The first-ever Hot Box Folk & Country Festival arrives at Writtle Green, near Chelmsford, on Saturday, 5 August 2023. Clear a space in your diary and click here for tickets. This festival is an addition to the long-running jazz extravaganza, which takes place on the Sunday of the same weekend at the same site. Hot […]
It’s not everyday that your music is wholeheartedly endorsed by the 41st best stand-up ever! But, as we know, these days aren’t ordinary days anymore. These days. But … Brighton-based psyche-folk Sairie received a nod from none other than the great Stewart Lee. Some context. In a seemingly light-hearted departure from their “Original and traditional […]
Even Butterflies Make A Sound presents a live show by Alison Cotton as part of her tour of England.
Dot Allison’s new LP, Heart-Shaped Scars, is a triumphant return for one of the UK’s finest songwriters. Furthermore, it shows her uncanny ability to gather like-minded musicians to facilitate her musical vision. She released Room 7½ in 2009. And then mostly silence apart from the occasional dip into soundtracks and the odd collaboration. In that […]
Ok, it’s a rubbish heading, but it brought you here, right? But, please, read on, it gets better… In a remarkable twisterella, two current bandmates have been involved in extracurricular projects. Léanie Kaleido’s third album was produced by Mark Gardener; while Andy Bell has a solo single out. Keen shoegazers will note that both Gardener […]