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.  It was filmed in Tultepec, Mexico, and tells…

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Anthropos festival re-streams over the weekend

Anthropos festival will be re-streamed this weekend 26-28th June, starting 26th at 12pm. Says a spokesperson for Anthropos: The Music schedule has shifted AHEAD by 6 hours so you can tune into the sets you missed! The Village Stream will have transmission gaps and not all workshops will be re-streamed. We are so happy to…

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Macy Gray adds vocals to Busty and the Bass

Macy Gray has lent her sultry summery vocals to a new single by Busty and the Bass, out on 24th June. The song, called Out of Love, is taken from the upcoming album. The single also comes with an accompanying electronic remix from British DJ/producer, Harrison (out July 1st). Busty and the Bass are a…

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Marshall amps support for MVT

The current problems facing our live music venues is a pressing problem and it’s up to us to all try and help them in whatever ways we can till they can safely reopen. A recent survey by MVT indicated that more than 60% of the British public would not yet feel safe returning to live…

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Exhibition ‘A Different Age’ by Shirley Baker

A new exhibition of Shirley Baker’s work is now taking place online at the James Hyman Gallery. Called ‘A Different Age‘, it focuses on the lives of elderly people. Much of Shirley Baker’s work has centred on working class community life, the photographs taken in bomb-shattered post-war Manchester and Salford in the 1960s and 70s…

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Save Our Scottish Venues festival announced

Music Venue Trust (MVT) has just announced a fantastic lineup for Save Our Scottish Venues virtual festival. It takes place on Friday 19th June across three ‘stages’ and is streamed on livefrom.events. The event streams performances by Scottish musicians who have come together to support Scotland’s vital grassroots music venues who are facing closure due…

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Sweet and sad times: an interview with singer songwriter Luca Wilding

The debut single Heartachers by Luca Wilding is released today via Abbey Records; it’s a poignant and emotional song with a strong depth of feeling. It is described as ‘dream folk’ which does go some way to pinning a genre on to Luca’s unique and thoughtful approach to his craft. There’s a sublimely beautiful shift…

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Interview with Leeds art-rock band Fehlt

The first track I heard by art rockers Fehlt was Closure and it had an instant appeal. Liking that first listen can go one of two ways: it might stick with you or it might just be a brief flirtation. Fortunately it’s the former and the confident, expansive, soundscapey lushness of Closure, out now via…

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Modern Studies: The Weight of the Sun

One Saturday afternoon last December I made my way to east London venue Studio 9294 for Fire Records‘ chilled, friendly Christmas event called Outer Limits. With a roster of about seven performances, it unexpectedly turned out to be one of my top gigs of 2019. One of the new (to me) bands who were an…

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