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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Review: Bearded Theory 2022

Bearded Theory festival or “Spring Gathering’ as they like to call it, has been silent for the past three years, but due to the strange elasticity of time, once we’re on site it feels more like a week or so since we were last there. Things are looking comfortingly familiar – we don’t want too…

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Julian Lennon presents NFT featuring Imagine

For the super techie amongst you, here’s an exclusive NFT, along with a charitable donation to Ukraine. YellowHeart, the NFT marketplace for music, ticketing and community tokens, which accepts both crypto and credit card payments, will release an exclusive NFT of Julian Lennon’s first recording of his father’s beloved song, “Imagine.” A portion of the…

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The Besnard Lakes live at Oslo Hackney

We’ve waited over two frustrating years but here they are – Montreal psy indie band The Besnard Lakes return to UK shores for a run of live shows. Actually this night at Oslo in Hackney is their penultimate on the tour. The venue has scheduled a club night for half an hour after the Bezzies…

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Bluedot festival Family Friday

Bluedot festival has announced Family Day, taking place on the first full day, Friday 22 July 2022. Now in its fifth year, bluedot continues to be one of the best family friendly festivals in the UK. Of course, as the home of Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory, the team behind the event has put together top-level…

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The Besnard Lakes unveil She’s An Icicle

Just a few tantalising weeks ahead of their tour, which includes dates in the UK, The Besnard Lakes have released a single called She’s An Icicle. This new track is in keeping with the feel and atmosphere of their last, triumphant album The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Thunderstorm Warnings, released in early…

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Keston Cobblers Club: Lullaby for the Wide Awake

For anyone struggling with insomnia, this new song may help. Lullaby for the Wide Awake is written by vocalist Julia Lowe of folk outfit, the Keston Cobblers Club. She suffers from insomnia herself and the song was written to help those of us who find themselves staring at the ceiling at 3am, turning minor niggles…

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