Plastic, Album Review: Here, There Is No Gravity.

Plastic, Album Review: Here, There Is No Gravity.

With a facebook tagline of ‘Stinking f**cking rock lords here, mate,’ you know from the off that Plastic are going to be fun, in your face, and not really arsed what your nan thinks. She may not like their grunge-rock, attitude-filled debut album, Here There is No Gravity, but that’s not going to make them […]

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 Lotus Bay, in Profile: Liverpool’s New Stars

Lotus Bay, in Profile: Liverpool’s New Stars

With the debut EP on the way, and having won the first round of the SPH band contest, Lotus Bay are primed for a promising future. Smooth vocals, Floyd-esque guitar, and an original approach to songwriting, this relatively new Northern band make it to the forefront of Urbanista’s radar.   SPH describe them as ‘ready […]

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 REVIEW: God On My Right’s Debut EP

REVIEW: God On My Right’s Debut EP

Due for release any day now, the debut EP ‘Swallow’ from God On My Right is a sonic wonder, banging together a variety of industrial sounds. There are throwbacks to the eighties (think New Order) hints of nineties rave (think Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy) over which lives a mixture of dreamy-pop and urban, spoken […]

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 Astles Full Of Wonder EP Review

Astles Full Of Wonder EP Review

In the 2016 Urbanista review of Astle’s Live At The Nordic EP Urbanista stated that if the Southport songwriter could take the vulnerability of his live recordings into a studio production, then it would be something special. Safe to say, we were right. The Full of Wonder EP is exactly what it says on the […]

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 The Boomtown Fair – Behind The Mask

The Boomtown Fair – Behind The Mask

Thursday afternoon. Phone buzzes. Urbanista.  “Two press passes to Boomtown tomorrow, can you cover it?”. The answer, of course, a resounding YES. Within a couple of hours and a few phonecalls, we were packed and ready for the rolling hills of the Matterley Estate. Turned for four days into the UK’s craziest city, the Winchester […]

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 Live at The Nordic – Astles’ heartfelt EP

Live at The Nordic – Astles’ heartfelt EP

After winning the Merseyrail Sound Station prize and stealing the show at LIMF, Astles keeps the hype-train rolling with new EP Live At The Nordic. Recorded in just one afternoon, the debut offers twenty-three minutes of searching vocals, cute guitar riffs and a hell of a lot of potential. At just eighteen, the Southport singer-songwriter […]

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