Amber Arcades' 'Fading Lines' was released to much fanfare in June, but the makings of the record were much more low-key. Self-funded by teenage savings from working in retail, 'Fading Lines' was recorded in the quiet moments where Annelotte De Graaf wasn't sitting on United Nations tribunals investigating war crimes.
Rob Lynch has spent the past few years relentlessly touring Europe, usually with his trusty acoustic guitar in tow. This week, for the first time ever in the UK, he's hitting the road with a full band in tow. Starting life touring under the name Lost On Campus, Lynch is now two albums into his career under his own name.
As they move towards the climax of their support run with Jamie T, The Wytches are gearing up for their November headline run. Finding themselves in Manchester ahead of tomorrow's show at O2 Manchester Apollo, the band have announced a last-minute headline date at Night & Day Cafe.
The Wytches have already announced that they're hitting the road for a headline run in November, but, before those bristlingly intimate dates, they're also supporting Jamie T as part of some of their biggest shows to date. The tour started in Dublin at the tail-end of September, before the outstanding bill made its way to the mainland.
It's a decade since The Sunshine Underground commandeered the name of a Chemical Brothers album track and started their assault on the British musical sub-conscience. Ten years on and that debut album, 'Raise The Alarm' still sounds as achingly relevant as ever, yet the band have declared that their current tour will be their last.
Sorority Noise are a truly intriguing prospect. While it's only been three short years since they released their first EP, 'Young Luck', they've already managed to release two albums. Those full lengths, despite the close proximity of their release, cover more musical ground than many bands manage across a decade of releases.