Visions Festival

In the year when the successful Camden Crawl folded, the outlook for Visions was mixed. Was the RIP of CC a sign that we are over wristband festivals, or was it just that new blood is needed. After a successful debut last year, the Hackney one-dayer, with 28 bands playing across four venues, complete withContinue reading “Visions Festival”

the girls are weekend @ The Forge

We’re getting there, but women still under-represented in the music industry. Kate Bush might be back, but other than major names and pretty pop singers, the female presence is lacking – as journalists, photographers, producers, engineers, programmers and performers. So the fantastic supporters of females in music the girls are  and Camden venue The Forge have comeContinue reading “the girls are weekend @ The Forge”

Malta Takes London

A little island in the Mediterranean is usually better known for its crystal blue seas, rocky coves, warm weather and tasty cuisine than rocking music and good tunes, but as the next country showcase to hit the capital proves, Malta more than punches above its weight. Malta takes London was created by Maltese musicians for Maltese musicians inContinue reading “Malta Takes London”

Book Slam, Bethnal Green

We are gathered in York Hall, Bethnal Green, to be ‘KO’d by the power of words’ as the booming voice of compere Doc Brown tells us, the echo resonating around the school gym style room. Filled with tables of chattering people, munching and drinking whilst they soak up the literary genius of performers, the nightContinue reading “Book Slam, Bethnal Green”

Harmonies from Hannah Scott

Hannah Scott, described as ‘reduces women and children to tears – in a good way’ (The Guardian), ‘an artist that we should all be getting exciting about (Female First), creating ‘an ethereal haze reminiscent of Jeff Buckley by way of Neil Finn’ (Vulture Hound), who ‘can cut it live as well as on record’ (Mojo)Continue reading “Harmonies from Hannah Scott”