Ambient-psych band Throw Down Bones plus Callis to play The Golden Lion

Milan/London exper­i­men­tal band Throw Down Bones are tour­ing their new album Three, with a live appear­ance at The Gold­en Lion, Tod­mor­den tak­ing place on 12th Octo­ber. It’s a pow­er­ful work that feels both apoc­a­lyp­tic and jubi­lant. Three is Throw Down Bones’ eager­­ly-await­­ed return fol­low­ing Two in 2018, and the trag­ic pass­ing of found­ing mem­ber Dave…

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Snowapple unveil uniquely beautiful album called Wrong Feet

Snowap­ple Col­lec­tive are Lau­rien, Una and Lau­ra, a Dutch trio known for their unique genre-blend­ing sound. They are releas­ing a new album on 30th Sep­tem­ber on Zip Records, called Wrong Feet. Wrong Feet is a trib­ute to Sean Bergin: jazz with an African and Caribbean flavour, reimag­ined as catchy tunes with vocal har­monies. At the…

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Elephant Stone at The Shacklewell Arms 2023

This was an evening fans had been antic­i­pat­ing for a few years – the return of Mon­tre­al psy­che­delia-lean­ing band Ele­phant Stone to UK shores. This, their only show here, took place at char­ac­ter­ful music venue The Shack­lewell Arms, mean­ing fans coun­try wide had no option but to trav­el to the Lon­don venue, a fact that…

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Magnetic Skies reveal new single Fading Lights

There’s a new Mag­net­ic Skies sin­gle just released, called Fad­ing Lights, released 1st Sep­tem­ber. As we’ve come to expect from their pre­vi­ous out­put, the track is drip­ping with atmos­phere and dra­ma. There’s the moody, dri­ving Joy Divi­­sion-style bass thrum to open, which dri­ves the song through to its com­ple­tion. The emo­tive vocals rise over the…

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Beans on Toast ode to Todmorden: The Golden Lion

Beans on Toast has just released a track called The Gold­en Lion from his upcom­ing stu­dio album The Tooth­paste and The Tube, due for release on Decem­ber 1st. I’m sure you don’t want to start think­ing about Christ­mas dur­ing this late sum­mer heat­wave but this could be the per­fect present for some lucky soul on…

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What next for Magical Sounds dance tent?

The announce­ment, via Mag­i­cal Sounds own face­book page, came as a bit of a shock. The bril­liant and beau­ti­ful dance tent to be found year upon year at Beard­ed The­o­ry fes­ti­val, pul­sat­ing away into the music-filled atmos­phere, will no longer be on site. Start­ing in 2024, the fes­ti­val’s new own­ers will pro­gramme their own dance tent. …

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Welsh music prize and more added to Llais 2023 lineup

There’s plen­ty more just planned for Llais 2023, the dates for your diary are Tues­day 10th through to Sun­day 15th Octo­ber, tak­ing place in Cardiff.  The fes­ti­val opens on 10th Octo­ber with the Welsh Music Prize cer­e­mo­ny, a cel­e­bra­tion of the best new music in Wales and a chance to cham­pi­on the finest albums from…

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New W H Lung track High Pressure Days, sublime video plus tour

Any W H Lung news is cause for cel­e­bra­tion here at Gourmet Gigs. And there’s plen­ty to get stuck into here with the band’s new track, video and some UK appear­ances too – although we might have to draw a line at a flight to the States for their upcom­ing US tour.  The new track is…

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Firestations UK tour after latest album release

Dream-pop band Firesta­tions released their fifth album called Thick Ter­rain on July 14th on Lost Map, on lim­it­ed-edi­­tion 12” vinyl and dig­i­tal plat­forms. The album is a “clear-eyed and bold state­ment, deft­ly com­bin­ing big ideas with pop sen­si­bil­i­ties in a cap­ti­vat­ing way”. And you can catch Firesta­tions live, start­ing 30th August (venues and dates below). Thick Ter­rain is…

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Hot Chip: Fire of Mercy new single feat Yune Pinku

Hot Chip have sure­ly reached nation­al trea­sure sta­tus. The band’s work always has a embrac­ing, uplift­ing qual­i­ty to it, and live they’re exhil­a­rat­ing. As sum­mer gets an uplift weath­­er-wise, it seems like a good time to release this euphor­ic new track fea­tur­ing Malaysian-Irish pro­duc­er and song­writer Yunè Pinku. The new sin­gle is called Fire of Mer­cy. Alexis…

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