The Streets at The Mill

And so the incompetent bumbling Boris has (Unsurprisingly) pushed the date back for the grand re-opening of the UK as the Delta variant is forcing cases up. The big question that the experts are asking is “Does this new increase translate to an increase of hospitalisations” and given the huge vaccination push that the country…

The Clause Release Time Of Our Lives

Birmingham’s snappiest dressed band release their latest single, almost a year after their last, and it’s definitely a single that bangs. The Clause have rose to prominence over the last couple of years and Time Of Our Lives is a perfect example of why The Clause is really showcasing some of the finest musical talent…

5 Nights of The Streets At The Mill

The Streets have announced a series of gigs at Digbeth’s The Mill, First In The Room, all to celebrate the ending of Lockdown. Kicking off on the 21st June it will cover five nights and will be a celebration of the ending of Lockdown measures and a return to normal life (Well, new normal no…

Mayday Drops Jet Lag Visuals

Mayday released his latest single the other week and now the visuals have been dropped to go with it. Jet Lag is produced by DubzCo who works quite regularly with Mayday and the track itself has a Japanese sounding inspired beat which Mayday skips his bars off to create a very impressive sounding track. Not…

The Streets Drop Who’s Got The Bag

Roll on 21st June! We saw the other week Mike Skinner on Instagram teasing a hook for 21st June as the nation gets excited for pure carnage following months of lockdown and restrictions and tiers! Yesterday the full version was dropped and it’s below for you. It’s been so long I’ve forgotten what my key…

Tantskii Drops Gone Beyond Caring

You know we love a bit of Tantskii round here so when he dropped his Pain Relief freestyle you knew something was coming! About a week ago Tantskii dropped his latest music and visuals for Gone Beyond Caring. It’s another hard hitting track produced by Coaste Beats with a sting influence on the beats that…

Miss La Familia Collabs With Abra

Brum’s self proclaimed Mother of the Mob Miss La Familia has been active lately and recently released her latest track Dumb Flex which she’s even dropped a TikTok challenge for it. Featuring Abra Cadabra it’s a hard track to vibe to and it’s yet another addition to the Birmingham Music arsenal. Brum seems active at…

Mayday Drops Macbook Visuals

Ever had a problem with a Macbook? Not me I can’t stand Apple, but I know many people are big fans and are likely to have encountered the issues Mayday talks about in his latest release, Macbook. Honestly this guy doesn’t take a break he’s constantly grinding, bring us Every Second Tuesday last year, starring…

Yaseen Rosay – 3310: Album Review

As promised yesterday here is Yaseen’s 3310 Album Review. The album itself was released last week and is a strong 11 Tracks, it follows Lyfe and Times which was released last year. The title of course refers to the Nokia by the same name, although as a burner phone or it’s just been that long…

D147 Releases Chatty

Known for his comical bars this Brummie can get you laughing on his Insta but bopping on his YouTube. His latest release, Chatty, is available now on all streaming platforms and is well worth a listen!

Yaseen, Bowzer and Jaykae Drop LYVE

A Birmingham trio have come together to drop their latest release, LYVE. LYVE sees Yaseen and Bowzer go back to back as well as a feature from Jaykae himself. It’s part of the 3310 album which is available now and we’ll get reviewed for this week. Yassen and Jaykae have joined forces before on the…

An Interview With… Mukow

As part of my celebration of all things Brum this month I came across Mukow. Mukow are a two piece band, comprised of Jack and Daz, that are in their early days and I was able to get the opportunity to speak with them as half of the band is in the Bearded Brummies, a…

Brum’s Music Scene Always Pushes Things Forward!

Birmingham suffers slightly (As usual) in perception when it comes to music. Our music scene is unreal when you take a moment to look at it, it’s diverse though which is probably a flaw. You look at the origins of Grime or Garage and you think of London right away. You look at Britpop and…

Lady Leshurr – Astronaut: EP Review

Dancing on Ice, OBE, Freestyle Extraordinaire. Lady Leshurr is moving up the ropes of stardom. Astronaut is the latest project we’ve had from the Brummie and it’s a banger from start to finish as you’d expect from Leshurr. Dropped on the 26th December Astronaut is the latest EP and was actually the second dropped in…

All Things 0121!

It’s 2021 and I’m sure we’d all like to leave 2020 as far behind as possible. With this January having the fortune of being 01/21 I thought I’d use this month to celebrate all that is 0121! Here at Lockthelocks we’ve been Championing Brum since before the blog existed. It was born out of frustration…

Jaykae Overlooked At The Mobo’s

Although it’s hard to think back on this unusual year, if you do you’ll remember as soon as the new year arrived Jaykae was firing taking aim at Dot Rotten and Wiley. In recent years Jaykae’s fame has grown with people who aren’t Grime fans even aware of him and with the war dubs at…

Flama Double Drops

Brum is active at the minute, but so is its music scene! Flama is back and has made it known dropping two heavy tracks on the same day. First we had The Message/Tug of War which seemed enough and is definitely been on repeat a couple of times. It seems though that Flama himself wasn’t…

Giggs – Now Or Never: Mixtape Review

Hollowman surprised everyone as he dropped his unexpected mixtape Now or Never the other week. It’s fair to say that it’s a well polished mixtape with some big name features including Dave, Jorja Smith, Emile Sande along with Kyze and Aystar. It’s a heavy hitting mixtape as you’d expect from Giggs. The bars as always…

Dizzee Rascal – E3 AF (Album Review)

Dizzee Rascal released his latest album, E3 AF, last week and it’s fair to say it’s a banger! While there’s still some commercial poppy kind of songs on the album, it’s very much a modern grime album as Dizzee looks to reassert himself as Grimes Original Poster Boy. E3 AF pulls out all the stops.…

The Queen of Brum to be Recognised by the Queen

The list of Birthday honours was released at the weekend and a name that really stuck out was Birmingham’s own Lady Leshurr! Brum has really been establishing itself (And rightly so, it’s something we always knew) lately in terms of prominent music talent. Lady Leshurr is practically a household name these days, all from humble…

Naomi Dawes New Single Skin & Bone

Here at Lockthelocks it’s no secret we’re passionate about all things Brum and love championing it’s creative side, which is quite easy to do to be fair because there’s so much of it. Naomi Dawes is a firm favourite of ours and on 8/10/2020 (This Thursday) she’s dropping her latest single and we got the…

Remtrex – Bars From The Pen 2: Album Review

You wouldn’t think it was almost two years since the first instalment of the Bars From The Pen series from Birmingham’s own Remtrex but here we are with the follow up album received once again while Remtrex is, as the album title alludes, behind bars. It’s another full length album at 11 tracks and we…

Tantskii – A Different Breed: Mixtape Review

Yesterday Tantskii dropped his latest Mixtape, A Different Breed, and it’s safe to say it’s another strength from the Brum MC. Opening with the albums name sake we’re greeted to the gruff vocals that we’ve become accustom to. Tantskii rightly tells us he’s not cut from a different cloth, he’s a different breed. The mixtape…

We’ll Live And Die In These Towns

2007 was a tough time and it looks like we’re already getting a repeat of this struggle just thirteen years later. The Enemy released their debut album and if it wasn’t the most recession sounding album of the time I don’t know what was. As we slump back into another recession I thought I’d give…

Remtrex Announces Bars From The Pen 2

Birmingham’s own, Remtrex, announced the follow up to his successful debut album Bars From The Pen with the sequel set to drop on 15th September. Along with the announcement he also released the tracklist which showed a decent 11 tracks as well as a very impressive list of featured artists including AJ Tracey along with…

Tantskii Reveals Mixtape Release Date

If you follow Tantskii on Instagram you’ll know a new mixtape has been in the works for a while now. We finally have a date and thankfully fans won’t have to wait too much longer for the follow up to This Is Real Vol 3 which dropped last year. The new mixtape won’t be the…

Wiley Targeted?

We’ve seen many a racist rant on socials, sometimes from high profile characters (Think Katie Hopkins recently in a burka) and very rarely do we see them removed from the platform from which they’re spitting their hate let alone every platform going. Wiley’s recent antisemitic outburst however has seen a backlash that doesn’t occur when…

The Streets Show Us How To LiveStream A Gig!

On Thursday The Streets performed a Live Intimate gig which was available through LiveStream. I must admit I wasn’t expecting a great deal, I thought it would be lacking in atmosphere as there was no crowd there, it’s safe to say though I was left both satisfied and entertained. I saw LiveStream gig and I…

The Streets Announces Amsterdam Takeover

“Amsterdam ain’t a nice place off your face!” Opens the announcement from Mike Skinner before we find out that following the DriveIn gigs not going ahead The Streets will now be doing a special event in Amsterdam. Like anyone ever needed an excuse to go to Amsterdam in the first place, but if you did…

SBK – God Complex: EP Review

The Prince of Grime is back with his latest EP God Complex and it’s fair to say Grime is in safe hands with SBK. Pulling in some decent features with BBK’s Shorty, Laughta, Jammz and Eyez all featuring on the EP (In fact I saw on Insta that Laughta mixed one of the tracks from…

Mayday’s Every Second Tuesday

We’re well into Mayday’s Every Second Tuesday and thankfully high volume hasn’t dropped the quality. In fact it seems to be getting better! First off, if you don’t know Mayday I’m not sure if you’ve been following Lockthelocks because we’ve been championing him for a couple of years now, having initially come across him on…

All Drive In Gigs Cancelled

Coronavirus has led to some creative ways to maintain a bit of normality and with live music suffering, while at the same time being completely overlooked, it’s one that was always going to try and do what it could. Especially with artists still releasing music that they themselves need to perform in front of a…

The Streets-Mas Eve

Tomorrow The Streets drop their first new material (Had to add “new material” because in 2018 the Remix’s & B-sides Album dropped) album in nearly ten years, their sixth overall and first official Mixtape (If we start including Cyberspace and Reds I guess it throws everything off) so there is a lot of excitement for…

Album Review: Footsie – No Favours

Many of the early grime pioneers made it through their careers and achieved their notoriety through live shows and sets. Footsie is one of the earliest names on the scene and although is spent a large portion of his career as a producer he did begin as an MC only just dropped his debut album. …

The Streets Making A Mixtape

On Friday The Streets arranged a special online event ahead of his documentary around making his latest (Or his first, I guess it depends on if he’s not actually counting Cyberspace and Reds) Mixtape, “None of us are Getting Out of this Alive”. It kicked off with a listen along to Original Pirate Material and…

Mayday Announces Every Second Tuesday Release Dates

As Mayday revealed a string of dates last night you’d be forgiven if you’d thought they were tour dates, as Mayday himself points out, because of their frequency and regularity but instead it’s a list of dates Mayday will be dropping new music. It’s no small feat either with several of the new releases also…

10 Albums That Made Me

There’s a challenge going round at the minute and I decided I’d take some inspiration from it for today’s post. You get nominated and then for the next ten days you need to share an image of an album that means something to you and nominate someone else. No explanation. For here though I am…

Titans of Doom: Interview

Titans of Doom are a three piece alternative band from Birmingham consisting of Koizenous on vocals, Locky on guitar and Rusty Nails on production. The band brings together sounds such as Metal, Dnb, Hip Hop and Rap to create a unique sound that is distinctly theirs. I reviewed Titans of Doom’s latest EP, earlier this…

Devilman – Flawless Victory EP

One of Brums most recognisable vocals is back with a quick EP, Flawless Victory. Consisting of four tracks Flawless Victory is a statement that needs to be heard as Devilman proclaims he’s back. He’s stepped it up again for this track and it’ll definitely have you celebrating a flawless victory. Control follows next but it’s…

Will Wiley Ever Drop Godfather 3?

I remember the excitement at the announcement of the final album in the Godfather Trilogy. There was supposed to be three distinct albums that essentially documented the transition of Grime with the third instalment expected to take it back a bit while at the same time being the “future of Grime”. I’m sure, from memory,…

Manga Saint Hilare – Make It Out Alive: Album Review

To me, there’s very few artists that were around at the start of Grime that are still making music that is distinctly Grime. D Double E springs to mind as one but Manga Saint Hilare should definitely be the other. The stripped back sound, the bounce, the true heart of Grime is definitely visible on…

Cadet – Rated Legend: Album Review

Cadet’s debut album sadly arrives posthumously with the help of his cousin Krept. It really is a shame that the Underrated Legend only became widely rated after his death, but this album certainly showcases why he felt when he was alive that he was so underrated given the ability, consistency and bars on offer. It’s…

The Streets Releases Mixtape Pre-Order

The Streets has dropped the name of his latest Mixtape, “None of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive”, and it’s now available for pre-order. It’s been a couple of years in the works now since the Mixtape was first announced and I’ve certainly been waiting in eager anticipation (Next it’s just the film…

Naomi Dawes Releases Visuals for Don’t Suit You

Birmingham’s Naomi Dawes has released her first single of 2020, Don’t Suit You, as well as the supporting visuals for it too. One of Birmingham’s most powerful vocals (If not Birmingham’s most powerful) Naomi has been consistently releasing class music and when we asked if we’d be getting another EP the last time we caught…

Headie One X Fred – Gang: Mixtape Review

Headie One is one of Drill’s hottest prospects at the moment as he makes his ascent to stardom. He’s now followed up his 2019 album Music X Road with this mixtape where he teams up with producer Fred. It’s quite a light experimental drill feel in my opinion with less focus on representative bars and…

Skepta x Chip X Young Adz – Insomnia: Album Review

Skepta, Chip and Young Adz all collaborated to bring us Insomnia. A 12 track project with success clearly in the scope, especially as there are already three tracks off the album in the chart. The album has received some mixed criticism with some people claiming it’s a masterpiece and that it’s the album of their…

Titans of Doom – Versus EP

The other day I got a message through Twitter from a Birmingham Producer Rusty Nails. He asked if I’ be interested in having a look at his three piece collective known as Titans of Doom and as I’m always on the hunt for new music, especially from Birmingham Artists, I thought I’d give their EP…

Is Grime Now an Old Man’s Genre

I’ve been thinking about Aitch’s comments the other day during a Capital Xtra interview which he took part in along with AJ Tracy. Aitch basically said that no one younger than himself is interested in Grime and that no one can tell him different because he is of the age which sees the last Grime…

The Twang – Amsterdam: EP Review

The Twang released their latest EP Amsterdam last week and the acoustic EP sounds fantastic. I mean it made me feel old, and I’ll expand on that later, but I also think I felt old because I enjoyed it. The first track is the Ep’s namesake Amsterdam, it instantly felt like the most Brummie thing…

Tana Has a Busy Three Months

Tana has been busy lately as he set up a studio giving young people free studio time but has also been able to drop “On Deck” in December, his “Hoods Hottest” last month and now we’ve been treated to “Ride and Clutch”. The Birmingham MC announced towards the end of last year that he’d be…

Jaykae ramps up his beef with Wiley

Over the last few years Jaykae has made his frustrations with Wiley clear as his false promises have been too many, too often. Once again Jaykae is in full swing firing on Twitter though as yesterday he went in on Wiley to the point Wiley even had to delete one of his own Tweets. I…

The Twang Announce New EP and Acoustic Tour

The Twang have announced a new four-track EP called “Amsterdam” to coincide with their acoustic tour “A Month of Sunday’s”. The EP will contain three new songs and a live rendition of Dream which was filmed live for This Feeling TV. The other tracks include Amsterdam, Life on a What If and People Stop. Given…

Still Nothing Great About Britain!

I was going to post this yesterday, then I thought “Nah,” but having watched the video a few times now I can’t help but get more and more pissed off by it. Slowthai is a rapper whose ideology is one of rebellion, I compared his debut album “Nothing Great About Britain” to a Punk album…

J Hus – Big Conspiracy: Album Review

J Hus released his follow up to 2017’s Common Sense at the end of January and it’s definitely been well received, even taking the UK Number 1 Album spot a huge achievement for independent artists. Big Conspiracy is progression for the London rapper, it seems more mature, more pensive but of course a lot has…

What’s On? Naomi Dawes on V-Vibes

You know I like to bring you the finest events, the best things to get up to supporting great artists and next week, Thursday 13th February, Naomi Dawes will be performing live at the Sunflower Lounge. Naomi spoke to us last year (You can read that here) and told us this year would be a…

Mayday x Stretch DCM – Slowgress: EP Review

Last week we were given the fruit of the labours from Japan as Mayday and Stretch dropped their joint EP Slowgress. When they released “The Dojo” I said then that if that track was anything to go by the EP was going to be lit! Thankfully we weren’t left disappointed, well except at the end…

New Crazy Titch Music Amid Campaign for a Retrial

Back in the early Noughties, before Grime was even called Grime, there were two lads from the scene that were really special. The two were at the top of their game and this meant we had some fantastic diss-tracks as well as a decent clash that boiled over nearly inciting violence, something that was far…

Jaykae Becomes an Ambassador for Reebok

Jaykae has announced he is the new Reebok ambassador on Twitter as he poses with a pair of Reebok Trainers and a tracksuit. Jaykae seems pleased with the news and it’s a big move from Brum’s hottest Grime Artist. It’s also inkeeping with Reebok’s support for Urban Artists on both sides of the pond having…

Eminem – Music To Be Murdered By: Album Review

So Eminem dropped a surprise album, much like when he dropped his last album Kamikaze, Music To Be Murdered By. It’s instantly attracted controversy due to lyrics that reference things such as the Manchester Bombings and High School Shootings. Em has been around for a long time now, he’s been credited as one of the…

2020 IS The Future of Grime!

Since turn of the year Grime has been in overdrive and, while the war dubs may have finished for the time being, it doesn’t show any signs of slowing. Whilst some have come out to commend Wiley’s workrate (Despite still not having Godfather 3 which was supposed to drop 1st January) it’s not just Wiley…

SBK – Level Up: EP Review

The Prince of Grime is back with an 8 track follow up EP to 2019’s “In Grime We Trust”, this time “Level Up” builds on the success SBK has seen, not just in 2019, but throughout his career so far. Released on 10th January the EP is filled with the usual heavy bars that we’ve…

Grimstagram, Instagram Taken By Sickers Storm.

You may remember me catching up with Grimsickers a few weeks ago and we mentioned about his relationships with the fans and how much of a fucking legend he is online right now. Cooking with Sickers has been a phenomenon that quite frankly keeps rolling on as something everyone is glued to for what’s next….…

Grim Gives us John Fury

On Friday Grim Sickers dropped his latest track, inspired by Tyson Fury’s father John, along with the supporting visuals. It’s the first solo single that Grim’s been on this year although Sukh Knight dropped David Seaman, on which Grim was the feature, at the start of the year so it’s the second piece of Grim…

Stretch and Mayday Drop The Dojo Visuals

Two of Birmingham’s finest up and coming MC’s, Stretch DCM and Mayday, dropped the visuals to The Dojo ahead of their joint EP Slowgress which drops 28/01/2020. The Dojo’s stunning visuals were recorded during Stretch and Mayday’s recent trip to Japan which also saw them perform with other Japanese Grime Artists as well as film…

The True Art of Grime

As Wiley and Stormzy have (allegedly) called it a day on their sends I thought now would be an ideal time to look over what the entire “War Season” means for Grime and how important it actually is. Grime has long been accepted now, it’s artists appear in the charts or collaborate with giant names…

It’s Gonna Be An Even Hotter Winter!

2020 got off to an explosive start in the Grime Scene as beef between Dot Rotten and Wiley spilled over bringing in Jaykae and Stormzy as well! I wrote a piece the other week after having listened to the Dot Rotten Vs Boy Better Know & Wiley send then the Wiley reply. From these two…

Stormzy – Heavy is the Head: Album Review

Stormzy dropped his second studio album “Heavy is the Head”  the follow-up to debut “Gang Signs and Prayers ” which enjoye huge success in 2017.  Personally I wasn’t a massive fan of Gang Signs and Prayer so I didn’t have high expectations for the follow-up album,  while I can see Stormzy’s ability and he makes…

Dot Rotten Sends for Wiley and BBK

Dot Rotten has sent for Wiley another BBK members in a Diss track that just seems to go on and doesn’t really make a point.  I must admit once P Money had finished with Dot Rotten during their beef I half expected never to hear from him again, I especially didn’t expect to hear him…

Bowzer Boss Drops Big Risk

It’s been a few days since Bowzer dropped his debut solo single “Big Risk” and it’s fair to say it’s been well received. The producer behind hits like “On The Way Home” and “Moscow” spoke a while ago about his ambition to move more into the limelight and “Big Risk” is practically a nod to…

Album/EP of the Year 2019

There has been some decent projects dropped this year, we saw the likes of Grime MC SBK drop his “In Grime We Trust”, Birmingham’s alternative Indie band Swim Deep first studio album since 2015 “Emerald Classics” and we even got “Raggamuffin Soundtape” from the legenary Shy FX so it goes without saying that all levels,…

Kofi Stone – Nobody Cares Till Everybody Does: Album Review

This week’s album review comes from a local Brum Artist, Kofi Stone, and his debut album “Nobody Cares Till Everybody Does” which dropped earlier in the month. Now I’ll be honest and admit I wasn’t aware of Kofi until Joe messaged me saying “Give this a listen” and it was certainly a recommendation that was…

JME Releases New Album not Available on Streaming Services

JME dropped his latest album today, Grime MC, following his 2015 album Integrity but you won’t see it on Spotify or Apple Music because it’s not available through streaming platforms. For me I think Streaming has been integral to the rise of the Grime Genre and other forms of British Rap, Hip-Hop, Drill and so…

Tana to Give Youth Free Studio Time

I wanted to start to mention the positive things going on in Birmingham so when I saw Tana announced the other day that he’d be giving back to the youth via free studio time, something I think should really be applauded especially given the way that they’re being portrayed in the media these days, I…

What’s On? Liam Caldicott Live

Looking for something to do on Saturday 30th November? Look no further! On Saturday 30th November Liam Caldicott will be performing live at The Queens Head, Wilnecote, Tamworth. An aspiring music artist, Liam is a singer who will usually perform some of the classics from the likes of Oasis, Liam Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys and more.…

The Twang – If Confronted Just Go Mad: Album Review

The Twang released their fifth studio album this month and the boys from Brum have experimented with their sound slightly, coming up with something that feels a bit more mature yet still has the undercurrent of a proper Brummie album that you’d expect from The Twang. The album begins with the lead single, “Everytime”, which…

Jaykae & Dapz Drop Froggy 2

Last night Jaykae began teasing Froggy 2. He mentioned back in October it was in motion having already been recorded and last night we were treated to track which was as good as anticipated. Eagle eyed fans may have noticed the song was made available, presumably by mistake, prior to the P110 drop as it…

Krept & Konan: Album Review

Krept and Konan dropped their follow up to their 7 Nights and 7 Days Mixtape(s), Revenge is Sweet, the other day. It’s their second studio album and follows 2015’s The Long way Home. I was going to review it last week but opted for Jammer instead however both projects are exceptionally strong. It is the…

Jammer – Black Russian: EP Review

Jammer came back with the Black Russian EP on the 25th October with minimal promotion to allow people to find the music on their own accord. The five track EP is certainly worth finding! Produced by OneNineNine, Black Russian is exciting Grime fans and has already been called Jammer’s best work to date, it’s easy…

The Who – Quadrophenia: Album Review

It’s 40 years this weekend since the release of Quadrophenia, the motion film based on The Who’s Rock Opera album of the same name released in 1973 so of course I had to review the album (And look out for the film review Friday). The two sleeve LP was the answer to a relatively slow…

Wretch 32 – Upon Reflection: Album Review

Wretch 32 dropped his fifth studio album, Upon Reflection, on the 17th October, after two years since FR32 graced our eardrums. Upon Reflection is what it says on the tin, an album whereby Wretch is inwardly looking at himself, his life and the world around him, reflecting on each bit of it. Upon Reflection feels…

Sam Tompkins – From My Sleeve To The World: EP Review

I’ll admit to not being too in the know about Sam Tompkins despite the 21 year old having dropped his debut EP in 2017. If it wasn’t for Jaykae being on Faded he may have escaped my attention for even longer but thankfully the singles release coincided with the EP’s release, From My Sleeve to…

Twangmas is Back

It wouldn’t be Christmas without The Twang in Birmingham and it almost looked as though we weren’t going to be getting the annual tradition this year. The Twang have been touring with Shed Seven this year and their new album is due for release next month coupled with no announcement until recently were all warning…

Swim Deep – Emerald Classics: Album Review

I’ve gone for a slightly different vibe for this week’s Album Review as I’ll be reviewing another of Brum’s champions; Swim Deep. The alternative indie band that lost two of their founding members Zack Robinson and Higgy since the release of their second album Mothers have come back with two new recruits in Thomas Fiquet…

Skinzmann – Incognito Grinders: Album Review

Skinzmann dropped his debut album Incognito Grinders the other week and it’s safe to say that the Producer has surpassed himself combining some gritty urban beats of hip-hop/grime influence with a core arsenal of MC’s. The 22 tracks feature the likes of Danja,Wyatt Earp, Mash and Shifty to name but a few of the core…

Naomi Dawes Interview

Naomi Dawes, the Birmingham based singer who released her debut EP Muse earlier this year (Read the full review here), is dropping her latest single Side Piece featuring Mayday on the 18th October. We were afforded the opportunity to get an advance listen to it and I can tell you you’re in for a treat,…

Wiley Continues to Fan Flames on the Ed Sheeran Beef

So, I’ve written about it before and I’ll write about it again but Wiley’s grudge with Ed Sheeran over his “Take Me Back To London Remix” is escalating and it’s a complex issue when you listen more and more to what Wiley is trying to say, I’m going to try and balance the arguments a…

Interview – Mayhem NODB

Mayhem NODB has been around for as long as I can remember, he’s been active since 2007 officially but I’m sure I remember getting tracks sent round on Bluetooth on phones in school so I know it’s got to be longer. Last year we reviewed his most recent Album Mr Hazeum (Read the full review…

Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not: Album Review

When you’re in a band as big as Oasis it’s always going to follow you around for the rest of your life, whenever you release something new it’s compared to the band, in interviews you’re asked, “When are you getting the band back together,” ultimately you’re forever in it’s shadow. Liam Gallagher hasn’t really enjoyed…

Wiley’s At It Again

The Godfather of Grime, Wiley Kat, Eskiboy, MBE, whatever you want to call him Wiley is at it again! Godfather 3 drops this month and as he’s done prior to the release of a lot of music in the last few years he’s igniting a beef. At this point it’s hard to tell if he’s…

Aitch – AitcH2O: EP Review

Aitch seems to have come from nowhere and blew hard. I think the first I’d heard of him was last year and now he’s been on a UK Number 1 with the Remix of “Take Me Back To London”, he’s touring and he’s just dropped a EP. AitcH20 is Aitch’s first EP following on from…