Todmorden sounds: Golden Lion present Jarv Is, David Holmes

“A Love from Outer Yorkshire” David Holmes Local creatives, international musicians, artists, DJs, friends and family of The Golden Lion pub and music venue in Todmorden all came together to help Waka (Richard Walker) & Gig Matthanee – the landlords/promoters, raise money to help the venue’s future by launching a specialist record label vinyl series. There’s a new double A…

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Mega Bog goes “Station to Station”

The intriguing and mystical artist Erin Birgy, aka Mega Bog, releases her new album in July, called Life, and Another. Erin is an experimental artist, weaving a concoction of primarily jazz, folk and ambient. Her vocals have a chameleon-like quality which she uses to great effect, at times sending you into a trance with soothing…

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The Weather Station announce European tour

One of this year’s most riveting and original albums is The Weather Station’s Ignorance. The project with Tamara Lindeman at the helm has created a devastating and personal narrative about climate change. Gourmet Gigs reviewed the dramatic single Atlantic: “it is a startling, unusual and brooding work, elegantly arranged with a lush expansiveness yet suffused…

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Sylvette share new song Blanket of Dust

Manchester-based five-piece band Sylvette present their new track called Blanket of Dust today, 21st May. And how lovely that got a launch morning play on Chris Hawkins’ early morning show on BBC 6 Music. This latest release features elements we’ve come to expect from Sylvette but this has rather a different feel. Blanket of Dust…

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The tigers that came to Stroud Green

While the country’s galleries and art spaces have been closed, it has been incumbent upon artists to find more ingenious ways to display their work. Someone who has been bringing artistic enjoyment and a sense of community to his neighbourhood for several years is artist and art project organiser Ahmed Farooqui, together with his partner…

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Dark Tropics reveal new track Keep Searching

Belfast duo Dark Tropics reveal the follow-up to their previous release Moroccan Sun, in late 2020. This time round they’ve gone for a more vintage sound on Keep Searching, out May 7th. “Keep Searching was inspired by the vibrancy and romance of 60’s American soul music,” says the band. “It’s about not wanting to be left behind…

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Pledge Psychodrama by RKB Vitesse: mystery and beauty

Pledge Psychodrama is an interesting and seductive gem of a track which pulled me in with its air of mystery. A landscape of dense, woozy electronica gradually unfolds, laying down a comforting wash of sound. It doesn’t surprise me that it popped up on Gideon Coe’s show on Radio 6 Music as it’s ideal material…

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A second wave for Victorious festival

Victorious festival in Portsmouth has announced its second wave lineup, with more artists adding to the roster for the August Bank Holiday event. Headlining Sunday night on the Castle Stage are Nile Rodgers and Chic. Saturday evening sees Frank Turner in Southsea, with his eight-album catalogue of punk-folk.  Also joining the line-up are Annie Mac and Ella Eyre on Sunday afternoon, with Clean…

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Suzie Ungeleider reveals new video

Suzie Ungeleider has just released a new track called Baby Blues from her upcoming album My Name is Suzie Ungerleider. Fans of Americana will be familiar with Suzie’s former persona – she performed in the guise of Oh Susanna for many years, and has toured the UK, with sold out shows at London’s 100 Club…

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