Album Review | Lunar Ticks | Hanami Family

Album Review | Lunar Ticks | Hanami Family

With 12 years’ experience travelling and playing all across Europe comes unimaginable beauty, understanding and storytelling. Hanami Family stand testament to that with their third album ‘Lunar Ticks’; released in association with Smugglers Records (UK) and Celebration Days Records (France). Cheshire based Hanami Family can usually be spotted occupying the stage as a two-piece; iconic […]

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 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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 Interview with Matty from Plastic

Interview with Matty from Plastic

So, Plastic seem to be going from success to success, what is the genesis story of the band? How did you guys meet, and when did you decide to start making tunes together? Well, me and Elliot used to be in a band called Bohica, who have now changed their name to Leatherneck, so I […]

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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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