Coming out of the shadows: Shadowlark

Tweet Bands come together in a variety of different ways; singing competitions like X Factor, mutual friends, or auditions. But the main origins behind bands seems to be school or college friends looking for something to do. That’s what it is like for three-piece indie band, Shadowlark. If you enjoy listening to the ethereal music of Bat For Lashes and Florence and the Machine, the front-woman of Shadowlark, Ellen Smith, is one of the main reasons why you should be into the band. Hailing from Leeds, Smith is joined by…

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INTERVIEW: Yassassin @ Acid Box Alternative Escape

Tweet In days of uncertainty for British underground music, Yassassin – with their blend of punk irruence, 60s garage and flawless outfits – are one the best live bands around. I meet the London all-girl band in a Brighton Youth Centre dressing room, turned into a backstage for Acid Box Kemptown Massacre Alternative Escape festival – one of the main parallel events to The Great Escape, Europe’s leading festival for new music. With its indoor basketball court and walls covered in graffiti, BYC looks like the scenario from a 90s…

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