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Track of the Day 2nd September 2014: Keaton Henson - Healah Dancing

Track of the Day 2nd September 2014: Keaton Henson - Healah Dancing #keatonhenson

Keaton Hensonhas premiered a stunning short film for ‘Healah Dancing’, taken from his first collection of classical compositions, ‘Romantic Works’. The album was made available without prior warning on the same day as his biggest show to date – headlining Meltdown Festival at the request of UNKLE’s James Lavelle – and has since picked up plays across Radio 1 (Zane Lowe), XFM, and entered…

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Track of the Day 29th August 2014: James Vincent McMorrow - When I Leave

Track of the Day 29th August 2014: James Vincent McMorrow - When I Leave @jamesvmcmorrow

James Vincent McMorrow has unveiled a brand new track, ‘When I Leave’, which is available now as a free download – the first taste of new material following his critically-acclaimed second album ‘Post Tropical’. Released in January, ‘Post Tropical’ has since been made Album Of The Week at Radio 1 and 6Music, seen a sold-out European tour (including a London show at the Barbican) and led to James…

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2014 Review

Cambridge Folk Festival 2014 Review @CamFolkFest

The park has not changed in three years. Last time I was here it was 2011. In three years the Cambridge Folk Festivalat Cherry Hinton Hall has retained its charms. An eccentric but nonetheless vibrant campsite. The cosy and welcoming Hub venue nestled beside the pond. Various organic food stalls scattered throughout the venue. Although the place hasn’t changed for me I suspect for some of the…

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Track of the Day 28th August 2014: Roxanne de Bastion - Seeing You

Track of the Day 28th August 2014: Roxanne de Bastion - Seeing You @Roxannemusic @prescriptionpr @HiddenTrailRecs

Roxanne de Bastion was born in Berlin and grew up both in England and Germany until she set out on her own, leaving Berlin for London, equipped only with her guitar and a one-way ticket. The young troubadour tours throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the United States, all on trains and busses. She self-released her debut album ‘The Real Thing’, produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes / Regina…

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Track of the Day 27th August 2014: Eliza And The Bear - Light It Up

Track of the Day 27th August 2014: Eliza And The Bear - Light It Up @elizaandthebear @southseafest

London quintet Eliza and the Bear are set to release new EP ‘Light It Up’ on the 29th September via Mi Familia Music. ‘Light It Up’ is the band’s most infectious offering yet, the elevating title track from the EP is guaranteed to set the radio airwaves ablaze this season, ladened with melodic charm and dazzling sing-a-long vocals. ‘Light It Up’ follows Eliza and the Bear’s critically lauded…

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Communion Announce Second ‘New Faces’ Tour

Communion Announce Second ‘New Faces’ Tour @CommunionMusic

Communion, the respected independent promoter and label, is proud to announce the second part of its biannual ‘New Faces’ Tour, taking place between the 3rd-10th November 2014, in venues across the UK. Following their first New Faces tour held back in Spring this year – which took its name from the influential New Faces compilation album – the latest edition features four of 2014?s most hotly…

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Justin Townes Earle Signs to Loose Music & Announces New Album

Justin Townes Earle Signs to Loose Music & Announces New Album @JustinTEarle @LooseMusic

Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials…

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Track of the Day 26th August 2014: Hek - I’m on my Way

Track of the Day 26th August 2014: Hek - I’m on my Way @HEKMusician

Icelandic-sensation, Hek, has just announced his brand new album, Please Tease Me. Calling in favours from other Icelandic powerhouses, Please Tease Me is full of collaborations, proving Icelandic music is a force to be reckoned with. The album was produced by Björgvin Gíslason, who’s also responsible for producing Björk’s first album. The LP was also engineered by Þór Eldon, Björk’s ex-husband…

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Track of the Day 24th August 2014: Elliott Brood - Jigsaw Heart

Track of the Day 24th August 2014: Elliott Brood - Jigsaw Heart @ElliottBROOD @PaperBagRecords

For their fifth album, Elliott Brood wanted to break things. 2008’s ‘Mountain Meadows’ was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, and the band’s last record, ‘Days Into Years’, won a 2011 Juno award for roots album of the year. Now was the time to smash the precedents, break the mould. To withdraw to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario, hammering out nine songs in two weeks.

For the first time, Elliott…

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