Music / The Lowest Pair – The Sacred Hearts Sessions

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Arrgghhhh the noise. The violent babble of modernity. The digital burr. The screaming chaos of the world setting itself on fire. The squawking spew of celebrity. The chattering whiffle and whibble of political discourse. Atrocities at every turn. Fear rising. Headlines screaming. Governments falling. Confusion reigns. Kardashians pout. Putin invades. Hopkins hates. Brand babbles. The… Read more »

Music / Book Of Fears

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Book Of Fears are a Los Angeles based band who have written the theme song to the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Bloodline. Book of Fears was started by Jason Rabe, Ravi Subramanian, and Fernando Sanchez In the summer of 2014. ‘Jason first had the idea for Book of Fears a few years back while… Read more »

Music / Mumford & Sons unveil new single ‘Believe’

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‘Believe’ is released on the 27th April, and precedes the band’s third album, released on 4th May through Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records. ‘Wilder Mind’ was recorded at Air Studios, London and produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). It features twelve new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London,… Read more »

Music / The Toerag Sessions – Emily Barker

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Emily Barker’s career has gone through many incarnations, and as a performer she is as happy performing solo to a small audience as she is fronting a band to thousands. Her songwriting alone has a depth that few attain, her most recent album with the Red Clay Halo ‘Dear River’ being a tour de force… Read more »

Music / Railroad Earth – Last Of The Outlaws

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With a name borrowed from Jack Kerouac and a musical philosophy which sees them soaked in heritage to the point where trying to pin any badge of style on them is useless, Railroad Earth are pretty distinctive. Dotting the album cover with old time images and individuals the band themselves are well hidden inside the… Read more »

Music / Westward Ho!

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The only place name in the British Isles with an exclamation mark. (There’s something for pub quiz geeks to squirrel away). As a Cornishman living in Devon, inextricably linked to the west country, these two words for me conjure up powerful images and memories. It is a north Devon seaside resort but was originally the… Read more »

Music / The value of music

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I was asked this morning to fill in a questionnaire which had been compiled by a student researching ways in which value could be re-inserted to music for consumers. The questions were as you might expect: How do you consume music? Do you regularly pay for music? and similar. But then it took an odd… Read more »

Music / Over production and emotional reduction

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We’ve all been there: You’ve just seen an amazing live act, they could be your next big thing. You get home and download their album. It sounds great. But it just isn’t… right. This year I visited the Beverley Folk Festival, there were many brilliant acts I couldn’t wait to check out when I got… Read more »

Music / Our sense of place: O’Hooley & Tidow

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“O’Hooley & Tidow; that’s an odd name for a band”, people often comment; we jokingly retort that we could have chosen something a bit easier to pronounce, something that rolls off the tongue more fluidly. But the thing is, these are our names, our surnames, Belinda was born with hers, I wasn’t. My birth name… Read more »

Music / Emily Barker interview

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Firstly, do you consciously maintain a dual nationality in your head, looking at the world from an Australian and British perspective, or do you have one place that is ‘home’? That’s a very good question and one I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about. In fact, the whole of my latest album, ‘Dear River’,… Read more »