Lineup announced for return of Revive Live Tour

The Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, has announced The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour returns this month, with tours by a diverse range of artists including KEG, The Wytches, Cultdreams, Ferris & Sylvester, The Kut, BLOCS, Strange Bones, Calva Louise and LibraLibra. The tour will also see headline artists, including Enter Shikari,…

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Firestations: new single Reflection Spells

First recommendation of the year: a single out in late December by a band we’ve followed since their early days, the London based outfit, Firestations. The captivating new track called Reflection Spells exhibits all those distinctive elements that the band are known for: reflective dream pop charm with the soothing harmonies of Mike Cranny and…

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Fire Records Heaven on Fire at Studio 9295

In December 2019 I attended the Fire Records Christmas gig at Studio 9295 in Hackney. It’s the sort of event I’d like to see more of: a selection of artists with 40-ish minute sets, and all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. So how fortuitous it was to discover that the label were dishing up…

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Victorious Festival 2022 first wave

Victorious Festival makes its first announcements for summer 2022. The opening day, Friday, will see The Stereophonics headline. Their 12th album called Oochya! is set for release in the spring. Also Mancs rockers James are set to appear. Saturday sees The Wombats and Sugababes appear, while on Sunday it’s the turn of Nothing But Thieves…

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Sea Change festival news for 2022

Nothing gladdens us more than to hear about festivals back on track for 2022. And Sea Change festival returns to Totnes next year from 27-29th May. As usual, a range of atmospheric buildings across the town will be hosting the festivals programmes of music, art, film and literature, from Grade I-listed St Mary’s Church, the…

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Top albums and EPs 2021

This has been an abundant year for new music, hardly surprising as artists were forced into lockdown, stuck in their houses / bedrooms /studios with only synths and guitars for company. We’re delighted to bring you Gourmet Gigs’ favourites this year: a combination of albums and an EP. A few long-awaited albums turned out to…

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Revive Live Tour 2022 to save music venues

Help the live music industry and save our grassroots venues. The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour takes place in January 2022 with a wide range of artists taking place at venues country-wide. The Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, has announced this year’s events with tours by a diverse range…

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Frazey Ford celebrates UK tour with new track ‘Saul’

Fluttery, fragile yet with a quiet power, when Frazey Ford starts to sing, the vocals that emerge are something distinct and unique. The Vancouver artist sings right from the soul, her voice eloquently expressing and encompassing all the emotions of a life that has not been easy. She has released a new song called Saul,…

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Warm Graves releases single called Neon from his next album

Leipzig-based Jonas Wehner, aka Warm Graves, is about to release his second album in seven years. He’s been in hibernation since his debut Ships Will Come, and is now entering a new phase with album Ease to be released on February 25th 2022. For now, you can sit back and take in a first glimpse…

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Interview with singer songwriter Richard Walters

With five critically acclaimed albums and four EPs to his name since 2007, singer songwriter Richard Walters is nothing if not prolific. And now the solo artist is on the cusp of releasing a digital single called The Man I Loved from his upcoming EP in January 2022. There are further strings to his bow:…

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