Made in Northampton: September

Tom Rose & The Heathen Orchestra, Wellingborough based alternative blues band

Tom Rose & The Heathen Orchestra
Self-proclaimed as forming out of playing in other bands badly, the macabre charm of Tom Rose & The Heathen Orchestra first caught my eye when performing at Woodfest last year. I have since had the pleasure of seeing them perform at Twinfest and I highly recommend that you do too. With their unique instruments and irregular tunings they are a musical treat to chase the demons from your life in short rhythmic bursts. If you like Nick Cave and Tom Waits, you’ll love these. Watch out for Trouble’s What You Get. Listen to the interview and a live acoustic performance at mixcloud.com/shoetownsounds […]

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Freshly Squeezed: August

Joe Martin, local musician performing live

Phil Moore runs you threw the month’s new releases

Joe B. Humbled Why Did You Kiss Me
Joe B. Humbled is the new sideline venture from Joe Martin, aka frontman of maraca driven rockabilly band GOGO LOCO. Staying true to his blues influences, Why Did You Kiss Me is the third release so far. The track tells the story of misdirected hope during the early stages of a budding romance. The harmonising vocals are reminiscent a fifties pop song. […]

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