16 Jun 2014
Smoke Fairies are back with a stunner of a new album, simply called Smoke Fairies - near break up, lots of traveling and despair at the soul-destroying day jobs has produced a beaut. Hear live session tracks here and the girls get all introspective as we talk about the new album.
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 05:56
9 Jun 2014
The Other Woman has been working closely with The Local plotting live shows across the summer. Our first with Talk in Colour and Collectress at the Ace Hotel was a resounding success and we'll be back there at the end of July to bring you The Drink who are just superb.
In the meantime we're trying out a new venue - Topolski on the Southbank. Come along for performances from multi-talented singer songwriter Sephine Llo and Lancashire duo Bird to Beast on Tuesday 17 June, it's free and the cocktails are excellent.
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 02:53
4 Jun 2014
Since the beginning of May Festival Pass has been on Amazing Radio every Saturday afternoon with The Local's Howard Monk and myself debunking the festival scene. How do you get on the bill? Who do you need to know? How do you put on a festival? We spoke to Rob Da Bank about Bestival, Jane Beese about Meltdown, Tom Baker about Field Day and more. For the final show in the series we ran a competition for bands to play at How The Light Gets In at Hay on Wye. We took Seftel and Dear Pariah to the rain soaked festival for pies, beer and a good time had by all. We reflect on what we learned from the series and chat to our winners:
Posted by Ruth Barnes at 04:50