Levellers: Acoustic at the Roundhouse

Brighton five-piece band, Levellers are celebrating their 30th anniversary by releasing a new 10 track album, “We the Collective” recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and released on their own label, On The Fiddle Recordings. To celebrate the album’s release on March the 9th, Levellers are out there right now on a full acoustic…

The Sound of Yell

The musical “find of the festival” at the Goodlife Experience this year was (for me at least!) Sound of Yell. All the words and music are written arranged and produced by Glasgow-based Stevie Jones, but on stage Sound of Yell can number anywhere up to twelve musicians! A mere five took to the stage in…

Gwyneth Glyn and Twm Morys

Gwyneth Glyn and Twm Morys being introduced by Cerys Matthews and playing at the Goodlife Experience in Harwarden near Chester. Beautiful melody and singing with some fascinating storytelling between the songs. I know that not being a Welsh speaker I missed out on much of the meaning and poetry in the songs, but the music…

The Jonesing Jams – “Fireball”

London has 8.6 million people squeezed in to its 1500 square kilometre footprint. It’s an incredibly rich melting pot of cultures and influences. All of which means that musically-speaking, if there’s something you want to find, it’ll be here somewhere. You may have to risk a journey down more than one dark rabbit hole to…

IDestroy

IDestroy are a band I’ve been hoping to catch for a while. I’d encountered Bristol-based bass-player Becky Baldwin through one of her other projects (and there are several!), the metal band Triaxis, so when I found out that she was also in a punk outfit called IDestroy with Bec Jevons on lead vocals and guitar…

The Shelters

Fresh from playing the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park, The Shelters played their final gig on European shores for a little while last week at the Borderline in London.   Atlas Wynd were an inspired choice as last minute stand-ins in the support act slot. They recently released a double A-side single containing “Eyes…

Snakerattlers

Once in a while giving old Fortuna’s Wheel a bit of a spin works out nicely. Sometimes very nicely indeed. It just so happened that we’d booked a weekend away in York. Then it just so happened that the Sly Persuaders mini-tour happened to be passing through York the very same weekend, and it just…

Cybernetic Witch Cult

Go on. Admit it. They had you at the name didn’t they? With a name like “Cybernetic Witch Cult” you are almost duty bound by the insatiable musical curiosity that has led you this far, to follow the links in this article and see what sort of noise this band makes. I’ve been on a…

Dan Patlansky

South African born Dan Patlansky is one of those artists you’ve potentially never heard of, but once you’ve listened to a few of his albums or (even better!) seen him play live, you’ll wish you’d have found his brand of guitar-led, heavily blues-infused rock much earlier. Dan released his first album back in 2000. Now…

The Jonesing Jam…

Need some heavy 70’s psych-rock improv in your World? Look no further than the Jonesing Jam… The word went out about something new about to appear on London’s busy and eclectic music scene. The concept was intriguing but also brave, a hand-picked supergroup of musicians from different bands put together for one night only to…

Ahoy! Welcome to the Dreadzone Family!

I first encountered Dreadzone after seeing them play at Glastonbury Festival after Holly Cook and before the Congos a little while back (well actually far enough back for it to be a little scary to think about it!). It was one of those performances that had the entire crowd jumping and dancing and the strange…

Jeb Loy Nichols

Situated just off Brick Lane, a few streets from the City of London, Rough Trade appear to have hit on a bit of a winner – the early evening “In-Store” event. The opportunity to see a band play a set after work on a weekday evening and still be home at a sensible hour is…