Jimmy C and the Blues Dragons: almost a festival

Being able to hear live music again lifts the spirits and gives us hope for the future. Jimmy C & the Blues Dragons have been entertaining crowds worldwide for many years and on Sunday 9th August their gig – the second this summer at the gardens of St Mary’s Tower, north London, was – dare…

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Fightback beer range to help music venues

Just as one venue is saved, the fate of another becomes perilous, and some have had to close for good. The latest casualty is Zanzibar in Liverpool. Hence this new initiative which has just been announced: with the help of popular singer-songwriter Frank Turner, Music Venue Trust today announce their Official Beer Partner Fightback Brewing Company will begin…

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Poetic drama: Sylvette release album Stiller than Still

I have to credit Chris Hawkins’ early morning show on Radio 6 Music for introducing me to the Manchester band Sylvette. The slinky, crystalline notes of their new single Kelpius cut through the early morning blur and I was instantly wide awake. Music as caffeine. The album Stiller than Still, the band’s second album, was…

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Bearded Theory postponed to 2021

Bearded Theory, usually taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, was optimistically postponed till September and has now announced that the festival will take place in May 2021. The independent festival did its best to try and go ahead but this has not proved possible. Fortunately many of Bearded Theory’s acts for this year…

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Henge release Exo, first single from album ExoKosm

Attention Earth! A brand new single beams down today courtesy of HENGE. Exo is the first and title track from the space rockers up and coming new album ExoKosm. Henge’s new release Exo is a further exploration of the band’s Cosmic Dross sound – a psychedelic prog rock mix with dance and electronic elements thrown…

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Bluedot announces A Weekend in Outer Space

This Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2020, Bluedot festival is broadcasting a special free-to-view online weekend. The three-day extravaganza will include exclusive live performances from ORBITAL, DANIEL AVERY, RONI SIZE, BCUC, ANNA MATRONIC’S DEEP SPACE DISCO and ELBOW, interviews and panels including Brian Cox, Ann Druyan and Jim al-Khalili, plus much more. All will…

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New single Light Me Up by The Coronas

The Coronas released their new single Light Me Up on 17 July. It is the latest song to be revealed from their new album True Love Waits, released 31st July. The single follows the critically acclaimed duet with Gabrielle Aplin called Lost In the Thick Of It.  The band has also announced that all their…

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Doves thrill their fans with long-awaited new songs

There was a Twitter account for Doves fans a few years called something like @Dovespleasegettogetheragain (it’s no longer live, having successfully done its job). It was a place where the Doves-bereft could share their heartbreak and hopefully jog the trio back into action. And lo, in 2019, it happened – as Doves headed out to…

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Sparks and ‘The Existential Threat’ video

Sparks release a new video for The Existential Threat to coincide with the physical release of their latest album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip. Created by the animator Cyriak, known for his subversive and surreal work, the video premieres today. Said Sparks brothers Ron and Russell Mael of the video: “The incredibly manic and overwhelming…

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Powerful video for Heartachers by Luca Wilding

Luca Wilding has created a powerful new video for his debut single Heartachers. The video is made by award winning film maker Patrick Fileti. His full short ‘Inferno’ has won multiple awards (including Best Short Documentary | Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019) and Patrick has re-edited it especially for Heartachers.  The video for Luca Wilding was filmed in…

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