Music / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds new album Ghosteen

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How do you turn an album launch into a global event? That must have been the task set to the marketing team behind the launch of the new album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. How do you create an ‘experience’ in an age where the bulk of music consumption is digital, where we… Read more »

Music / Faustus on Autumn Tour before 2020 trip Down Under.

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Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the… Read more »

Music / Battlefield Dance Floor – Show of Hands

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It’s been three years since their last release but fans of Show of Hands need wait no longer as ‘Battlefield Dance Floor’ has made its appearance. With thirteen tracks to ponder, the album has the core duo of Steve Knightley and Phil Beer augmented by the almost ever present, Miranda Sykes, as well as Cormac… Read more »

Music / Is it too soon to say …. Kate Rusby’s Christmas Tour Dates ??

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When all the world is nesh, nights are dark and telly schedules are stacked up with seasonal specials old and new, there’s only one seasonal speciality to see you through advent–the Christmas songs of Kate Rusby. She’ll give you the old and traditional, infused with lively and impassioned newness.Twenty-five years and more of writing, arranging… Read more »

Music / Air Iomall – Charlie Gray And Joseph Peach

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Bit of a slow burner this one. Messrs. Grey and Peach spent August 2018 travelling aboard the Dutch tall ship Wylde Swan, along with filmmaker hamish MacLeod, visiting now uninhabited islands deep in the North Atlantic: The Shiant Isles, North Rona, The Flannan Isles, Sula Sgeir and St Kilda. ‘Ar Iomall’ translates as ‘On The… Read more »

Music / Ewan McLennan Autumn Tour Dates

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Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue…. Read more »

Music / Smoke Fairies new video and 2020 UK Tour dates

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The Smoke Fairies, Jessica Davis and Katherine Blamire, return with a new album in January 2020. The duo has released another track ‘Disconnect’ from the album entitled ‘Darkness Brings The Wonders Home’, released on 31 January 2020. Listen to it below… Smoke Fairies UK tour dates – February 2020 Feb 1 Manchester Soup Kitchen Feb… Read more »

Music / Sea Songs And Shanties – Duck Pond Sailors

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Describing themselves as, “a group of lads that learn and sing traditional sea shanties… and have no aim other than singing well and drinking better”, Duck Pond Sailors have come up with a debut 8-track collection that suggests a true love of singing rather than imbibing….it is rather good. All tracks, with the exception of the… Read more »