Liven up November with Favourite Days festival

Novem­ber isn’t the most excit­ing or fes­­ti­­val-filled time of year, so it’s very wel­come to dis­cov­er this new North-West event called Favourite Days. Favourite Days will be tak­ing place in Liv­er­pool and is spread over four days from 6–10th Novem­ber. Lots of grass­roots artists and venues are tak­ing part to make this a real­ly buzzy event. …

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W H Lung announce new album, new single and live shows

An announce­ment by indie-syn­thy five-piece band W H Lung is always some­thing to cel­e­brate and this lat­est mis­sive will bring their fans great joy. It’s bumper good news: a sin­gle, an album, a video and some live shows.  The band unveil their third and lat­est album on 18th Octo­ber on Melod­ic, which is called, rather majestically,…

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Ghostpoet reveals long-awaited EP and video

Ghost­po­et, aka Obaro Ejimi­we, is gift­ed with a sub­lime­ly expres­sive voice and an abil­i­ty to con­vey sen­ti­ment with his lyrics. Con­fu­sion, anguish, despair and thoughts about the world are con­veyed pow­er­ful­ly. I did­n’t man­age to see him per­form till 2021 when he appeared at Green Man fes­ti­val. He was in the cav­ernous, dark Far Out…

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Matty, formerly of BadBadNotGood, unveils new release

Fol­low­ing the announce­ment of his forth­com­ing album POPS, Cana­di­an song­writer and artist Matthew Tavares, aka Mat­ty, for­mer­ly of Bad­Bad­Not­Good, returns with a new dou­ble sin­gle release Mad­ly / Around the World  Mad­ly pos­sess­es an under­stat­ed charm, exud­ing a feel-good, sum­mery warmth that instant­ly pulls you in. The hyp­not­ic ener­gy from the drums and the smooth chord pro­gres­sion com­bine to propel…

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Chris Cohen’s long-awaited return with new album track

Paint a Room is LA artist Chris Cohen’s first album in five years, a 10-track record that sees him up the jazz cre­den­tials. Chris is prob­a­bly best known for his stint with indie out­fit Deer­hoof; there’s also his art-rock act The Cur­tains, pre­ced­ing pro­duc­tion and ses­sion work for the likes of Weyes Blood, Kurt Vile,…

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SDF new single European Bar, a dreamy wonderland

The artists on Lost Map Records rep­re­sent a diverse range of gen­res but nev­er­the­less are unit­ed by their strong cre­ative vision. Base camp is the wild island of Eigg, where the label’s own­er, John­ny Lynch, aka Pic­tish Trail, nur­tures and encour­ages his ros­ter of musi­cians.  And in this vein, pop and dis­co trio SDF’s captivating…

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Sparks release: No.1 In Heaven & Noël – Is There More To Life Than Dancing?

Spe­cial dou­ble coloured vinyl release – April 20th. CD releas­es – May 17th Cel­e­brat­ing the 45th anniver­saries of the Sparks album No.1 In Heav­en and the Sparks writ­ten-and-pro­­duced lost gem Is There More To Life Than Danc­ing by Noël, these two records will be released on coloured vinyl – white and green respec­tive­ly – on April 20th through Lil’ Beethoven Records. Both…

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Debut EP release ‘Sex Yoga’ by Callis

West York­shire band Cal­lis unveil their long-await­­ed debut EP release 2nd Feb­ru­ary, called Sex Yoga. We won’t be for­get­ting that title in a hur­ry. The Tod­­mor­­den-based band have been described as a “Work­ing-class sym­pho­ny of North­ern grit, new wave nuances gal­vanised with a post-punk atti­tude”. Dean Molyneux (lead vocals, gui­tar), Bryn Davies (back­ing vocals, bass) and…

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“Dance We Do” single release by Annie Dressner

Annie Dress­ner unveiled her lat­est sin­gle Dance We Do on Jan­u­ary 12th. She has simul­ta­ne­ous­ly announced her upcom­ing album, “I Thought It Would be Eas­i­er,” slat­ed for release on April 5th via Dhar­ma Records. Dance We Do delves into the com­plex­i­ties of try­ing to gauge a par­tic­u­lar love inter­est’s feel­ings; the song dwells on Annie’s…

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Bill Ryder-Jones fifth album “Iechyd Da” review

Three tracks from Bill Ryder-Jones lat­est album sur­faced towards the close of 2023. They hint­ed at the rich­ness and emo­tion­al depth in store for lis­ten­ers of Iechyd Da, which saw its release on Fri­day 12th Jan­u­ary. The result is a sol­id, beau­ti­ful col­lec­tion of songs, and the tim­ing could not have been bet­ter as we…

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