RAZORLIGHT: LIVE

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With the release of their first album in a decade ‘Olympus Sleeping’, indie rock four-piece Razorlight reunited with an energetic set at Sheffield’s O2 Academy.

The band were greeted by an eclectic crowd of all ages. From teens to adults who had clearly grown with the band in the mid 2000’s. The punchy sound of the acoustic guitar and the sunburst of synths on the opening track, ‘City of Women’, showed fans who hadn’t yet heard their new material the scope and potential of the band’s later work.

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Sea Girls: Live

Gig Reviews/ Interviews
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Fresh from performing to huge crowds at more than 20 festivals this summer,  four-piece indie group Sea Girls gave a punchy headline performance at Sheffield’s The Leadmill.

The London-based quartet composing of Oli Khan, vocals/guitar, Rory Young, guitar, Andrew Noswad, bass and Henry Camamile drums have attracted quite the following with their catchy choruses and unbelievably infectious live presence. Their latest single ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’, as well as their summer EP Adored are a testament to their anthemic indie-pop sound. The band have achieved a lot of radio success, notably with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. From getting their first Radio 1 play by Annie for the 2017 single ‘Call Me Out’, ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’ has also recently been chosen as ‘Tune Of The Week’ by Annie – clearly a keen supporter of the sonic Sea Girls sound.

Interview: Sea Girls

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I spoke to Sea Girls ahead of their gig at Leadmill on 12 October.

Your latest single ‘All I Want To Hear You Say’ is an instant hit, what was the story behind it and the writing process?

It’s about respecting yourself and not defining yourself in relation to others. Everyone is a person in their own right and should treat themselves as such. Like all of our songs, it’s very personal, but we wanted to put this massive sound on it, so we went full throttle chucking everything at it.

With the positive reaction to the Adored EP released back in August, can fans expect more material soon or news of a possible album?

Yes, there’ll definitely be more songs soon. We’re playing a few new ones on our UK October tour so you can expect to hear some of them.

Dream Wife bring power-punk to their support slot at the O2 Academy.

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The glam grunge trio won over The Vaccines crowd with a short but meaningful selection of compelling tracks.

The Vellas rock Café Totem as they kick start their journey in a new direction

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Sheffield’s Indie four piece, The Vellas, comprised of Daniel Harbey (Vocals and Guitar), Ethan Grzesiek (Bass), Jack Motley (Guitar), and now Chris Hardy (Drums), [previously Alex Wood] have a sound similar to iconic bands such as Joy Division and The Strokes.