Review: Bearded Theory 2022

Bearded Theory festival or “Spring Gathering’ as they like to call it, has been silent for the past three years, but due to the strange elasticity of time, once we’re on site it feels more like a week or so since we were last there. Things are looking comfortingly familiar – we don’t want too…

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Julian Lennon presents NFT featuring Imagine

For the super techie amongst you, here’s an exclusive NFT, along with a charitable donation to Ukraine. YellowHeart, the NFT marketplace for music, ticketing and community tokens, which accepts both crypto and credit card payments, will release an exclusive NFT of Julian Lennon’s first recording of his father’s beloved song, “Imagine.” A portion of the…

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The Besnard Lakes live at Oslo Hackney

We’ve waited over two frustrating years but here they are – Montreal psy indie band The Besnard Lakes return to UK shores for a run of live shows. Actually this night at Oslo in Hackney is their penultimate on the tour. The venue has scheduled a club night for half an hour after the Bezzies…

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Bluedot festival Family Friday

Bluedot festival has announced Family Day, taking place on the first full day, Friday 22 July 2022. Now in its fifth year, bluedot continues to be one of the best family friendly festivals in the UK. Of course, as the home of Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory, the team behind the event has put together top-level…

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The Besnard Lakes unveil She’s An Icicle

Just a few tantalising weeks ahead of their tour, which includes dates in the UK, The Besnard Lakes have released a single called She’s An Icicle. This new track is in keeping with the feel and atmosphere of their last, triumphant album The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Thunderstorm Warnings, released in early…

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Keston Cobblers Club: Lullaby for the Wide Awake

For anyone struggling with insomnia, this new song may help. Lullaby for the Wide Awake is written by vocalist Julia Lowe of folk outfit, the Keston Cobblers Club. She suffers from insomnia herself and the song was written to help those of us who find themselves staring at the ceiling at 3am, turning minor niggles…

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Interview with German producer Titus Waldner

We interview Titus Waldner to find out more about his new track Palmspree and discover what is next for the young German producer. Hi there. Could you tell us about yourself and your music. And how long have you been working on your music? Where and how did you train?I am a trained classical pianist…

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Bluedot day tickets plus more artists

Bluedot festival has announced additional acts plus day splits for this year’s festival.  Day tickets are set to be released 10am, Friday 25th March. Kojey Radical, Mary Anne Hobbs and Warmduscher all join the line-up. The festival has also announced day splits – with day tickets set to be released 10am, Friday 25th March.    There will be a new…

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Sylvette announce track Marble Stone and gigs

Manchester-based band Sylvette have announced a new track called Marble Stone, which was released on Monday 25th. It is from their upcoming third studio album. In keeping with their music released so far, it’s very atmospheric and imaginative – Marble Stone is accompanied by rich strings and delicate vocals. The band describe it as “using…

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Our best festivals for 2022

We LOVE compiling this list each year. And it feels particularly liberating to almost be back to ‘business as usual’ on the festival front – plus some new and expanded events are going ahead, meaning those in charge of the festival purse strings are confident we’re heading back in the fields this summer. So here’s…

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