How The Light Gets In

Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in north London plays host to How The Light Gets In this September 18 – 19th. The festival is the world’s largest philosophy event and includes music and comedy; this marks the event’s return after a years’s absence and it will also be live-streamed for a global audience. The theme…

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Mark Harrison presents new album The Road to Liberty

The Mark Harrison Band have just launched their sixth album called The Road to Liberty. I met Mark at Ealing Blues Festival a few years ago where I talked to him after his set. He was charming and patiently chatted to a few of us for quite some time, discussing the beautiful National Resonator guitar…

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Psych artists Absolutely Free release lush single How to Paint Clouds

Toronto trio Absolutely Free share their first release in seven years. Called How to Paint Clouds, the single is from the band’s impending second studio album Aftertouch which lands on September 14th. Since the band’s Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut album in 2014, Absolutely Free have been involved with multimedia projects such as Geneva Freeport EP in…

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Dakota Jones share single: I Did it to Myself

Now this is just the sort of sultry number to make you long for the proper return of live music, an evening in an intimate venue, doing your stuff on the dance floor with social distancing nothing but a distant memory. The artists in question are Dakota Jones, a funk blues and soul outfit making…

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Long awaited new single by W H Lung ‘Pearl in the Palm’

W H Lung have just released the first track from their highly anticipated second album, Vanities, due 3rd September. Called Pearl in the Palm, the single marks a departure from the Manchester band’s first album Incidental Music. When an artist you’re particularly fond of announces a change of direction there’s a bittersweet moment. Yay, new…

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Todmorden sounds: Golden Lion present Jarv Is, David Holmes

“A Love from Outer Yorkshire” David Holmes Local creatives, international musicians, artists, DJs, friends and family of The Golden Lion pub and music venue in Todmorden all came together to help Waka (Richard Walker) & Gig Matthanee – the landlords/promoters, raise money to help the venue’s future by launching a specialist record label vinyl series. There’s a new double A…

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Mega Bog goes “Station to Station”

The intriguing and mystical artist Erin Birgy, aka Mega Bog, releases her new album in July, called Life, and Another. Erin is an experimental artist, weaving a concoction of primarily jazz, folk and ambient. Her vocals have a chameleon-like quality which she uses to great effect, at times sending you into a trance with soothing…

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Sylvette share new song Blanket of Dust

Manchester-based five-piece band Sylvette present their new track called Blanket of Dust today, 21st May. And how lovely that got a launch morning play on Chris Hawkins’ early morning show on BBC 6 Music. This latest release features elements we’ve come to expect from Sylvette but this has rather a different feel. Blanket of Dust…

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Dark Tropics reveal new track Keep Searching

Belfast duo Dark Tropics reveal the follow-up to their previous release Moroccan Sun, in late 2020. This time round they’ve gone for a more vintage sound on Keep Searching, out May 7th. “Keep Searching was inspired by the vibrancy and romance of 60’s American soul music,” says the band. “It’s about not wanting to be left behind…

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Pledge Psychodrama by RKB Vitesse: mystery and beauty

Pledge Psychodrama is an interesting and seductive gem of a track which pulled me in with its air of mystery. A landscape of dense, woozy electronica gradually unfolds, laying down a comforting wash of sound. It doesn’t surprise me that it popped up on Gideon Coe’s show on Radio 6 Music as it’s ideal material…

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