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 […]


New live video from Cable 35

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And to one of my favourite track of theirs none the less, Bobby Funk (though my topmost favourite remains Can I – sadly I couldn’t find a clearer vid than this, which really doesn’t do justice to it). The vid was shot during the band’s Bill Bite (ahem, love the name guys) sessions. The vid […]


Album review: Skimmed’s Summer Lovers


It is no secret that Skimmed are one of my favourite Maltese outfits. When they first appeared on the scene, their sound was extremely promising, if raw. Six years down the line, with every live performance, the band – in particular vocalist Alexandra Aquilina’s voice and presence – has grown from strength to strength, presenting […]


Sick Fest – the top local musicians at 1 venue


It’s been a summer of non-stop, mostly awesome gigs and seems like it’s going to be an autumn of equally great music festivals. A couple of weeks ago we had the announcement of Nil By Mouth’s official line-up. Now, we have a confirmation of the line-up for Sick Fest, which is set to bring together […]


Of Skimmed, Clandestines & much Shh’ing

So there was no Gideon and there was no Shark, but the usual suspects were ready to party and party they did. Yesterday’s Hairyamp gig proved that, while we do love it when foreign acts visit our shores, they are no longer a necessary ingredient. The right local bands deliver just as well, thank you […]


So tonight we rock V-Gen…


Kids, here’s the deal – 3 for the price of 1. I’m talking about tonight’s gig (yay Hairyamp), in case you didn’t notice. If you didn’t notice…seriously?? Where were you the past 3 or 4 posts, you slackers? So –  V-Gen is the word, moshing (& surfing) is the game. We got: Clandestines – if […]




Brash and in your face, meet SkiMMeD – the post-punk band that brings a touch of surreal to the Maltese scene. The energetic quartet  made up of Alexandra Aquilina, Daniel Borg, Federico Cilia and Christoffer  Mercieca were the brains behind the highly infectious single Napoleon, which has become something of an indie anthem in Malta […]