Pale Blue Eyes share Star Vehicle ahead of album launch

I first heard Pale Blue Eyes earlier this year when they released a single called Dr Pong – an addictive, chunky, upbeat number somewhat reminiscent of Django Django, that instantly had me excitedly rootling around to check out the rest of their material. Oh – and the song’s about playing table tennis all night in…

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After Glastonbury: festivals to book

If you’ve arrived home from Worthy Farm feeling like you could do it all again (but on a smaller scale), or if four days of watching Glasto from your sofa has inspired you to get back in the fields, don’t fret. We’ve compiled a roundup of festivals with a few tickets still available. Don’t hang…

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Camp Bestival Dorset announces Guinness World Record Attempt

CAMP BESTIVAL DORSET CALLS FOR FAMILIES TO  BECOME WORLD RECORD BREAKERS AND RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY THIS SUMMER Camp Bestival Dorset (28 – 31 July) has announced a major call out for festival goers to join a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt for the Largest Disco Dance at the Dorset Jamboree this summer. Tying in with this year’s…

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KITE festival – Saturday review

Our visit to Kite festival, set in gentle countryside close to Oxford, was pretty much based on the fact that Grace Jones was set to headline on the Saturday night – not that there weren’t plenty of other attractive propositions throughout this new music and ideas event. Chatting to people around the site it appears…

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New Single Rarely Been So Long by As We Leave

Isle of Wight band As We Leave has a new single out called Rarely Been So Long. On its surface there’s a sun-dappled, lazy summery aura going on as it opens on a gentle scene-setter: a guitar chord gently thrumming. This hazy confection has a nostalgic feel, the vocals revealing a wistful quality, uncertainty in…

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Pictish Trail head out on tour

Pictish Trail have plenty of tour dates lined up for this year, including some festival appearances – Green Man festival features, as always. Walk the Line and Lost Map present: Leyline Shows in South West of England with support from Lost Map artist Bas Jan, plus a DJ set by Guto Pryce of Super Furry…

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LIINES: interview at Bearded Theory festival

Manchester band LIINES played a blistering set on Sunday 29th at Bearded Theory festival – the crowd was obviously loving it – and there’s plenty of social media comments that indicate they’ve gained a raft of new fans. I was thrilled to catch up with Zoe McVeigh (vocals/guitar) and Leila O’Sullivan (drums) after they came…

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Bluedot festival 2022 full science programme

Heading the bill for the bluedot 2022 science programme are astronaut Tim Peake, physicist Jim-Khalili, Monica Grady, Sheena Cuickshank and Professor Chris Lintott. After beating 8000 applicants to be selected as a European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake spent several years in intensive training finally joining the crew of the International Space Station in 2015…

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Bearded Theory 2022 Photo Album

Photos from Bearded Theory festival at Catton Hall, Derbyshire. The Pierce Brothers, Dub Pistols, Tarantism, Ferocious Dog, Astralasia, Fat White Family, LIINES, the Flaming Lips. Also The Selecter, Nova Twins, Emily Capell and Frank Carter and The Sleeping Souls. And, as always, the brilliant Cowley’s Fine Foods.

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