Moroccan Sun: new release from Dark Tropics

The Belfast duo Dark Tropics describe their sound as pop noir. And if you check out their brand new single Moroccan Sun and its accompanying summer-vibe filled video, you’ll get the message. There’s a sunny but very sultry thing going on. Summer memories linger on… with touches of regret and sadness in the mix. Isn’t…

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New HENGE album ExoKosm

The new album by psychedelic rockers HENGE titled ExoKosm is unleashed upon the planet today. ExoKosm is, like the band’s first album, an exploration into the extra-terrestrial, sacred sonic artform that HENGE call ‘Cosmic Dross’.  Featuring seven new tracks, ExoKosm includes HENGE’s recently-released singles Get Outta Ma House and New Planet, plus their first single, Exo. Side A…

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Review: new Kinbote single Hiemalis on Lost Map

We always pay attention here at Gourmet Gigs whenever Lost Map Records announces a new release. It is run by Johnny Lynch aka Pictish Trail from his remote island home in Eigg in the Highlands and, apart from sounding like a very appealing location, the label never disappoint with its eclectic and quirky range of…

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Jessie Buckley and band sing for frontline workers

It all started with a set of photographs of nurses on a Covid ward, taken by frontline worker Hannah Grace Deller. The work was shown on Grayson’s Art Club – a series presented by Grayson Perry on Channel 4 – which Chris Difford of Squeeze just happened to catch. Chris was impressed by Hannah’s work…

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HENGE release two new singles ahead of their album

Alien prog rockers HENGE are releasing two new singles. Get Outta Ma House and New Planet are out now with long awaited album Exokosm to land on September 25th. They have also announced tour dates for 2021. Both the singles showcase the mix of rave, rock and dance music that makes up the band’s unique…

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Re-release of Believe by Bliss plus new video

Bliss band’s Rachel Morrison and Tom E Morrison have just rereleased Believe (Let the Love Shine In), mix 2020. Accompanying the song is an uplifting video created by Tom, enhanced with gorgeously psychedelic touches – and check out those singing sunflowers… I chatted to Rachel about making the re-release of Believe and the couple’s lockdown…

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Interview with Isle of Wight band As We Leave

Four-piece band As We Leave has just released their new single via Abbey Records called Stories We Tell – it’s a shimmery and nostalgia-laden ode to summer, replete with the feelings the season can conjure. The band’s members all grew up on the Isle of Wight where they formed their strong friendship bonds at school…

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Poetic drama: Sylvette release album Stiller than Still

I have to credit Chris Hawkins’ early morning show on Radio 6 Music for introducing me to the Manchester band Sylvette. The slinky, crystalline notes of their new single Kelpius cut through the early morning blur and I was instantly wide awake. Music as caffeine. The album Stiller than Still, the band’s second album, was…

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HENGE release Exo, first single from album ExoKosm

Attention Earth! A brand new single beams down today courtesy of HENGE. Exo is the first and title track from the space rockers up and coming new album ExoKosm. HENGE’s new release Exo is a further exploration of the band’s Cosmic Dross sound – a psychedelic prog rock mix with dance and electronic elements thrown…

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New single Light Me Up by The Coronas

The Coronas released their new single Light Me Up on 17 July. It is the latest song to be revealed from their new album True Love Waits, released 31st July. The single follows the critically acclaimed duet with Gabrielle Aplin called Lost In the Thick Of It.  The band has also announced that all their…

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