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Introducing: ‘68, Arts

Introducing: ‘68

’68 are a duo from Atlanta, made up of vocalist/guitarist Josh Scogin (formerly of The Chariot and Norma Jean) and drummer Michael McClellan (formerly of Becoming the Archetype). Taking Garage rock as a blueprint, the duo warp and twist the genre into a vicious new beast that is a sound all of their own making.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 28 July 2014 at 3:25 pm

2000Trees Festival: Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow, Arts

2000Trees Festival: Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

2000Trees’ reputation as the ultimate mid-sized festival in the UK is growing with each passing year. Winner of the Best Grass Roots Festival in 2010 and 2013, 2000Trees took over Upcote Farm in Cheltenham for the eighth year running, with the best and most explosive line up since it’s inception in 2007. Remfry Dedman went down to the farm, to soak up the sights, sounds and smells…

By | Arts, Music | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 at 4:02 pm

The Xcerts: ‘Shaking in the Water’ video stream, Arts

The Xcerts: ‘Shaking in the Water’ video stream

The Xcerts, a 3-piece band from Aberdeen/Exeter, are finally gearing up to release material from their much anticipated third studio album due to be released later this year.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 21 July 2014 at 3:41 pm

Interview with Jamie Lenman: “This time, I was 5 years heavier and 5 years more banjo!”, Arts

Interview with Jamie Lenman: “This time, I was 5 years heavier and 5 years more banjo!”

Jamie Lenman is a shining beacon of light for intelligent, truthful underground rock music in the 21st century. Ex-frontman of the much-loved and much-missed Reuben, Jamie has now released Muscle Memory, a double album showcasing his heaviest material to date on disc 1, whilst demonstrating his love for jazz, swing and folk on disc 2. Speaking just hours before an absolutely crushing performance at 2000Trees festival, Jamie spoke to Remfry Dedman about myths, industry and expectation.

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 3:00 pm

How a teddy bear haunted my trip to Open’er, Music

How a teddy bear haunted my trip to Open’er

The nineties revival was in full swing at Poland’s Open’er Festival last weekend thanks to Pearl Jam, Faith No More and The Afghan Whigs.

By | Music | Thursday, 10 July 2014 at 1:09 pm

Sonar’s co-directors on 21 years as Barcelona’s premier electronic music festival, Arts

Sonar’s co-directors on 21 years as Barcelona’s premier electronic music festival

Sonar festival’s co-directors Ricard Robles and Enric Palau speak to Marcus Barnes about the evolution of their project

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 23 June 2014 at 7:00 am

An Illuminating chat with Pretty Lights in Ibiza, Arts

An Illuminating chat with Pretty Lights in Ibiza

Pretty Lights talks to Marcus Barnes about travelling with a modular synth, experimenting with his music and hinted about a brand new project

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 20 June 2014 at 7:00 am

Kate Simko at the National Gallery, Arts

Kate Simko at the National Gallery

Marcus Barnes listens to a different kind of beat as he travels to the National Gallery to hear classical muscian Kate Simko’s latest performance

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 10:00 am

Interview with Anathema: It’s all states of consciousness, Arts

Interview with Anathema: It’s all states of consciousness

Since their inception in 1990, Anathema have been creating emotionally-charged music, all the while escaping the confines of genre. Distant Satellites, their 10th album, is one of their most uplifting and poignant records to date. Remfry Dedman sat down with principal songwriter/guitarist Daniel Cavanagh and vocalist Lee Douglas to talk about their latest release

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 16 June 2014 at 6:00 am

Introducing: Samoans, Arts

Introducing: Samoans

Formed in 2008, Cardiff-based four-piece Samoans have been steadily building a dedicated fan base and spreading their own sublime take on progressive rock in anticipation of the release of their debut album Rescue.

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 13 June 2014 at 12:19 pm

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