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INTERVIEW: Mila Falls, Tornados & Glitter

You may not immediately recognise the name Mila Falls, but I guarantee you will have heard her music. She’s one of a special breed of artists whose songwriting talent lies behind the soundtrack to notable adverts and films but whose name remains mostly under the radar. Having supported the likes of Rudimental, Ella Eyre, Ringo Starr and Van Morrison, successfully collaborated with artists such as DJ Mag worldwide resident Marc Vedo and electronic composer and producer Roger Shar and featured on Boy George’s Hotfingers Talks album, 2017 could be the year this vibrant British singer-songwriter gets the wider recognition she...

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Festival: Star Shaped Festival – Britpop’s Finest Return

Great news Britpop fans! Following last year’s sold out inaugural Star Shaped Festival, held at North London’s Garage venue and boasting a fab line-up of The Bluetones, Republica’s Saffron, The Seahorses’ frontman Chris Helme and Shed Seven amongst others, a bigger, badder and touring line-up has been announced for this year’s multi-date festival! While the Mark Morriss-led Bluetones make a Slight Return for this year’s events to help you nineties kids Cut Some Rug, they are joined by the likes of Space, Dodgy, My Life Story and the Marijne van der Vlugt-fronted  Salad for some serious sets from one of...

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Rock Show: Weezer Bring Summer To Europe

American rockers Weezer have announced new single Feels Like Summer, not taken from last year’s self-titled ‘White’ album. along with a run of 10 European shows, including five in the UK! About to hit up this weekend’s SXSW in Austin, Texas with two shows, the Californian four-piece then head out on an extensive 30+ date tour of the U.S. including stops at Sunfest in Florida, Boston Calling and Firefly Festival in Deleware, alongside Muse and Thirty Seconds To Mars. They’re even rumoured to be lining up a secret set at this year’s Reading Festival, which would slot in nicely between their...

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Rock Show: Phoenix Hit Ally Pally

French electro-rock outfit Phoenix are officially back! While a follow up to 2013’a Bankrupt!, the group’s fifth studio album, is still to be announced, a number of US and European festival dates have been announced, including The Governor’s Ball in New York, NOS Alive in Portugal and Bilbao’s fabulous BBK Live. Today marks the groups first headline show announcement in since winding up their Bankrupt! tour and, of course, it has to be at London’s famous former BBC television broadcast centre at Alexandra Palace. The French four-piece will bring new music, and we all hope some of our old favourites, to the North...

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Vision: Nadia Reid, The Arrow And The Aim.

What a cool sound, New Zealander, Nadia Reid has. This song The Arrow And The Aim is taken from her new album Preservation released 3rd March 2017 on Basin Rock The video shot in Mt Somers, just outside of Christchurch in New Zealand, starring Chris Parker and directed by Julian Vares in an abandoned house surrounded by stunning landscapes. “I guess there’s a lot left to the imagination with the video. I like that. The song is about reaching the very end of a relationship.”  Nadia Reid tells us. The album is an ode to self-reflection and self-betterment, Preservation is the sound...

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 8 Week European Tour 2017

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced an 8-week European tour kicking off in the UK at Bournemouth’s International Centre on 24th September. The European shows follow dates across Australia and the USA. The tour will be the first time European audiences can experience live songs from new album Skeleton Tree alongside other Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds classics. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds last toured Europe in 2014. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ eight piece touring line up features Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos, Conway Savage, George Vjestica and Larry Mullins. Tickets go on sale at 9.00am GMT on 17th February and are available from: www.nickcave.com (except Oslo which goes...

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Announcing Thee Oh Sees: UK & Europe Tour 2017

Phenomenal live band Thee Oh Sees make a riotous return to the UK in Spring 2017 to present tracks from An Odd Entrances album. The follow up, and perhaps companion, to last year’s A Weird Exits, An Odd Entrances creates a balance which promises to thrill audiences.  Thee Oh Sees are quite simply one of the best live bands you will ever experience.  Book one of the UK dates below or catch them as they continue their tour on the continent. THEE OH SEES UK TOUR ’17 DATES & VENUES 16th May – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City  www.alttickets.com/thee-oh-sees-tickets 17th May – BRIGHTON –...

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Rock Show: John Mayer – See Me Three Times!

John Mayer is back! After four years, following 2012’s American-roots influenced Born And Raised and it’s 2013 follow-up Paradise Valley, the famously outspoken singer, songwriter, guitarist and sometimes bluesman returns with his new album The Search For Everything. The record will be released in waves, the first of which featured four songs and was released in January. And in support of the new record, Mayer is back out doing what he does best, playing live shows, but with a twist. Back in 2007, Mayer played a one-off show at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre following the release of his critially-acclaimed, double platinum...

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Rock Show: Glenn Hughes UK Tour 2017.

Glenn Hughes has announced his UK tour dates for January and February 2017.   Tickets for his UK tour dates can be booked online from www.myticket.com and www.seetickets.com.  Special guests on all UK shows will be Stone Broken. Glenn told us“I’m thrilled to be coming over to tour the UK and Europe this month and February. My band will now be a four piece. On guitar is Søren Andersen, on drums Pontus Engborg, and on keyboards Jay Boe.  Song selections will be a mix from my new album Resonate, and from my well of historic songs through the decades. This tour is...

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Rock Show: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers BST 2017

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers for the final night of an incredible 2017 series of events. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will perform a rare UK gig in the world’s greatest outdoor venue, armed with a career of classic hits and a reputation as one of the greatest musicians of the past 40 years.  The gig will celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary. Their only European date of 2017, this will be just the second time Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have come to the UK in 18 years. The band’s last visit in 2012 included a headlining appearance at...

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Interview: Luke Carey, Acoustic Blueprint Twist.

To prepare for my interview with singer-songwriter and ‘North London cheeky chap’ Luke Carey, I check out his website where he talks about the humble beginnings of his musical odyssey. I learn he was “named after Luke Skywalker (no joke, my brother named me and to be fair to him, you can’t pass up that opportunity!)”, that he is self-taught on the guitar and that by braving an open mic gig one night it led to him catching the music bug. His virtual persona is warm, funny and candid and en route to the meeting, I hoped his real...

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Interview: YolanDa Brown, Vinyl Music With a Crackle.

It’s merely a few days before YolanDa Brown’s performance at London’s Barbican, where she’ll officially close her Reggae Love Songs tour with a bang. As her social media will testify, the award-winning British saxophonist has been rather occupied in the past few weeks, featuring in major British newspapers and participating in a number of press and radio interviews alongside rehearsals. Yet, she answers my questions as if it’s the first interview undertaken and takes it in her stride; being multifarious appears to be in her nature. The British saxophonist, composer and double MOBO winner has been on an upward...

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Interview: Albert Man – Cheap Suit, Expensive Quality

Albert Man has to be the busiest man on the live music scene right now. When he isn’t gigging prolifically, networking, blogging, being interviewed by the BBC or creating merchandise he is hard at work on new material. Phew. So despite an already full day and a schlep across town to a pub in Walthamstow, East London, Albert arrives cheerful and relaxed. Craft beer in hand, he immediately settles in and is ready to be interrogated. Firstly, for those who have yet to discover Albert, an introduction. He is a half-German Mancunian singer-songwriter based in London who has been...

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Interview: Sherika Sherard, Voice of a Generation

“Hi, so sorry for the delay!”, Sherika Sherard says as she plonks her huge guitar down and falls into her seat with an apologetic smile. Travelling in the London heat by public transport and battling delays is a laudable triumph but Sherika looks unperturbed. For me, her courtesy text earlier gave me time to hydrate (today is an absolute scorcher) and watch her duet with Seal again so I’m very content. More on Seal later. So who is Sherika Sherard? A London based singer-songwriter and popular busker with a voice like velvet, known for captivating her audiences with clever rhymes,...

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Rock Show: New Album and 2016 Tour from The Wedding Present

After the announcement of Going Going…, indie darlings The Wedding Present have shared Rachel; of which David Gedge says “Every now and then The Wedding Present comes up with an out and out pop song!  I think this might be favourite track on the album.” Always challenging and experimental, the idea to release the new project in a multi-media format is something that has been marinating with bandleader David Gedge for some time. As he points out, work began soon after the unveiling of The Wedding Present’s 2012 critically acclaimed album Valentina. “I’d already decided by then that I...

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Rock Show: Paul Dempsey – Rare Solo Show from SFK Frontman

Something For Kate front man Paul Dempsey is slotting in a rare solo UK appearance at West London’s Bush Hall in support of his third solo album Strange Loop. The Melbourne, Australia-native has had huge success with rock trio Something For Kate since 1997’s Elsewhere for 8 Minutes hit the shelves, with 2001 hit record Echolalia certified Platinum. 2009 saw Dempsey flex his solo muscles with debut solo album Everything Is True, which peaked at number 5 on the Australian album charts and saw Dempsey pick up from his native Australia and transplant himself in New York for a period of...

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Headline Show: CLUTCH @ The Roundhouse, London.

Proving that Santa Claus isn’t the only seasonal gift from the USA, well-loved and infectious funky rockers Clutch confirm UK headline dates in December. Confirming four headline dates including the LONDON Roundhouse on 15th December, the band will be bringing North Carolina’s southern rock group Valient Thorr as special guests. Opening the shows will be long time Clutch buddies Lionize, getting the party started with their own fusion of rock and funk. Clutch’s eleventh album Psychic Warfare was released in September 2015 via Weathermaker, earning the band their highest chart positions to date around the world. Renowned for their...

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Vision: KT Tunstall, Maybe Its A Good Thing.

KT Tunstall has unveiled the video for Maybe It’s A Good Thing, the new single from her latest album KIN released September 9th on Virgin EMI. The track shows KT in top form: a moment in life captured in a bright, powerful pop song with an irresistible and unforgettable melody which is echoed by this striking, vibrant video. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Belle and Sebastian), and written by KT in LA, KIN exemplifies the very best of guitar pop. The diverse collection also includes a duet called Two Way with KT fan James Bay. KT had considered stopping producing album...

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Caught By The River with Low & Super Furry Animals.

Low and Super Furry Animals headline inaugural two-day festival at London’s historic Fulham Palace. On the northern banks of the river Thames, right where the dirty old river begins to roll out of the city sits Fulham Palace. It’s a best-kept secret in a city that’s not got many unturned stones left; a shortcut to verdant green space just west of the metropolis. An idle ten minutes walk from the tube, it’s somewhere that makes you feel like you’ve stumbled out of the city and into the countryside with the very minimum of effort. It’s the perfect place to...

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Live: Love Supreme Festival 2016 @ Glynde Place

Jazz, Melody, Sunshine & Far From Average Bands. The UK festival scene has grown considerably over the last few years and become, arguably, a little saturated. Big hitters like Glastonbury shout loudly and quite rightly get all the attention but it is the quiet ones that can surprise you.  Such as Love Supreme Festival, Jazz FM’s boutique, greenfield experience set in the idyllic grounds of Glynde Place, East Sussex that made its debut in 2013 and has been getting bigger and better ever since. Named after John Coltrane’s legendary album, it features crossover artists, exciting newcomers, colossal headliners and...

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