Features / 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 »

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

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o'hooley & tidow

“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 »

Features / Ceasefire Soldiers by Nick Burbridge

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Nick Burbridge won the ‘Songwriter of the Year’ category in the Spiral Awards 2013. Now, there is a strong chance that you have never heard of him, his performances are rarer than hen’s teeth, he has no industry or PR support and he completely lacks the ego that propels many artists. What he does have… Read more »