Leeds Festival 2018

After trudging through a maze of fences and abandoned alcohol bottles, we arrived at Leeds Festival early Friday afternoon. Upon settling ourselves into the campsite, we headed out into the crowds to enjoy the eclectic array of artists performing at the festival. Disappointment had been the general sentiment towards this year’s line-up compared to previous… read more

Stream Campus Sounds on Deezer

The Student Radio Association and the Student Radio Music Network is proud to launch our voyage into streaming with our brand new Campus Sounds playlist on Deezer. The playlist details the songs which student stations are playing most across our brand new Student Radio Music Network, which has over 60 student radio stations working within it. Scott Hastie,… read more

TRNSMT Festival 2018

Spark’s Lewis Bowden gives you the highlights from TRNSMT Festival 2018. We got the opportunity to attend the closing weekend of TRSNMT festival, a city festival hosted in Glasgow. Prior weeks had seen the likes of Liam Gallagher, James Bay and Arctic Monkeys take the stage. Tricky to beat for the final weekend, well somehow… read more

SRA Class of 2018: Pale Waves

We already know that The 1975’s Matty is in love with this band, but Pale Waves has already captured the hearts of many. The Manchester Indie band, formed in 2014 by Heather Baron-Gracie and Ciara Doran, that fateful day brought an en masse of fans hooked on their lyrics and catchy hooks plus bringing the… read more

SRA Class of 2018: Sigrid

Hands down one of the most exciting up and coming artists in the world right now. After hitting the scene with ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ a song which has now amassed over 25 million streams on Spotify alone. You know that with numbers like that we have someone special on our hands. She has been… read more

SRA Class of 2018: Ten Tonnes

Featuring driving indie guitar lines, distinctive vocals and engaging lyrics, Ethan Barnett aka Ten Tonnes has managed to stand out from the pack of singer-songwriters. His ‘Born to Lose’ EP released in June harks back to the peak of indie-rock music, and was produced by Hugo White of the Maccabees, receiving praise from taste makers… read more

SRA Class of 2018: Bad Sounds

Bad Sounds are definitely one band coming out the South West destined for big things in 2018. Hailing from Bath, the land of URB, the guys and girl of Bad Sounds are yet to treat us with their debut album, but 2017 saw them release two EPs, firstly ‘PHRESSSH’ before ‘Mixtape One’ in September. However,… read more

SRA Class of 2018: Lewis Capaldi

From singing in pubs at the age of nine to releasing his debut EP, Bloom, in October, 21-year-old Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi has come bounding into the UK music scene. The atmospherically dark but soft piano tacks are perfect for escapism but it’s Capaldi’s dominating voice that takes centre stage on the powerful choruses. While… read more

SRA Class of 2018: Yonaka

Yonaka. Loud, vibrant and punchy. New track ‘Bubblegum’ hits you with the force of an alt pop hurricane. Strong vocals lead their way into heavy riffs and smooth verses break into intense hooks. The fervent thumping of alt rock waves in new EP ‘Heavy’ announces them as firm contenders of the Class of 2018 that… read more