Some of the first people I ran into on the streets of Brighton capturing the attention of a small crowd near The Royal Pavillion were Bradley Hicks and Simon Stewart. Bradley’s album Candidates is due for release on Saturday 25th May before the start of a number of UK gigs. The album is not on national release but if you can make it to one of the live dates, you may be lucky enough to get your hands on a copy after the show and it’s worth it. Eleven tracks of acoustic beauty, it’s a heartfelt offering of soulful tunes with my favourites Baited Breath and 36/1 – a cautionary tale of gambling addiction and human mistakes. Although it is not just the lyrics that cut to the heart, Bradley’s signature fragile, raw tones mixed with quiet instrumental accompaniment make the lead vocal the star of the album as it should be. If ever there was a voice that deserved to be heard….it features heavily on this album. If you are a fan of unplugged simplicity without the accoutrements and set dressings to distract, give this a whirl.
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An A to Z of comedy’s top performers featuring the likes of Jo Caulfield, Jenny Éclair, Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden, Phill Jupitus and Stewart Lee willl all be gracing the same stage for a not-to-be-missed gala evening of comedy and music with Carol Grimes and Dorian Ford at the Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames on Sunday 12th May.
Alex Horne. noun
1. comedian, writer, gambler, birdwatcher, potential neologist and father.
You should already be well aware but for those who have been in a cave or other similar dwelling Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section is currently on Radio 4 every Sunday combining their magical blend of comedy, improvisation, storytelling and music. Guests include Phill Jupitus, Charlie Baker, Nick Mohammed, Doc Brown and Danny Baker. For the final episode Matt Lucas put in an appearance to perform his “Shooting Stars” classic, Baked Potato. Here’s exclusive footage of his vegetable stomping rendition:
Should any of you have missed any of the shows they fear not as you can hear them all again over at the BBC iPlayer.
Tribes are back with a bang as the video for ‘How The Other Half Live’, the first single to be taken from their upcoming second album ‘Wish to Scream’, was unleashed last night. The new album hits stores May 20th and is already available to pre-order at iTunes where you can also preview every single track.
You can also pre-order exclusive UK formats here.
Here’s the aforementioned brand new video. Let us know what you think of the new feel to the band. (Parental advisory)
To Kill A King’s debut album makes its way onto the musical meal table on February 24th, 2013 and they are still astounding with their five part harmonies, orchestral strings and rousing brass highlights.
To Kill A King prepare to unleash their debut album ‘Cannibals Without Cutlery’ and supporting single ‘Cold Skin’ on 24th February. Response has been outstanding with YouTube racking up over 90,000 views in just over a week.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are all set to unleash their sixth studio album ‘Specter At The Feast’ on the 18th of March. The follow up to 2010’s ‘Beat The Devil’s Tattoo’ will be supported with the band embarking on a six-date UK tour, beginning on the 24th March at Manchester’s HMV Ritz
London based trio ‘The Midnight Beast’ have been delighting YouTube audiences with their own brand of comedy music, high jinx videos and well played parodies. With enough hits to populate a small country, a successful E4 series and a current tour underway. I sat down with the guys to talk triple bunk beds, dirty pigeons and why they should be scared of Hollywood legend Will Smith.
A while back we interviewed the band My Grey Horse as PPSF band of the week.
Well, now they’re back with today seeing the official release of their latest video to new track ‘Need Wood’. The song is part of the band’s upcoming EP, ‘Stop Before the Dry River’ which is slated for a January 14th release through CRC records.
Watch out Dynamo, it looks like Oobah is after your day job towards the end of the video…
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