News: More acts confirmed for Black Deer

The all-things Americana and country festival has just confirmed a host of new acts for this year’s event in East Sussex’s Eridge Park. The bill already features Band of Horses, John Butler Trio, The Staves, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Bragg, along with many, many more. So, the addition of The Shires, The Magic Numbers and…

Interview: artist, Phillip Cullen

Born in Dublin and now living in Japan with his wife, Phil’s an 80s kid at heart. He grew up on a steady diet of cartoons like The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Thundercats, which might explain his obsession with drawing animals… I love to draw expressive characters. Mainly animals. So, when I’m working on…

Feature: Festival Fever

Nowadays there are so many festivals to choose from. Making a decision on one can be tough. So, we’ve rounded-up those we’ve tried and tested to help you make your choice. Then if that doesn’t whet your appetite, we’ve got a selection of festivals further afield in Europe… Words Russ Cook and Isla McGregor Wilderness Festival…

Review: Country 2 Country 2019

We know the stereotypes associated with modern day country music and the so-called Nashville sound. But trust us, this festival, now in its seventh year, continues to bring the best of the scene to UK audiences. Words Russ Cook   The O2, London 8-10 March 2019 If you don’t think country music is permeating the…

Feature: Discover a new favourite festival

Looking for something new this year? Check out these five understated festivals and discover a new favourite. Whether you want to start small for your first adventure, or you want something low-key, we’ve got you covered… Words Russ Cook Red Rooster When 30 May – 1 June Where Euston Hall, Suffolk Instagram @redroosterfestivals We’ve been to…

News: Festival season 2019

Having recently spent the weekend at The O2’s Country to Country Festival, we’ve well-and-truly got the flavour for the season ahead. To get you in the mood, we’ve rounded up the biggest news for this summer’s festival line-up… Words Russ Cook and Isla McGregor Glastonbury Festival When 26-30 June Where Worthy Farm, Pilton Instagram @glastofest After a…

Interview: artist, Sarah Jane Docker

When you grow up in a freeing world of beautiful lakes and fells, it’s quite easy to get lost in your imagination. Combine that upbringing with an innate creativity and you get Sarah: eccentric, excitable and whimsical, and bloody well talented too… Growing up in a small coastal town in the Lake District can make…

Interview: Music therapist, Melanie Garside

January can be a tough month. The winter’s dragging on forever and the expectation of a new year weighs on us all. In times of hardship, music is the saviour. To find out more about the power of sound and song, and its ability to comfort, heal and inspire, we had a chat with London-based…

Interview: artist, Timothy Stringer

Tim’s been obsessed with music since his early teens. Back then, it was all about the big names and the big albums. But then he started to discover lesser known artists. That led to him buying a guitar and playing in garage bands with friends. Today, though, it’s all about the art… I do all…

Feature: 10 Christmas no.1’s not about Christmas

Our ears have been flooded with incessant Christmas songs for months now. So, as an act of rebellion, here’s a list 10 Number Ones that refuse to even mention the word. How do you like them mince pies, Santa?! Words Isla McGregor 1. ‘Killing in the Name’ by Rage Against the Machine (RATM) This was…