Bluedot announces A Weekend in Outer Space

This Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2020, Bluedot festival is broadcasting a special free-to-view online weekend. The three-day extravaganza will include exclusive live performances from ORBITAL, DANIEL AVERY, RONI SIZE, BCUC, ANNA MATRONIC’S DEEP SPACE DISCO and ELBOW, interviews and panels including Brian Cox, Ann Druyan and Jim al-Khalili, plus much more. All will…

Read More

New single Light Me Up by The Coronas

The Coronas released their new single Light Me Up on 17 July. It is the latest song to be revealed from their new album True Love Waits, released 31st July. The single follows the critically acclaimed duet with Gabrielle Aplin called Lost In the Thick Of It.  The band has also announced that all their…

Read More

Doves thrill their fans with long-awaited new songs

There was a Twitter account for Doves fans a few years called something like @Dovespleasegettogetheragain (it’s no longer live, having successfully done its job). It was a place where the Doves-bereft could share their heartbreak and hopefully jog the trio back into action. And lo, in 2019, it happened – as Doves headed out to…

Read More

Sparks and ‘The Existential Threat’ video

Sparks release a new video for The Existential Threat to coincide with the physical release of their latest album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip. Created by the animator Cyriak, known for his subversive and surreal work, the video premieres today. Said Sparks brothers Ron and Russell Mael of the video: “The incredibly manic and overwhelming…

Read More

Powerful video for Heartachers by Luca Wilding

Luca Wilding has created a powerful new video for his debut single Heartachers. The video is made by award winning film maker Patrick Fileti. His full short ‘Inferno’ has won multiple awards (including Best Short Documentary | Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019) and Patrick has re-edited it especially for Heartachers.  The video for Luca Wilding was filmed in…

Read More

Marshall amps support for MVT

The current problems facing our live music venues is a pressing problem and it’s up to us to all try and help them in whatever ways we can till they can safely reopen. A recent survey by MVT indicated that more than 60% of the British public would not yet feel safe returning to live…

Read More

Exhibition ‘A Different Age’ by Shirley Baker

A new exhibition of Shirley Baker’s work is now taking place online at the James Hyman Gallery. Called ‘A Different Age‘, it focuses on the lives of elderly people. Much of Shirley Baker’s work has centred on working class community life, the photographs taken in bomb-shattered post-war Manchester and Salford in the 1960s and 70s…

Read More

Save Our Scottish Venues festival announced

Music Venue Trust (MVT) has just announced a fantastic lineup for Save Our Scottish Venues virtual festival. It takes place on Friday 19th June across three ‘stages’ and is streamed on livefrom.events. The event streams performances by Scottish musicians who have come together to support Scotland’s vital grassroots music venues who are facing closure due…

Read More

Interview with Leeds art-rock band Fehlt

The first track I heard by art rockers Fehlt was Closure and it had an instant appeal. Liking that first listen can go one of two ways: it might stick with you or it might just be a brief flirtation. Fortunately it’s the former and the confident, expansive, soundscapey lushness of Closure, out now via…

Read More