When reflecting on the output of London's PVA, it almost feels like a cop out to highlight their eclecticism: the manner in which they can effortlessly blend genres and influences to create something which, nonethlesss, never feels jarring for the listener. The expansion from a duo to a trio just before the world was...
Bleach Lab are part of a (hopefully) unique collection of bands who were truly birthed during a global pandemic. While 'Heartache of the Season' spilled forth in late 2019, it was uncertainty, loss and isolation which provided the background to the rest of their magnificant back catalogue emerging, blinking into the...
Bristol currently has a vibrant scene of young bands who are bursting forth to commandeer the rest of the UK. While there is a sense of eclecticism across the various bands, one thing they have in common is a relentless desire to meld together influences and blend genres and Phoxjaw are no exception in this regard.
Bristol's Home Counties have spent the past two years trapped in something of a unique purgatory. Like several of their peers, they unleashed the live aspect of their project just as COVID saw everything grind to a halt. While their recorded output is stunning, it's in the live arena where the band really explode into life.
Many bands throughout history have based their marketing campaigns around being a 'melting pot' of world music. They've worn their influences on their sleeves and claimed that, somehow, what they were creating was genuinely a new musical sensation. Many bands have claimed this, but Los Bitchos are truly the real deal.