Run Wild: Lydia on change, songwriting, and the past

Arizona’s Lydia are used to change. They started out as a rocky emo band with their debut, This December; It’s One More and I’m Free which set them up perfectly for the follow-up: the cult classic, swelling winter record, Illuminate. In 2010, backing vocalist and keyboardist Mindy White, who now fronts States, decided to leave […]

Album Review: Lydia – Run Wild

Lydia are best-known for their 2008 cult classic Illuminate, an incredible album which weaves pop, emo and ambience to create the perfect winter sound. After an EP, a brief split, and a new record, the band returned with a brand new sound on the vastly underrated Devil [2013]. On Devil, the band moved towards a […]

Stream: George Gadd releases new single, “Sweet Tea”

Nottingham’s George Gadd (also of Little Bribes) is streaming a new single, “Sweet Tea”, also featuring a cover of Bright Eyes’ “You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will.” You can stream the single below, and check George out at the following shows: Dates: Oct 10th – The Garratt, Manchester w/ Felix Hagan, Dog Coffee Oct 17th […]

Band Interview: Mallcops

Have you heard of NDE? No? How often does a Facebook group become a record label? Not very often. Non-Denominational Emo was started last year by Craig Lindholm to combat the toxicity of other similar Facebook groups which were plagued by genre battles and negativity. Now, the group, simple referred to as NDE, has transformed into […]

News: Muncie Girls and Sandlotkids announce split 7″

Indie-punks Muncie Girls have teamed up with shoegaze band Sandlotkids from Germany to release a four-song split 7″. The 7″, limited to 500 copies on vinyl, will be released on the 16th of October, and pre-orders are available now here, The release features a song by Muncie Girls taken from their forthcoming album, as well as a Ramones […]