Electronic in the Tower#4, TDC Tunes analogue synths, poetry and visuals

TDC Tunes elec­tron­i­ca night at The Inti­mate Space – per­haps the small­est venue in the UK. You can only seat 25 in the atmos­pher­ic church tow­er in Hornsey, north Lon­don so this might be true.  Open­ing the evening was ana­log lep­er with a dra­mat­ic piece that sound­ed like a rag­ing storm. Jee­van S Khaira recit­ed some…

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Ambient-psych band Throw Down Bones plus Callis to play The Golden Lion

Milan/London exper­i­men­tal band Throw Down Bones are tour­ing their new album Three, with a live appear­ance at The Gold­en Lion, Tod­mor­den tak­ing place on 12th Octo­ber. It’s a pow­er­ful work that feels both apoc­a­lyp­tic and jubi­lant. Three is Throw Down Bones’ eager­­ly-await­­ed return fol­low­ing Two in 2018, and the trag­ic pass­ing of found­ing mem­ber Dave…

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Beans on Toast ode to Todmorden: The Golden Lion

Beans on Toast has just released a track called The Gold­en Lion from his upcom­ing stu­dio album The Tooth­paste and The Tube, due for release on Decem­ber 1st. I’m sure you don’t want to start think­ing about Christ­mas dur­ing this late sum­mer heat­wave but this could be the per­fect present for some lucky soul on…

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Welsh music prize and more added to Llais 2023 lineup

There’s plen­ty more just planned for Llais 2023, the dates for your diary are Tues­day 10th through to Sun­day 15th Octo­ber, tak­ing place in Cardiff.  The fes­ti­val opens on 10th Octo­ber with the Welsh Music Prize cer­e­mo­ny, a cel­e­bra­tion of the best new music in Wales and a chance to cham­pi­on the finest albums from…

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New W H Lung track High Pressure Days, sublime video plus tour

Any W H Lung news is cause for cel­e­bra­tion here at Gourmet Gigs. And there’s plen­ty to get stuck into here with the band’s new track, video and some UK appear­ances too – although we might have to draw a line at a flight to the States for their upcom­ing US tour.  The new track is…

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Firestations UK tour after latest album release

Dream-pop band Firesta­tions released their fifth album called Thick Ter­rain on July 14th on Lost Map, on lim­it­ed-edi­­tion 12” vinyl and dig­i­tal plat­forms. The album is a “clear-eyed and bold state­ment, deft­ly com­bin­ing big ideas with pop sen­si­bil­i­ties in a cap­ti­vat­ing way”. And you can catch Firesta­tions live, start­ing 30th August (venues and dates below). Thick Ter­rain is…

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Bluedot 2023 review

When you’re on the way to Blue­dot, that first glimpse of the Lovell tele­scope is always a ‘wow’, moment. There it stands, on the Cheshire plain, com­muning with the plan­ets and deep space. Our con­duit to the stars and beyond. No won­der that Blue­dot, the fes­ti­val that has grown up around this beau­ti­ful struc­ture has…

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Nadine Khouri spring tour and new single

in 2015 Nadine Khouri played at a fes­ti­val local to me called The End. I wrote: “Khouri’s com­po­si­tions are beau­ti­ful­ly craft­ed, sophis­ti­cat­ed and pre­cise, over­laid with her soft, smokey vocals.”  Those vocals and her abil­i­ty to cre­ate haunt­ing com­po­si­tions can be heard on new sin­gle “Song of A Caged Bird”, out now. Nadine’s steady and…

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The Finsbury: Percy Rico, Luxury Goods, Natsuma

The Fins­bury pub and music venue has been qui­et­ly get­ting on with host­ing music prac­ti­cal­ly every night for many years and it’s sur­pris­ing how many local(ish) peo­ple just don’t know about its exis­tence. I became a con­vert after The Bed­room Hour played there and that was back in 2014. Apart from the music there’s a…

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Save Brixton Academy

We need to keep Brix­ton Acad­e­my from clo­sure. The met police have request­ed it is closed for good. How­ev­er with a change of secu­ri­ty and of man­age­ment sure­ly this icon­ic and famous venue could be saved. At the moment, the live music scene is in a frag­ile state and we need every venue kept open.…

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