Looking back at 2016 with… Grey Hairs

How was 2016? Band-wise: pretty good. Life-wise: the worst. But you don’t want to hear about that. What was your favourite moment of the year? You’re supposed to say “making our new record” when you’re plugging your tat, but it was genuinely fun. Past recording experiences in Grey Hairs have always been a bit like milking a […]

Looking back at 2016 with… Home Schooled

Home Schooled had a good 2016! The emo band from the Midlands answered our classic end of year questions. Stay tuned for more! How was 2016? Aside from the incalculable grief of Alan Rickman passing away and current political shitstorm, 2016 has been incredibly fun! What was your favourite moment of 2016?  We were lucky enough to […]

Looking back at 2016 with… Jaded

First in our series looking back at 2016, we’ve got Birmingham emo band Jaded! Keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks for more! How was 2016? A mixed bag from start to finish, we finally released our third EP but also Ronnie Corbett died so swings and roundabouts. What was your favourite […]

City Guide: Manchester according to Andy Davies (ROTPM/TNS Records)

Seeing Your Scene has begun a City Guide series with that aim of helping our readers explore music scenes beyond their hometowns. Each article has been written by someone living in, and contributing towards the scene of, each city. We begin with Andy Davies’ (ROTPM/TNS Records) take on Manchester. BANDS: It’s really hard to list […]

Queens of the Neighbourhood vol. 2 with Petal

Pennsylvania native, Kylie Lotz formed Petal a few years ago and her first EP Scout soon followed in 2013. Most recently, she released her debut album Shame on Run For Cover Records. Not only is Kylie a musician but also an actress, recently relocating from her home in Scranton to New York City. Her new album […]

Vinnie Caruana

Keeping Busy: Vinnie Caruana on balancing his projects

Seminal pop-punk band from the early 2000s, The Movielife, announced their reunion at the end of 2014, and it seemed perhaps frontman Vinnie Caruana would spend some time focused on that project. But that would be very unlike Vinnie. Between The Movielife and chant-along punk band I Am the Avalanche, he certainly has his hands […]

Queens of the Neighbourhood vol. 1 with Petrol Girls

Happy International Women’s Day! Welcome to Queens of the Neighbourhood, a brand new SYS feature. If there’s one thing that is obviously frustrating about alternative music, a scene that is meant to exude diversity and equality, it is the underrepresentation of women. It doesn’t take much to look through any alternative magazine or even looking at […]