Saturday, 1 December 2012


Add up the following and what do you get? Three drummers, three bassists, an electric ukulele player and a mad looking front man. The answer is Dingus Khan, one of the most exciting indie rock bands around at the moment.  Hailing from the glamorous setting of Manningtree, Dingus Khan create an exciting noise that sounds a bit like Blur after they've had one too many bottles of cheap cider. Their songs are brilliantly unpretentious, with the wonderful 'Made a List' featuring the lyrics "Come around for a bit, we'll see how far we can spit" and the equally great 'Bag For Life' having the brilliantly self deprecating lyrics, "Bought a bag for life and it broke in the shop, tried to give blood but my blood weren't good enough". Their album 'Support Misty Swans' was released earlier this year and it's an absolute peach from start to finish. You can buy it from Rough Trade or listen to it on Spotify. If there's one band that deserves to hit the big time it's these guys, though I'm not sure if they would care either way, they're just having fun.

Friday, 22 June 2012


This is the music podcast I do with my friend Darren. We cover some music news and there's three really good tracks from new bands on there too. Music from:

Bayatas - On Your Clothing
Victories at Sea - Future Gold
Bertal Haugen - Father

Friday, 1 June 2012


The word 'Epic' could be the most annoying and over used adjective of all time, but when describing the song 'Tunnel Vision' by the brilliant Manchester four piece 'Embers', it's almost impossible to not use it. It's a song that still sounds loud when you've got the volume turned down, and moves at a pace that seems to keep getting faster, even though it's already at full sprint. They played their first gig a couple of weeks ago and will hopefully be playing a load more around the UK soon, as they seem like a band that needs to be seen live to be fully enjoyed. For a band that haven't been around for too long, they sure do pack a punch.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Whatever you think about the NME (Noel Gallagher on the cover again? Really??), you have to give them credit for naming Haim as one of most exciting bands of 2012 so far. The female three-piece from LA have been getting a lot of hype since their set at SXSW earlier this year, and with absolute gems like 'Forever' and 'Better Off', it's easy to see why. You can listen to their three track E.P. below, but if you head over to their website then you can download the whole thing for free! Don't you love it when bands give you stuff for free?. Keep your eyes out for these girls, they're gonna be huge.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

As the sun has been shining wonderfully for the past couple of days, I think it's time for a summery number. Best Friends are 4-piece from Sheffield that have recently signed to my favourite indie label, Art Is Hard. They make fuzzy, lo-fi punk noise with a nostalgic edge to it. If The Drums decided to put some distortion on their guitars and be a bit less pretentious, they would probably sound like this. If you head over to their bandcamp you can listen to a shit load of great songs from two E.P's. My personal favourite is this song 'Wasting Time',  which has been stuck in my head for bloody weeks. 

Radio Ladio

This is my DIY Show from the 25th of May. Classic Album of the day was Bloc Party's Silent Alarm.
Track Listing

Moby – Honey
Jay Reatard – My Shadow
Bloc Party – Like Eating Glass
The New Union – It’s You
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Sharks – Brassneck
Native Tongue – Read Lips
The Walkmen – The Rat
Awesome Wells – Arna
The Beach Boys – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
LCD Soundsystem – Time to Get Away
Haim – Better Off
Bloc Party – Banquet
Mensch – Swim Swim
Grimes – Symphonia IX
Lianne La Havas – Forget
The Swing Movement – Hurricane
Mos Def – Habitat
Embers – Tunnel Vision
My Bloody Valentine – Come in Alone
Passion Pit – The Reeling
Bloc Party – So Here We Are
Sons Between Guns – Start The Day Anew
The Ramones – Do You Wanna Dance?
Real Estate – Wonder Years
Best Friends – Wasting Time
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows

Friday, 25 May 2012


After tuning into some late night 6Music a little while ago, my ears were rattled by the stomping bass and piercing guitar on the track 'Mubu' by this here band Arcs. What I like most about this band is that they don't focus too heavily on the vocals (to say the least, as this song only features five different words), they instead put all of their efforts into creating loud grungy music which keeps building up to reach an inevitable crashing ending. They're a band that are really exciting me at the moment and I suggest that after listening to this song, you get over to their band camp where you can download three tracks for free. Oh, and they're all absolute belters.