Dusan Kovacevic is the operational manager at Serbia’s one and only EXIT Festival. It is a music event that has its roots steeped in politics and was conceived as a student movement which fought for freedom in the Balkan region. It is now one of the biggest festivals in Europe and remains active in social causes, this year using its position to raise money for the victims of devastating floods in the Balkans.
Berlin Atonal is a forward-thinking music event that takes place in the German capital this week. Ahead of the event Marcus Barnes speaks to one of the organisers, Laurens Von Oswald, who recently stepped in to revive the event after the previous owner Dimitri Hegemann called it a day…
Maverick Sabre talks about finishing his latest album and the inspiration he drew for it
New band Waking Aida are reviewed by Remfry Dedman, who finds an assured and powerful debut
Carl Cox is one of the most popular and well-respected DJs on the international circuit. Marcus Barnes caught up with him in Ibiza a few weeks ago to talk about his work with Burn…
’68 are a duo from Atlanta, made up of vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin (formerly of The Chariot and Norma Jean) and drummer Michael McClellan (formerly of Becoming the Archetype). Taking Garage rock as a blueprint, the duo warp and twist the genre into a vicious new beast that is a sound all of their own making.
2000Trees’ reputation as the ultimate mid-sized festival in the UK is growing with each passing year. Winner of the Best Grass Roots Festival in 2010 and 2013, 2000Trees took over Upcote Farm in Cheltenham for the eighth year running, with the best and most explosive line up since it’s inception in 2007. Remfry Dedman went down to the farm, to soak up the sights, sounds and smells…
The Xcerts, a 3-piece band from Aberdeen/Exeter, are finally gearing up to release material from their much anticipated third studio album due to be released later this year.
Jamie Lenman is a shining beacon of light for intelligent, truthful underground rock music in the 21st century. Ex-frontman of the much-loved and much-missed Reuben, Jamie has now released Muscle Memory, a double album showcasing his heaviest material to date on disc 1, whilst demonstrating his love for jazz, swing and folk on disc 2. Speaking just hours before an absolutely crushing performance at 2000Trees festival, Jamie spoke to Remfry Dedman about myths, industry and expectation.
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