How The Light Gets In

Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in north London plays host to How The Light Gets In this September 18 – 19th. The festival is the world’s largest philosophy event and includes music and comedy; this marks the event’s return after a years’s absence and it will also be live-streamed for a global audience. The theme…

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Review: Kaleidoscope festival at Alexandra Palace

There was a palpable feeling of excitement in the air as people made their way up to Alexandra Palace for Kaleidoscope festival on Saturday 25th July. For many starved revellers, this was the first occasion for well over a year that they were heading out to a festival, this was liberation. Everyone came with the…

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ODAS present new EP and West Yorkshire shows

ODAS music project founded by Dean Freeman, releases their second EP on July 12th. Called The Film Between The Takes EP2 the four-track instrumental work follows EP1 which saw its release in January this year. What initially appealed to me about West Yorkshire based ODAS (formerly One Day, After School) was their connection with poetry –…

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‘On Edge’ dynamic theatre and Parkour to highlight modern slavery

The exciting outdoor theatre production On Edge is now out of lockdown and back on tour. The show is a unique and genre-defying blend of performance skills, superbly energetic and engaging, making this a groundbreaking piece of theatre. Dance, circus skills, puppetry and parkour converge in this piece with a message: to highlight the issue…

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Mark Harrison presents new album The Road to Liberty

The Mark Harrison Band have just launched their sixth album called The Road to Liberty. I met Mark at Ealing Blues Festival a few years ago where I talked to him after his set. He was charming and patiently chatted to a few of us for quite some time, discussing the beautiful National Resonator guitar…

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London day festivals happening this summer

It’s not been an easy summer for festivals, and each week brings further cancellations. The good news is that a surfeit of one-day music events is happening in London’s various green spaces. Most festivals have reached their final ticket release, so if you’ve got your eye on something, best snap those tickets up without further…

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Sea Change festival to go ahead this summer

Some good news for the south west festival scene. Sea Change festival is back this summer with a one-day event named Sea Change Presents. And the team are glad to announce that next year sees the full three-day event from 27-29 May 2022. This year’s Sea Change will see live music, film and conversations happening at…

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Psych artists Absolutely Free release lush single How to Paint Clouds

Toronto trio Absolutely Free share their first release in seven years. Called How to Paint Clouds, the single is from the band’s impending second studio album Aftertouch which lands on September 14th. Since the band’s Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut album in 2014, Absolutely Free have been involved with multimedia projects such as Geneva Freeport EP in…

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Dakota Jones share single: I Did it to Myself

Now this is just the sort of sultry number to make you long for the proper return of live music, an evening in an intimate venue, doing your stuff on the dance floor with social distancing nothing but a distant memory. The artists in question are Dakota Jones, a funk blues and soul outfit making…

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Long awaited new single by W H Lung ‘Pearl in the Palm’

W H Lung have just released the first track from their highly anticipated second album, Vanities, due 3rd September. Called Pearl in the Palm, the single marks a departure from the Manchester band’s first album Incidental Music. When an artist you’re particularly fond of announces a change of direction there’s a bittersweet moment. Yay, new…

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