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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Sea Change festival to go ahead this summer

Some good news for the south west festival scene. Sea Change festival is back this summer with a one-day event named Sea Change Presents. And the team are glad to announce that next year sees the full three-day event from 27-29 May 2022. This year’s Sea Change will see live music, film and conversations happening at…

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Psych artists Absolutely Free release lush single How to Paint Clouds

Toronto trio Absolutely Free share their first release in seven years. Called How to Paint Clouds, the single is from the band’s impending second studio album Aftertouch which lands on September 14th. Since the band’s Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut album in 2014, Absolutely Free have been involved with multimedia projects such as Geneva Freeport EP in…

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Dakota Jones share single: I Did it to Myself

Now this is just the sort of sultry number to make you long for the proper return of live music, an evening in an intimate venue, doing your stuff on the dance floor with social distancing nothing but a distant memory. The artists in question are Dakota Jones, a funk blues and soul outfit making…

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Long awaited new single by W H Lung ‘Pearl in the Palm’

W H Lung have just released the first track from their highly anticipated second album, Vanities, due 3rd September. Called Pearl in the Palm, the single marks a departure from the Manchester band’s first album Incidental Music. When an artist you’re particularly fond of announces a change of direction there’s a bittersweet moment. Yay, new…

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Todmorden sounds: Golden Lion present Jarv Is, David Holmes

“A Love from Outer Yorkshire” David Holmes Local creatives, international musicians, artists, DJs, friends and family of The Golden Lion pub and music venue in Todmorden all came together to help Waka (Richard Walker) & Gig Matthanee – the landlords/promoters, raise money to help the venue’s future by launching a specialist record label vinyl series. There’s a new double A…

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Mega Bog goes “Station to Station”

The intriguing and mystical artist Erin Birgy, aka Mega Bog, releases her new album in July, called Life, and Another. Erin is an experimental artist, weaving a concoction of primarily jazz, folk and ambient. Her vocals have a chameleon-like quality which she uses to great effect, at times sending you into a trance with soothing…

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The Weather Station announce European tour

One of this year’s most riveting and original albums is The Weather Station’s Ignorance. The project with Tamara Lindeman at the helm has created a devastating and personal narrative about climate change. Gourmet Gigs reviewed the dramatic single Atlantic: “it is a startling, unusual and brooding work, elegantly arranged with a lush expansiveness yet suffused…

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Sylvette share new song Blanket of Dust

Manchester-based five-piece band Sylvette present their new track called Blanket of Dust today, 21st May. And how lovely that got a launch morning play on Chris Hawkins’ early morning show on BBC 6 Music. This latest release features elements we’ve come to expect from Sylvette but this has rather a different feel. Blanket of Dust…

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