Dance music from a bothy: Makeness on the Lost Map label

Fans of Pictish Trail will no doubt be aware of the artist and his band’s adopted home of Eigg, a remote Hebridean island. Johnny Lynch (aka Pictish Trail) invites and encourages artists to share in this stark and wild landscape, away from the stresses of city life, and equally share in the ability to be…

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The Comet is Coming wild new Technicolour video

Ahead of their anticipated new album Hyper-dimensional Expansion Beam, London-based cosmic jazz rave trio The Comet is Coming share a new video for Technicolour. The uncompromising and unsettling work is produced by Joseph J. Goldman and directed by Charlies Robins (for Agile Films) who has worked with Beyonce, Bonobo and Rudimental. The track is an…

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Bluedot 22 photo gallery Sunday

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock’s talk at Mission Control; music from Sea Power, The Bug Club, Orlando Weeks, W H Lung and A Certain Ratio. And some inventive outfits…Check out our Friday and Saturday photo gallery here Bluedot Friday and Saturday photo gallery

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Bluedot 2022 festival review

Since its first year in 2016, Bluedot has carved out a unique place in the festival landscape, curating a music lineup that can rival any other gathering. But it also offers something special – a window into the world of science and space. Talks and workshops are given by some of the top names in…

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Bluedot 22 photo gallery 1

Images from Friday and Saturday at Bluedot 2022… from Los Bitchos to Groove Armada, Lanterns on the Lake and Kelly Lee Owens. The Lounge Society, BCUC and Kahreign. Helen Pankhurst interviews poet Nikita Gill. Lorna Rees and her cloud gazing project. Science this year featured – Tim O’Brien and his welcome speech – plus Chris…

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Pale Blue Eyes share Star Vehicle ahead of album launch

I first heard Pale Blue Eyes earlier this year when they released a single called Dr Pong – an addictive, chunky, upbeat number somewhat reminiscent of Django Django, that instantly had me excitedly rootling around to check out the rest of their material. Oh – and the song’s about playing table tennis all night in…

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After Glastonbury: festivals to book

If you’ve arrived home from Worthy Farm feeling like you could do it all again (but on a smaller scale), or if four days of watching Glasto from your sofa has inspired you to get back in the fields, don’t fret. We’ve compiled a roundup of festivals with a few tickets still available. Don’t hang…

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LIINES: interview at Bearded Theory festival

Manchester band LIINES played a blistering set on Sunday 29th at Bearded Theory festival – the crowd was obviously loving it – and there’s plenty of social media comments that indicate they’ve gained a raft of new fans. I was thrilled to catch up with Zoe McVeigh (vocals/guitar) and Leila O’Sullivan (drums) after they came…

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Bluedot festival 2022 full science programme

Heading the bill for the bluedot 2022 science programme are astronaut Tim Peake, physicist Jim-Khalili, Monica Grady, Sheena Cuickshank and Professor Chris Lintott. After beating 8000 applicants to be selected as a European Space Agency astronaut, Tim Peake spent several years in intensive training finally joining the crew of the International Space Station in 2015…

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Bearded Theory 2022 Photo Album

Photos from Bearded Theory festival at Catton Hall, Derbyshire. The Pierce Brothers, Dub Pistols, Tarantism, Ferocious Dog, Astralasia, Fat White Family, LIINES, the Flaming Lips. Also The Selecter, Nova Twins, Emily Capell and Frank Carter and The Sleeping Souls. And, as always, the brilliant Cowley’s Fine Foods.

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