The seventh edition of Korea’s top music showcase festival takes place this weekend. From October 5 – 7, 107 bands from nearly 20 countries will be playing at eight different in Hongdae – a very popular area for indie music in Seoul. The highlight of the year for indie music fans in Korea, Zandari Festa […]

With over a million fans around the globe and  sold out shows, the Texas rockers, Crown the Empire, made their way back to the UK. With the support from Volumes, an LA progressive metalcore band, and Coldrain, a Japanese group that has built their own considerable fan base in Europe, Asia, and North America, Crown […]

October 1973. The lights in New York’s Boogie Down Bronx Club faded. The floor slowly filled up with people who came to spend the next few hours partying. This time, however, the youth gathered in the room did not groove to the music of James Brown; instead, DJ Kool Herc launched his DJ set. On that particular […]

After seven years out in the pop wilderness, Snow Patrol made a triumphant return with their brand-new album, Wildness. Drummer Jonny Quinn talks chaos, the joy of live performance, and reveals just why it’s taken them so darn long. In life, there are several milestones that swirl up an array of complex and conflicting emotions. […]

It was one of those days when I did not really expect any extraordinary to happen… until I got invited to interview the amazing, superbly talented multi-instrumentalist Yoshiki of X Japan who – at the time – was visiting London to promote Stephen Kijak’s (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What […]

Fall is here, and if you’re an indie music fan in Korea that means you’re definitely excited about one thing – Zandari Festa! Now in its sixth year, Korea’s largest music showcase festival has developed a great reputation both at home and abroad as a fantastic opportunity to check out some of the country’s top […]

What can be a better way to start off the summer than to spend three hot June days (or seven, for the hardcore campers) on the three islands in the middle of the man-made Jarun lake in Zagreb, the bustling capital of Croatia, with an abundance of great music?  That was the 2017 edition of […]