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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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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Powerful video for Heartachers by Luca Wilding

Luca Wilding has created a powerful new video for his debut single Heartachers. The video is made by award winning film maker Patrick Fileti. His full short ‘Inferno’ has won multiple awards (including Best Short Documentary | Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019) and Patrick has re-edited it especially for Heartachers.  The video for Luca Wilding was filmed in…

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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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Modern Studies: The Weight of the Sun

One Saturday afternoon last December I made my way to east London venue Studio 9294 for Fire Records‘ chilled, friendly Christmas event called Outer Limits. With a roster of about seven performances, it unexpectedly turned out to be one of my top gigs of 2019. One of the new (to me) bands who were an…

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Latest release: Warm Digits Flight of Ideas

Another energy-filled album from Warm Digits. On Flight of Ideas Warm Digits “make a call to arms: when we all think our ideas are right, what are the costs of never believing you could be wrong?” And so the exploration begins, with the duo plus a selection of guest vocalists stepping back in time and…

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