Frazey Ford celebrates UK tour with new track ‘Saul’

Frazey Ford now to appear at Green Man fes­ti­val 2022. 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…

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New platform GigRealm aims to streamline the system

A new plat­form named GigRealm launch­es today which aims to help match artists to venues and stream­line the process for artists to play live at grass­roots venues. Although the idea was cre­at­ed before the pan­dem­ic, Lon­­don-based music com­pa­ny GigRealm will now be part of the solu­tion to help the belea­guered music indus­try get back on…

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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 The…

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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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