This March, DIY will be joining forces with Generator and taking to the road with Brighton noiseniks Tigercub for the latest instalment of the Mapped Out Tour, which supports emerging artists and has previously featured Rozi Plain amongst its alumni.
The Royal Blood-approved trio will be heading up the DIY Presents… Mapped Out Tour, and will be kicking things off at the Bikeshed Theatre in Exeter. They’ll stop off at The Harley on 23rd March, and tickets are onsale now.
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To mark ten years since the release of their first album, The Bright Carvings, folk-pop band Monkey Swallows the Universe are releasing a digital single on 26 Feb. The full five-piece will also regroup for a one-night-only Easter Sunday hometown resurrection gig on 27 March at Queens Social Club.
The gig was upgraded after the original venue sold out in just two hours. Nat Johnson, Kevin Gori, Cate Tully, Andy George and Rob Dean are looking forward to reprising the roles that saw them “put the cor back into recorder” in the mid-00s.
The single comprises brand new versions of two tracks from the first album; Sheffield Shanty has become Sheffield Shanty II (that’s aye aye, not two) and now features players from Cornerstone Brass Band. It’s backed with a new version of the secret track from the end of the album.
“We’re going to be playing all the songs from that first record,” said Johnson, who has released another three albums since MSTU parted in 2008. “As well as being a nice way to mark 10 years since its release, it’s a good excuse for us all to get together.”
In their day MSTU enjoyed Radio 4 and 6 Music sessions, festival performances including Green Man, End of the Road and Latitude, and toured with Richard Hawley, Camera Obscura and the Long Blondes. The Bright Carvings was released on cult local record label Thee SPC in February 2006 and their follow up album, The Casket Letters, was released on Loose Records in 2007. They announced an ‘indefinite hiatus’ in 2008, playing their final shows in Scotland.
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The first announcements are out for this year’s Tramlines, and its eighth instalment looks set to be the festival’s biggest year yet.
Alongside the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Dawn Penn are Harley Live favourites Field Music, Young Fathers and C Duncan.
One of the most exciting new British artists of the moment, Little Simz, will also be appearing at the festival, playing what is set to be an absolutely enormous set at The Harley. Get down early…
Tickets are onsale now, with the full weekend priced at just £42. Weekend tickets sold out in advance last year, so don’t sleep if you want to come join us.
Songwriter Misty Miller is fast-gaining attention for her raw, emotive intensity. She’s the kind of take-no-shit heroine this generation needs, hewn from the same deep passions and musical lineage as PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and Chrissie Hynde. Misty has impressed fans far and wide, including Radio 1 DJ and Bestival founder Rob Da Bank, who declared, “She has a voice that will slay us all.”
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Blending influences from Africa and Electronica Owiny Sigoma Band come in with their third album Nyanza. This project, made up of band Elmore Judd and Kenyan musicians, is a complex, constantly evolving, musical relationship now in its fifth year.
Their previous releases have been recorded in Kenya, for their self-titled 2009 album, and in London with the second Power Punch LP. The group features Nyatiti master Joseph Nyamungu and Lou percussionist Charles Owoko, both from the Nyanza Province in Western Kenya, as well as London-based musicians Tom Skinner (drums), Jesse Hackett (vox/keys) and Louis Hackett (bass).
The band travelled to the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya – home of their two members Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko – to explore the birthplace of Luo music. This inspired their new album Nyanza, which also takes influences from dub and techno. Arresting electronic grooves fit side by side with soft Lou singing and traditional Nyatiti music to create yet another pivotal moment in the turning cogs of this intoxicating, often surprising, soundclash.