Ryn Weaver – Promises

Ryn Weaver isn’t just One To Watch, she is likely to be the next big thing your eardrums will be listening to for the next few months; it is just a shame you won’t find her on Spotify. Promises, the second single from Weaver’s upcoming EP of the same name, has all the potential to … Continue reading

Baileys Feaster Egg Hunt

Baileys Feaster Egg Hunt sees immersive theatre take over Harvey Nichols. The first adult-only immersive theatre egg hunt experience in a live department store, sees Baileys Chocolat Luxe look to reclaim the scared season of Easter for adults – forget those children in the garden its now all about the grown-ups! Following last year’s innovative … Continue reading

One To Watch – Wild Belle

Wild Belle are a synth-pop band that are set to follow in the footsteps of Lana Del Rey-like internet hysteria and become the talked about band of the moment. The brother and sister duo of Natalie Bergman as the attractive front and vocals and handsome Elliot Bergman on saxophone and keyboard, definitely have ‘the look’. … Continue reading

Two-Headed at The Rose Theatre – Review

Set amongst the backdrop of one of the most shocking tales of Mormon history, the Mountain Meadow Massacre in Utah in 1857, Julie Jensen’s play Two-Headed, tells the story of two best friends Lavinia and Hettie as they deal with the events in two very distinct ways. Two-Headed currently at The Rose Theatre at London’s … Continue reading

One To Watch: St. Lucia

It comes as no surprise that being of St. Lucian heritage I’d be drawn to this act, but St. Lucia are going to be on your summer playlist as soon as you hear their first EP, that’s a promise. It is good to know that music now has an act that can truly justify being … Continue reading

Theophilus London – All Around The World (Video)

Brooklyn rapper, songwriter and producer has been on the underground urban pop scene for too long now, it is time that he became mainstream cool. Now Theophilus London has presented his new video for ‘All Around The World’, the first track from his soon to be released remix album, ‘Timez Are Weird These Nights’, out … Continue reading

The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather

Los Angeles-based indie quintet The Neighbourhood are a band on the rise. Their easy on the ear sounds and stunning videography has had the don of indie music, Zane Lowe, singing their praises recently and it is easy to see why. The Neighbourhood are fronted by 20-year-old actor-cum-musician Jesse James Rutherford, who until recently was … Continue reading

One To Watch – Meg Myers

The L.A. based, Tennessee born, ex-Jehovah’s Witness Meg Myers has a back-story and one hell of a powerful voice. Along with her obvious good looks, the  singer-songwriter is gaining a growing reputation on the other side of the pond following her debut EP, ‘Daughter In The Choir’, released last month. There have already been comparisons … Continue reading

The Pierces – Sister Crush

The Pierces, Allison Margaret Pierce and Catherine Eleanor Pierce, are my secret sister crush, beautiful sounds, beautiful girls and melodies that you can only get from people that have sung for years together. OK, I’ll admit it Catherine is my favourite, but it is all about the music here. A couple of years ago I … Continue reading

One To Watch: Beatrice Eli

Beatrice Eli is the latest Swedish import to plant her musical feet in London and following rave reviews in her native Stockholm, Eli is sure to emulate the successful pop footsteps of Lykke Li and Robyn. ‘Conqueror’, set to be her first release, combines stunning vocals that reach their crescendo at the chorus and a … Continue reading

One To Watch: Bluebell

As featured on THINK-WORK-PLAY.COM – a brilliant site that celebrates the creative process. Deliberately secretive and vague seems to be the choice of stage persona for many musicians du jour. SBTRKT exclusively performs in his face-obscuring mask, Is Tropical have bandanas to hide their identity and WU LYF have developed their very own unintelligible language, … Continue reading

Lana del Rey pouts and sounds

It has without doubt been women taking the record buying public’s attention by storm in the last few years, the men have been butt-kicked like never before, with just Jay Z and Kanye able to challenge the might of Adele, Rihanna and Jessie J’s of this world. Well now as if the women didn’t have … Continue reading

First Look: Spector ‘What You Wanted’

Fred MacPherson is an indie band chameleon, a man of many talents that include magazine editor, TV presenter and collaborator extraordinaire. He has come a long way from days of Les Incompétents, a great band in their own right that unfortunately ended up disbanding due to the assault and then terrible injuries suffered by joint … Continue reading

First Look: Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You

One of my favourite artists at the moment, acoustic singer-songwriter & rapper Ed Sheeran is back with his follow up to his excellent ‘The A Team‘, which saw Ed reach number 3 on the UK singles chart. He’s just released a new video for fan-favourite ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You‘, featuring sign-language from … Continue reading

One To Watch: Gabriel Pryce

Gabriel Pryce is a film maker extraordinaire, spending his time between New York and London and part of he ultra-creative Real Gold collective, Gabriel is one to watch. A string of short films already under his belt from studying at New York School Of Visual Arts, expect some big things from Gabe in the future. … Continue reading

One To Watch: Lia Ices

It isn’t difficult to picture Brooklyn singer-songwriter, Lia Ices, as the next big female indie superstar. Lia Ices has just been granted probably the finest accolade in music, she is the first One To Watch from us at Culture and Life… I know she may as well give up now, it doesn’t get much better … Continue reading