Author: David Thomas

‘4 a.m. Again’ – J and The Rest E.P. Review | @jandtherest

J & The Rest’s formation story is one described as a ‘series of happy musical coincidences’. Frontman Jamal was invited to a studio for a jam session by a friend, this session began the formation of the band, with two other future members, John and Louis being present. With their friend Ricky coming on board as their drummer, J & The Rest began their musical career. Now fresh off the back of performing at Fieldview Festival, the lads have released their debut EP, ‘4 a.m. Again’. The title track, ‘4 a.m. Again’ kicks it off with some synth, quickly...

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Musicport Festival – Whitby’s Premiere Music Experience This October

Returning for it’s 18th year, Musicport is hitting Whitby this October with a stellar line up already announced and tickets selling out fast. Get ready for the seaside town to be brought to life with drum beats, guitars and tons of talented folks arriving! Taking place at the cliff side Whitby Pavillion, this is set to be a special festival you won’t forget. Trade in muddy wellies and flooded tents for a fresh sea breeze and killer views next to a statue of Captain Cook. You won’t experience the likes of this anywhere else in the country. Many fantastic...

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The Filthy Tongues – Holy Brothers

In just a few short weeks Scottish alt rock band The Filthy Tongues, formerly known as Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, will be playing London’s Hope and Anchor, a famed pub and venue located in Islington. Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly make up The Filthy Tongues, with the latter three and Shirley Manson being the aforementioned Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. These guys descend upon Islington after their debut album as The Filthy Tongues, ‘Jacob’s Ladder‘ and hot off the release of their latest single ‘Holy Brothers‘. Being a staple of Scottish Alternative Rock for years now, going back to the...

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Interview With Tex Pistols On Their Latest Charity EP | @texpistolsUK

Just after the release of their latest charity EP and their first show together in 20 years, we had a chat with Tex Pistols UK: Can you tell us a bit about why you’ve chosen Kirsty Maccoll’s hit “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” as part of your new EP? We had originally planned to have a high profile female to sing it, to emphasise the fact that women can save men’s lives. Early detection is so important and most men are bone headed and lazy. Given that the song is a UK classic,...

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Interview with Marina Avetisian | @marinaavetisian

Ahead of the release of her latest EP ‘All Shades of Blue‘, we had a chat with an artist you should definitely be listening to: Marina Avetisian. Your music has many European influences, is this all from your upbringing or have you found influences elsewhere? I was born in Russia with Armenian dad and Ukranian mum. All these three cultures and traditions have definitely influenced me a lot. My grandmum was a classical pianist so I grew up with classical music, my dad’s Beatles and Rolling Stones vinyl’s and Russian and Armenian folk. Then later I discovered jazz, blues,...

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