Music / 07/12/2021 A CONVERSATION WITH SHAME’S EDDIE GREEN

After the release of their sophomore album, Drunk Tank Pink, 2021 has been a year that Shame will not forget. I had the opportunity to chat with guitarist Eddie Green about the venues in London that helped shape Shame, the success of Drunk Tank Pink and how far away Norwich is from everything. Drunk Tank...

Music / 07/12/2021 SHAME TAKE OVER THE WATERFRONT

Shame couldn’t have picked a more fitting venue for Norwich than Waterfront. Having played here once before in 2018, the band were familiar with the venue and this could clearly be seen with their performance on 16 [removed ‘th’ after 16- not concrete’s style] November. Before Shame took to the stage, support acts The Umlauts...

Music / 07/12/2021 Reconnecting with an old friend and musician: Tom Leader and his album Uncomfortably Happy

Tom Leader is singer-songwriter and a friend dating back to the youthful years of Music A-Level. It was a treat to get back in touch with him and catch up, and we talked about his recently released debut album, Uncomfortably Happy, another masterpiece made in the confinements of lockdown. Normally based in Cambridge and Birmingham,...

Music / 07/12/2021 Mick Rock – “The Man Who Shot The Seventies”

The 1970’s was a decade fuelled by cultural change, economic struggle and technological changes, the late music photographer Mick Rock captured it all on his lens in the form of jaw dropping, iconic photographs.  The sad news of his recent death has caused a viral resurgence of his best work on the internet. Snapping pictures...

Music / 07/12/2021 Rag’n’Bone Man LCR Concert Review, 1 November 2021

With the release of his 2016 hit-single Human, and the record-breaking launch of his 4x Platinum debut studio album of the same title, the multi-Brit award-winning artist Rag’n’Bone Man has established himself as one of Britain’s most successful contemporary Pop artists of the decade.  On Monday 1 November, Rag’n’Bone Man’s Life by Misadventure 2021 UK...

Music / 16/11/2021 Newton Faulkner at The Waterfront, 29/10/2021, with Support Acts Nati Dreddd and Sam Brookes

Nati Dreddd played lively, strummed pop songs and two covers. She seemed nervous but belted rowdily in her own Scottish accent, which is a welcome thing in a world of bland transatlantic voices.  Her best-performed song was her last, an old Gaelic-language stomper. She said, “It’s really fast, I cannae breathe when I sing it...

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Bestival 2012

As festival season comes to a close, Lottie Allen reports from Bestival. Headliners included Florence and the Machine, New Order and Stevie Wonder.


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