Concerts

THOUGHTS OF YESTERDAY – Aussie Solo Artist Suzie Stapleton Unleashes New Single Yesterday’s Town

I was lucky enough to catch Suzie Stapleton opening for Boss Hog at the Hackney Oslo earlier this year. Playing for someone else’s audience is never easy but, despite wrestling with some recalcitrant loop pedals, a solo Stapleton secured a great reception. The Sydney-born singer-guitarist won over the crowd with her smoky, rasping voice and full bodied swamp-blues playing style and she’s been attracting…
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Tears For Fears Set To ‘Rule The World’ With Release Of First Greatest Hits Album On November 10

Following a sold-out summer arena tour highlighted by their triumphant UK return in front of 65,000-plus fans as special guests of The Killers during the BST festival at Hyde Park, Tears For Fears – Roland Orzabal (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Curt Smith (vocals, bass, keyboards) – finish 2017 with the release of their first career-spanning Greatest Hits album, ‘Rule The…
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REAL ANIMAL – The House of Love Rock Indie Daze 4 At The Forum

Events like these remind you that the term ‘indie’ represents a very broad church, with multiple sub-genres. The good folks at Indie Daze made sure this fourth festival represented this wide spectrum; from the pop-punk of Bis to the grebo of Crazyhead, with ’90s Britpop and baggy on offer from Thousand Yard Stare. There was indie-acoustic from The Wonderstuff‘s Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls, thrash-rock…
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JUST DESSERTS – Blancmange Frontman Neil Arthur On Striving For Simplicity In His Songwriting

Though frontman Neil Arthur is disarmingly modest about their achievements, Blancmange were one of the most successful bands to emerge from the experimental electronic music scene of the early ’80s. Blending pop melodies with dark lyrics and avant-garde programming and recording techniques, they went on to rack up seven Top 40 hits. Don’t Tell Me and Living On The Ceiling both reached the…
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Cornbury Festival Set To Return Summer 2018 Following An Unprecedented Wave Of Demand From Fans!

Firmly believed by all involved to be the last ever Cornbury Festival, July 2017’s Fabulous Finale was a huge success with sell-out crowds enjoying a superb, sunny weekend in the company of Bryan Adams, Jools Holland and the Kaiser Chiefs. Organiser Hugh Phillimore quoted after the glorious weekend: ’We all know that a party is only as good as its…
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The Vamps And Maggie Lindemann Team Up For New Single ‘Personal’ And Vamps Announce New Tour

With their first UK number 1 album now under their belts, The Vamps are taking their style to a different level with their brand-new single, 'Personal'. Teaming up with Maggie Lindemann, a rising star in her native USA, The Vamps have made a cool, cutting edge track, with additional production by DJ producer, Digital Farm Animals. 'Personal' will be out…
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WHEN LOVE RUNS HIGH – Zombies In Triumphant 50th Anniversary Performance of Odessey and Oracle

  In June 1967 five musicians went into London’s Abbey Road studios to record The Zombies‘ second album Odessey and Oracle. Though not a success initially, the record came to be regarded as one of the landmark albums of the late 1960s, right up there with The Beach Boys‘ Pet Sounds and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper. Half a century later the surviving members…
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