Upcoming live music

In it for The Long Run

The Long Run are taking the not-so-long run from Canvey Island to Chelmsford (19 miles actually) for a headline show. The Oil City four-piece will play at Chelmsford’s Hot Box as part of Folk Sunday on 26 March. Please click here for tickets. Before the main act, the floor will be open for guest acts […]

Electronica News

PVA will stick in your mind like glue

PVA, the Grammy-nominated, South London electronic music trio, has announced a new UK headline tour. They will play in February and March, culminating in a headline show at London’s Scala. The live dates come hot on the heels of the group’s biggest UK/EU tour to date, which saw them headline a packed-out Village Underground in […]

FILM New release

Feel the Energy of Damo Suzuki

Energy: A documentary about Damo Suzuki is a brilliant new film featuring the enigmatic, much-loved former CAN frontman. He is best known as the vocalist, between 1970 and 1973, of the seminal kosmische band. At this time, CAN was undoubtedly at its creative peak and Damo was the perfectly lithe, livewire frontman. Energy: the film […]

New release

Teleman: enjoy your ‘Short Life’

Indie-popsters Teleman may have lost a founder member, but the band still write insanely catchy records. The London-based band’s new single ‘Short Life’ is proof positive. The song motors along joyously and is as sunny as the summer sunshine in the promotional video. The message from Teleman here is positivity. However, while the song sounds […]

New release Psychedelia

Black Market Karma and Tess Parks soundtrack the apocalypse

The new single from Black Market Karma and Tess Parks is ‘The Sky Was All Diseased’. It is a collaboration borne of friendship and spontaneity and is a primer for BMK’s eleventh album Friends in Noise. End time harmonies BMK’s main person Stanley Belton said, “Tess and I first met in 2014 when she reached […]

FILM New release

This is Sparklehorse

This is Sparklehorse is a documentary about the legendary US musician Mark Linkous who passed in 2010. After his death, UK-based film-makers Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass decided to honour his life, music, and enduring legacy. In 2014, Crowton and Dass blogged about a successful US trip to interview some of Mark’s close friends and […]

Archive material revisited

Southern gothic – A brief encounter with Mark Linkous

Much-loved creative anchor of US alt-rock band Sparklehorse, Mark Linkous, would have been 58 today. One day in 2010, after an argument with his estranged wife he exited the premises, walked down an alleyway, and shot himself through the heart with a rifle. Dark Night of the Soul: a constellation of collaborators He had recently […]


The Asteroid No. 4 event will be a magical night

The Asteroid No. 4, Magic Shoppe, and Magic Seas come together for a sensational psychedelic session at Chelmsford’s Hot Box on November 7. Please click here to purchase tickets. Psychedelia from the Bay Area to the Bay State to Essex The Asteroid No. 4, (San Francisco, California) and Magic Shoppe (Boston, Massachusetts) fire up a […]

exclusive Jazz Prog

Hedvig Mollestad Trio is coming to blow your mind!

The incredible Hedvig Mollestad Trio visits the UK for a few September dates. Hedvig tells us more in an EXCLUSIVE video interview.

Electronica New release

MetroGlow’s Synthetik new release

What is the link between MetroGlow, Martin MacInnes, Donna Haraway, and William Faulkner? Read on to find out!