• Heavies On The Live Side

    By Chris Wells on February 12, 2020
    UK funk stars BRAND NEW HEAVIES have lined up a series of shows across the nation this Autumn. So far promoters AGMP has them down for: OCTOBER       16 LEEDS, UNIVERSITY STYLUS OCTOBER17   HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS OCTOBER 23:   COVENTRY, EMPIRE OCTOBER 24:   BRIGHTON, CHALK OCTOBER 30:   LONDON, INDIGO2 OCTOBER 31:   BRISTOL, ANSON ROOMS NOVEMBER 6:     […]
  • Sisters Doing It For Themselves

    By Chris Wells on May 5, 2017
    The Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham continues its adventurous film programming with a short season dedicated to female freedom fighters who took the fight to a sexist, racist, capitalist establishment. Women In Activism is curated by Charmaine Simpson, and kicks off tonight with The Supreme Price, a documentary on the struggle for women’s rights in Nigeria before presenting three […]
  • Feel The Spirit

    By Chris Wells on June 4, 2015
    Peven Everett, Josh Milan & our own Omar will lead Spritual Soul @ The Electric, Brixton, London on Friday, June 19. DJs on the night: Paul “Trouble” Anderson, Da Twinz Blaze & Boogie & June Furlong, playing(Soul, Funk, Jazz, House, Broken, Neo-Soul. Tickets cost £25 for show & after party.  
  • Bern/Hot

    By Chris Wells on November 17, 2014
    Norwegian soulman Bern/hoft is gonna be in town real soon. He’s already sold out a date at Manchester’s Deaf Institiute on Nov 26 and he also has one moving fast at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire the following night, Nov 27. The latter is the re-scheduled one from last May. Hit this for tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Bernhoft-tickets/artist/1750534 His new single, Freedom, is taken […]
  • Archive Magazine August 2014

    By jo GB on October 22, 2014
  • Mary J UK Set

    By Chris Wells on September 10, 2014
    Hip-hop soul queen Mary J Blige has come to London to write and record her next album. The London Sessions, released on November 24, features collaborations with some of the cream of the UK Music scene – Sam Smith, Disclosure, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Sam Romans and Jimmy Napes. The result is a very different piece of work for Ms […]
  • Klook Here

    By Chris Wells on June 25, 2014
    Written and directed by Ché Walker, the guy who also created Lovesong for soulman Omar, Klook’s Last Stand, is now running at Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP until July 6. Starring Ako Mitchell as Klook and Sheila Atim as Vinette, this two-hander features music by Anoushka Lucas and Omar and tells the story of a drifter who’s gotten too […]
  • Booker Debut

    By Chris Wells on June 25, 2014
    Benjamin Booker will release his debut, self-titled album on August  18 on Rough Trade [ATO Records in the United States]. The album is produced by Andrija Tokic [Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff]. Described as “a well-mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans blues”, Booker cites his influences as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter […]
  • Black Sunshine

    By Chris Wells on May 19, 2014
    By Dan Dodds Legend has it that the aspiring classic rock star has to live fast and die young, just like Jimi Hendrix. Or that a barrage of drug taking, loud music and promiscuity will have you washed up, no more creativity to offer, unable to get it up and living out the back of some old VW camper van, […]
  • Garland Jeffreys: Truth Spoken Here

    By Chris Wells on February 25, 2014
    By Dan Dodds     “I love this!” says my brother, listening to the track blasting out of the van’s speakers whilst hitching a ride to The Pilot for a swift one. “Let It Bleed?” he asks, referring to a Rolling Stones album title. It’s not so wide of the mark, because Wild In The Streets – the Garland Jeffreys […]