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Track of the Day #877: Fast Trains – On Being Poor

Although being part of his recent EP ‘ourWorld Volume 1‘, Fast Trains has just officially released latest track ‘On Being Poor‘ as a single! ‘On Being Poor’ is the most energetic, even heaviest track from Portsmouth based producer/songwriter Fast Trains yet. The track still has Fast Trains trademark minimal, alternative pop sound built into it, […]

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Track of the Day #876: Sea of Limbs – Effigy Envy

I got sent this track a few months ago and although I liked it, it somehow slipped through the net and never got covered… Fast forward to this week and every track of the day since Monday has been by Portsmouth bands and artists, so what better time to finally cover this track? ‘Effigy Envy‘ […]

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Track of the Day #875: Fake Empire – Half Man

Portsmouth based post-punk trio Fake Empire have emerged from hibernation with this synth-lead offering ‘Half Man‘. The track starts off with Delphic-esque synths but this quickly gives way to Fake Empire’s trademark atmospheric, yet dark sound and moody instrumentation. The end of the track sees things mellow out and drift into electronic obscurity. ‘Half Man’ […]

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Track of the Day #874: Joe Johnson feat. Megan Linford – What If

This easy-listening, acoustic track comes from Portsmouth based folk singer-songwriter Joe Johnson and features fellow Portsmouth artist Megan Linford. ‘What If‘ is a heartfelt offering that’s quite minimal with warm acoustic melodies/rhythms that are complimented by both Joe and Megan’s vocals. The track is finished off perfectly by various intricacies and glowing ambient details. Listen […]

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Track of the Day #873: Spin War – Coober Pedy

Formed over the last year, one of Portsmouth’s newest bands Spin War recently released their second demo ‘Coober Pedy‘! It’s a raw, hectic offering that’s filled with hypnotic riffs and general organised chaos. ‘Coober Pedy’ is the second introduction to one of Portsmouth’s most exciting new bands anyway. Last week Spin War were also announced […]

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Psyched Fest Announce Full 2021 Lineup!

Psyched Fest have just announced their full lineup for their 2021 event including headliner Billy Nomates! Psyched Fest (FKA Portsmouth Psych Fest) is set to take place on 18th September 2021 at various venues across Southsea’s Albert Road and will feature some of the best in new, mind-expanding music. Joining Billy Nomates on the day, […]

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9 Local Gigs You Can’t Miss Over the Next 3 Months!

I haven’t done one of these posts in a very, very long time and it’s a welcome change to be finally writing about gigs again! With restrictions easing and the hope of a near-normal future, it’s no surprise that the return of local gigs is looking more promising by the day. This list should cater […]

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Discover: J. J. Summer – Sunday Best

Portsmouth based duo J. J. Summer have just released their second single ‘Sunday Best‘! It’s a melodic track that’s infused with atmospheric, shoegaze vibes. ‘Sunday Best’ is an uptempo offering that has attention-grabbing riffs and compelling vocals. Despite it being on the mellower, carefree side of things, it’s a surprisingly catchy track. Listen to ‘Sunday […]

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An Interview with ABH Promotions!

Over the past few weeks Portsmouth’s ABH Promotions have been announcing gigs anticipating the imminent return of live music in June. The last year has been tough for live music, but pre-pandemic, local promoters, including ABH Promotions, had been bringing some of the best acts to Portsmouth. Going to gigs at grassroots venues put on […]

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Track of the Day #857: Hallan – Orwell’s Idyllic Future

Today Portsmouth based Hallan have returned with their latest banger and also their best track yet. ‘Orwell’s Idyllic Future‘ is the band’s heaviest offering so far, it’s distorted, in-your-face and attitude-filled. Remember when I referred to one of Hallan’s previous singles ‘Habit‘ as mosh pit fuel? Well ‘Orwell’s Idyllic Future’ blows that out of the […]

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Victorious Festival Reveal Second Line Up Announcement For 2021 Event!

Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival have just announced their second lot of acts for 2021’s event including Nile Rodgers and Chic, Annie Mac, Ella Eyre and more! The above join already announced will join headliners Madness, The Streets and Royal Blood at the coastal Southsea Common event which is set to return across the weekend of 27th-29th […]

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Discover: Fugitive Orchestra – At The Races

Long-time local favourite of ours Fugitive Orchestra recently released his first single of 2021 in the shape of ‘At The Races‘! It’s a refreshing tune that encapsulates everything that Fugitive Orchestra does best and ‘At The Races’ is a super catchy that’s that’s packed with attitude, but most importantly, funky vibes. Speaking of the track, […]

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An Interview With Amongst The Pigeons!

Earlier this week, West Sussex based Amongst The Pigeons announced the news of their fourth album ‘Silence Will Be Assumed As Acceptance’ which is set for release on 7th May! Following this news, we thought this was the perfect opportunity to have a chat with him before the release of the second single taken from […]

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Interview: Who the F**k is Eddy Höek?

Here’s the first of two, possibly even three interviews we’ll be posting this week! We caught up with elusive local artist/musician (yet familiar face to some) Eddy Höek who recently released their experimental debut album ‘F**ked Jazz’ in full exclusively as an NFT (Non-Fungible Token). Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you […]

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Golden Touch Festival, Portsmouth Announce Lineup for September 2021 Event!

Bang Bang Romeo and Crystal Tides have been announced as Golden Touch Festival September 2021 joint headliners! Golden Touch Festival is set to return on Saturday 4th September bringing a stellar lineup of indie-pop/rock artists to Portsmouth’s Wedgewood Rooms/Edge of the Wedge for its second year. The above announced also join The Covasettes, Casey Lowry, […]