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Interview with Himalayas

From Manic Street Preachers to The Stereotypes, Wales has a tradition of producing powerful indie rock bands. Himalayas are a group ready to take on this mantle. Although the band have many influences, their music sounds fresh, with clever lyrics and a dynamic sound, making them stand out in an industry with many other bands. What also sets them apart is their ability to get a crowd going, which has created a strong, loyal and ever growing following. Babystep asked about their origins as a band, asking when it all started for them; “Two and a half years.” With Mike adding “Joe and I have been playing in high school since we were young, James was in the year above us. James got Louis involv

Interview with Leeds based band Fizzy Blood

Fizzy Blood are a band who are going places, with the Leeds five-piece having high profile support slots, appearances at prestigious festivals and touring the UK. The band’s high energy rock has seen them win plaudits from fans and critics alike, with comparisons to the likes of The Queens of the Stone Age. However, there is also a uniqueness to their sound which sets them apart from many bands.We caught up with them before their busy summer festival schedule to ask about their influences, the future, and, to start with their origins. “We stole the name from Jamie Lenman’s (formerly of Reuben) first solo single because he’s the man. That’s the short version.” When asked about the local musi

Album Review: 'For Now' by The DMA's

The new release from the DMA’s will not leave fans disappointed who enjoyed debut album ‘Hills End’. Lead singles ‘Dawning’ and ‘In The Air’ are as good as anything on ‘Hills End’, with the former arguably the bands finest single to date. The DMA’s seem to have found a good balance between consistency and change in their second record. ‘Warsaw’, one of many great moments on the album is a perfect upbeat song for the summer sun, reminiscent of their previous work on ‘Hills End’. ‘The End’ showcases a side to the band not seen on ‘Hills End’, and is far more experimental than some of the bands other work, and is a standout moment on the album. There are clear nods to Manchester throughout the

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