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 …

Interview: Grawl!x (James Machin) on release of album Appendix

Grawl!x, aka Derby multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and filmmaker James Machin, is about the release his third album, Appendix¬†via locally-based label Reckless Yes. Like the others in the trilogy it explores 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 …

Brothers And Sisters: What Cable meant to Derby’s music scene

It’s strange how some seemingly irrelevant moments stick in the memory, the colours fading but the feeling of them refusing to be washed out by passing time. Of all the Read More …