Nightmares on Wax new single with OSHUN

Nightmares on Wax is set to release his album Shout Out! To Freedom on 29th October and so far, things are looking very positive for the artists ninth work. Nightmares on Wax, aka George Evelyn, has revealed an impressive list of collaborative forces: Greentea Peng, OSHUN, Shabaka Hutchings, Halle Supreme, Pip Millett and more. He…

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Aftertouch: magical new album from Absolutely Free

Emerging from a misty and dreamy landscape comes the second album from Canadian outfit Absolutely Free called Aftertouch, released September 24 on Boiled Records. The band caught my attention earlier in the year with the thought-provoking single How to Paint Clouds – the second track on this new release. Absolutely Free, comprising the core trio…

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Bearded Theory first reveal for 2022

What a joy to see Bearded Theory festival back on track for 2022. Dates confirmed are 26-29th May, at its regular spot of Catton Hall, Derbyshire. The lineup is looking good, nay, amazing with Patti Smith to appear. Also Placebo, and The Flaming Lips. The Flaming Lips will close the festival on Sunday, no doubt…

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Björk to be Bluedot 2022 closing headliner

Bluedot fans may remember that Björk was scheduled to be one of the headliners for 2019 until the event was postponed. The unique Icelandic artist is now scheduled for next year, 2022, where she will headline the final Sunday night show in a unique show with Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra. Björk will be joined by The…

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Green Man 2021 review: frolics in the Brecon Beacons

Imagine all the elements that make Green Man festival so special, multiply that several times over and you’ll get the general idea of the sheer pleasure and excitement of this year‘s extravaganza in the Brecon Beacons. The Green Man team did everything they could in order to go ahead this year and it was all…

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How The Light Gets In

Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in north London plays host to How The Light Gets In this September 18 – 19th. The festival is the world’s largest philosophy event and includes music and comedy; this marks the event’s return after a years’s absence and it will also be live-streamed for a global audience. The theme…

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Review: Kaleidoscope festival at Alexandra Palace

There was a palpable feeling of excitement in the air as people made their way up to Alexandra Palace for Kaleidoscope festival on Saturday 25th July. For many starved revellers, this was the first occasion for well over a year that they were heading out to a festival, this was liberation. Everyone came with the…

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‘On Edge’ dynamic theatre and Parkour to highlight modern slavery

The exciting outdoor theatre production On Edge is now out of lockdown and back on tour. The show is a unique and genre-defying blend of performance skills, superbly energetic and engaging, making this a groundbreaking piece of theatre. Dance, circus skills, puppetry and parkour converge in this piece with a message: to highlight the issue…

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Mark Harrison presents new album The Road to Liberty

The Mark Harrison Band have just launched their sixth album called The Road to Liberty. I met Mark at Ealing Blues Festival a few years ago where I talked to him after his set. He was charming and patiently chatted to a few of us for quite some time, discussing the beautiful National Resonator guitar…

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London day festivals happening this summer

It’s not been an easy summer for festivals, and each week brings further cancellations. The good news is that a surfeit of one-day music events is happening in London’s various green spaces. Most festivals have reached their final ticket release, so if you’ve got your eye on something, best snap those tickets up without further…

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