Review: Lamb at Union Chapel

This was Lam­b’s first seat­ed gig, so they tell us. Good going for the duo who have been in exis­tence since 1996. They did, how­ev­er, exhort us to get up on our feet for a dancey num­ber after which no one seemed much inclined to sit down again. The duo released a new album this year,…

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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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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 in 2017 and had one of those moments…

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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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Phildel – new album and gigs

Phildel is back. Hav­ing tak­en time out to move to Brighton and raise a young fam­i­ly, the com­pelling and mys­ti­cal vocal­ist and com­pos­er has been nev­er­the­less work­ing away behind the scenes. She has an upcom­ing gig at the Pur­cell Room on March 20 and will play songs from her new album Wave Your Flags. She…

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