B A Johnston, Sex Jokes, Sophie Sparham – live review

In a slick of spilt lager B A Johnston takes a running knee-slide, prostrated in front of a holding-their-nerve but not their laughter crowd as he hollers down the mic. Read More …

Interview: Sex Jokes – we talk to Shelley Jane Newman ahead of debut gig

One of our ones to watch this year Sex Jokes is set for their debut gig at Dubrek this Saturday (12 May 2018) as part of Dirty Filis’ Public Meltdown Read More …

Grawl!x: Appendix – album review

I am not ashamed to tell you that this review of the third Grawl!x album Appendix has been written and re-written several times. I am now at the point where Read More …

End of an era as promoter Phil Burgess moves on

He’s been described by Antifolk founder Lach as a pillar of Derby’s local music scene and for the last couple of decades Phil Burgess has been instrumental in bringing bands Read More …

Sex Jokes share first demo track Talk online

After being mentioned in our Ones To Watch 2018 Sex Jokes, the new project from Mighty Kids‘ Shelley Jane Newman, has shared a first demo track, Talk, online. Having announced Read More …

Exciting releases for 2018 – our ones to watch in Derby and Derbyshire

After a great year in 2017 we’re already looking forward to a number of releases for 2018 from Derby and Derbyshire artists. We’ve put together our list of those we’re Read More …