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Marc Storace: The King is Back

2014 LIVE - Marc Storace SOLO

Together with Krokus, the band he co-founded, he plays to sold-out venues across Europe and the US, even as pop queen Rihanna rocks his band t-shirt on stage. I interviewed Marc Storace ahead of his participation in this year’s edition of Rockestra. This interview first appeared on the August 2015 issue of Sunday Circle. He […]


Marmalja’s album launch


    Marmalja’s debut album, titled Demm Ġdid Vol. 1 Dissett, has just landed. I caught up with the hip-hop outfit to hear about which toes the no-holds-bar duo have been stepping on. When Claude ‘il-Lapes’ Agius’s and Andrea ‘Drinu’ Delicata’s daily hangouts in the Santa Margherita area of Mosta evolved into breaking beats and rapping together, […]


Rock the South 2015: bigger & better


A review of the Friday and Saturday performances from this year’s Rock the South. With many thanks for the cover photo of RAS & other photos that were used on the Sunday Times of Malta to Sarah Falzon.  To read reviews from Thursday click here and from Sunday here.  Now in its fourth edition, Rock the […]


Best Scottish album winners in Malta


Their latest album, Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, won the title of best Scottish album of 2014 and has been hailed as probably their most significant work to date. Mixed by Pete Katis, producer of The National, Jonsi and Inter-pol, the album signifies a return to the band’s unadulterated, edgy […]


A sonic kind of equilibrium

Photo: Marija Grech

This interview was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta Culture section.Photo is by Marija Grech.  Many may be unfamiliar, as yet, with the name Jane Doe but do not let this fool you into thinking that this is a band made up of newbies. Even if you listen to their debut EP, the […]


And the dance goes on


In remembrance of the glory days of one of Britain’s foremost gothic rock bands, The Mission. This feature was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section.  Wayne Hussey As far as rock’n’roll goes, it’s very difficult to match up with Wayne Hussey, one of Britain’s enfants terribles of music. Back in the late […]


Aes Dana & Cygna interviewed

Ħaġar Qim. Photo Studio Seven

This interview was first published on The Sunday Times. Following a hypnotic experience at Ħaġar Qim two years ago, French DJ, composer and sound engineer Vincent Villius – better known as Aes Dana – is collaborating once again with Mario Sammut (artistically known as Cygna) for a second live performance in Malta. The two artists’ […]


How the South was won


Three days, 31 acts and two stages translated into one massive celebration of non-mainstream music – Rock the South 2014. All photos by Sarah Falzon. Once a year, the south comes alive with the sound of music. Only, it’s not the Julie Andrews kind, but a rollicking fusion of punk, rock, indie, ska, hip hop […]


The kids are all right

Clandestines. Photo by Matt Tomich.

An edited version of this review was published on The Sunday Times of Malta. It has been a long time coming, since their debut gig back in 2011 alongside The Areola Treat and Skimmed, to be exact. But when indie-punk outfit Clandestines released the first single, accompanied by video, off their debut album Saturday as […]


Clandestines are back


With a bang. And some lipstick. And one hell of a video for the first pumping track off the new album, Saturday as Usual. The video is pure fun, in typical Clandestines spirit. It is a hilarious send up of the usual teenage angst videos, with all the usual clichés of the misunderstood teenager, and […]