Sea Change online festival

Take a trip, virtually speaking, to Devon and immerse yourself in Sea Change festival this weekend 25th and 26th April.  The distinctive and independent event, now into its fifth year, had to be postponed, much to everyone’s disappointment. Sea Change have organised a special version of the festival. Taking part are: Yann Tiersen, Shirley Collins,…

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Latest release: Warm Digits Flight of Ideas

Another energy-filled album from Warm Digits. On Flight of Ideas Warm Digits “make a call to arms: when we all think our ideas are right, what are the costs of never believing you could be wrong?” And so the exploration begins, with the duo plus a selection of guest vocalists stepping back in time and…

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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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Ziferblat London to reopen

I was so captivated by the Ziberblat (Manchester) concept in 2015 that I wrote about it and recommended it here. And I haven’t wavered in my enthusiasm for the pay-per-minute cafe since. The London Ziferblat has also been a popular hangout, for coffee, cake, meeting friends, working, playing boardgames or whatever you like really. It’s…

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One Day, After School new release

Out today is the impressive new release by One Day, After School entitled Are You Awake? It’s a melancholic track in which the vocals, left low in the mix, act like an anchor in the multi-layered composition. It starts from a solitary piano note through to a nervy clock ticking sound before the track starts…

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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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Bearded Theory festival 2020: the best lineup yet?

NOTE: BEARDED THEORY HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED A DATE CHANGE TO SEPTEMBER 10-13th. Many of the original artists on the lineup are still performing in September, if it goes ahead. There is an online festival in the planning stages…  For a small and friendly festival, Bearded Theory, set in Catton Hall, Derbyshire, has always punched about…

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Elephant Stone: powerful beauty of new album Hollow

Montreal psychedelic band Elephant Stone released their latest album Hollow on February 14th. I first saw them at The Lexington in 2011 and their stunning set remains etched on my memory, the powerful and hypnotic set closer Don’t You Know cementing an ongoing love for this band, and in particular, Rishi Dhir’s thrilling sitar playing….

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Bluedot 2020: Bjork, Groove Armada and Metronomy headline

Here it is! Launching Bluedot festival’s 2020 lineup, and we think it’s pretty much out of this world. Bjork, Groove Armada and Metronomy are to set to grace the main stage under the awe-inspiring presence of the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank. Friday sees the fabulous Groove Armada headline which will have us shaking along…

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