Colours: a new gig space and bar in Hackney

Colours is a new and welcome addition to London’s ever-shrinking roster of music venues. The team behind much-loved London venues Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club and Brighton’s Patterns are opening a brand new multi-arts-bar and club called Colours in Hoxton Square, East London in September. There will be a programme of music, art and…

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Blossoms headline Goose Island Hop Party

There’s a one-day celebration party taking place at Oval Space with Blossoms headlining the bill. Joining Blossoms are South London’s  Shame – primed to bring an in-your-face energy to proceedings. Rising from the bristling South London scene, Shame captured attention with their acclaimed debut album ‘Songs Of Praise’ – performing hundreds of shows around the…

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Review: Beyond the Road: Journeys in Space and Sound

“Once you have walked the road, Everything becomes clear” So begins The Road: Part II, James Lavelle (UNKLE)’s enigmatic latest album, the second of a trilogy. And springing from this work is Beyond the Road, a multi-sensory exhibition taking place at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Through sound, film and visual effects you can take that…

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Parkour and dance show ‘On Edge’ highlights modern slavery

A collaborative parkour dance theatre production called ‘On Edge’ is currently playing at festivals and theatres around the country. The idea was the creation of visionary artistic director Anja Meinhardt, director of theatre company Justice in Motion. On Edge brings together members of the Parkour, slackline, dance and theatre community. The aim of the production…

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Review: Bliss at Nambucca, north London

When the elements come together and the stars perfectly align, you have to take full advantage of the moment. Such is the situation Rachel Morrison and Tom Morrison found themselves in earlier this year: a chance encounter with a group of Brazilian musicians provided the ideal combination to reinvent Bliss, the band that she so…

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Womad and the Taste the World stage

Here at Gourmet Gigs towers, we love to hear of music and food combos. And at Womad festival, the Taste the World stage gives their global music stars the chance to shine in the kitchen and share their favourite recipes and stories. It’s a unique musical and culinary fusion. Artists hot-footing it from the main…

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W H Lung, debut album at Oslo, Hackney

W H Lung have taken around two years to release their first album Incidental Music. Even when interest in their deep and moody music started to escalate, the band were quite obviously going to do things in their own time. I first heard them at Bluedot festival two years ago and had one of those…

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Jarvis Cocker plus more on the Bluedot 2019 lineup

Bluedot festival has unveiled its third wave of artists: one of the highlights is Jarvis Cocker performing a rare live set. And, back from their world tour are Sons of Kemet. Derrick Carter’s Cosmic Disco promises to be a mix of tribal house and tech-disco, hosted by La Discotheque. West Yorkshire rising stars Working Men’s…

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Doves and more goodies for Bearded Theory

There’s always a few new tweaks to make Bearded Theory even better every year. As a seasoned Bearded Theory goer (a Bearded Theorist?), these are my top tips for this year… A RARE DOVES APPEARANCE Doves are back. Individually Jimi Goodwin and twins Andy and Jez Williams have spent the past ten years doing their…

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