ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL: Do you want to play at The Isle Of Wight Festival?

Do you want to play at the Isle of Wight Festival this summer? The line-up for the Isle of Wight Festival this year includes Kings of Leon, Biffy Clyro and Red Hot Chilli Peppers! Would you like the chance to join them and perform at the Isle of Wight Festival?


Walkabout have teamed up with the Isle of Wight Festival and Future Music to run a Road to The Isle of Wight Festival Competition for musicians of all types to win a slot on this year’s Isle of Wight Festival which takes place on 12th-15th June. The Isle of Wight Festival competition is supported by Jack Daniels, so the winner will not only get a slot at the Isle of Wight Festival but they will also receive £500 expenses covered and lots of Jack Daniels goodies including limited edition Jack Daniels Guitars!


The Isle of Wight Festival competition runs nationally through May at every Walkabout venue, with the Grand Final taking place in London at Temple on Sunday 8th June to decide the winning act. Last year’s winning act FELLA came from Reading and performed on the Rising Stage.


For more information and to enter please email your name, number and closest Walkabout venue to You can find all the Walkabout venues here.


Find more information about the Isle of Wight Festival Competition here.



Video: SECRET COLOURS – “Into You” (Official Video)

Taken from Forthcoming Album POSITIVE DISTRACTIONS: 5th May 

“When you watch the video for totally psychedelic single, Into You, you might feel a little hazy. The song a bass-heavy funk jam (and) the visual for it is like being trapped inside an acidic fever dream.”CMJ

Secret Colours mix 90’s British indie influences with a Black Angels-esque sound and flourishes of 60’s garage and infectious psychedelic organ. It’s an alternative rock sound with a clear pop sensibility.  The Chicago 4-piece recently played SXSW and are back in Austin for the Psychfest in May.  

On 5th May they release their third album Positive Distractions. The album’s first teaser track It Can’t Be Simple premiered on the Stereogum (“staccato organ, snappy bass, and crisp drums combine to pack a wallop” – Stereogum) with the second Into You’s psychedelic party video premiering on the CMJ website.  Positive Distractions follows Secret Colours’ last album Peach (2013) which Louder Than War called “quite simply one of the best psych-pop records you’ll hear” while including it in their  ‘Albums of the Year’ list. 

Secret Colours self-release Positive Distractions on Monday 5th May on CD, Vinyl, Cassette and Download.

Two Skies’ brand new video, from ‘Red’ EP, out this week

Hailing from Sheffield but sounding like the seedy sun-drenched soundtrack to Coppola’s masterpiece Apocalypse Now, psychadelic three-piece Two Skies may be brand new but they’ve already won attention and praise from the likes of Clash, Q, Artrocker, The Line of Best Fit & Shout4Music with the release of the new track ‘(In-Flight) Hyperventilation’.

Formed back in 2011, the three-piece have been swiftly gathering cult-like followers across the UK and winning early support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and label boss Simon Raymonde, as well as sharingstages with the likes of Wooden Shjips, The Joy Formidable, Toy, Howling Bells, The Warlocks & The Duke Spirit.

Two Skies EP ‘Red’ is out now and available from all good digital stores.

T O U R   D A T E S 


28 Mar – SHEFFIELD – Plug

26 Apr – MANCHESTER – Abandon

09 May – LONDON – The Black Heart

17 May – SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy

23 May – LEEDS – Library (w/ Ultrasound)

12th July – HEBDEN BRIDGE – Trades Club (w/ Ultrasound)