Andy Oliveri & The Mountaineers / Jim Lockey @ Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham – 14/04/17

Andy Oliveri & the Mountaineers bring their indie college rock vibes to the quaint town of Cheltenham in the celebration of the release of debut album ‘Call Them Brothers’ and what better way to do that than hitting the road and sharing the tunes. They start their journey in the town’s favourite rock pub Frog & Fiddle, who recently installed a new improved sound system to show off the tunes in the best possible way.

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The Smith Street Band – More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me

It must be pretty good to be The Smith Street Band right now. Riding high off the back of breakthrough album ‘Throw Me In The River’, the band have made a splash around the globe playing everything from Reading & Leeds festivals to dive bar basements & making countless fans in the process. The band set these experiences to tape & the result is their most ambitious & boldest statement yet.
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The Smith Street Band announce new album!

Late last year, site faves The Smith Street Band promised the delivery of a new record. Today, they’ve made good on their word by announcing that their fourth album, ‘More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me‘, will be released on Friday April 7 via Specialist Subject Records in the UK. The band’s very own, newly established label Pool House Records will release the album in their native Australia. Continue reading

Billy Bragg @ Cheese & Grain, Frome – 06/07/2016

If ever there was a time to witness the sonic sermons of Essex troubadour/activist/bloke Billy Bragg then tonight is surely it: wounds still raw from the EU referendum; today’s publication of the Chilcot report; a disintegrating, Corbyn-led Labour; the recent spike in street racism – they all stoke the fire in the belly of the 58-year-old folk-punk hero, setting up what is likely to be more of an event than a gig.

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Rob Lynch releases armwrestling-themed music video for Prove It!

Rob Lynch has revealed an arm wrestling themed new music video for latest single ‘Prove It!’ ahead of his performance at 2000Trees this weekend. As he explains “I remembered that when I first played the track to a friend, they said it sounded like it was from an 80’s action movie soundtrack (which, frankly, was a huge compliment). Taking inspiration from this comment and from director Ben Morse’s love of such movies, a plan was hatched. Being a lover and not a fighter, I decided that an arm wrestling competition was the best theme. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had on a video shoot, and I hope that translates to everyone who watches it.”

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