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    Almost Owen Is Having The Time Of His Life ‘From The Outside’ With New Single

    Almost Owen returns with what is possibly his most thought provoking song yet. ‘From The Outside’ examines the lives we present to others, in contrast with what’s really happening. In today’s social media oriented world, it feels as though everyone’s a superstar carefully curating their best lives on Instagram, while equally carefully hiding reality under the carpet. ‘From The Outside’ is a poignant, and very timely song release, in light of Natalie Beach’s article in The Cut about her life as ghost writer for infamous Instagram star Caroline Calloway. Almost Owen, in speaking of ‘From The Outside’, describes it as “a song about the light that comes from burning the…

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    The Sun Was Sure Burning Bright At Upton-Upon-Severn’s “Sunshine Festival” – Review

    Campers enjoyed their August Bank Holiday weekend celebrating the 10thAnniversary of Worcestershire’s very own Sunshine Festival. Starting in 2009, Sunshine Festival began as a small show only gaining 714 audience members with only one stage and one bar. 10 years later, they’re now met with thousands of music fans eager to watch over 100 acts across 4 stages. Not only that, but the festival also expanded the entertainment, providing their audience with; a circus, an inflatable land, an international food village and 50 sold out trader places. Starting on Friday 23rd August, campers headed their way to Upton-Upon-Severn to set up their tents for a fun filled weekend ahead of…

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    BAD MEN RISING – Protest Singer and Occupy Activist Tom Moriarty On Britain, Brexit and The Battle Against Injustice

    Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Corbyn can save Britain from the divisive mess of Brexit – that’s the view of up and coming protest singer Tom Moriarty. The husky-voiced troubadour, often compared to Ray LaMontagne, believes the polarisation of politics across not just the UK, but much of the world, stems from the global financial crisis of 2007. One of the founders of the Occupy London movement, which saw protesters setting up camp next to St Paul’s Cathedral for several weeks in 2011, Moriarty argues hardship wrought by the crash triggered a rise in nationalism and support for populist leaders. He says the Brexit Leave campaign, backed by wealthy right-wing businessmen,…

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    The Boys Are Back! Ras From Damage Talks to Us About Their Upcoming Tour

    The Boys Are Back! A throwback tour like no other. The tour will feature four iconic boybands from the 90s; Five, 911, A1 and of course Damage. Emma Mages recently got in touch with Ras from Damage to talk about the upcoming tour that will be happening at the beginning of next year. Tell us a little bit about the Boys Are Back Tour, what is it we can expect? It’s basically about all of the 90s/2000s boybands coming back together, and it’s like a throwback to the Smash Hits and Radio 1 roadshows that we used to do back in the day, where we’d all get together and have…

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    Chris Butler – ‘Summer Money’

    After more than forty years in the spotlight, fans of Chris Butler have got a pretty good idea what to expect from him. Butler has earned himself a reputation as one of the most forthright and funny lyricists around, and his studio provocation has won him the respect of creative, risk-taking recording artists around the country. He helped kick-start the Akron sound with Tin Huey, he turned surf-rock expectations upside-down with Purple k’niF, and as the songwriter and guitarist of The Waitresses, he penned a holiday favourite (‘Christmas Wrapping’) and an eternally relevant pop-rock classic (‘I Know What Boys Like’). The cheekily-titled ‘Got It Togehter !’, is Butler’s latest collection of experiments,…

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    Satellite Of Love: Phil Solem Of The Rembrandts Talks About Upcoming New Album

    Best known for writing ‘I’ll Be There For You’, which became the theme song for the long running series, ‘Friends’, Phil Solem, one half of pop-rock duo The Rembrandts spoke to Malvika Padin and recalled career highlights, while revealing more about the band’s upcoming album ‘Via Satellite’, set for release this August. What is the message behind your upcoming album ‘Via Satellite’? We are trying to make melodies more popular in the world. If there’s one message as an album that would be it. There isn’t a specific theme or convincing we are trying to do, ultimately it’s about reintroducing melodic music back into the mainstream. How has your sound…