Author: David Thomas

Interview with RJ Thompson | @rjthompsonmusic

In anticipation of his upcoming album, we had a chat recently with RJ Thompson about that and much more. Your first song came from seeing U2 at the MEN (now Manchester Arena), an important venue for many growing up, including myself, how has the recent tragedy affected you? When awful things like that happen in places that you regularly go to, or have been to in the past, it certainly hits home. There’s not enough words to really express my sadness at the attacks, but all you can do as a community is pick yourselves up and pull together....

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Interview with River Matthews about album ‘Sunshine’ | @mrrivermatthews

With the recent release of Sunshine, River Matthews is truly enjoying his time in the sun right now.  And for good reason.  The album has landed him some incredible touring partners and places.  But, the album speaks for itself.  It’s an upbeat, one-for-the-summer type of listen that definitely allows you to feel its sunny disposition.  We had a chance to chat with River to discuss the album and all lies ahead. Sunshine just dropped, how was the creative process? Sunshine was written after stepping out the tube station at Seven Sisters in London, on the first sunny & hot...

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Interview: This Party @this_party

We had the recent pleasure of chatting to Matt, the lead singer of Brighton based indie-rock band, This Party: D: You guys formed after meeting at a tribute for the Smiths, are there a big inspiration for you? M: The Smiths were an incredible band. I don’t think we ever really considered them as a clear influence of our music however they definitely must’ve made their mark; we’ve a lead guitarist, bassist and singer and I definitely love to have an arm stretch and spin around on stage. D: How is it seeing yourself on a lineup alongside legends like...

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Mighty Hoopla Festival 2017 | #MightyHoopla @MightyHoopla

Mighty Hoopla set out to create a celebration of pop music in it’s purest form – and succeeded. The day after a terror attack struck London, hundreds flocked to Victoria Park, to be loud, to be proud and to have a good time despite everything that has been happening. Now, more than ever, unity is important. Mighty Hoopla was a safe space for the day, a place you could be anyone you want, where you can do anything you want and dance around in the sun with like minded people to classics such as All Saints, Will Young and...

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Interview: Indie-Rock Band Demob Happy – @demobhappy

Ahead of their show in London, we had a chat with Matt Marcantonio, bassist and vocalist for the indie-rock band Demob Happy, the Brighton quartet continually making waves.   D: How is your creative process? I’ve heard in 2015 a lot of work on the album came from a few weeks in a Welsh cottage with no wi-fi. M: Yeah that’s true. We like to get away from bullshit distractions like phones and Instagram to feel like we’re truly doing something special. It’s better to go inside yourself for a while when you’re writing than to feel like you constantly...

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