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Unmissable: Dials Festival 2019

Dials Festival has come around again! The new music discovery based on Southsea’s Albert Road has made a big name for itself over the past few years and is still providing one of the best lineups of upcoming bands in the country. It also supports charity Solent Mind with all tickets including donations to the […]

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Unmissable: Reading + Leeds 2019

Reading + Leeds is always one of the biggest festivals of the Summer and an amazing way of spending your bank holiday weekend. Unfortunately, we will not be there this year, but for those of you lucky enough to attend we have chosen 8 bands that we feel are truly unmissable. Pip Blom 22-year old […]

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Emerging from the Dark Side with… The Mysterines

Brand new music is something that we get most excited about at Dark Side. We spend most of our time here trying to find the best in up and coming music and in this feature we show off one of our favourite new finds. Who are you? Lia, George, and Chrissy. How did the formation […]

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Unmissable: Truck Festival 2019

Truck festival might have one of the best lineups of the Summer and for anyone lucky enough to have a ticket (yes, that does include us) then this might be the best weekend of 2019! We have picked 8 bands over the weekend that we think you need to go and see! Thursday Lady Bird […]

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Draw Me A Picture… with Syd Spencer (Sad Girls Club)

I meet Syd, my sibling, at my flat and they’re wearing a pair of yellow corduroy bee dungarees that make me instantly jealous.
Syd has been writing melancholy bedroom boppers for five years now and has been building their back catalogue quicker than they can record them. They formed Sad Girls Club in 2015 and has been circulating Brighton, slowly building their reputation.

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Emerging from the Dark Side with… L.A. Peach

Brand new music is something that we get most excited about at Dark Side. We spend most of our time here trying to find the best in up and coming music and in this feature we show off one of our favourite new finds.

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Unmissable: 2000 Trees Festival

Unmissable is our feature where we take a look at some festival lineups and highlight some of the bands that we think are unmissable! Our second edition of ‘Unmissable’ features 2000 Trees Festival. YONAKA Having just released their absolutely incredible debut album ‘Don’t Wait TIl Tomorrow’, YONAKA are not a band you want to miss. […]

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Albums of 2019 So Far…

We are now into July and into the second half of 2019. We thought we would take a look at some of our favourite albums of the year so far. Written by Henry Groves (HG), Zach Spencer (ZS), Ben Norris (BN), George Smale (GS) and Harry Fortuna (HF) Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs […]

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Unmissable: Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Unmissable is our new feature where we scour festival lineups and give you a selection of bands you need to see. Our first festival of the 2019 summer is Isle of Wight Festival.

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Unmissable: All Points East – Weekend 2

Squid Ever since they released single ‘Houseplants’, Squid have been one of the biggest up and coming post-punk band playing in the UK right now. Known for energetic and unforgettable live shows, get down and see them! Jagerhaus Stage – Friday @ 16:30pm Lady Bird Lady Bird have been making a name for themselves across […]

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Emerging from the Dark Side with… Egyptian Blue

Brand new music is something that we get most excited about at Dark Side. We spend most of our time here trying to find the best in up and coming music and in this feature we show off one of our favourite new finds. Who are you? There are four of us – Andy Buss, Leith […]

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Unmissable: The Great Escape 2019

The Great Escape might just be the best multi-venue festival in the world. With over 450 bands/artists playing the three days including TWO spotlight shows and an Alternative Escape to go with it. There is music from all corners of the world, showcasing a broad range of genres and styles. This is not an event you want to miss, and we have selected 12 acts that you should not miss once you are there!

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Emerging from the Dark Side with… Emerson Snowe

Brand new music is something that we get most excited about at Dark Side. We spend most of our time here trying to find the best in up and coming music and in this feature we show off one of our favourite new finds.

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Emerging from the Dark Side with… Italia 90

Brand new music is something that we get most excited about at Dark Side. We spend most of our time here trying to find the best in up and coming music and in this feature we show off one of our favourite new finds.

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Emerging from the Dark Side with… GURU

Brand new music is something that we get most excited about at Dark Side. We spend most of our time here trying to find the best in up and coming music and in this feature we show off one of our favourite new finds.

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Unmissable: Washed Out Festival 2019

Washed Out Festival is less than a month away and we are so excited for our first time at the festival. Taking place in the city centre, it has grown from Brighton’s DIY music community and now shows off some of the best art/punk culture from Brighton as well as from further afield.

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Emerging from the Dark Side with… Walt Disco

Brand new music is something that we get most excited about at Dark Side. We spend most of our time here trying to find the best in up and coming music and in this feature we show off one of our favourite new finds. Who are you? We are James, Dave, Finlay, Lewis and Calum, […]

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Emerging from the Dark Side with… FEET

Brand new music is something that we get most excited about at Dark Side. We spend most of our time here trying to find the best in up and coming music and in this feature we show off one of our favourite new finds.For this edition of ‘Emerging from the Dark Side’ we spoke to FEET’s bassist Oli Shasha who gives us a little insight into the band.

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Emerging from the Dark Side with… Ugly

Brand new music is something that we get most excited about at Dark Side. We spend most of our time here trying to find the best in up and coming music and in this feature we show off one of our favourite new finds. For the first edition of Emerging from the Dark Side, we […]

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Author: Henry Groves
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Who do we want an album from in 2019?

With so many amazing releases set for 2019, it is looking like it is going to be another excellent year for music. However, many of our favourite artists have not yet announced any releases for 2019, and after having no album from them in 2018, we are really hoping 2019 will be a different story and bring […]

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Unmissable: Icebreaker Festival 2019

With Icebreaker Festival only a week away, we thought we would take a look at five bands we think you need to go and see over the two day festival on the Albert Road in Southsea, Portsmouth.

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Interview: The Family Chain

We went down and interviewed Brighton band The Family Chain. We learnt about how they started as a band, what the band are currently working on and about the time they almost nearly kind of supported Liam Gallagher! Listen below

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Dark Side Music’s Festival Guide 2019: Multi Venue Festivals

It may only be January, but we are looking at some of the best indoor multi-venue festivals that you can go to this year, so you do not have to wait for summer for festival season.

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Dark Side’s Weekly Guide: Big in 2019

The first edition of Dark Side’s Weekly Guide of 2019! This week we have a special edition where we look at who we think are going to be Big in 2019! It includes our 3 tips for 2019: Sports Team, Ugly and Indoor Pets as well as many more

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Dark Side Music’s Tips for 2019

With 2019 approaching, we have picked three bands that we think are going to have memorable 2019’s for all the right reasons.

📸: Henry Groves

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Albums of the Year: Dark Side’s Picks

What a year 2018 has been! We have gone back over the past year and picked our favourite 20 albums.
Which albums have made the list and which album has been crowned Dark Side Music’s Album of the Year 2018?

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Albums of the Year: Lauran Hibberd’s Picks

    Soccer Mommy – Clean This album caught me super off guard. I think it stuck a nail in this generation for me, I love how light it feels yet how deep it runs. I really rate the production as well, it feels perfectly bound to me. Last Girl and Still Clean are definitely […]

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Album’s of the Year: Ollie Chandler’s (PIVOTAL) Picks

ALBUM #1: Jack White- Boarding House Reach  The first track I heard on this album was Over and Over and Over and instantly felt a huge Buzz from the catchy distorted guitar riff soon to be accompanied by a funky drum groove. Each song on this album being very different with the use of an […]

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Albums of the Year: FLOWVERS’ Picks

Stanley Parquet Courts – wide awake Been some really good albums released this year that I’ve really enjoyed. Such as Star Crawlers self titled, Shames ‘Songs Of Praise’, The Gardens ‘Mirror Might Steal Your Charm’, Thee Oh Sees ‘Smote Reverser’ and Kanyes ‘ye’, which features what I think is one of the best songs of […]

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Album’s of the Year: Luke Joynes’ (Atmos Music) Picks

    James Bay – Electric Light James Bay’s second album ‘Electric Light’ has got to be up there for me. I wasn’t a massive fan of his stuff first time around but his new direction and look is refreshing.             The Slow Readers Club – Build A Tower Equally […]

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Albums of the Year: George Smale’s (The Family Chain) Picks

The Goon Sax – ‘We’re Not Talking’ It only comes along maybe once a year where you get an album that you know is going to mean a lot to you for a long, long time. I don’t know where to begin. It’s too personal to me to share. This Brisbane trio really let rip […]

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Album’s of the Year: Freya Beer’s Picks

    Cat Power – Wanderer I really like the 60’s LA vibe that the album embodies. I also like the visual aesthetics from the music videos to accompany the album. Some of my favourite tracks from the album include: ‘In Your Face’, ‘You Get’ and ‘Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)’.         […]

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INTERVIEW: FLOWVERS

We caught up with Flowvers at their final show of their headline tour at Tunbridge Wells Forum! We chatted about dream collabs, future plans and much more! Check it out HERE

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Unmissable: Dials Festival 2018

Although Summer Festival season is over, it does not mean there are no festivals to look forward to. Many festivals still occur throughout the winter months, and yes they may not bring the same ability to tan or drink in the sun, indoor festivals can be even better than the outdoor equivalents. Dials Festival is […]

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Which Albums Should You Be Looking Out For This Summer?

With more and more albums being announced and pre-sales going live, we thought we would tell you about some of the albums we are going to preorder and the albums we think you should consider purchasing pre-release as well. 1) Black Honey – Black Honey The incredible Black Honey have finally announced the release of […]

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Which Festivals Look Amazing This July?

With so many good festivals in the UK throughout the Summer, we thought we would tell you the festivals we are big fans of in July! 1) Follow The Sun Festival – Portsmouth (7th July) An indoor day festival in July? Although this does not give off the “getting drunk with your mates in a […]

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Interview: Freya Beer

After seeing her perform at Joiners, Southampton back in May, Freya Beer really caught our eye with an incredible performance and we knew we had to tell as many people about her as we could! We asked her a few questions to try and get to know more about her and her music. Q. Can […]

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Interview: Indoor Pets

Brought to you from the beer garden at the Boileroom in Guildford, I interviewed Indoor Pets. Talking about themselves, Freaks and Geeks and a dream collaboration with Pitbull, You do not want to miss this!

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