Remain, Don’t Retrain: Lottery Winners write love letter to Covid-hit creatives

Alex Pearson You are valuable. It helped me, so I thought if I shared it, it might help somebody else. “Don’t let the b**tards grind you down. They’d do anything to be able to do what you can do,” says Rylance. In a pure of heart love letter and rallying cry to musicians, artists, writers and creatives of all creeds, Lottery Winners have released new single ‘REMAIN, DON’T RETRAIN’.  A call never give up in the face of spirit-crushing Covid pressures, the single, released November 25th, is an impassioned, spur-of-the-moment, hymn offering support, honesty and encouragement.  Initially written as a ‘note to self’ in a low moment, the alt pop… Read More

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Abbie Ozard shares 90s-tinged music video for ‘True Romance’

Alex Pearson “I feel like I’m constantly having some form of identity crisis; I watched True Romance and thought ‘fuck, I just want to be Alabama in this film’ and live this mad life with a cool leopard print coat on and purple converse.  “I want to be this character, with a cool life, and ride around in a pink cadillac. The 90s film is also a key aesthetic touchstone of the video – filmed as a two person shoot with her best friend and photographer Charlotte Rudd. Hopefully one day I’ll be happy with everything that’s going on and the way I am, but for now I’m just gonna… Read More

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Only Sun announce debut album with new indie bop ‘Extraordinary’

Alex Pearson Maybe we’re just awful humans clinging together like a tangled mess of duct tape in a world of perfect beings. Speaking about the track, the band comented: “Everyone’s got that friend that has seen you at your worst. For there is no happiness without a lack thereof, no confidence without vulnerability, and no trust, without paranoia. “Individually, the songs represent a snapshot of real life and propose an honest account of the effects that this has on a confused, flawed mind. They’ve dragged you kicking and screaming into a taxi, home before things got criminal. Together, the songs merge to form the beautiful yet flawed bouquet of a… Read More

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Save Our Venues Campaign reaches ‘RED ALERT’ with 30 venues at risk of permanent closure

Alex Pearson We don’t have the power on our own to save these venues. On top of that, 20% of profits will still be donated to the trust and help protect these vital places for live music – that’s 50%! And despite 89% of grassroots music venues who applied for a grant by the Arts Council England – where £41million was distributed – there are now 30 venues which received no help in dire need of saving.  On Facebook the Music Venue Trust said today: “We’ve checked all the available funding, financial support, furlough schemes, business support for these venues, and what is on offer is not enough to prevent… Read More

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Blossoms: From grassroots venues to an Amazon Prime documentary

We love the film and hope you do too!” The documentary’s director, and long-term collaborator with the band, Charlie Watts adds: “This is a project that has been very close to my heart for the last 18 months. It’s incredible to see a band that was just starting out their career, releasing an EP and touring in small music venues across the UK. They grew up as best friends and it really does show on the screen.” Back To Stockport will be released on Amazon Prime Video on November 8th and will launch as a 24 hour premiere on YouTube on November 7th at 8pm GMT. From playing small grassroots… Read More

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Premiere: Tom Lumley & The Brave Liasion – ‘Better Than This’

A soundtrack to the current movement of youth who are tired of being ignored, patronised and used as a scapegoat. If you’ve not yet jumped onboard, there’s never been a better time – guitar music is very much alive and kicking, and there’s not many bands kicking harder than Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison. A lot has changed in the months since Tom Lumley & The Brave Liasion released their new EP in April and new release ‘Better Than This puts a spotlight’ on the cruel world. Exclusively premiering their music video for ‘Better Than This’ (out November 6th) the two minute-30 second blast on indie rock is a… Read More

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Arctic Monkeys to release live album for War Child

Four Out Of Five2. “The situation that was bad in 2018 is now desperate and those children and their families need our help more than ever.  “To enable War Child UK to reduce their funding deficit and continue their valuable work, we are happy to be able to release a live album, recorded that evening at The Royal Albert Hall. 5057. Knee Socks11. R U Mine? Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?6. Arabella12. A trailer for the launch was revealed yesterday (October 28th) to get fans excited, with the crowds huge roar as they kick the setlist off with ‘Four Out Of FIve’. All proceeds will go direct… Read More

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