes are a unique outfit based near Hackney, comprising of Patrick Smith, Annalisa Iembo, Kim Engelhardt and Alastair Batchelor. Their debut single, ‘Zone’, inspired by the 1979 cult sci-fi film, Stalker (which supposedly caused the death of an actor, the director and his wife due to chemical contamination) has been met with critical acclaim. Their new track, ‘Videodrone’ is a step up entirely. We speak with the group on influences, stage presence and the dangers of the digital age.
Pylon. The bizarre mish mash of club rock pop. The band that R.E.M. considered the greatest rock band in America. The band that absolutely fucking nobody has heard of.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of John Kennedy’s X-Posure show on Radio X, a place where the presenter champions new artists to late night indie listeners.
In a follow-up interview to Decade.’s very first venture at Sebright Arms in April 2018, False Advertising find themselves at Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. Before playing a free show to promote their marvellous new single, ‘You Won’t Feel Love’, we get the chance to talk with them about Brexit, parental discontent and the time they got off on the wrong foot with Idles in an airport.
The second single from 1800, ‘Laura C.’, is unquestionably one of the most triumphant tracks to ever come from post-punk. Aussie band Big Supermarket’s debut is frustratingly good and it’s nerve-wracking to contemplate where they’re headed next.
With opera performances in Bastien und Bastienne, Die Fledermaus and The Tale Of Genji already under her belt, Sara Kobayashi is wowing audiences from Japan to Austria…
This sums up my university experience in that it made me fucking cry quite a bit and I wasn’t sure whether that was good or bad. Probably bad.
If Alan McGee endorses a band, it’s kind of a big deal…
Following in the wake of Madchester and defying American grunge's fatalist attitude, Britpop ruled Britannia and provided a glimmer of sunshine to the drab and overcast streets of 1990s UK. From the bouncy rhythms of The Farm to the seductive lyrics of Pulp, we take a look at the 40 best Britpop albums that changed Britain for the better.