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Tramlines festival 2013 review

For the fifth July running, Sheffield was turned into a weekend long street party as revellers soaked up sunshine, beer and music from all genres and walks of life giving off a unique vibe. The inner-city festival, Tramlines, showcases the cities arts, culture and musicians who shone proving there’s

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Live Review: Patrick Wolf @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

If you have seen Patrick Wolf before you probably think you know what to expect, but the chameleon-like performer never delivers the same show twice. Saturday night saw another chapter -  probably his most reflective in the colourful tale so far – in a place frequently referenced in this open-ended …

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Introducing: Straw Bear

Front man Ian Ray and a few of his friends make up Cambridgeshire band Straw Bear; an alt-country folk band with a playful psychedelic twist.

Since the release of their ambitious debut album Victims of the Engineers back in 2007, there has been a slow but steady buzz surrounding …

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What The Folk?

Lynn Roberts of For Folk’s Sake fills us in on what’s been happening in her genre of expertise over the past month.

Festival season kicked off with the Great Escape last month in Brighton when everyone was talking about Django Django. Coming up this month there are tons of great …

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End of the Road Presents: No Direction Home Festival

Don’t ya just love when things are specifically tailored to cater to your every need? You know, the feeling that it was created explicitly for you. You’re probably thinking things like this are hard to come by, yet when you combine the warm summer months with the world of music …

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Late Summer Bliss: End of the Road Festival 2012

Have you ever just wanted to get away? Like really get away and escape the chaos of life? Take a satisfying, scenic road trip and pitch a tent somewhere lush and green to just chill out listening to the sound of the blending harmonies of nature with all your favourite …

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Handy Bags: Esther Porter & Marthas and Arthurs

Here at planet Notion we appreciate art in all its forms, but nothing is better than pairing the tranquil alternative sounds of Marthas and Arthurs with the creation of the essential accessory…a handbag. Vocalist and designer Esther Keen’s fine, handmade Ester Porter bags crafted in East London,  bring more to …

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Introducing: Skinny Lister

Far from the ordinary, Skinny Lister is a group that brings back those foot tapping folk tunes that had us dancing for hours on end. But what gives this group that genuine comfy feel we long for when listing to music of such? Is it their versatility which caters to …

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Album Review: Jenny McCormick – Sweet Demon

Jenny McCormick is the latest in the surge of folk acoustics warbling her romantic madenss and sadness into our eardrums. 2012 sees the release of her muchly anticipated album – Sweet Demon. What we sayin’!?

With a voice like a sultry starlet purring goodnight in a northern accent, Jenny McCormick …

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The Society of the Golden Slippers: A Secret Gig

Featuring Robert Vincent, Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Hazlitt

Monday, March 19th, 2012

I nearly passed by the venue as it was hidden down and around and up inside 67 Dean Street in Soho. I noticed a discreet flyer on a door down a set of wrought-iron stairs and …

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