War & Peace

Almost exactly three years ago, I was getting into a venue on a whim to check out unknown, local bands and coming out of it a couple of hours later with the certainty that something big was gonna happen. The last three years were full of decision-making, deadlines and confusion, frustration and at times, the […]


Like I could see for miles

Swim Deep have this thing. Hailing from Birmingham, they’ve clearly missed out on the beach in their childhoods; barely out of teenagerhood and already supporting acts such as Two Door Cinema Club, their “beach grunge”, at times echoing The Jesus and Mary Chain, brought back crappily dyed hair and torn Nirvana shirts into the hearts […]


On improvisation and tic-tac boxes

The last time I sat at a piano was a rather long time ago – at least a couple of months. Though growing up with a musically inclined father, my harpsichord lessons every Wednesday afternoon at the conservatory were my personal nightmare for years since I was five, until I moved to Vienna and gave […]


Lying To You With Different Names

Slowly but surely, Keaton Henson is getting a reputation for his awkward videos, the first memorable one being You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are, which strangely reminded me of Grant Wood’s American Gothic. With his beautiful single Lying To You off the upcoming Birthdays, he strikes again, this time in a video directed by […]