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 […]

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 […]