Roachford: back with a new single, album and tour

New tour dates have been scheduled, below: That distinctive voice is still going strong and for 2020 Roachford has a strong, emotional and soul-drenched new single out called High On Love. It’s the first song on the new album Twice in a Lifetime, due for release on April 3rd. Produced by Jimmy Hogarth, who has…

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Bluedot to host Inner Space parties

Bluedot brings their festival experience to your living room by hosting live streams across their social channels from some of the top acts performing at this year’s festival.  This weekend starts with Henge (above, at Bluedot 2019), with other notable acts on the bill hosting parties over the coming weeks. Henge was very popular at…

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Ziferblat London to reopen

I was so entranced by my first visit to Ziferblat (in Manchester) in 2015 that I wrote about it and recommended it here. And I haven’t wavered in my enthusiasm for the pay-per-minute cafe since. The London Ziferblat has also been a popular hangout, for coffee, cake, meeting friends, working, playing boardgames or whatever you…

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One Day, After School new release

Out today is the impressive new release by One Day, After School entitled Are You Awake? It’s a melancholic track in which the vocals, left low in the mix, act like an anchor in the multi-layered composition. It starts from a solitary piano note through to a nervy clock ticking sound before the track starts…

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Van Morrison for Wickham Festival 2020

Wickham Festival doesn’t do things by halves. The lineup of the friendly, small 4-day event has consistently aimed for the top, and this year has managed to secure Van Morrison for its Saturday headliner. Van’s the Wickham man Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “This is absolutely massive for us – and for the village. It will…

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Victorious Festival: Manic Street Preachers and more

More artists are set to appear at Victorious Festival including Wales’s own Manic Street Preachers. They’ll be joining Ian Brown, The Streets, Royal Blood, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, La Roux, Working Men’s Club, Johnny Marr and more. Delighted festival director Andy Marsh has said about the new additions: “We are thrilled to add The Manics…

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Bluedot festival 2020: the science and space lineup is out of this world

The science and space lineup at Bluedot festival 2020 is just as impressive as the dazzling music on offer. Starting on Thursday with Manchester’s Halle Orchestra and a space-themed concert, you’ll find fantastic and varied array of science and space related talks, demos and workshops over the duration of the festival. And of course, as…

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Bearded Theory festival 2020: the best lineup yet?

NOTE: BEARDED THEORY HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED A DATE CHANGE TO SEPTEMBER 10-13th. Many of the original artists on the lineup are still performing in September.  For a small and friendly festival, Bearded Theory, set in Catton Hall, Derbyshire, has always punched about its weight. There’s been a succession of unforgettable sets over the years, from…

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Elephant Stone: powerful beauty of new album Hollow

Montreal psychedelic band Elephant Stone released their latest album Hollow on February 14th. I first saw them at The Lexington in, I think, 2011 and their stunning set remains etched on my memory, the powerful and hypnotic set closer Don’t You Know cementing an ongoing love for this band, and in particular, Rishi Dhir’s thrilling…

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Bluedot 2020: Bjork, Groove Armada and Metronomy headline

Here it is! Launching Bluedot festival’s 2020 lineup, and we think it’s pretty much out of this world. Bjork, Groove Armada and Metronomy are to set to grace the main stage under the awe-inspiring presence of the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank. Friday sees the fabulous Groove Armada headline which will have us shaking along…

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