April 18, 2017


In light of Paramore announcing their arena tour for January I decided to dedicate this blog post on why their album, After Laughter is a strong contender for my album of the year. So here's a track by track of the ground shaking album. HARD TIMES - the unexpected indie anthem
What makes a singer successful? There are a lot of castings and contests that are looking for that " X-Factor" besides the ability to sing and entertain an audience.   Christoph Watrin is definitely an artist who has that inner charisma on top of talent and professionalism. Born in Cologne, Germany,
What's the best way to meet a band? If the answer is absolutely smashed at an after party of an indie band then you've probably already met Daze, and honestly, that's how I met the London four piece three years ago. Daze are a band who love listening to music
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,