Live Review: Turnover + support (Nottingham, 16/01/16)

Every time a band like Turnover plays in at The Bodega in Nottingham it gets surprisingly busy, see: The Hotelier, etc, but this show was packed to the walls from the second doors opened. Local band Little Bribes kicked things off with their brand of alt pop-punk/emo and played a ridiculously confident set for a band […]

News: The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich forced to close

Some pretty awful news from The Owl Sanctuary camp in Norwich. Please support the venue across their last few weeks before they shut down for good on the 31st. Read the whole statement below: This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and apologies for the heavy read. I had a […]

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”, […]