April 18, 2017


At the start of this year I worked on a music video, whilst working I met a musician called Tom Figgins, at this point I was working full time at Decca Records for Universal Music. With an overwhelming amount of musicians being introduced to me, I wasn't partially looking for
Mystic Rose, a four piece band from Stockport recently released two tracks, Unknown Solider and Cassidy's Close. I had a listen whilst on holiday in (not) so sunny Spain and here's my thoughts! (With help from my flatmate who wanted to have a listen as well) The first track I
Vans is a brand that I'm sure many of you are familiar with. Known for it's skate wear and iconic checkerboard slide on. Their style has been loved by pop punk bands of 00's, and an essential staple in today's streetwear.    Many people are familiar with Vans, however few
Following up their raucous last single Tourist, Circus Wolves are steadily building a great case for themselves to be Manchester’s next stadium export with new release Judas. Pitching their sound somewhere between the early-noughties New York scene and some choice cuts from closer to home, the five-piece seem to be
Dr Martens aka the vintage gods of punk, rock and indie footwear recently opened a new store and gig venue in Camden, North London. Right in the heart of the iconic Stables Market next to the brilliant Cyberdog (If you know, you know).   As a brand so close to
We’ve had a really hot few days in London and as I write this blog post, it’s raining, and it’s glorious. I for one, love rain, and gloom, and any reason to stay in my room listening to music on an evening. Seeing as it’s pouring down and I’m in
As Invisible Giant prepared to unveil their latest track Werewolf Skin, Design a Gig's Tom Welsh caught up with singer/guitarist Samuel Jenkins to discover more about the elusive duo... Invisible Giant: Samuel Jenkins and Tanah Stansfield (Image: Francesca Sophia) From a battered arm chair in the trendy Northern Quarter bar Trof,
GREEN LIGHT Kicking off her brand new album we hear the feature track Green Light. With the first beat being Lorde’s breath we know she’s about to exhale all sorts of emotions throughout this highly anticipated album. In this album it’s clear Lorde is in a different place, she’s matured
How To Locate Your Superfans
Are you concerned over the lack of attention that your music is receiving? Like many of us musicians, you may be stuck feeling underwhelmed by the response to your band's content / releases / online presence. Most days, it's a struggle to get a few "likes" on Facebook or "Follows"
My first thoughts after hearing an Ardyn track was along the lines of "is this what would have happened if Kate Bush and Fleetwood Mac had babies?" The 70's style beat infused with Bush like vocals are a sentimental music fans dream. The brother sister duo played a stunning set