Vinyl Staircase on the radio single

Vinyl Staircase – ‘On the Radio’


Dorking four-piece (and Boileroom regulars) Vinyl Staircase have released new single ‘On the Radio’ ahead of a UK tour. Premiered by John Kennedy on Radio X, the self-produced song follows support slots to the likes of Wolf Alice and Sunflower Bean and appearances at festivals including Truck and Boardmasters. The two-and-a-half minute song opens with…

Save the Boileroom


As I settled down to endure England’s latest defeat last night, I was shocked and saddened to read over various social media feeds that Guildford’s Boileroom is threatened with closure. After almost eight years of regular gigs, shows, performances and more, the Boileroom is regarded as one of Surrey’s treasures and favourite alternative venues. Supporting…

Uncle Luc – Owner of the Loneliest Song


Uncle Luc, the former Stagecoach frontman Luke Barham, has returned with a short film about the recording of his much-anticipated debut album, his favourite artists and influences, his hopes and much more. Featuring three acoustic performances of ‘Owner of the Loneliest Song’, ‘Farewell Monsoon’ and ‘I Write’, the film offers a delightfully personal insight into…

Autumn gigs preview


As soon as the sun sets on Reading Festival, ArcTanGent and Bestival, it’s time to think about the cold and dark nights when gig season gets back into full swing. The likes of Frightened Rabbit and Everything Everything (with Dutch Uncles in support) will be playing throughout the country, while there are also some tremendous…