Label Spotlight: Art is Hard Records

Art is Hard Records is a small DIY label founded in 2010 in Exeter, but is now based in both London and Bristol. Run by only two people, Art Is Hard has put out releases for many bands now dominating the scene; Joanna Gruesome, Playlounge, Best Friends, The Black Tambourines, Nai Harvest, King Of Cats and Diet […]

Album Review: Pentimento – I, No Longer

Pentimento are a punk rock band from Buffalo, New York consisting of Jeramiah Pauly (vocals/guitar), Vincent Caito (bass), Lance Claypool (guitar) and Michael Hansen (drums). After several years since their first release, the NY quartet follow up with their highly anticipated second full album I, No Longer through Bad Timing Records. The album (especially the […]

Album Review: Random Hand – Hit Reset

After hitting the road and playing hard for 12 years, Random Hand just about reached the top of the UK ska-punk scene and decided that it’s also the time to go on a hiatus but not allowing themselves to just fade away the band decided to release their forth full-length at the same time of […]

Live Review: Mates of State (Leicester, 01/11/15)

Mates of State are an indie-pop duo from the US, and consist of husband and wife, Kori Gardner (vocals/keys) and Jason Hammel (vocals/drums). The band have a long and wide back catalogue, flitting between emo, indie and pure pop. They kicked things off at the Scholar Bar in Leicester with the dark and brooding “So Many Ways”, […]

Live Review: The Computers (Nottingham, 31/10/15)

Hello Bear kicked things off at Bodega to a room full of fog and spooky decorations… Their brand of poppy rock went over well with the crowd, and they put everyone in a good mood with their catchy choruses. Shortly after, The Computers took to the stage – and vocalist Screaming Al Kershaw was immediately […]

Triple Sundae - Flaked Out

SYS Exclusive Stream: Triple Sundae – “Flaked Out”

After a long wait since their debut release The Brainfreeze EP released in April 2014, London pop-punx Triple Sundae are finally ready to reveal their new EP, Flaked Out, giving readers of Seeing Your Scene a exclusive first listen. The release comes at the end of a exciting year of live shows for the band which included touring […]

SYS Exclusive Stream: Candy/The Velveteen Circuit split

Today we have an exclusive stream in the form of a split EP by Candy (Wales) and The Velveteen Circuit (USA) which will be released on Sleep On It Records very soon. Both bands are solo projects – Candy being Calum from Lunatics and The Velveteen Circuit being Joey from Mallcops. Both artists play lo-fi pop, and […]