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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lighthouse: Young, Maltese & Rock ‘n’ Roll
Lighthouse are one of Malta's youngest rock groups. Inspired by legends such as Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns n Roses, these five youngsters are determined to cement...
Sajf Lajf Festival 2019: The alternative, DIY Festival straight outta Sliema!
Sajf Lajf Festival 2019 is the alternative, DIY festival that's rocking the islands this coming Saturday at Cloudberry Club, Sliema. Featuring a diverse line-up that incorporates acts from across the alternative spectrum,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
A trip down memory lane with Beangrowers
It's safe to say that Maltese indie rock band Beangrowers are legends in Malta's music scene. From their very first album back in 1999 to their latest single Love, You...
Maltese Releases of 2019 Which Deserve Your Full Attention
Malta’s music scene is at an all-time high this year. We’re just a few months into 2019 and this island is already booming with nonstop releases blessing our eardrums. We’ve...
Rock & Metal Festivals to look out for in 2019
Rock and metal fans in Malta are in for a treat in 2019, with these three rock and metal festivals providing top-notch rock and metal artists from Malta and abroad,...
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...
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"]
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"]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Following the Alternative: An interview with Michael Bugeja
It’s all well and good to talk about Malta’s music scene growing, improving and diversifying, but the barriers we have are still clear to see. Some popular radio stations won’t...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...