Uncle Luc

Uncle Luc – ‘Stay Clean’ stream


Ahead of the March release of a mini album recorded using only old analogue gear – and each song within three hours and in a maximum of three takes – at Lolipop Studios in Echo Park, Los Angeles, Uncle Luc has streamed its first single ‘Stay Clean’ on Soundcloud. Only two minutes long and with…

itoldyouiwouldeatyou Annabel Allum

Exclusive: Annabel Allum/itoldyouiwouldeatyou – ‘We Have Not Panned Out’ EP review and stream


A split EP between two very talented songwriters from our local area, ‘We Have Not Panned Out’ features two songs from Our Lost Infantry bass player Joey Ashworth’s itoldyouiwouldeatyou project and two from Guildford’s Annabel Allum. Released by our friends at Rose Coloured in a very limited edition run, the acts promised plenty of sadness…

Uncle Luc – ‘Humblebrag’ album review


We’ve spoken at length about our love for the much-missed Stagecoach before and have hosted the first releases from frontman Luke’s Barham’s solo project Uncle Luc. ‘I Write’, ‘Farewell Monsoon’ and the songs featured in his mini movie ‘Owner of the Loneliest Song’ hinted at a more stripped-down sound than his previous band, but with…

Uncle Luc – ‘Farewell Monsoon’ video


Uncle Luc – Farewell Monsoon from Uncle Luc on Vimeo. As we eagerly await his debut solo album ‘Humblebrag’ (released on 22 September via the new independent label Super Fan 99), former Stagecoach man Luke Barham has released the latest single under his Uncle Luc moniker. Out on 8 September, ‘Farewell Monsoon’ is a gently…

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…

Uncle Luc – I Write


We don’t need to reiterate how much we loved Stagecoach. Providing so many great memories over the years, there’s still a tinge of sadness that they called it a day last year. At least they left on a high, with ‘Say Hi to the Band’ being pretty much the perfect indie-pop album and one you…

Top 5 gigs of 2013


We haven’t been to as many concerts this year as in previous times, but still managed to get out to at least one a week. We’ve been entertained by many bands, both on major labels and unsigned, and without further ado, here’s our Top 5 favourite gigs of 2013! Three Trapped Tigers, Tall Ships, The…