Sparks new tour and album

It’s an excit­ing moment when we hear of new work… and a tour by Sparks. Endur­ing­ly bril­liant, Sparks return this year with a tour, so be ready on your key­boards (with your cof­fee) very soon…  Hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly announced 2 nights at London’s Roy­al Albert Hall and 3 per­for­mances at Pri­mav­era Sound Fes­ti­val in Spain and Portugal,…

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Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival 2023

Here is the first announce­ment for Tomor­row’s Ghosts fes­ti­val Hal­loween Gath­er­ing 2023 at Whit­by Pavil­ion, Whit­by Fri­day 27th and Sat­ur­day 28th Octo­ber. A head­line set to die for, ‘Goth ‘n’ Roll’ supre­mos THE 69 EYES will be top­ping the bill on Sat­ur­day night. Con­ceived in dark­est Fin­land in 1989, the band have been peer­less­ly shaping…

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Pale Blue Eyes: new track ‘More’ and a tour

Devon three-piece band Pale Blue Eyes are on a roll. Hav­ing toured last year, part­ly as sup­port for Pub­lic Ser­vice Broad­cast­ing and for The Besnard Lakes, they are out on the road again in 2023 with some sold-out dates already.  Hot on the heels of their stel­lar debut album Sou­venirs comes new sin­gle More. It’s…

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IST IST ‘Mary In the Black and White Room’ launch

This new sin­gle by IST IST was launched in Decem­ber but we’re flag­ging it up as we’re excit­ed about the band’s upcom­ing album. Mary In the Black and White Room is tak­en from the Man­ches­ter band’s upcom­ing third album called Pro­tag­o­nists, out 31st March, via Kind Vio­lence records.  IST IST pro­duce a dense and uncompromising…

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Firestations new single: Swim Under the Winter

Firesta­tions have just released their new sin­gle called Swim Under the Win­ter (out Decem­ber 5th). We always love a new Firesta­tions num­ber and this is a dreamy, slight­ly hazy offer­ing from the Lon­­don-based band. Out on Lost Map records, the song is about mak­ing a deci­sion to approach a prob­lem from a dif­fer­ent angle. Says vocalist…

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Albums of the year 2022

Look­ing over our choic­es for albums of the year, sev­er­al fea­ture dreams, frac­tured mem­o­ries in an ambi­ent set­ting… artists search­ing for clues from the past to help them make sense of the present. Per­haps it’s a post Covid thing, as we escaped our con­fines and moved war­i­ly, or rushed glad­ly, out into open spaces again,…

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Lumer release new single “English Dream”

Hull born four-piece band Lumer unveil their new sin­gle today. Titled Eng­lish Dream, the track takes a bit­ter look at the par­lous state of the coun­try – and it’s not as if there isn’t plen­ty of mate­r­i­al on the sub­ject. Lumer have pre­vi­ous form of focus­ing on the social and polit­i­cal cli­mate; their EP Disappearing…

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Trevor Beales – newly found folk artist of Hebden Bridge

Heb­den Bridge is known for its cre­ative and inde­pen­dent spir­it, and music is a vibrant and impor­tant part of that. There’s the annu­al Folk Roots Fes­ti­val; thriv­ing grass­roots venue The Trades Club, and any num­ber of pubs across the area that host live music. More recent­ly the town has become known for pro­duc­ing a wave…

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Journey into a new realm: The Orielles album Tableau – review

The Orielles have nev­er rest­ed on their lau­rels. From their ear­li­est days, the prodi­gious­ly tal­ent­ed trio from West York­shire beamed out their sun­ny garagey indie sound and built up a fan base. But it did­n’t take long before the seeds of their inquis­i­tive minds began to flower, and they start­ed to veer off on a…

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Lounge style Cosmic Crooner releases Bond style track Tema di Filippo

Bring­ing more than just a touch of vin­tage James Bond, singer-song­writer Cos­mic Croon­er unveils his lat­est sin­gle called Tema di Fil­ip­po. For the full 60s retro Euro-glam expe­ri­ence, slip into lounge mode and watch the accom­pa­ny­ing black and white video, inspired by Ital­ian film mak­er Michelan­ge­lo Anto­nioni.  Lop­ing along in an ultra styl­ish suit – with a touch of…

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