Maltese Metal Queen Mikaela’s Nocturne in Red
The local and international live music industry is in shambles due to Covid-19. However, this didn't stop a lot of local artists from starting new projects and releasing numerous excellent...
Malta Entertainment & Arts Industry Association – The Non-Profit Aimed at Empowering Malta’s Artists
If you speak with any Maltese artist, they're bound to tell you that the artists and the arts in general - especially those at the fringes of what is 'mainstream'...
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...
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...
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)...
Alex Alden: The music pilgrim is back with a soul-stirring track
[caption id="attachment_15121" align="aligncenter" width="870"] Alex Alden by Marija Grech[/caption] Alex Alden burst onto Malta's mainstream music scene thanks to a judging role on a certain televised singing competition. However, the...
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...
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...
The Spotlight Series: Trudy Kerr
Here in Malta, Trudy Kerr's voice is synonymous with the world of radio. Ms Kerr has been championing Maltese and Malta-based artists since day one. This is why we decided...
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...
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...
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,...
The Spotlight Series: Mike Bugeja
Mike Bugeja is synonymous with Malta's alternative music scene. Mike has been consistently working to boost Maltese artists' visibility and is one of the few individuals who strive to support...
Malta’s Music Pioneers: Shining the Spotlight on Ray Bajada
It's safe to say that Ray Bajada is a pioneer of Malta's alternative music scene. His never-ending enthusiasm for upcoming bands, alternative sounds and young talent is vital in a...
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...
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...
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...
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...