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  1. Credit: Jacob Collings


    Words: Linn Branson 

    A voice to bring a tear to the eye in its purity, quality and authenticity. Tash Parker is a goddess. The visual artist, songwriter and musician from Tasmania known simply as PARKER, captures an essence of heartbreak and power as she sings about an unbalanced relationship in which one person ends up sacrificing too much of themselves and their dreams for another, on 'Become The Fool'.

    Coming with visuals directed by Hans van Vliet and inspired by Bauhaus architecture and design, the Australian art-pop electronica artist weaves an hypnotic spell as much on the eyes as the ears.

    "It is so packed with meaning, and hopefully it speaks to anyone who has found themselves in an unbalanced relationship," she says.

    “When a relationship ends it can be devastating. But what happens afterwards can be a beautiful mess of experiences and vivid feelings. When I got to the end of my longest relationship, I realised I had lost so much of myself. I had been living for someone else and their dreams for so long I didn’t know who I was without them. But through this experience, I was set free to find myself again, to pursue my creative practice with all my heart.”

    Be entranced below.





  2. Words: Sam Geary 

    Aerial Salad, the Manchester punk trio (Jamie, Matt and Mike), precede their second album 'Dirt Mall', out on March 27, with a touch of 'Romance?'

    The muscular sound comes packed with raw grit, a caustic vocal from guitarist Jamie Munro, and hammered home with incendiary, angsty energy.

    'Romance?', say the band, "is about wanting to romance someone who is otherwise romantically engaged, however there is mutual romantic interest (how very sitcom), however it can't quite be... let’s say addressed."

    Take a listen below.



    Live dates

    FEBRUARY
    04 Manchester Star & Garter

    APRIL
    10 Bristol Exchange
    11 London New Cross Inn
    12 Brighton Cowley Club
    21 Canterbury Lady Luck
    22 Stafford Redrum
    23 Blackpool The Waterloo
    24 Manchester Punk Festival




  3. Following December's announcement of Inhaler, The Snuts, Blossoms, Talk Show, Walt Disco, Working Men's Club, Joy Crookes, Arlo Parks, Beabadoobee and more to play Annie Mac’s AMP London, the second wave of special guests has been unveiled.

    Lianne La Havas, The Murder Capital, Caroline Polachek, Avelino, The Magic Gang, Odd Morris and more have joined the bill for the eventwhich takes place from Wednesday March 4 until Saturday March 7, at various London venues including Oslo, Moth Club, Camden Assembly, Shacklewell Arms, The Lexington, St. Pancras Old Church, The Underworld and more.

    Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale at 9am on Friday January 31, available from here and Annie Mac Presents.


    Wednesday March 4

    @ MOTH CLUB - LIANNE LA HAVAS, RACHEL CHINOURIRI, TAYO SOUND

    @ 100 CLUB - THE MURDER CAPITAL, WORKING MEN’S CLUB, ODD MORRIS

    @ ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH – CAROLINE POLACHEK, JOSEPH LAWRENCE & THE GARDEN

    @ OSLO HACKNEY – THE BIG MOON, TALK SHOW, DRUG STORE ROMEOS (SOLD OUT)

    @ XOYO, SHOREDITCH – MIRAA MAY, BENJIFLOW, AMARIA

    @ BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MENS CLUB – ARLO PARKS, COLLARD, LUCY LU (SOLD OUT)

    Thursday March 5

    @ UNDERWORLD – AVELINO, KNUCKS, SHAYBO

    @ COURTYARD THEATRE – THE MAGIC GANG, DO NOTHING, LAZARUS KANE

    @ CAMDEN ASSEMBLY, CAMDEN – SAM TOMKINS, AMA, FINN ASKEW

    @ LAFAYETTE, KINGS CROSS – BLOSSOMS, CABBAGE, KATY J PEARSON (SOLD OUT)

    @ SHACKLEWELL ARMS, DALSTON – MATT MALTESE, JULIA BARDO

    @ BUSSEY BUILDING, PECKHAM – LAVA LA RUE, MASTER PEACE, PINTY

    Friday March 6

    @ CAMDEN HOUSE – AMP LONDON CONFERENCE

    @ PRINTWORKS – ANNIE MAC + GUESTS

    @ OSLO, HACKNEY – JOY CROOKES, TAMERA, BERWYN DU BOIS (SOLD OUT)

    @ SEBRIGHT ARMS – THE SNUTS, BADGIRL$, LUCIA & THE BEST BOYS (SOLD OUT)

    @ COURTYARD THEATRE, HOXTON – LOLA YOUNG, REMI WOLF, CHARLOTTE

    Saturday March 7

    @ SEBRIGHT ARMS – HAMZAA, TAYLA PARXX

    @ THE OLD BLUE LAST, SHOREDITCH – EVERYONE YOU KNOW, NOISY, BOB VYLAN (SOLD OUT)

    @ THE LEXINGTON, KING’S CROSS – INHALER, THE NINTH WAVE, WALT DISCO (SOLD OUT)

    @ OMEARA, LONDON BRIDGE – BEABADOOBEE, OSCAR LANG (SOLD OUT)





  4. Coming up to their new album, 'Foolish Loving Spaces', released January 31,
    Blossoms have shared the video for one of its tracks, 'If You Think This Is Real Life', produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey at Parr St Studios, Liverpool.

    Watch below.



    Live dates

    FEBRUARY
    04 Manchester O2 Ritz
    06 Leeds Beckett University
    09 Preston Blitz Early show/Late show
    13 London Pryzm Early show/Late show
    15 Liverpool O2 Academy




  5. Fontaines D.C., Inhaler, Royal Blood, The Snuts and Blossoms have joined the line-up for This Is Tomorrow.

    Also new to the Newcastle festival's bill, are The Lathums, and The Snuts. They all join headliners Sam Fender and Gerry Cinnamon, as well as Loyle Carner, Circa Waves, Tom Walker, Declan McKenna, Arlo Parks, The Dunts and more.

    Festival organiser Steve Davis says:

    “We feel Royal Blood are another huge addition to what is rapidly becoming the stand out outdoor festival line-up of the year for new music. Along with Blossoms and Fontaines D.C. This is Tomorrow Festival promises to be the live event of the summer.”

    The North East event will take place between May 22 - 24 at Exhibition Park in Newcastle. Tickets and further information via website.