Reference Points

The Challenges of Making Music When You Have A Day Job

Rising Leicester multi instrumentalists Demons of Ruby Mae talk to us about the struggles of getting established as a new band and balancing full time work with being musicians.

Family Machine on running an Indie label

Oxford indie-pop quartet Family Machine's frontman Jamie Hyatt on running the independent label Beard Museum, accompanied by some self-penned poetry.

Fraser A. Gorman on Melbourne

From bands to bars to brothels, the Australian singer-songwriter writes about his love affair with the city he moved to at 18.

The Art of Pieter Breugel the Elder

Shiny Darkly's Kristoffer Bech on how the Netherlandish Renaissance painter and printmaker Pieter Breugel the Elder influenced his band's debut album.

Reference Points: Summer Camp on Teen Movies

Summer Camp's third studio album, Bad Love, is out now on Moshi Moshi.

Reference Points: Freddie Dickson

We caught up with the rising singer-songwriter to find out what influences his approach to songcraft.


The Blackburn singer-songwriter discusses her experiences and connection to the German capital.

The Sea

The Dutch singer-songwriter contemplates the power of the sea, and how it inspired his forthcoming album, 7 Layers.

The Written Word

Joe Lyons, aka Eaves, writes about the power of the written word - and shares a beautiful trailer for his upcoming debut album, featuring new song 'Spin'.

Title Fight’s Ned Russin explains Hyperview - the concept that inspired their third record

Ned Russin from the Pennsylvania punks runs us through the concept of Hyperview, that titles their third album.

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