Looking back at 2015… with Oxygen Thief

In the first of our series on 2015 we spoke to Barry of Oxygen Thief about his year! How was 2015? Excellent thanks! Kicked off opening for Frank Turner at Independent Venue Week, did a couple of full band tours, a solo acoustic one, and did some writing. Roll on 2016. What was your favourite moment […]

SYS Exclusive Stream: Lions and Creators – “Better Days”

We’re excited to share with you the debut record from Minneapolis ambient-indie duo, Lions and Creators. Made up of Tanner Groehler & Ryan Worthley, they first released an EP, Growing, in 2011. Now, they’re ready to share their debut album, Better Days, after a two year break. It will be released on the 18th of December, and can also […]

Band Interview: Wank for Peace on calling it quits

The incredibly named, and sounding, melodic hardcore band, Wank for Peace, from Angers, France are calling it quits. We were lucky enough to put them on in April at JT Soar, and they played an amazing show. The band are playing one final EU tour throughout December, and two final shows in their hometown early […]

SYS Exclusive Stream: Revello – “Party Hardly”

We’re excited to share an exclusive stream of acoustic punk band, Revello‘s, latest EP! You can stream Party Hardly below and also check out an session which Liam did for us below that! Revello are an acoustic/lo-fi punk band from Norwich, and features members of Block Fort, Ducking Punches and Colour Me Wednesday.

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 […]

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 […]