Green Man festival 2017 review

This year was the 15th anniversary of Green Man, the bucolic festival set in the Brecon Beacons. It is – since the demise of Big Chill – my favourite festival venue, with its lush mountainous setting and main stage framed dramatically by the Black Mountains. For those short of stature (like myself), you’ll always have…

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News

British Sea Power continue their tour of the UK with latest album Let the Dancers Inherit the Party at The Trades Hebden Bridge. Date: 28th July. They are play at Green Man Festival in August.   If you can’t get away once school has started in September,  On Blackheath in south London might do the trick over…

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The Orielles added to Heavenly Weekender at The Trades

Great news: young West Yorkshire three-piece The Orielles have just signed to Heavenly recordings. The band – Esme Hand Halford on bass, sister Sidonie on drums and Henry Wade on guitar, are known for their lush garagey sun-drenched sound  – a Californian vibe by way of Halifax (the Califax sound, perhaps). Since the band got together they’ve been gigging…

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The End Festival 2015: opening weekend

The End Festival is at the half-way mark, and so far it’s been an enjoyable, if slightly chaotic, experience, with a nightly roster of bands appearing at venues around Crouch End. Opening night at Earl Haig Hall featured Icelandic outfit YLJA (they are appearing twice more over the festival’s duration) and are notable for their crystalline harmonies. Forced…

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