Fire Records Heaven on Fire at Studio 9295

In December 2019 I attended the Fire Records Christmas gig at Studio 9295 in Hackney. It’s the sort of event I’d like to see more of: a selection of artists with 40-ish minute sets, and all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. So how fortuitous it was to discover that the label were dishing up…

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Top albums, EPs and songs for 2020

Let’s go with the positive. This year there has been a plethora of amazing new music from artists both well established and emerging. For many people, listening to music has been a lifeline to turn to in these troubled times. And with lockdown, some have been able to rediscover the pleasure of playing an album…

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Modern Studies: The Weight of the Sun

One Saturday afternoon last December I made my way to east London venue Studio 9294 for Fire Records‘ chilled, friendly Christmas event called Outer Limits. With a roster of about seven performances, it unexpectedly turned out to be one of my top gigs of 2019. One of the new (to me) bands who were an…

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