Music / Decade: The Best of 2007-2017 – Lau

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While the organisers of pop and rock festivals bemoan the lack of headliners in a world where musical careers seem shorter than ever, it’s great to find one of the UK’s finest folk acts celebrating ten years under the spotlights. So, here, Lau arrive with 12 tracks on their ‘Decade: The Best of 2007-2017’ in… Read more »

Music / Cambridge Folk Fest – Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls to headline Saturday night

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Acclaimed English indie-folk singer songwriter, Frank Turner joins the bill to headline Saturday night with his band The Sleeping Souls. He made his Cambridge debut in 2008, with a completely new take on English folk, fuelled by the intense energy that marked him out as frontman of his post-punk band Million Dead. The creative force… Read more »

Music / Knows Time, Knows Change – Daphne’s Flight

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There’s been something of a rush of bands reforming to bring back the hits of their heyday with little thought that fans may like to hear something new – just give them the favourites and a bigger show seems the way. Even when these acts turn their minds to producing something fresh, it often fails… Read more »

Music / India Electric series of EPs – ‘Songs in the City’

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In 2015 Devon duo India Electric Co made an emphatic entrance onto the acoustic music scene with a beguiling debut CD that was gloriously impossible to pigeon hole. Arriving seemingly fully formed on the scene the ‘twenty-somethings’ dazzled with their original material – the sublime vocals of Stacey complementing the huge talents of pianist, violinist… Read more »

Music / Hannah James’ JigDoll in Bristol

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  “Those who saw JigDoll witnessed an elegant, flowing transition between tunes, movement and song…it was beautiful and baffling.” Froots Magazine JigDoll is a new project created by Hannah James. A rarity in folk music, Hannah is a singer, musician and clog dancer. JigDoll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show, exploring… Read more »

Music / Arizona – Dave Burn

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Dave Burn

Arizona is the debut solo album from Dave Burn, previously of the alt-country band ahab. That band split back in 2012 after gathering a strong following and critical respect. Dave’s return with an album that contains the core DNA of ahab with greater horizons is a real treat. I’ll be honest here and state for… Read more »

Music / Jess Morgan to release limited run of handmade 7” records for Record Store Day

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DIY singer/songwriter Jess Morgan takes the do-it-yourself concept to new levels creating handmade vinyl records in her Norwich home. Jess has made a limited run of 7” vinyl of the song ‘Still In Fashion’ (from her album ‘Edison Gloriette’) for release exclusively at Relevant Records in Cambridge for Record Store Day on April 22nd 2017. Jess… Read more »

Music / The Shee tour dates – April 2017

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The Shee’s 2016 album, Continuum, continues to garner critical acclaim – and the band is responding to demand by taking to the road for a second album tour. The album, composed and released in celebration of the band’s tenth anniversary, will be the focus of the nine-date tour which takes in venues throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The Shee April 2017 live dates are:… Read more »

Music / Philip Henry and Hannah Martin Out of the Ordinary tour 2017

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Nobody sounds like the highly innovative Henry and Martin and few can have come up with a tour as different as this. The 10-date Out of the Ordinarytour (May 10-27) will see the award-winning pair weaving their musical wizardry across England and Wales, performing at some totally unpredictable locations. Churches will jostle with caverns, Iron Age roundhouses… Read more »

Music / Emily Maguire – new album A Bit Of Blue and live dates

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Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire, the beguiling British-born singer-songwriter whose remarkable personal journey fast-tracked her from the Australian bush to the Albert Hall, has released her first album in more than three years – A Bit Of Blue. With her earlier albumBeliever hailed as a ‘masterpiece’ (Maverick Magazine), anticipation is building around this, her fifth release, recorded at opposite ends of the… Read more »