Another artist who has taken the acoustic option for their latest tour is Jake Bugg. The Nottingham musician released his fourth album Hearts that Strain a couple of months back and wowed his Cardiff fans with what was a very relaxed gig in a theatre-style venue. He was super casual too – just him and his guitar singing and talking.
It was a far from a conventional show, and all the better for it. Bugg was very good at interacting with the crowd, even at times entertaining requests from the back of the room persuading him to do a song on the spot without it having been rehearsed or on the setlist – Country Song was added to the list in this impromptu way. Continue reading
Twin Kidd release their new alt-pop single Retrograde today.
The Nottingham trio (Stef Williamson, Sam Davies and Rich Lyon) gained national interest with radio play on BBC 6 Music and Radio X from their self-produced debut EP Fold last year. The new single sees them expand their horizons by working with producer Kris Harris, known for his work with acts such as Bears Den, Ghostpoet and Get Inuit.
Twin Kidd – Retrograde
Dark Blue is a new track from Welsh band Nineteen Fifty Eight. The female-fronted five piece group have been earning a fair bit of radio airplay and steadily building appreciation over the past couple of years for their engaging brand of alt-rock.
Dark Blue is the title song from their forthcoming 6-track EP due for release on 19 May. Catch the songs in person too on 23 May when they visit Nottingham’s Bodega for a live show supporting As December Falls – tickets here.
Nineteen Fifty Eight – Dark Blue
TWIN KIDD are a three-piece Nottingham-based alt-pop band who have been getting some attention of late from BBC Introducing.
The band released their debut EP Fold a few days ago and, if you’re quick, you can download it for free here (until 4/7!). Our pick of the tracks is Fade, a low-key beauty which is a wonderfully constructed and executed track. (Photo: @AnisaMussi)
TWIN KIDD – Fade