Becca Stevens: new EP on 15th September

A versatile, soulful and expressive voice which deserves to be heard: US artist Becca Stevens has a new EP out prior to an album release – to be called Wonderbloom – which drops in March next year. The gorgeous new single, Good Stuff, is out now, an 80s influenced funky track with a rich, layered…

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Heavenly weekender at The Trades, Hebden Bridge

MOST OF THE TICKETS HAVE NOW GONE: tickets (Sunday 10th Nov, limited number of Confidence Man & Baxter Dury). Don’t hang about, tickets to this get snapped up faster than Glastonbury. The Heavenly weekender, a tradition at The Trades, Hebden Bridge, is happening 16 – 19th April 2020. It’s a really buzzy event and a…

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Review: Lamb at Union Chapel

This was Lamb’s first seated gig, so they tell us. Good going for the duo who have been in existence since 1996. They did, however, exhort us to get up on our feet for a dancey number after which no one seemed much inclined to sit down again. The duo released a new album this…

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Come Down on Jupiter – The Orielles

The Orielles chose to try out new number Come Down on Jupiter at Bluedot festival this summer – maybe they were partly inspired by the space-themed festival to give this new song a whirl. It’s the first track on their upcoming second album, now named Disco Volador. Performing live, the Calder Valley foursome always manage…

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Review: Bright Fest in Crouch End

Music festivals have been a bit thin on the ground in Crouch End of late. All credit, then, to Tom Bright, a young and enthusiastic musician / producer / festival creator for bringing a diverse lineup to the north London ‘village’ for the second year running; a free weekend fundraiser for the legendary Joe Strummer…

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Bright Fest free music festival, Crouch End

Crouch End is playing host to a gem of a free music festival this weekend. It’s Bright Fest, back for a second year, and it’s bringing some late summer light and love to the north London village of Crouch End in north London. The man behind the venture is Tom Bright, a musician himself with…

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Colours: a new gig space and bar in Hackney

Colours is a new and welcome addition to London’s ever-shrinking roster of music venues. The team behind much-loved London venues Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club and Brighton’s Patterns are opening a brand new multi-arts-bar and club called Colours in Hoxton Square, East London in September. There will be a programme of music, art and…

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Review: Beyond the Road: Journeys in Space and Sound

“Once you have walked the road, Everything becomes clear” So begins The Road: Part II, James Lavelle (UNKLE)’s enigmatic latest album, the second of a trilogy. And springing from this work is Beyond the Road, a multi-sensory exhibition taking place at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Through sound, film and visual effects you can take that…

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