The Blue Aeroplanes release their brand new album "Welcome, Stranger!" on Friday 6th January 2017 which is now available to pre-order via Pledgemusic.
Pre-order here today and you'll receive a free download of the new single Dead Tree! Dead Tree! straight away.
Their Bristol Christmas show is now sold out but there are still tickets available for the January UK tour! which you can book here
Blues-rock guitarist Aynsley Lister is back on tour in the UK again after playing 20 shows in Europe. Aynsley kicks off the second part of his UK Tour on Thursday 1st December 2016 at the Putney Half Moon.
Aynsley Lister's 41-date UK and European tour dovetails the release of his eighth studio album 'Eyes Wide Open'.
When Joe Bonamassasa was interviewed by the Nottingham Post whilst on tour in the UK in October 2015, the newspaper asked the blues guitarist who his favourite British blues guitarists were. "There is a great little crop of blues musicians out there over in the UK right now," answered Bonamassa. "There is an Irish kid called Simon McBride who is very good, Joanne Shaw Taylor is a superstar in waiting, and I think and Aynsley Lister is also very good."
So check out the show!
Tickets from Bandsintown
Putney, Half Moon Thursday 1 December
St. Helens, Citadel Friday 2 December
Derby, The Flowerpot Saturday 3 December
Newcastle, The Cluny Sunday 4 December
Kendal, Bootleggers Thursday 8 December
Darlington, Rhythm 'n' Blues Club Friday 9 December
Norwich, The Waterfront Saturday 10 December
Leicester, The Musician Sunday 11 December
Farnham, Maltings Monday 12 December
Southampton, The Brook Thursday 15 December
Sheffield, The Greystones Friday 16 December
Manchester, Academy 3 Saturday 13 December
Edinburgh, The Caves Sunday 18 December
Cheltenham, Vonnies Wednesday 18 January 2017
Wolverhamtpon, Robin 2 Thursday 19 January 2017
London, 100 Club Tuesday 31 January 2017
'The Dorothy Project' a new crowdfunding campaign to self-release the new Diagrams album, ‘Dorothy’, which Sam Genders co-wrote with a 90-year-old poet named Dorothy Trogdon from Orcas Island, Washington State, US.
Here's the first single 'It's Only Light' from the album:
All pledges take the project closer to achieving the goal of getting this intriguing album released. "Each contribution is massively appreciated and no amount is too small" says Sam. Contribution 'Perks' start from £1, for which you'll get the first single from the album right away. Take a look here.
Singer-songwriter and member of The Magnetic North, Hannah Peel announces a one-off event inspired by the themes, images and surreal atmospheres of her new solo album Awake But Always Dreaming which is a record about memory: the luminous and beautiful formation of memories and the devastating loss or slow, insidious damage to the mind.
This event joins together like minded independent artists who have created work as a result of being touched by the issues around dementia & memory loss. The audience are invited to become part of an immersive experience - delving into the “rabbit warren” of the mind exploring memory and consciousness through film, literature, music and light illuminations. In this event, there will be a sharing of the kaleidoscope of work that is being created by artists and scientists around this subject. All this takes place in the stunning environs of St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, whose ancient walls are the perfect setting for this collaboration and a venue well known for exciting arts events.
Christopher Eccleston is a British actor who is celebrated for his stage performances in Hamlet, Antigone, HG Wells The Time Machine, and television productions such as The “A” Word, The Leftovers, Hillsborough, Dr Who, Our Friends In The North, and Lennon Naked. His films include Let Him Have It, Jude, Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later, and 24 Hour Party People. Chris will be joining the event and reading poetry during the evening.
We will also be joined by award winning writer, poet and filmmaker Lavinia Greenlaw who has published five collections of poetry, most recently A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde and two novels, plus the memoir, The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. Audio Obscura, her immersive soundwork for Artangel/Manchester International Festival won the 2011 Ted Hughes Award. Lavinia’s short film The Sea is an Edge and an Ending is a study of the impact of dementia on our sense of time and place, drawing on Shakespeare’s Tempest and premiered at the Estuary festival in September 2016. (Commissioned by FVU and Metal with the support of Wellcome Trust. Supported by Arts Council England).
Shelly Love is an artist, director, storyteller and choreographer, who moved from contemporary dance theatre into filmmaking. Through her films, Shelly creates “other worlds” where narratives unravel against reason or convention. With her understanding of the body, movement and time she makes poetry of curious situations, most of them surreal, yet utterly human. Her short film Scratch will be shown at this event, ‘A lone character inhabits a subterranean world. Stuck between worlds, she fails to move on....’ This film explores the nature of the puppet as both an inanimate object and animated character brought to life through human movement. Scratch was the winner of the prestigious IMZ Best Screen Choreography Award in 2005.
Wrangler DJs are Stephen Mallinder (Wrangler/Cabaret Voltaire) and Phil Winter (Wrangler/Tunng) who have released two albums so far of dark analogue electronic music – LA Spark (2014) and this year’s White Glue.
Alzheimer’s Research UK & Wellcome Trust are involved in a great many collaborations to raise the profile of research into Dementia bringing together an impressive array of individuals from Science, research and the arts. To mark the incredible work and research taking place by scientists and researchers the Wellcome Collection in London has commissioned a rich network of scientists, artists, clinicians, public health experts and broadcasters, to examine and challenge perceptions of dementia through scientific and creative experimentation. The project spans two years starting this autumn 2016. Hannah is also involved as part of this collaboration and with Alzheimer’s Research UK in scoring a musical piece for a forthcoming awareness campaign.
Tim Parry, Director of Communications and Brand at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “Alzheimer’s Research UK prides itself on being an innovative, forward-thinking charity. Working with young, talented artists like Hannah, who incorporate real-world issues in their art, is a fantastic way to raise awareness among an audience who otherwise might not engage in the issue. Hannah is helping to shine a spotlight on dementia and the importance of memories, and we’re delighted to be associated with her and this collaborative event at Shoreditch Church. It promises to be a special evening.”
The event takes place at Shoreditch Church, London on 24th November 2016. Tickets: £12 In association with Alzheimer’s Research. Curated by Kirsteen McNish of Vine Collective. Tickets