Janelle Borg

Discussing Djun’s elegy for Time with Charles Cassar

Djun is a recently-formed, impressive musical ensemble merging the talents of some of Malta's finest musicians. It's safe to say that their latest single 'Il-Bir' got everyone excited about this...

Janelle Borg

A conversation with Neon Islands’ Jamie Hayes

Alternative Indie-Rock band Neon Islands have just been announced as performers at the iconic Isle of Wight festival this year. Trackage Scheme talked to the Maltese member of the band, Jamie Hayes,...

Janelle Borg

A look back at 10 favourite tracks from the Maltese alternative scene

We all have that favourite song from the Maltese alternative scene, which reminds us of a memorable crazy night out, or that particular midnight drive with friends. Here are a...

Janelle Borg

Festivals to look out for in 2019

It’s safe to say that Malta has become a hot spot for some super cool festivals. From alternative music to world music, pick out which festival suits your music taste...

Janelle Borg

Malta’s hottest music venues of 2019

Malta’s music venues are definitely upping their game. With cool decor and a constant stream of live music, here’s our list of 2019’s hottest music venues in Malta: Zion Reggae...

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Oddysea – A (super awesome) alternative boat party!

Ahoy mateys! Here are the photos of our first boat party, Oddysea, in collaboration with Sick of Ants. We had a whale of a time abroad the Hornblower where we went...

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Sacred Noise – The Ranch Album

Here's the shoot from our 10th and final session of 'Sacred Noise' with Frankie Calleja, The Ranch & Chris Radium. Check out the photos below. Photos Courtesy of Igor Warzocha. [foogallery...

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Sacred Noise – Fuzzhoneys Album

Here's the shoot from our 9th session of 'Sacred Noise' with Fuzzhoneys & Steven Meli. Check out the photos below. Photos Courtesy of Igor Warzocha. [foogallery id="3166"]

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Sacred Noise – Bark Bark Disco Album

Here's the shoot from our 8th session of 'Sacred Noise' with Bark Bark Disco & G is for Gustav. Check out the photos below. Photos Courtesy of Igor Warzocha. [foogallery id="3200"]

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Sacred Noise – Lucy’s Last Album

Here's the shoot from our 7th session of 'Sacred Noise' with Lucy's Last & I.YOU. Check out the photos below. Photos Courtesy of Igor Warzocha.

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Sacred Noise – Plato’s Dream Machine Album

Here's the shoot from our 6th session of 'Sacred Noise' with Plato's Dream Machine & Clint Spiteri (KNTRL & Dolls for Idols). Check out the photos below. Photos Courtesy of Igor Warzocha.

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Sacred Noise – Massacre House Party Album

Here's the shoot from our 4th session of 'Sacred Noise' with Massacre House Party & LVX. Check out the photos below. Photos Courtesy of Igor Warzocha.

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Sacred Noise – The Velts Album

Here's the shoot from our 5th session of 'Sacred Noise' with The Velts & Michael Bugeja. Check out the photos below. Photos Courtesy of Igor Warzocha.

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Sacred Noise – The Busker Album

Here's the shoot from our 3rd session of 'Sacred Noise' with The Busker & DJ Bob. Check out the photos below. Photos Courtesy of Igor Warzocha.

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Sacred Noise – The Violent Violets Album

Thank you all for attending the second night of Sacred Noise! Top stuff by The Violent Violets & Joseph Felice - hats off guys! We continue next Sunday with The...

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Sacred Noise Launch Photoshoot

The Areola Treat & DJ Geddumu launched the Sacred Noise sessions with a total blast! We continue next Sunday with The Violent Violets and Joseph Felice (The Chemist). Check out the photos...

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Official Launch: The Sacred Noise sessions /w Areola Treat

Sunday 17th January, we kick off our Sacred Noise sessions with Areola Treat and DJ Geddumu (Hedon Crew). ‘Sacred Noise’ is a series of alternative, indie and rock live music...

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A look back at 2015

With life seeming to be on overdrive, we sometimes forget to take a moment to look back and appreciate the experiences, achievements and life lessons we've been lucky enough to gain...

Johnathan Cilia

Sick Alternative Music

2015 was a good year for alternative Maltese music. With great new releases from the likes of Dolls for Idols, Lucy’s Last, Acidulant, Digby, and weird new groups like Crux...

Johnathan Cilia

Say, How Big Is Your Living Room?

In a time when live gigs are a dime a dozen, it is possible to see world class musicians performing practically every week, and the shows of all your favourite...

Ramona Depares

On Pique, or Why I only Support My Friends

The culture of extreme factioning and polar opposites is deeply ingrained in our way of life. We have two main political parties, each faction constantly contradicting the other. When it...

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A night with Indie – Album

Here's the photo album of our last event, 'A night with Indie' held at Haywharf Clubhouse on 17th October 2015. Now that we have come back to our senses, we...

Johnathan Cilia

Electronic Music Malta

It’s a sign of the times when a genre of music gets its own Voluntary Organisation to promote and kindle its spread in a country. Music has the power to...

Johnathan Cilia

On The Issue of Performing

You spend weeks looping a track through your headphones. You can’t get enough of it, the bassline and the melodies are so complementary and superbly delivered that you are not...

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TS’ Rooftop Live Sessions

It's a wrap! Last Wednesday 26th August was extra special, bringing the 3 months of awesome Rooftop Live Sessions to beautiful close! These sessions showcased an eclectic selection of artists,...

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TS’ Electronic Voyage Promo

Here's the promo video for our upcoming event, 'Trackage Scheme's Electronic Voyage'! Having coordinated a summer-long, weekly programme for Maltese bands, our next event will focus on showcasing electronic music....

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Rooftop Live Sessions – Closing

Our summer long programme showcasing some of Malta's alternative bands is sadly coming to an end with a final performance by CRUX next Wednesday, 26th August. These innovative nights have...

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Fuzzhoneys Live at Rooftop

After last week's break due to bad weather, we're back again this Wednesday with more fuzz than ever! Fuzzhoneys consist of Francesca on guitar/vocals and Caroline on drums/tambourine, both born...

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TS’ Electronic Voyage

This was our most hectic summer yet! We've done it all; from hosting awesome weekly live sessions to a blast of a pool party on 4th July, from collaborating with...

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Website launch press release

Malta's alternative music hub: we’ve come a long way but we finally made it! Friday 31st July 2015 marks the day we launched this web platform. For the past few...

Ramona Depares

Music for the robot generation

The past few years have seen the non-mainstream music scene in Malta grow exponentially. Gigs are more regular and better attended; more and more festivals – including national ones –have...

Ben Vincenti

The journey so far

It’s a bit of a funny story really. Some friends of mine and I were just chilling out and listening to some music after an event. At one point, I...

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