All things tagged as: Acoustic

Songs For Walter

Video: Songs For Walter: ‘Stamping On Snails’

We met the brilliant Songs For Walter at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre to film this beautiful version of ‘Stamping On Snails’.

When it comes to family, many of us keep things close to our chests. But rather than keeping his kin hidden in a old dusty photo album, … Read on

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Video: Tall Firs

Dave Mies and Aaron Mullan have been pals since junior high school. Starting in 1990, they literally taught each other how to play guitar, wood-shedding shoulder to shoulder. The first complete tune they could ever play start to finish was the Circle Jerks’ ‘Beat Me Senseless’; soon afterward they took … Read on

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pale seas

Video: Pale Seas

Pale Seas are a Southampton four piece with the ability to craft stunningly beautiful folk pop songs.

The band, led by singer Jacob Scott, have recently recorded with producer/engineer combo Jimmy Robertson and Demian Castellanos (Anna Calvi, Big Pink, Florence & The Machine, Exlovers).

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Video: To Kill A King

To Kill A King are a quite extraordinary band who have the quiet, powerful reserve of The National or even Red House Painters, but it’s a reserve mixed with a liquid, rhythmical, joyous touch that recalls Arcade Fire, or the raw,  euphoric drive of Mumford And Sons. The startling part … Read on

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Video: Twin Sister

Twin Sister create the kind of hypnotic pop you’ve been dreaming about since Galaxie 500 fizzled, cut with Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac thump, and a shot of Lynchian weirdness for good measure. They’re slack yet focused, a spark in the dark distance on a desert highway where speed is relative. Formed … Read on

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Gig: James Walsh

James Walsh is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and frontman of the band, Starsailor.

James was born on 10th June 1980. When Walsh was aged 12 he started to play the piano and by the time he was 14 he wrote his own songs; he enjoyed listening to

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Gig: Josiah Wolf

Josiah Wolf, known as essential WHY? member and multiinstrumentalist unparalleled, has released his solo-debut “Jet Lag” in 2010, proving that warm folk melodies and easy psychedelia can still excite. Starting to learn the drums at the age of nine, Josiah constantly developed his musical skills and excelled at merging … Read on

Review: Ben Howard

Heavy coats and shops shuttered for the evening characterise the quiet of an approaching winter, with the freezing air creeping into every corner and past the protective layers of clothing. Walking down the steps to the Ruby Lounge, the chill and the lack of lighting suggested this was the same … Read on

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Gig: WE ARE WILLOW presents ’3 Ep’s – 3 Videos’ Film Screening

‘We Are Willow’ is self released collaborations by artist/musician Chris Butler, formerly one half of Manchester duo ‘Butler – Williams’. At the beginning of 2010 he set himself the task of recording and releasing 3 EP’s with 3 different friends/fellow musicians he admired, within a year…and to tour them in … Read on