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Preview: Dalston Christmas Market

Opening for its inaugural event, Dalston Christmas Market will take place in Dalston Square and surrounding streets on Sunday 1st December, offering an eclectic alternative to the ‘German style’ Christmas markets. The market – featuring artisans, artists, fashion and jewellery designers, leather designers, ceramicists, and card makers – will include …



Event Preview: Night Tales

Launching on 7th November, Night tales combines street food, cocktails and live DJ sets in a mystical winter hang out. The event comes from the team behind Dalston Roof Park and Background Bars, who will be hosting the six week project in a transformed East London car park and Underground …



Rosie Lowe unveils Kwes & Dave Okumu-produced debut EP

We’ve a bit of a Tuesday treat for you here. Devon-bred and now London-based vocalist Rosie Lowe has announced plans for a debut EP, Right Thing, to see release this December on 37 Adventures. Lowe, who up until this point is perhaps best known for her beguiling guest …



Live Review: CHVRCHES @ Birthdays 25/09/13

Having just released their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, earlier in the week, the buzz around CHVRCHES has been huge, propelling the Scottish trio into the big leagues. Not undeservedly, their distinct post-rock, emo-electro pop has found them fans both here and across the pond.

It …



Track Premiere: Fyfe – St. Tropez (Kulkid Remix)

If Fyfe‘s original take on ‘St. Tropez‘ evoked a certain old world, continental charm with its blasts of baroque brass and bellowed chants of “I’ll be waiting, come the morning,” then French producer Kulkid‘s club-ready reworking feels far more in keeping with the coastal resorts of …



SOUND: Jameson’s host their second ‘Sunday Senses’

The next installment of Jameson’s ‘Sunday Senses’ will be taking place Sunday, 11th August. This week it is time for Whiskey & Words session, ‘Sound’, which has been specially created to suit the atmosphere of the Dalston Roof Park.

The event follows last year’s, Whiskey & Words successful three …



Introducing: SHINIES

Manchester’s finest, indie pop band SHINIES are ready to release their debut EP, ‘Tangle’ on August 12th. Produced by MJ of Hookworms, and mixed by Rory Attwell, the band are a brilliant mix of fresh talent and chilled shoegaze sounds.

2012 saw SHINIES release just two singles, but begin to …



Video Premiere: FEMME – ‘Double Trouble’

Ah, the debut double A-side: that most confident of introductory salvos. With her premiere duet of tracks, South London vocalist and producer Laura Bettinson, aka FEMME, unleashes a dyad of delights: the groovesome, swooning ‘Double Trouble’ and the lurching, seductive ‘Educated‘. What more would you expect though …



Live Review: Peace @ Birthdays, Dalston

To wrap up their UK tour, Birmingham alt-rock revivalists Peace recently undertook a four-day residency at Dalston’s Birthdays; day two of which featured London’s very own O. Children supporting. Having sold out all four dates very quickly, during the afternoon on the day of the gig – around a …



BOTW Review: Jaws – Milkshake EP

In a recent interview at Dalston’s Birthdays, Jaws guitarist Alex Hudson explained to me how the group’s decision to release the Milkshake EP, a collection of the singles released by the much-hyped Birmingham four-piece across the course of the last year, was - far from any more financially …