Interview with Leeds art-rock band Fehlt

The first track I heard by art rockers Fehlt was Closure and it had an instant appeal. Liking that first listen can go one of two ways: it might stick with you or it might just be a brief flirtation. Fortunately it’s the former and the confident, expansive, soundscapey lushness of Closure, out now via…

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Interview: The Lounge Society

There must be something in the water, or the ale, in West Yorkshire’s Calder Valley these days, judging by the surfeit of young musical talent emanating from the craggy moors and valleys around Hebden Bridge. Other factors that play a part are a clued up, supportive network and a handful of local venues willing to…

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One Day, After School new release

Out today is the impressive new release by One Day, After School entitled Are You Awake? It’s a melancholic track in which the vocals, left low in the mix, act like an anchor in the multi-layered composition. It starts from a solitary piano note through to a nervy clock ticking sound before the track starts…

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Featured single of the week: Crazy Enough by Pattern Pusher

They supported Wolf Alice and Supergrass in 2019, scaled the heights of the BBC6 Music playlist and even have a Robert Plant connection. The band in question is Pattern Pusher, who I saw at Bearded Theory festival last year and was impressed by their upbeat, funky set, skittering summer beats and beautiful bass lines. Now…

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Interview: Bliss are back with a tour and re-release

Bliss are back. First there was the stunning performance at Nambucca in north London earlier this year, with former members Rachel Morrison and Tom E Morrison on top form – along with their new Brazilian band. Fired up with enthusiasm after such a great response, the couple have been hard at work making things happen….

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After Bluedot: 5 mins with Working Men’s Club

I managed to catch five minutes with Working Men’s Club after their set at Bluedot last Saturday. They’ve been in Sheffield doing a recording session, attending photoshoots, left to head off to Latitude… and they’re now on to Port Eliot festival. Busy busy. The in-depth interview is going to have to wait. Q Hi Jake,…

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Cassoulet Nights pop-up dining in Hackney

Tasty French country food popup Cassoulet Nights is set to run through to December 23rd. There’s a new Xmas menu with Vegetarian option, plus a la carte dishes but you can pop in for drinks and snacks if you like

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Gilles Peterson talks to Will Ashon and Dave Haslam

As part of the Safaplace mental health charity pop-up called Look Up, run by Stoke Newington School, Gilles Peterson interviewed Will Ashon and Dave Haslam. Aside from the week-long series of events, Gilles also curated the record and book shop. Both Will Ashon and Dave Haslam have been involved in the music business and made…

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