Freshly Squeezed: November

Kian Russell, Northampton blues artist performing live

Phil Moore runs you threw the month’s new releases
Kian Russell ‘Off the Ground’
Kian Russell 16 year-old Russell brings his American blues and rock influences to the fore – from John Mayer and Hendrix through to Paramore and Biffy Clyro. After he lived in the US for some of his childhood he really has soaked up the sound and feel of the guitar greats, and his songwriting is now flourishing. Opening track ‘Bullet Through The Heart’ really kicks the round dangly things, whilst the title track has a lot of emotional layering that suggests a bright future no matter what style he does. […]

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Made in Northampton: November

Tragic, northampton punk 3-piece

A Pick of NN’s Finest on the Scene for November

I booked Tragic to open the bill for my Shoetown Presents gig at The Lab in the summer, with Mundays and Kian Russell and I was not disappointed. The band have since played numerous times throughout the county with multiple appearances at The Lab and the Garibaldi at The Lift tower presents, monthly all dayers, featuring 8 bands across 2 different stages. With many more dates being constantly added, the band are quickly making themselves known across the town. The band have recently released singles Walking and Sammy Set His Bed on Fire. Having recently caught the attention of the BBC this band are one to watch. […]

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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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