Describing themselves as an alternate folk band, Mind & Matches are influenced by Daughter, Aurora and MS MR. Their line-up includes delicious three-part harmonies, guitar, piano, violin and drums, so you are in for a treat.
In November last year, five lucky Popular Music students took the trip of a lifetime - visiting the TAXI Music Conference in Los Angeles, doing songwriting collaborations in Nashville and exploring the Ground Zero Blues Club in Mississippi. Now they have had a few weeks to reflect, we decided to touch base with MØNIQUE, Josh King and ROYES to find out some of the juicy details of their trip.
In a world where cheesy love songs often rule the charts, bands that opt to delve deeper and explore lesser known musical territory are a breath of fresh air. Meet AGWA. Featuring two Popular Music graduates Eliza Pickard and Daniel Booth, AGWA is influenced by artists such as Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Jeff Buckley and St Vincent.
Last week was a busy one for our pals at Twelve Past Midnight. On Saturday 29 July, they performed at music industry conference Little Bigsound and then two days later they dropped a surprise mini EP on Bandcamp! With TPM kicking so many goals lately, we decided to catch up with the band to get an insight into their creative process and see what's next on their agenda.