10 Songs to Get You in the Groove for this Year’s Festival Season: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Loyle Carner, Fickle Friends and more

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown our worlds upside down, and the music industry in particular has felt its turbulence. After a year of no live music, the glimmering prospect on the horizon of festivals returning this summer could make it one to remember. From rock to hip-hop, here are the anthems to this summer’s highly anticipated festival season.

Catfish and the Bottlemen, Outside

It would be impossible to talk about UK festivals without mentioning Catfish and the Bottlemen. A crowd … Read the rest

Craving adventure? Stretch your itchy feet in Stockholm

Stockholm may not seem the obvious place to get your adrenaline pumping – but its sleek glossy reputation and sophisticated Scandinavian class are only part of the capital’s appeal. In summer or winter, the city has plenty to offer for those craving adventure, outdoor activities and new unique ways to discover a city.

 

EXPLORING

Wild swimming is very popular with locals, with designated spots across the city – and thanks to environmental measures in place since the 70s, pretty … Read the rest

10 Essential New Summer Tracks: PENPALS, The Little Miss, and more

Up to the Sky (prod. by Quelle Chris)

New York rap trio PENPALS released their full-length album To Whom It May Concern in June. On “Up To The Sky,” the group’s MCs Cynic The Apache and Rapswell hop through time with ease on a stream-of-consciousness excursion with references as historically diverse as Rasputin, Betamax, and ancient Egypt. Meanwhile, Quelle Chris’s production is on-theme with a clearly old-school sensibility.

Cuesta Loeb – “Out Of”

The fuzzy guitar work of NYC native Christina Cuesta Loeb evokes … Read the rest