IDLES fundraiser for #saveourvenues

IDLES, in conjunction with Hiwatt, are raising money to support independent grassroots music venues across the UK as part of Music Venue Trust’s #saveourvenues campaign. As all music fans know, the impact of Covid-19 has been devastating for all music venues and particularly those local venues who have provided a stage for countless artists at…

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KIN release dreamy ‘Wander & Lost’ single and video

Interview with KIN band member Grace Strickland de Souza, on the day of the release of their new single and video Wander & Lost. Creative female-focused band KIN are keeping things rolling during lockdown. The London-based trio release the new single Wander & Lost today along with a gorgeously atmospheric video. The multi-talented band are…

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Alabaster dePlume and music to heal the soul

Alabaster dePlume has recently released To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol 1 on Lost Map Records in collaboration with Chicago-based avant-jazz label International Anthem and the Total Refreshment Centre in London. I had to check if this was the same Alabaster dePlume who sang a couple of humorous songs at a Union Chapel daytime session I attended. Although there…

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The Kids Are United – anti-bullying week video

The official video for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is recorded by CBeebies presenter Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks, the cover of Sham 69’s ‘The Kids Are United’ features Princess K (who shared the stage with Stormzy at Glastonbury 2019) and the Libera Choir with all proceeds going to the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Stars of CBBC’s ‘Andy and…

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Hjalte Ross shares latest track Thinking About You

If you haven’t heard Danish singer songwriter Hjalte Ross before, Thinking About You, his latest track, is a good place to start. Opening with an upbeat blast of brass that gives way to Ross’s surprisingly deep and soulful vocals, the path leads you further on into a gorgeously expansive piano section. Thinking About You takes…

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Save Sea Change festival – crowdfunder now underway

Among those events and venues not chosen for the Cultural Recovery Fund last week was the wonderful, quirky little Sea Change Festival in Totnes, Devon. Sea Change is now in a perilous position and has had to cancel the event for 2021. A crowdfunder is now up, to help it survive and there are a…

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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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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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