Interview: Seething Akira

Portsmouth-based “electronic, shouty rock” (in their words) five-piece Seething Akira are a lively bunch, and in spite of being soaked by the diabolical rain, and shaken by being beaten up during the making of their latest music video for ‘Airstrike’, their live performances are just as energetic. Rockshot’s Nick Pollard spoke to Seething Akira backstage after their very soggy and muddy show at Butserfest. Needless … Continue reading Interview: Seething Akira

Interview: Kontrust

“Have you ever been to Austria? If you do, you’ll have to check out the lederhosen! They’re really comfortable!” Kontrust take absolutely no shame in their infamous image. They are a six-piece band from Vienna, Austria, best recognised as a six-piece all clad in lederhosen, with frontwoman Agata Jarosz’s dress and blonde plaits plucked straight from backstage at a production of The Sound of Music. Their … Continue reading Interview: Kontrust

Pie & Vinyl: A visit to Southsea’s ‘Record Cafe’

2014 has marked the best annual vinyl sales in a very long time. It is the first year since 1996 for sales to break the one million record mark. It’s something that can be attributed to several things, and most will instantly jump to conclusions relating to Record Store Day, and the increasing attention to poor sound quality on online music streams. However, Nick Pollard … Continue reading Pie & Vinyl: A visit to Southsea’s ‘Record Cafe’