#SaveOurVenues

Well this IS odd: it is now nearly eight weeks since I’ve been to a gig. In the general landscape of awfulness and heartbreak, I realise that this fact is not only…

Why? Corona

As Nadine Shah was beginning, what she jokingly described as her “6Music Festival residency” in Camden Town, SXSW, the massive showcase festival in Austin, Texas – due to reach its musical climax…

25 Year Stretch

Helpfully reminded by @BritpopMemories on Twitter, that last week marked the 25th anniversary of the release of Elastica’s Waking Up (the single that very nearly wasn’t! The debates between whether it was…

BAMBARA Stray

FACT: as mentioned before Bambara saved my SXSW last year, with a stop you in your tracks late set at a venue called (brilliantly? ironically?) Cheer Up Charlies. They stalked on stage,…

MORRIS LANCING

ODD MORRIS: Dalston Victoria:   The oddest, or at least most out of the blue, thing about Odd Morris to date is that one of their uncles is a former Colchester United…

LOVE IS THE TOUR

It’s been neglected, this website of late, but we’re back: in fact just recently back from our 6Music Independent Venue Week Homecoming tour, a week on the road living and broadcasting from…

WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN ‘HEARTED?

Firstly, thank you very much to everyone who came to the shows in Edinburgh. I hope you enjoyed it. We met some lovely people. And saw some terrific things, not least the…

CUT TO THE FRINGE

“Don’t miss this show. Saw him in Southampton a few months back, it was incredible. A roller coaster of emotion.” Pat Muldowney. Joiners Arms Southampton AS much as I hate the J-Word…

CAPITAL GOLD

It’s there in the shadows; in the back of our (their?) minds. A not quite tangible feeling of foreboding. A panoramic, filmic shot of granite and ghosts and gloomy clouds gathering over…

HERE’S LOOKING AT U’s KID

There was going to be a deft treatise here on the music-football phenomena that is BANDS FC, coupled possibly with one of my most vivid memories of following Colchester United over nearly…

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