There’s a reason that after 20 years of friendships, feuds and music making behind them, The Libertines are still viewed as one of the most iconic, volatile and engaging bands of our time. As Pete Doherty put it: “There’s no drug in the world that can compare with playing music”, which could well be the … Continue reading The Libertines’ John Hassall Talks Buying A Studio & The April Rainers
We sit down with Mair Morel, the person in charge of coordinating the UK's biggest Festival X Theatre extravaganza. Boomtown takes place from August 7th - 10th this year and it quite unlike any other festival you've been to. Mair tells us why... Working for Boomtown is the DREAM job! How long have you been … Continue reading Interview with Boomtown’s Creative Director: Mair Morel
Mission Green: Boomtown 2019 will be more ecologically aware than ever. Did you know Boomtown is one of the only UK festivals to be held in a national park? This year the No.1 focus is to minimise its carbon footprint. Ways to achieve this will include: The Drastic on Plastic Pledge to which will eliminate … Continue reading Boomtown Fair 19: MISSION GREEN & The Zero Waste Goal
Mansion of Snakes are up first; an 12 piece extravaganza born in Leeds to a deep love of jazz and afrobeat. They melt these influences to produce a unique, devil-funk inspired cosmic jazz that far exceeds their disclaimer: “our shows tend to get a bit sweaty”. The opening track, On a Scale of One to … Continue reading Review: Tantz & Mansion of Snakes
“Can we get some New Orleans brothel lights in here?” asks co-lead singer Conrad Bird as Holy Moly & The Crackers prepare to charm their audience with a unique layering of rasping vocals over a wooden agogo block, trumpet, strings, guitars, “squeezebox” accordion and set of drums. The band modestly describe their sound as “gypsy folk … Continue reading Review: Holy Moly & The Crackers @ The Greystones
With the festival expanding by the year, what deserves a ring around it in the programme for 2018? These 5 acts are a good place to start...
“I'm pretty sure 95% of the population don't know this kind of thing exists” said one audience member to me at the opening of Space Cassette, the Manchester born event which beamed itself over to Sheffield's historic Abbeydale Picture House for a unique night of infinity inspired musings. Advice to Earthlings: Wear something shiny; open … Continue reading Space Cassette @ Abbeydale Picture House: Bringing The Space Skank with Henge + Age of Glass