An interview with deux furieuses

Music can change the world. But in a bubblegum pop world where image matters, nice sells, and speaking out can cause a media backlash, artists find themselves stepping away from activism. Not so deux furieuses. The video for new single Time to Mourn/From Fear to Fury tells the story of a reluctant refugee leaving his war tornContinue reading “An interview with deux furieuses”

Till Deaf Do Us Party Records present A Compilation in aid of CALM Part II

Proving that not all charity complications require Bono to be involved, Till Deaf Do Us Party Records present A Compilation in aid of CALM Part II. Following up from last year’s album, this twenty track compliation features The Xcerts, Night Owls, Tellison, Lonely The Brave and Allusondrugs. It continues to shock me that suicide isContinue reading “Till Deaf Do Us Party Records present A Compilation in aid of CALM Part II”

Organisations have to change their practices to change lives

First published on Vanilla Ventures The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, celebrated on October 10th, was dignity. Dignity, according to the World Health Organisation ‘refers to an individual’s inherent value and worth and is strongly linked to respect, recognition, self-worth and the possibility to make choices.’ For anyone, the knowledge that yourContinue reading “Organisations have to change their practices to change lives”

Schizo Fun Addict vs The Bordellos – Split EP

Music with a charitable bent doesn’t have to sound like Band Aid or be organised by Bono. The latest release from Small Bear Records is a four-track split cassette EP featuring two tracks each from Schizo Fun Addict and The Bordellos, available as a free download on Bandcamp, though you are encouraged to be niceContinue reading “Schizo Fun Addict vs The Bordellos – Split EP”

Lucy Rose @ Oxjam Dalston

26 September 2012 Reviewed by Becky Glass It starts well: coats draped over rows of vinyl, spotlights on low, and a crowd so benevolent they’re emitting an actual glow. The semi-transformed Oxfam shop on Kingsland Roadis an enchanting venue from the off – relaxed, calm and unpretentious: quite a surprise for mid-town Hipsterville. Add theContinue reading “Lucy Rose @ Oxjam Dalston”