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SINGLE REVIEW: You Give Me Chills – The Vitrines.

One of the great, yet-to-be-written books on modern music will have a title like ‘The Evolution of The Duo in Popular Music: 1970 – 2020’. The Seventies were all about Boy/Girl couples singing sugary love songs and ballads. The Eighties were characterised by moody synth-pop duos made up of ‘the one with charisma’ and ‘the […]

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NEWS: Summer of Love Season at York Theatre

York Theatre Royal is on the move again. Following the success of its Travelling Pantomime which visited 16 venues in the city at Christmas, the theatre is going global in its Summer of Love season. Following the conclusion of the “Love Season” currently on show at York Theatre Royal, the teams will be carrying on […]

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RELEASE: First Wave of Acts Announced for Live at Leeds in the City 2021!

In the year that live music finally makes a comeback, Live at Leeds returns for a day full of the hottest breakthrough bands on the UK music scene, this time celebrating its 15th year as the North’s leading metropolitan new music festival.  Renowned as the first place to hear the essential sounds of the year ahead, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: When Does It Become Real? – The Rah’s.

In a week in which the news was dominated by local elections and politics, Prestonpans five piece The Rah’s released their debut album – When Does It Become Real? Unlike a Tory politician, I’m going to declare an interest. I have numerous reasons to wish great success upon the venture. The main one being, as […]

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REVIEW: Love Bites – York Theatre Royal

Monday 17th May 2021. The day, some form of normality returned to the City of York as the city institution that is York Theatre Royal, reopened it’s doors. Love Bites kicked things off and Juliet Foster, Creative Director said it best in the programme, “I cannot think of a better way to kick off our […]

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RELEASE: Manic Street Preachers announce new album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’

Manic Street Preachers return with their 14th studio album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ on 3rd September 2021 released on Columbia/Sony and have announced a tour for this autumn. ‘Orwellian’ – the first track to be released (today – 14th May) – is classic Manic Street Preachers, dissecting the misuse of words against cascading, glacial melody. Manic Street Preachers on Orwellian: “The track is about the battle […]

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RELEASE: Tramlines Festival Launches Apply to Launch Scheme

Emerging artists and bands can now apply to play at Sheffield’s biggest music festival as it continues to support new and undiscovered talent. Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest music festival, has announced the opening of this year’s ‘Apply to Play’. The scheme offers a limited number of performance slots across various stages to emerging and undiscovered bands […]

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Doncaster Racecourse confirms star-studded summer line-up of music

Live music is almost back and so is live sport, so what better way to get back into the swing of things than combining the two for one of your first big outings back! Doncaster Racecourse is known nationwide for getting stellar musical acts alongside their race days and have confirmed this year 2 dates […]

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Arts/Theatre

PREVIEW: Love Bites – York Theatre Royal

I can’t quite believe I’m typing these words right now, but…theatre is back! It feels like an age ago I attended Ghost Stories at the Theatre Royal in York, the last full-scale show we saw in 2020 (to be honest I think I’ve only just recovered!), but at long last, we can head back to […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: These New Communications – Barbara.

Brighton duo Barbara (brothers Henry and John Tydeman) share many of the qualities of the Roman god Janus, famed for his appearance over the the doorways of ancient Roman homes. Firstly, they have two heads. Secondly, they simultaneously face in two directions. Musically they look to the past for inspiration. They have a lush, mid-Atlantic […]