Author: John W. King

2020 – Preview

With the year, and indeed the decade nearly over, the prosecco all drunk, the selection boxes and tins of roses empty, it’s high time to look fwd to what musical treats we may be in for in the coming year. Skating Polly   As my favourite discovery of 2019, I’m obviously keeping everything crossed that I get to see them in again in 2020. Although tour dates haven’t been officially announced yet, they have indicated on Instagram that they will be hitting Europe earlier this year (last 2 years have been October).  I’ve heard a whisper that “Europe” includes...

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Electric Dreams Weekender (80s Synth) 2019 – Photo Review

John and Warren popped down to Bognor to check out Butlins Electric Dreams (80s Synth) Weekender and liked what they saw and heard.

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Year in Review – 2019

I’ve had a genuinely amazing 2019 having attended some of the best gigs of my life. It’s not that there are suddenly lots of new bands around, most of my best gigs were bands that have been around for a while. The difference is that I’ve made more effort to go to gigs, even when they are in Manchester. The Liverpool to Manchester railway was the first inter-city passenger railway in the world, opened back in 1830. Unfortunately it’s not been upgraded much since then 😉 Many a post-gig glow has been dented by my train home being up...

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Emika + Grisly Faye @ Hare and Hounds, Birmingham – Review

Emika is an artist who should definitely be on your radar if you like electronic music.

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24 essential Skating Polly videos you must check out.

What is it about Skating Polly that makes them so addictive? You watch a couple of their videos and you’re hooked! Is it the song-writing, the tunes, the ideas or a bit of everything? Whatever it is, they are the band I listen to most, and live they were truly amazing. Here are 24 of my favourite official videos by them, I’ll be posting them up one a day in December, elaborating on what I like about them, but for now here they are in all their glory. Let us know what you think in the comments on the...

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