Todmorden’s Golden Lion launches label

The Calder Valley, West Yorkshire is a veritable hotbed of talented new artists. So when a well-loved venue runs into financial difficulties, local bands rally to help. Working Men’s Club and W H Lung have contributed exclusive tracks to help the Golden Lion in Todmorden. Yes, The Golden Lion has set up its own label…

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Review: Festival Number 6 2016

The good, the bad and the muddy… On a positive note, Festival Number 6 yet again had its moments of music, magic  and discovery.  The location is Portmeirion, the beautiful and quirky Italian village in north Wales. And it was commendable to note just how many of the artists appearing on Festival No 6’s various stages were…

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Eight fave albums of 2015

Here are my favourite albums of 2015 in no particular order. 1  Richard Hawley Hollow Meadows A confident collection of beautiful tracks, Hawley’s voice at its most sublimely expressive. My favourite track is the non-ballad Which Way shall I go?, sexy with a touch of menace. Hawley’s performance at The Roundhouse a few weeks’ ago was one of…

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Review: Jane Weaver at Oslo

Set against a muscular, driving bassline and wall of dense synth/guitar, Weaver’s voice adds a spacey, ethereal lightness, the two elements balancing each other, creating almost visible layers.

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