Interview – S.O. finds his roots

We spoke to S.O. about his journey through Covid, his musical journey and his new EP, Larry Ginni Cresent. We went to your Homecoming Show at the start of last year. That was our last gig before lockdown. What’s it been like spending so long without gigs? One thing I realised about the Homecoming show…

COVID-19: Why artists and fans should get ready for change

What do you do when you’re a music site that focuses deeply on live music when there’s no live music to enjoy? That’s the struggle faced by us at the Sound Doctrine but it’s been felt more acutely by the artists themselves. Artists, and the whole world around them – producers, promoters, venues, sound engineers…

Our Ones to Watch for 2021

After a tumultuous year in 2020, we can only look ahead to 2021 with optimism. Musically, there’s plenty to look forward to over the next 12 months. As first revealed on the UK Gospel Show on Premier Gospel, here are our five artists to look out for in 2021.  Sarah Téibo We spoke to Sarah…

10 things we learned from 10 years of the Sound Doctrine

It’s our tenth birthday! What a journey it’s been. Here are ten things we’ve learnt over the last decade. Live music is the lifeblood of the scene The first article we ever wrote was a review of a live event and we haven’t stopped since. Against our better judgement, we attend gigs across the country,…

Our Top 10 Tracks of 2019

It’s an unenviable task but we’ve whittled our very well-stocked list of UK gospel bangers released this year down to our favourite ten. As first announced on the UK Gospel Show on Premier Gospel, here’s the top ten tracks of the year 2019. 10. Seth Pinnock & A New Thing – Bless My Soul We…

#WeIntroduce – Evie Asio wears her heart on her sleeve

An industry newcomer she may be but for Evie Asio, it’s been a lifetime spent in music. She’s a music teacher by day and a music maker and aficionado the rest of the time. We spoke to her ahead of the release of her debut single about going from the bedroom to a full studio,…

Top UK playlisters for Christian music on Spotify

There was a time when radio was the only medium to get known by a large number of listeners. Now, Spotify playlists are hugely influential and important for artists. And for us music fans, it’s a great way to discover your next favourite songs and artists. Here are the playlists we love to check out…

CalledOut Music and Guvna B win big at Premier Gospel Awards

  CalledOut Music and Guvna B led the winners at this year’s sold out Premier Gospel Awards, which saw both artists win two awards each. CalledOut Music picked up prizes for Best Male and Best Video for Love Around, while Guvna B won gongs for Best Album for Hands Are Made For Working and Best…

#WeIntroduce: Anu Omideyi drops debut solo EP

She’s already won awards and gained success with the Reapers Choir but that hasn’t stopped Anu Omideyi from doing something new and different.  For fans of UK gospel music Anu’s will be a familiar face. But she doesn’t like standing still for too long. A criminal barrister for 14 years, the leader of the Reapers…

London couple launches Afro-Praise workout vid

So here’s a concept we haven’t come across before. Take a style of music that many people love to dance to, put it in a Christian context with the aim of getting fit. The result is a brand new video called Afro-Praise High Intensity Interval Training (APH). It’s one of those ‘why didn’t I think…

Excitement builds ahead of Big Church Day Out 2018

Big Church Day Out is hosting what we think is its biggest lineup to date across two locations, the first of which is this coming Bank Holiday weekend. Matt Redman, Jonathan McReynolds and Travis Greene are among those playing on the mega-festival’s main stage across the weekend. For King and Country, Britt Nicole and Housefires…