Interview: Bliss are back with a tour and re-release

Bliss are back. First there was the stunning performance at Nambucca in north London earlier this year, with former members Rachel Morrison and Tom E Morrison on top form – along with their new Brazilian band. Fired up with enthusiasm after such a great response, the couple have been hard at work making things happen….

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Becca Stevens: new EP on 15th September

A versatile, soulful and expressive voice which deserves to be heard: US artist Becca Stevens has a new EP out prior to an album release – to be called Wonderbloom – which drops in March next year. The gorgeous new single, Good Stuff, is out now, an 80s influenced funky track with a rich, layered…

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Heavenly weekender at The Trades, Hebden Bridge

MOST OF THE TICKETS HAVE NOW GONE: tickets (Sunday 10th Nov, limited number of Confidence Man & Baxter Dury). Don’t hang about, tickets to this get snapped up faster than Glastonbury. The Heavenly weekender, a tradition at The Trades, Hebden Bridge, is happening 16 – 19th April 2020. It’s a really buzzy event and a…

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Come Down on Jupiter – The Orielles

The Orielles chose to try out new number Come Down on Jupiter at Bluedot festival this summer – maybe they were partly inspired by the space-themed festival to give this new song a whirl. It’s the first track on their upcoming second album, now named Disco Volador. Performing live, the Calder Valley foursome always manage…

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Colours: a new gig space and bar in Hackney

Colours is a new and welcome addition to London’s ever-shrinking roster of music venues. The team behind much-loved London venues Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club and Brighton’s Patterns are opening a brand new multi-arts-bar and club called Colours in Hoxton Square, East London in September. There will be a programme of music, art and…

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Review: Beyond the Road: Journeys in Space and Sound

“Once you have walked the road, Everything becomes clear” So begins The Road: Part II, James Lavelle (UNKLE)’s enigmatic latest album, the second of a trilogy. And springing from this work is Beyond the Road, a multi-sensory exhibition taking place at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Through sound, film and visual effects you can take that…

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After Bluedot: 5 mins with Working Men’s Club

I managed to catch five minutes with Working Men’s Club after their set at Bluedot last Saturday. They’ve been in Sheffield doing a recording session, attending photoshoots, left to head off to Latitude… and they’re now on to Port Eliot festival. Busy busy. The in-depth interview is going to have to wait. Q Hi Jake,…

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Review: Bluedot 2019: a space celebration

Bluedot festival review. If the scientists at Jodrell Bank could put their collective heads together, it would be perfect if they could find a way of teleporting us back to the fields of Bluedot in order to do the festival all over again. That way it might be possible to experience the stuff you’d missed…

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Ealing Blues Festival 2019: Nick Lowe

Ealing Blues festival was given the thumbs up – and it managed to escape the rain. I was unable to go as I was at Bluedot festival (review to come) but I was sent these photos by a big Nick Lowe fan. He played an engaging acoustic set, and left his fans absolutely delighted. Here…

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