MY LIVE DIARY: The Carnaby’s

The Carnaby’s are a 5-piece indie rock band from Twickenham, London who released their debut album No Money On The Moon in 2014. Since their formation they have headlined the Isle of Wight Secret Garden Stage, as well as Tunnel to Tunnel, The Wild and Blingley Music Festival. Described by Blondie as “one of the best support acts ever” they have also shared the stage with Kings of Leon, Lenny Kravitz and also warmed up for Bruce Springsteen. Incredible!

Peaches and Bleaches, a track reviewed as “bold” and “punchy” has already received almost 20,000 YouTube views despite not being released until Good Friday (March 25th 2016). Back of the Net who broadcast via SUSY Radio were lucky to get an exclusive play on their show, 4 days prior to the release, during a live interview feature with the band. To listen again to this, head over to the Back of the Net YouTube channel.

You can listen to Peaches & Bleach via YouTube and the rest of their material via Spotify

The Carnabys are touring NOW here in the UK. 


NEW MUSIC: Sunset Sons

Check out indie rockers, Sunset Sons from Hossegor, France. A fresh, laid back wave of rock fronted by gravelly vocalist, Rory Williams, who in my opinion fits on the spectrum somewhere between Caleb Followill (Kings Of Leon) and Paolo Nutini.

You can listen RIGHT NOW by clicking on the links below:

  1. YouTube // Sunset Sons
  2. Spotify // Sunset Sons
  3. SoundCloud // Sunset Sons

GIG REVIEW: The Wombats @ Alexandra Palace 01/10/2015

Portaloos, overpriced cider, an array of fast food eateries, band tees and a crowd of fans with sequins glued in an ‘S’ around their eyes… The festival vibe was somewhat created despite being in a 19th century Palace. Recent memories of The Wombats at Reading 2015 instantly flooded back and I could not wait for their set to begin. 

This was the bands first, 10,000+ capacity gig… Exciting to be part of, huh?


Following the release of their latest, top 5 Album, the trio performed a strong set of singalongs, inclusive of 9 “Glitterbug” tracks.

Catchy. Up beat. Feel-good. I found myself singing along to their unconventional, slightly random but melodic lyrics. 

The highlights

  • Jump Into The Fog
  • The English Summer
  • Techno Fan

For me, these are the 3 which were most memorable. 

Firstly, Jump Into The Fog, which reached the UKs Top 40 Singles Chart the year it was debuted was my favourite performance of the night. I guess it’s those personal ties and reasons which connect you to a song, and for me, this is ‘one of those songs’. Jump Into The Fog was the first song I ever learned to play full-length on the drums and for that reason it remains to be my favourite Wombats track. Alongside having a personal achievement attached to it, I think it’s undeniabley a favourite for most fans of the band.

Next up, The English Summer.  Catchy, synthless (unusual for post-debut-album Wombats, right?) with a strong vibe of  A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation.  The shortest track of their 2015 release Glitterbug but definitely one of the most effective. Epigrammatic. Short but sweet.

Finally, Techno Fan, which you may recognise following the use of it in EasyJet’s TV ad in 2011. (That’s if you’re not totally familiar with the band, or, if this provoked you to download This Modern Glitch). A track that sucks you in and gets you hooked. Cheesy. Up-beat. Summery. Feel-good. 

(YouTube // easyJet // The Wombats)