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Here’s Johnny…

HERE’S JOHNNY… NEO-PSYCHEDELIC INDIE OUTLET, PHANTOM ISLE, WERE BACK IN TOWN LAST MONTH FOR THEIR EP LAUNCH PARTY, HELD AT THE BLACK PRINCE. ORIGINALLY FROM NORTHAMPTON AND IT’S SURROUNDING AREAS, THE BAND HAVE SINCE RELOCATED TO LONDON TO GAIN MORE TRACTION DOWN THERE Pete (Vocals/Guitar), Sam (Drums), Josh (Synth) and Matt Marchant (Bass) formed the […]

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A Guide to Independent Venues Week

Wednesday: Raising The Arwen: Poetry + Spoken Word with the Bard Friday: Project Noise  | Flow & Hustle | Damfino | Gaylips Thursday: Confessions of A Traitor | A Higher Demise | CALIBURN Saturday: Atomck | Nothing Clean | Atrocity Exhibit | Chinned | Sharkteeth Grinder | Nailbreaker   ROADMENDER | LADY’S LANE Roadmender, Northampton’s […]

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Big Fish in a Small Pond

Portland Arms, Cambridge 12/02/20 Camden Assembly, London 22/02/20 Duke’s Head, King’s Lynn 25/01/20 Icebreaker Fest, Portsmouth 02/02/20: BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND IT HAS BEEN QUITE THE YEAR FOR SARPA SALPA, TOURING THE COUNTRY AND PLAYING THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT, TWO NEW SINGLES, BOTH OF WHICH RECEIVED BBC AIRTIME, WITH ONE EVEN BEING SAMPLED ON […]

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Keeping Up With The Keepers

The Horn, St Albans 02/02/20 Roadmender, Northampton 31/01/20 The Green Door Store, Brighton 16/11/19 The Bridge, Shefford 04/01/20: The Horn, St Albans 02/02/20 Roadmender, Northampton 31/01/20 The Green Door Store, Brighton KEEPING UP WITH THE KEEPERS I caught up with Jordan Jones, to get the latest from The Keepers camp, since their phenomenal performance at […]

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A Festival Fit For A King

THE FESTIVAL FIT FOR A KING RETURNS TO THE BLACK PRINCE FOR ANOTHER YEAR The autumn is shedding its leaves in favour of a frosted sparkle. The long nights are drawing in, and many of us are suffering the withdrawal symptoms of Twinfest and other summer revelries. The King of Hearts Festival returns to The […]

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The Summer of 69′

THE SUMMER OF 69′: ROGER KINSEY REMINISCES BACK TO THE CAMBRIDGE FREE FESTIVAL 50 YEARS ON Roger Kinsey commemorates 50 years since the Cambridge Free Festival of 1969 and reminisces back to the halcyon days of musical chaos, including booking David Bowie for a May Ball The Cambridge Free Festival was first held in June […]

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“You’re in or We’re Out” The Lab Holds a Crunch Point Meeting

“YOU’RE IN OR WE’RE OUT!” ICONIC VENUE THE LAB HOLDS A CRUNCH-POINT MEETING Thursday the 3rd of October saw one of Northampton’s finest music and art venues hold a crunch point meeting with its members and the local community. The Lab, which is a former Labour club, held what it deemed to be an urgent […]

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The Kings Painting the Town Purple

King Purple psychedelic four piece from Corby-

THE KINGS PAINTING THE ROADMENDER PURPLE I caught up with King Purple’s Luke, Callum and Fraser at their recent gig at the Roadmender on 20th September. King Purple, hailing from Corby, have been an established name throughout the county for a while now, often seen supporting the likes of The Barratts, Sarpa Salpa and MONARCHS, […]

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The Grey Dog Festival Comes to The Roadmender

The Grey Dog Trust was set up with the aim of tackling the stigma attached to mental illness and making the conversation about it as natural as talking about physical illness with its focus on young people. Mental illness can be distressing and makes people feel socially isolated. We aim to use the medium of […]

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