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Review & Photos: James Bay @ St Stephen’s Church 10/09/14

Review & Photos: James Bay @ St Stephen’s Church 10/09/14

Hoards of people begin to gather outside St Stephens Church, Shepherds Bush, and slowly trickle into the pews ahead of the second night of James Bay’s sold out show. James Bay is a talented singer-songwriter who is solidifying his fan base across the UK and US after a hugely successful run of support slots with Tom Odell, John Newman and Kodaline. Not bad for 23 year old hailing for Hitchin,…

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Review: Bushstock Festival 14/06/14

Review: Bushstock Festival 14/06/14

Communion’s annual festival of live music descended on Shepherd’s Bush for the fourth consecutive year earlier this month, and again acted as a reminder of the label’s current tastes featuring names like Peggy Sue, Rhodes, Luke Sital-Singh, The Felice Brothers, Jack Garrett and Farewell Jr.

One of Bushstock’s biggest draws is how fuss free and laid back it is, the venues are a hair’s breadth…

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Dustin Tebbutt: ‘Bones’ Video

Dustin Tebbutt recently released his new video for ‘Bones’, which is a glorious listen into what he’s been up to since bringing out 

REVIEW: Paul Thomas Saunders @ The Lexington 17/04/14

REVIEW: Paul Thomas Saunders @ The Lexington 17/04/14

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Photo: Victoria Schofield

There’s a certain charm to attending a show armed with limited knowledge of the artist and their work. Listening with fresh, untainted ears leaves you open to fully immerse yourself in the performance with no prior judgment or expectations.

Paul Thomas Saunders and his band The Fever Dreams opened their set with a track that first featured on his 2012 EP, Descarte…

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Kins: UK Tour and ‘Mockasin’s’

Kins: UK Tour and ‘Mockasin’s’

Photo: Nicole Fara Silver

Photo: Nicole Fara Silver

Having been busy over in the US, Brighton’s Kinsare set to tour the UK in April and May for the first time this year in support of their upcoming single ‘Mockasin’s’. The single has previously featured on Kins’ self titled debut record, released last year, and also follows Kins’ most recent single ‘Aimless/Opsimplistic’. Having seen Kins on their last run of the UK, we…

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Interview: Dustin Tebbutt

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We recently caught up with Australian songwriter Dustin Tebbutt via telephone as he was departing the UK for a handful of European dates earlier in the month. Tebbutt brought out his touching and original The Breach EP in 2013 in his native country last year, and is looking forward to self releasing it here in the UK this year. The Breach EPis the result of Tebbutt living in Sweden over two…

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Kitten & Bear: ‘Help Me On My Way’

Kitten & Bear: ‘Help Me On My Way’

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Kitten & Bear are a brother-sister duo hailing from Cirencester. Having racked up numerous shows with the likes of Dog Is Dead, Kai Fish and San Cisco to name a few, they graced our ears this week with their song ‘Help Me On My Way’, which is just one song from a small but impressive and growing set of material.

‘Help Me On My Way’ is an evocative and engaging track, the parts of which have been…

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Review: Jenny Wilson @ Soup Kitchen 18/02/14

Review: Jenny Wilson @ Soup Kitchen 18/02/14

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If you know anything about Jenny Wilsonyou’ll know we didn’t go into the Soup Kitchen last week expecting anything short of fantastic. As little as one song into Wilson’s set we could see something unique and brilliant in the songwriter and her band’s delivery on the night. A tight knit and enthusiastic audience gradually gravitated closer to the stage throughout Wilson’s set, something the…

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