Ed Cosens releases single ‘If’ ahead of solo album

Ed Cosens is stepping out of the shadows to take centre stage. If, his debut single, marks the start of an overdue solo career for the longtime lynchpin of the Sheffield music scene. Best known as the guitarist/bassist and co-songwriter in Reverend & The Makers, Ed has toured the world. With If, the first song written…

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New Luca Wilding single: Ruby, Don’t Cry

The eagerly awaited new single by Luca Wilding called Ruby, Don’t Cry is released on October 16th. This latest track features the artists’ trademark emotive, falsetto vocals and poetic lyrics – the arrangement is beautiful in its simplicity, pulling the listener into its dreamlike quality as the tale unfolds. The song will feature on Luca’s…

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Firestations release Small Island ahead of EP Automatic Tendencies

There’s a new single just out by alt-pop band Firestations, called Small Island. The track is taken from their upcoming EP, due to be released on November 6th on the Lost Map label. Small Island is the first instalment of a new multi-EP project titled Automatic Tendencies – the first of three EPs set to be released…

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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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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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