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Northside rendezvous: Dave Hemingway, post-Housemartins, Beautiful South and The South, introduces the Sunbirds

Beautiful South founder member Dave Hemingway is back, his new outfit, Sunbirds, set to release debut album Cool To Be Kind at the end of October, via independent label Nectar Records. Since stepping back from the live scene with spin-off … Continue reading

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Still Holding The Flame – The Roland Gift interview

It was an appreciation of the soulful voice of Otis Redding that helped inspire Roland Gift to seek out a life as a performer. The Birmingham-born singer and actor was only six when Redding was killed in a plane crash … Continue reading

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To the power of 3WW – back in touch with Alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton

This week saw the release of the brand new Alt-J LP, Relaxer, coming on the tail of this inventive trio’s Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning 2012 debut An Awesome Wave and 2014’s No.1, Grammy and Brit Award-nominated This Is … Continue reading

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All that matters is here – the Hannah Peel interview

Among the festive-themed adverts on our TV screens right now is a touching Aardman-animated tale made for the Alzheimer’s Research UK charity. The Santa Forgot story follows a little girl, Freya, who while preparing for Christmas realises much of the … Continue reading

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Highway to Hull (and back) – the Lucy Beaumont interview

After a five-year apprenticeship on the comedy circuit, it’s fair to say Lucy Beaumont is making a name for herself. Her ‘blend of surreal offbeat humour’ (as her press biog would have it) has led to several plaudits since becoming … Continue reading

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The South rises again – the Dave Hemingway interview

Cast your mind back, and follow me on a journey to my past, and the last time I got to meet Dave Hemingway. Unlikely as it seems – to me at least – it’s a quarter of the century since … Continue reading

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