All posts by abiraymaker

A Chat with John Moreland

WQHS sat down with John Moreland before his Union Chapel show in London to chat about his latest album, Big Bad Luv, his writing style, Oklahoma, and the saga of the “Big Bad Luv” neon sign. WQHS: How is this album different- in terms of how you wrote it- from the last album? John Moreland: ...

Live Review: Fyfe at Omeara

Fyfe performed a sold-out show at Omeara in London last night. The show followed a November cancellation which reassigned all tickets to last night's gig. Fyfe brings together a range of styles, with the main unifying trait of his latest album Control (2015) being satisfyingly synchronized percussive backdrops. His supporting vocalist covered the solo in "Belong" (originally ...

Motel Mozaique 2017 in Photos

Motel Mozaique, a music and art festival in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, celebrated its 17th year this year. Featuring musical acts from the US, UK, and across Europe, Motel Mozaique hosted concerts across venues around the city over April 7th and 8th. Standout performers included retro-rockers the Lemon Twigs, who treated audiences to an acoustic ...

Circa Waves: Your New Favorite British Indie Band

Circa Waves, a British indie rock band from Liverpool, played the O2 Forum in support of their latest album Different Creatures, released on March 10. Between Different Creatures and their debut album Young Chasers, their music ranges from more upbeat rock that soundtracks summer drives to the beach (“Get Away”, “T-Shirt Weather”) to  garage-rock inspired ...

Interview: Neon Waltz

Neon Waltz, a six-piece rock band from a small town in northern Scotland, played a show in London last week. We sat down with lead singer Jordan Shearer to learn a bit more about their  unique hometown and what they have coming up. WQHS: How would you describe yourselves to those who haven’t heard your ...

Introducing: Dom McAllister

Take jazz-infused beats a la GriZ, silky smooth R&B vocals, and a dose of lyrical optimism and you’ll get Dom McAllister. This young rising star from London has released two tracks- the optimistic “Walking” and funky “In Time”- via Ragamuffin Music, a publishing company launched by artist and writer JinJin (who penned hits for Jess ...

Air + Style Festival in Innsbruck, Austria

A crowd of thousands roars as the last snowboarder lands a jump perfectly at the bottom of the 16-story high ramp. He’s the last competitor of this round, so the crowd shuffles over to the Main Stage, a huge outdoor festival stage framed by the snowy mountain peaks of the Alps. The lights come alive, ...

INTERVIEW: Grammy Nominee Gallant

R&B superstar Gallant has had an amazing year, from being named a ­­­featured member of Forbes’ 30 under 30 to the release and subsequent Grammy nomination of his debut album Ology. ­­­­­­Just last week, he released a new track titled “Cave Me In”, a collaboration with South Korean superstars Eric Nam and Tablo. In light ...

BEST OF 2016: Made in America

One of our favorite music events in Philly this year was Budweiser's Made in America Festival. If you missed it the first time around, check out our write-up and photos from the fall! Over Labor Day Weekend, Budweiser’s Philly music festival Made in America drew crowds, artists, and celebrities to the Benjamin Franklin parkway for ...