Music / Record Store Day highlights

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Record Store Day has once again been a huge success, a new generation has caught onto its charms and has been lapping up all of the limited edition goodies. Here is a selection from the UK and US… Dave Grohl was this years RSD Ambassador and the Foo Fighters produced a unique record for the… Read more »

Music / Record Store Day UK

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Have you been queuing since dawn? Are you getting down to your nearest independent Record Store to show your support for the independent sector? If you are, very well done indeed, if not redeem yourselves by ordering some RSDUK special releases from one of those lovely record shops. They are all detailed on the Record… Read more »

Music / Final bands announced for 2000trees Festival

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‘The best place to discover your new favourite band’ 9-11 July 2015, Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, GLOS. GL54 4BL The final raft of bands has been revealed for the 2000trees Festival, as organisers confirm they expect the event to sell out. Joining the likes of Deaf Havana, Alkaline Trio, Idlewild, We Are The Ocean, The… Read more »

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 »