Sparks and ‘The Existential Threat’ video

Sparks release a new video for The Existential Threat to coincide with the physical release of their latest album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip. Created by the animator Cyriak, known for his subversive and surreal work, the video premieres today. Said Sparks brothers Ron and Russell Mael of the video: “The incredibly manic and overwhelming…

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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.  It was filmed in Tultepec, Mexico, and tells…

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Anthropos festival re-streams over the weekend

Anthropos festival will be re-streamed this weekend 26-28th June, starting 26th at 12pm. Says a spokesperson for Anthropos: The Music schedule has shifted AHEAD by 6 hours so you can tune into the sets you missed! The Village Stream will have transmission gaps and not all workshops will be re-streamed. We are so happy to…

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Marshall amps support for MVT

The current problems facing our live music venues is a pressing problem and it’s up to us to all try and help them in whatever ways we can till they can safely reopen. A recent survey by MVT indicated that more than 60% of the British public would not yet feel safe returning to live…

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Exhibition ‘A Different Age’ by Shirley Baker

A new exhibition of Shirley Baker’s work is now taking place online at the James Hyman Gallery. Called ‘A Different Age‘, it focuses on the lives of elderly people. Much of Shirley Baker’s work has centred on working class community life, the photographs taken in bomb-shattered post-war Manchester and Salford in the 1960s and 70s…

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Sweet and sad times: an interview with singer songwriter Luca Wilding

The debut single Heartachers by Luca Wilding is released today via Abbey Records; it’s a poignant and emotional song with a strong depth of feeling. It is described as ‘dream folk’ which does go some way to pinning a genre on to Luca’s unique and thoughtful approach to his craft. There’s a sublimely beautiful shift…

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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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Interview: The Lounge Society

There must be something in the water, or the ale, in West Yorkshire’s Calder Valley these days, judging by the surfeit of young musical talent emanating from the craggy moors and valleys around Hebden Bridge. Other factors that play a part are a clued up, supportive network and a handful of local venues willing to…

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Bluedot to host Inner Space parties

Bluedot brings their festival experience to your living room by hosting live streams across their social channels from some of the top acts performing at this year’s festival.  This weekend starts with Henge (above, at Bluedot 2019), with other notable acts on the bill hosting parties over the coming weeks. Henge was very popular at…

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Van Morrison for Wickham Festival 2020

Wickham Festival doesn’t do things by halves. The lineup of the friendly, small 4-day event has consistently aimed for the top, and this year has managed to secure Van Morrison for its Saturday headliner. Van’s the Wickham man Organiser Peter Chegwyn said: “This is absolutely massive for us – and for the village. It will…

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