Hot Box was the venue when, in January 2020, this blog* took the plunge into gig promotion and set up a headline show for Giant Drag. This was back in the day when COVID-19 was mostly in the news as a problem in other countries. Just a few weeks later the UK was in lockdown. […]
Certain elements of Our Final Invention may well be familiar to those who took more than a passing interest in Britpop. Or what followed that scene to be precise. That’s because the nucleus of Our Final Invention (Mark Gill [guitars/programming] and Richard Nancollis [vocals]) were also in Manchester’s The Rain Band. The Rain Band certainly […]
I set up Emjaymedia following the demise of Pinnacle, in 2008, following the banking crash. Out of necessity, I took another job to finance it at the start. I had no idea then whether it could be successful or not. It took a few years to even decide its direction. Much experience to bear when […]
Things are moving along very smoothly thank you for Chicago-based four-piece showgaze rockers Slow Pulp. Major UK/Europe support tour completed with heavyweight US band? ✓Debut LP still receiving glowing plaudits and continuing to release cracking singles? ✓Newly signed to esteemed record label? ✓ Given the challenges thrown in front of them recently, these achievements of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Rupert Thomas and Rebecca Orchard release Constant Connection, their third LP, and will play a handful of UK shows.
The mighty Helicon is back on the road with local heroes Magic Seas as support. Furthermore, both bands will be involved in a workshop to help young adults gain an understanding about how a venue stages shows.
Even Butterflies Make A Sound presents a live show by Alison Cotton as part of her tour of England.
Exciting goings-on at the Fuzz Club label as it releases the new EP by Helicon (Glasgow) and signs The Jesus and Mary Chain.