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 […]


Review: Three Stops to China and The Violent Violets at Coach & Horses


High-octane sounds and raucous riffs were the order of the night during a recent double-bill featuring these two bands, and I found myself yelling for more, more, more (sorry). With summer behind us and a new events season at ‘alternative’ performance venue Coach & Horses just launched, it was to be expected that the schedule […]



Live Trania

Maltese trio Trania will be launching their album later this week. I caught up with musician and artist Walter Vella to hear about the group’s  Mediterranean style music. What is the story behind the name? The band’s name is derived from the Maltese word tranja meaning a swell from the sea and it bears a […]


Brikkuni, Trabokk: a different take


I have already said my piece about the launch of the new Brikkuni album the day after the event. However, I also wanted to take Trabokk to a different readership that might not have been present for the launch itself. The following is a different (edited) take that was published on yesterday’s edition of the […]


Interview: Brikkuni’s second album to be launched next week


When this band, specialising in cutting satire and social commentary, first burst on the local music scene some five years ago most of us were gobsmacked. In the good way. In the “please let us have more now” way, even. For many, their music represented a much-needed breakthrough for Maltese music. And by Maltese music, […]