Matty, formerly of BadBadNotGood, unveils new release

Fol­low­ing the announce­ment of his forth­com­ing album POPS, Cana­di­an song­writer and artist Matthew Tavares, aka Mat­ty, for­mer­ly of Bad­Bad­Not­Good, returns with a new dou­ble sin­gle release Mad­ly / Around the World  Mad­ly pos­sess­es an under­stat­ed charm, exud­ing a feel-good, sum­mery warmth that instant­ly pulls you in. The hyp­not­ic ener­gy from the drums and the smooth chord pro­gres­sion com­bine to propel…

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New Brighton Psych Fest announces Stewart Lee to curate a stage

The inau­gur­al Brighton Psych Fest has plen­ty of excite­ment in store, with some of the most com­pelling acts on the live cir­cuit right now and it takes place across sev­er­al of Brighton’s most icon­ic and beloved venues includ­ing Con­corde 2, The Hope & Ruin, The Green Door Store and The Prince Albert. The fes­ti­val has…

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Forwards 2024 closes with The Jesus and Mary Chain

Fol­low­ing last week’s announce­ment of rave pio­neers Under­world being added to the FORWARDSline­up, the Bris­tol fes­ti­val now clos­es its 2024 music pro­gramme with The Jesus and Mary Chain on Sun­day. The mys­te­ri­ous ensem­ble GLASS BEAMS are also play­ing. Also join­ing the 2024 FORWARDS pro­gramme is a col­lec­tion of Big Team’s Next Lev­el ArtistDevel­op­ment Pro­gramme, a…

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Ibiza proms at Manchester Cathedral

Sum­mer car­ries on a lit­tle longer – through to Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 12th as it hap­pens. An evening of Ibiza clas­sics per­for­manced by a 40-piece live orches­tra at Man­ches­ter Cathe­dral. The show starts at 6pm on Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 12th from 6:00pm til 11:00pm (Per­for­mance starts 6:00pm). Buy tick­ets for Ibiza Proms in Man­ches­ter Cathe­dral at Manchester…

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Bearded Theory 24 Sunday photo gallery

Sun­day: One­da, My Bad Sis­ter, Clara Mann, Kather­ine Prid­dy, Eng­lish Teacher, The Orb, Dry Clean­ing, Bode­ga, Fero­cious Dog, Dinasaur Jr.,Big Spe­cial, Des­per­ate Jour­nal­ist, Amyl and the Snif­fers all played. The Beard­ed The­o­ry ‘fam­i­ly Sun­day’ tra­di­tion lives on, and those in fan­cy dress gath­er around the main stage for the judg­ing (win­ners are award­ed two tickets…

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Bearded Theory 24 Saturday photo gallery and review

An ear­ly high­light of the day was the set by BDRMM. They announced they were from ‘Sun­ny Hull’. Not Soli­hull as my friend mis­heard. Shoegazey and dreamy yet retain­ing an ener­gy and mus­cu­lar­i­ty, their set drew you into a hyp­not­ic state. Watch­ing BDR­M­M’s cre­ative process unfold, and on the bril­liant­ly acces­si­ble Mead­ow stage too, was…

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Bearded Theory 24 Friday photo gallery and review

Ist Ist, LIINES, Bob Vylan, Bis, Jane Weaver, Meryl Streek, Pip Blom, The Big Moon, Chameleons, Mari­ka Hack­man, The Bar Stool Preach­ers, Dexy’s and Future Islands made Fri­day a very full day of great music. All the stages opened and the weath­er was look­ing promis­ing. Man­ches­ter band Ist Ist were a high­light – Adam Houghton’s doomy…

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Bearded Theory 24 Thursday photo gallery

Beard­ed The­o­ry 24: Thurs­day with Bat­tlesnake, Dut­ty Moon­shine, Bleach Lab, Soft Play. It feels great to be back at Beard­ed The­o­ry for anoth­er year of music and the most friend­ly crowd I’ve come across at any fes­ti­val. There’s a few tweaks evi­dent on that first stroll around the site: for a start, where’s the Some­thing Else…

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Forwards new headliners Underworld; The Rising Festival adds accommodation

We’re adding some wel­come fes­ti­val news updates… For­wards Bris­tol There’s a new head­lin­er at Bris­tol’s For­wards fes­ti­val. FORWARDS has revealed that UNDERWORLD has been added to the Sun­day bill for the 2024 fes­ti­val line­up fol­low­ing their inter­na­tion­al tour. This will be UNDERWORLD’s only Bris­tol per­for­mance for 2024. A replace­ment for Mari­bou State is soon to be announced…

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Chris Cohen’s long-awaited return with new album track

Paint a Room is LA artist Chris Cohen’s first album in five years, a 10-track record that sees him up the jazz cre­den­tials. Chris is prob­a­bly best known for his stint with indie out­fit Deer­hoof; there’s also his art-rock act The Cur­tains, pre­ced­ing pro­duc­tion and ses­sion work for the likes of Weyes Blood, Kurt Vile,…

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