Janelle Borg

Pebble Beach: The Maltese band leading the country’s very own garage-rock revival

If you were around in the early noughties (i.e. you were old enough to follow the international alternative scene), you will definitely recall the ascent of The Strokes - the...

Janelle Borg

YANNICK – The Gen Z rapper set to revolutionise Malta’s hip hop scene

Yannick is a man of many talents. Part professional footballer, part model, part rapper and now label creator and activist, Yannick belongs to the burgeoning generation of cultural explorers, ready...

Janelle Borg

Petit Massif on getting your music out of your bedroom

Petit Massif is Craig Hitchings and Eifey Hinchy. The self-described "DIY, Bedroom Pop & Synthwave" duo are currently creating music out of their bedroom in Gozo. It's safe to say...

Janelle Borg

COVID-19 and Malta’s music events industry: What’s the verdict?

While Malta is experiencing parallel universes that feature ease of restrictions and the second wave of COVID-19, a lot of people have been asking: what is going to happen to...

Janelle Borg

Premiere: NO YES NO’s debut single “Stocktake”

It's New Music Friday! Today's tune arrives by way of Malta, the UK and the worldwide web. It's none other than the new band NO YES NO, Francesca Mercieca's (Fuzzhoneys)...

Janelle Borg

MarieClaire Portelli: What it takes to become a music video director

It's safe to say that MarieClaire Portelli forms part of a new generation of Maltese interdisciplinary artists who are not afraid of dipping their toes in various art forms. While...

Janelle Borg

How artists in Malta are dealing with self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic

At this point, it's common knowledge that Covid-19 has caused havoc: a lot of artists and freelancers working in already precarious industries have lost jobs and opportunities, and the touring...

Janelle Borg

Rock the South returns with a banging line-up for its 9th edition!

It's safe to say that Rock The South has become an integral part of the local, alternative music scene. Along the years, local and foreign acts have participated in a...

Janelle Borg

Kill The Action defy gravity with their sophomore album

Kill The Action's sophomore album 'Anti-Gravity' is a mixture of uncompromising electronic sounds and rock sensibilities. It's safe to say that anyone interested in innovative music and the evolution of...

Janelle Borg

Maltese electro-funk duo Mathematikal are back with a bang!

The self-described 'House/Funk/Electro' duo Mathematikal are back with a bang! They've just released their album 'MMKL', and here at Trackage Scheme HQ, we're massive fans already.  I caught up with...

Janelle Borg

Singer-songwriter Claire Tonna pushes herself more than ever in 2020

Photographer: Kim Sammut Claire Tonna's music definitely strikes an emotional chord with anyone who listens to it. After winning a prestigious songwriting competition in Italy, Tonna is gearing up to...

Janelle Borg

Pudini tal-Milied 2019: Not one, but two Pudini happening this year!

If you're still in need of some Xmas cheer, you're in luck! The legendary alternative party Pudina is happening tomorrow. You'll also be glad to discover that this year there's...

Janelle Borg

Dana McKeon: Malta’s very own beatboxing champion’s illustrious career

Dana McKeon is mostly known for her earth-shattering beatboxing skills. However, the Maltese, London-based artist is also a proficient songwriter and vocalist who's making waves in the London scene. In...

Janelle Borg

The Violent Violets: Exploring strong emotions in their new album ‘Jade’

Local post-punk band The Violent Violets are launching their compelling album 'Jade' on the 14th of December (tomorrow). Trackage Scheme caught up with drummer Samuel Xiberras ahead of their much-anticipated...

Janelle Borg

KNTRL on embracing change, analogue synths and Electro-Clash

No one can dispute the fact that Clint Spiteri, a.k.a KNTRL, has one of the most distinctive sounds in Malta's electronic music sphere. The analogue aficionado has been slowly but...

Janelle Borg

Maltese punk band BILA are touring the U.S

Maltese punk band BILA is currently touring the U.S. with American post-rock band Staghorn. Back in 2015, BILA released their first E.P., "L*BA", with the Venetian record label "Youth Of...

Janelle Borg

Noah Fabri mixes their singer-songwriter roots with the pulse of Malta’s underground scene

Photographers: Leo Chircop (left) and Nicholas Bonello (right) In an age where singer-songwriters in Malta are opting for the glitz and glamour of reality TV shows to get their talent...

Janelle Borg

Berne reflect upon diversity and politics in their evocative new single

Berne are a London-based alt-pop duo with Maltese roots. The project was initially a brainchild of singer-songwriter Deborah Borg Brincat. However, Berne have recently arisen as a duo after guitarist...

Janelle Borg

Kill the Action’s latest single ‘Anti-Gravity’

Kill The Action are a band made up of four local musicians who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd and experiment their heart out. Their music is...

Janelle Borg

The ASEO Quintet – Live in Malta!

If you feel like you need an evening full of jazz, wine and groovy rhythms, you're in luck! This Saturday, Storeroom is presenting The ASEO Quintet - a Rotterdam-based jazz...

Janelle Borg

Eddie Fresco – Fresh tunes, solo move & new grooves

Eddie Fresco burst onto the local scene as part of 215Collective. With a signature look and a rapping style that is rapidly garnering a lot of attention, Eddie Fresco's musical...

Janelle Borg

The Malta Craft Beer Festival 2019 is just around the corner!

The 2019 edition of the Malta Craft Beer Festival is just around the corner. Prep yourself for a three-day festival (30th August -  1st September) brimming with beer, music, and...

Janelle Borg

REA’s Rapping: Music as a vehicle for social change

Rachelle Deguara (also knows as REA), is a young Maltese rapper whose passion for activism resonates in her art. Trackage Scheme talked with Rachelle about how socio-political issues and bureaucracy...

Janelle Borg

Beesqueeze: Discussing the duo’s new track ‘Lost At Sea’

One of Malta's favourite alternative duos, Beesqueeze, have released their latest single 'Lost at Sea'. Trackage Scheme caught up with one of the Chrises - Kriz Haze - to discuss...

Janelle Borg

Punk is not Dead: An Interview with local punk legends DRIPHT

Local punk legends DRIPHT need no introduction. Their adrenaline-fuelled live performances perfectly complement their unique style, which fuses punk, ska, reggae and metal. Trackage Scheme sat down with two of...

Janelle Borg

roża: Malta’s newest indie kids on the block

This self-described 'not so bad' band is an upcoming indie band composed of five passionate youngsters. It's safe to say that in a scene that desperately needs new blood, roża...

Janelle Borg

A Berlin Love Affair: Music & moving with Superlove

Superlove is a brand new indie-synth group with familiar faces. Daniel, Alexandra and Rebecca have all been involved in a variety of projects here in Malta, before moving to Berlin...

Janelle Borg

The Spotlight Series: Jon Lukas Woodenman

It's safe to say that Jon Lukas Woodenman is a highly respected figure in Malta's music scene. He was the very first solo Maltese artist to score a place in...

Janelle Borg

A Tale of Two Cities: Dean Montanaro talks about his latest project ‘Blue Tangerine’

Dean Montanaro is a well-known face in Malta's music scene. After being involved as a bassist and a session-musician in many local bands, Dean decided to take his musical career...

Janelle Borg

Catching up with singer-songwriter Sam Christie

It's safe to say that Sam Christie has been raised by Malta's alternative community. Starting out as a young teen in the band 'Unexpected', he has evolved into a bonafide...

Janelle Borg

An Interview with The Ranch: Malta’s very own uncouth, uncivilised and unsophisticated four-piece

The Ranch are one of Malta's most eclectic and active bands. The self-described 'uncouth, uncivilised and unsophisticated' group stunned every music fan in Malta when they first appeared on the...

Janelle Borg

Decline The Fall: A Maltese Prog Metal Band with Big Ambitions

Decline the Fall are one of Malta's leading progressive metal bands. After supporting international acts such as Mayhem, Rotting Christ & Lacuna Coil, the group are taking their career to...

Janelle Borg

A Writer’s Eye: Discussing Oxygyn’s ‘Blindfold’ with Kurt Abela

For those who are not familiar with 'Oxygyn' (and yes, the 'y' is not a spelling mistake), the term refers to a Maltese indie-pop outfit, fronted by the brother and...

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...

Chiara Micallef

DrumFest: An eclectic festival taking over the Maltese islands

Malta has seen its fair share of festivals over the past few years. However, few have come close to what DrumFest is set out to be. The organisers behind this...

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...

Johnathan Cilia

Women in Popular Music: Part 2

Read Women in Popular Music: Part 1 here Maltese women in popular music have sometimes garnered more mainstream appeal than male musicians, with some female artists garnering enough support to tour internationally...

Trackage Scheme

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...

Trackage Scheme

A look at Statix Festival 2015

Trackage Scheme sponsoring Statix Festival 2015 Statix Festival is back with a bang, this time spanning over two days with two rooms per day. Music kicks off at 4pm till...

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...

Trackage Scheme

TS’ Electronic Voyage Album

Trackage Scheme's Electronic Voyage closed off summer 2015 with a bang with non-stop dancing till early hours This was a truly special event, surely one of our best to date!...

Trackage Scheme

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,...

Trackage Scheme

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....

Trackage Scheme

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...

Trackage Scheme

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...

Trackage Scheme

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...

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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