The Chameleons winter tour now includes Membranes for two shows

Mem­branes added to Chameleons tour. Look­ing way ahead, if you can bear to think of it, there’s the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to leave pre-Xmas mania aside and dip into the warm cocoon of a local venue to see The Chameleons plus – for Lon­don and Man­ches­ter only – Mem­branes. Pio­neer­ing post/punk band – CHAMELEONS – will…

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The Wedding Present celebrate Bizarro

The Wed­ding Present cel­e­brate the 35th anniver­sary of their sem­i­nal album Bizarro, and will be per­form­ing it live and in full at shows this autumn. They will also play hits from their back cat­a­logue. The shows will see the David Gedge-led indie leg­ends per­form­ing a 90-minute set that will include the 1989 album, togeth­er with…

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Beans on Toast on tour 2024

Eng­lish Folk hero – Beans on Toast – will be tak­ing his brand new live band out on tour for the first time this Feb­ru­ary and March. With a new-look out­fit com­pris­ing Scot­tish gui­tar wiz­ard / folk song­smith Mem­phis Ger­ald, honky-tonk roy­al­ty King Killer­ship, per­cus­sive pow­er­house Abbi Drums, and fes­ti­val poet extra­or­di­naire Bassie Gra­cie; Beans and the band will be smash­ing out tunes from his highly…

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Bill Ryder-Jones fifth album “Iechyd Da” review

Three tracks from Bill Ryder-Jones lat­est album sur­faced towards the close of 2023. They hint­ed at the rich­ness and emo­tion­al depth in store for lis­ten­ers of Iechyd Da, which saw its release on Fri­day 12th Jan­u­ary. The result is a sol­id, beau­ti­ful col­lec­tion of songs, and the tim­ing could not have been bet­ter as we…

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She’s In Parties with debut EP ‘End Scene’ and gigs

The dream-pop band She’s In Par­ties have had a great year so far with appear­ances at Live at Leeds, Board­mas­ters, Lat­i­tude, Truck, Ten­e­ment Trail and The Great Escape First Fifty show­case to being longlist­ed for this year’s Glas­ton­bury Emerg­ing Com­pe­ti­tion. And now there’s a run of live per­for­mances this month, see below. The band start­ing with a sup­port slot with Bleach Lab on the…

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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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The Orielles at Electric Brixton: review

Bare­ly over jet lag from SXSW, The Orielles are tour­ing the UK and on Wednes­day they played their Lon­don appear­ance at Elec­tric Brix­ton. The band’s 2022 dou­ble album Tableau had me hooked from first lis­ten and I was inter­est­ed to hear those songs live. Mak­ing a sub­stan­tial shift from their for­mer sun­ny, garagey sound, Tableau…

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Sparks new tour and album

It’s an excit­ing moment when we hear of new work… and a tour by Sparks. Endur­ing­ly bril­liant, Sparks return this year with a tour, so be ready on your key­boards (with your cof­fee) very soon…  Hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly announced 2 nights at London’s Roy­al Albert Hall and 3 per­for­mances at Pri­mav­era Sound Fes­ti­val in Spain and Portugal,…

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Pale Blue Eyes: new track ‘More’ and a tour

Devon three-piece band Pale Blue Eyes are on a roll. Hav­ing toured last year, part­ly as sup­port for Pub­lic Ser­vice Broad­cast­ing and for The Besnard Lakes, they are out on the road again in 2023 with some sold-out dates already.  Hot on the heels of their stel­lar debut album Sou­venirs comes new sin­gle More. It’s…

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Deux Furieuses new single All We Need is Sanctuary

All We Need is Sanc­tu­ary is the new sin­gle by Lon­­don-based duo Deux Furieuses just released. Deux Furieuses com­pris­es Scot­tish vocal­ist and gui­tarist Ros Cair­ney and drum­mer Vas Anto­ni­adou.  The duo have carved out a name for them­selves with their polit­i­cal­ly charged mate­r­i­al and uncom­pro­mis­ing atti­tude but All We Need is Sanc­tu­ary has a wistful,…

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