It's poetic that Emmy The Great's stunning debut album 'First Love' is receiving the ten-year-anniversary treatment just months after Emma-Lee Moss gave birth to her first child. The timing is a fitting tribute to the many little quirks life throws at us, many of which are referenced throughout the album's lyrics penned a decade ago.
Canada has always been a hotbed of incredible musical talent, but one act who have thus far drifted under the mainstream radar is the phenomenal duo Mobina Galore. Relying on a guitar and a drumkit to make themselves heard, Mobina Galore make one hell of a racket despite their minimalist approach to instrumentation.
The wonderful Long Division makes a welcome return this evening as a range of wraparound events kick off ahead of their epic all-dayer on Saturday 1st June. Taking place across Wakefield for the next five days, Long Divison is one of the most eclectic offerings on the festival circuit and we're delighted to have it back.
Fresh from more traditional touring plans, and ahead of a hectic summer of festival appearances, Brighton's Our Girl are taking a step back from the full-throttle life on the road to perform an all ages matinee show in Birkenhead Library this weekend. Tickets for the show are available now but, with a limited capacity, they're unlikely to stick around.
Gwenno Saunders has had a musical career more rich and varied than many, much older, peers. From her early electropop experiments (largely in the Cornish language she has now become closely associated with), to her time in girl group The Pipettes, touring in Elton John's live band and now in her satisfyingly successful guise as, simply, Gwenno.
After a brief hiatus, the wonderful Long Division Festival returns to the streets of Wakefield this year. Representing one of the UK's most eclectic bills, as well as a ticket that you'd be hard-pressed to beat for value, it left a gaping hole in last year's festival calendar. To celebrate its return, we've delved into the lineup to present five bands you need to see.