Wolf Alice play as part of Revive Live Tour

As part of the The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour, Wolf Alice have announced September gigs. In order to help revive the grassroots music scene the string of intimate gigs starts in Stoke on Trent on September 25th then calls at Frome, Swansea and Southampton The band states “As part of the Revive Live campaign,…

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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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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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Alex Maas plus The Weather Station livestreams

It was a thrill to discover these two artists fairly recently and their last albums released recently are haunting, intelligent and thoughtful works that I find I keep returning to. Both Alex Maas and The Weather Station have announced livestream performances coming up this month. Alex Maas is a long-time member of Texan neo-psych band…

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Live in Hoxton: Luca Wilding and Wassailer

A window opened briefly on a world we knew and which will come again. Being able to go to a gig – socially distanced though it was -– brought into sharp focus just what has been missing from life. It’s ultimately about the music but it’s everything else besides – the camaraderie that comes from…

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Kinbote album release: Shifting Distance

Kinbote – otherwise known as found-sound sampling glitch-pop producer Matt Gibb – released a quirky and intriguing single called Hiemalis in the summer, reviewed on Gourmet Gigs. And on 4th December he launched his album called Shifting Distance. The cover of Shifting Distance features slices of scenery, tantalising but unable to be grasped and experienced in…

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Passport: Back to Our Roots second wave of artists

Pet Shop Boys, KT Tunstall, Russell Watson and Passenger have pledged to play gigs for ‘Passport: Back to Our Roots’, the campaign to raise money for grassroots music venues at risk of closure. UPDATE: Jamie xx and Metronomy have been added to the line-up,  announced on BBC Radio 6 Music during the station’s ‘State Of Independence Day’. Metronomy will…

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Roachford back with rescheduled tour dates

NOTE: Tour dates are being cancelled and rescheduled. We will post an updated tour date list on here when we have the correct dates. Roachford is back with tour dates for 2021. His strong, emotional and soul-drenched single called High On Love was released in 2020, the first song on the new album Twice in…

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Jimmy C and the Blues Dragons: almost a festival

JUNE 2021: VERY SHOCKED AND SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE DEATH OF JIMMY C. He will be missed by his friends, family and everyone who has seen this wonderful band perform over the years. Being able to hear live music again lifts the spirits and gives us hope for the future. Jimmy C & the…

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