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Splendour Festival - Nottingham - July 2015 Live Review

in Music Reviews on 03 August 2015

Nottingham's Splendour Festival has a popular reputation in the city as a decent family day out - weather permitting - and this year it certainly lived up to its billing. After attracting the likes of local lad Jake Bugg (who has probably graced every single venue in the city with that shrill voice of his), Happy Mondays (brilliant) and The Boomtown Rats (not so brilliant, but entertaining) last year, the one-day festival has certainly grown in appeal. This year the main attractions are nineties chart stalwarts James and the legendary Specials.

Splendour Festival - Nottingham - July 2015 Live Review

Hidden behind the pop fare was certainly some very interesting music, mainly in the courtyard near the Comedy stage away from the funfair, hotdogs, candy floss and ice creams. If the Confetti stage - named after Nottingham's media college - featured generic indie led by the likes of The Twang, the acoustic stage had a few real treats like terrific singer-songwriter Daudi Matsiko (who would appeal to both soul and alternative fans equally) and Eyre Lew, with their well layered ambient guitar soundscapes.  

The sun and the crowd really came alive for James, who admitted that they had only just started playing their most popular tune 'Sit Down' again after a long period. I can understand why; it's nowhere near the best song of a great pop band who left Factory Records early in their career because they were finding their independence getting lost, so compromising with the masses doesn't tend to be a route they go down. On this occasion though, I'm glad they did. A mass sing-a-long ensues for 'Sit Down', enabling the real five-star material to come out.  

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The Twang Announce New Album 'N E O N T W A N G' Released 10th March 2014

Posted on 14 January 2014

The Twang Announce New Album 'N E O N T W A N G' Released 10th March 2014

The Twang Announce Intimate February 2014 Uk Shows

Posted on 11 December 2013

The Twang Announce Intimate February 2014 UK Shows

The Twang Announce Special Xmas 2013 Shows

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Robert Pattinson Learned Spanish Accent From Football Manager


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Robert Pattinson perfected his Spanish accent for a film role by copying ex-Liverpool Football Club manager Rafa Benitez.

The 'Twilight' actor says his accent when he played artist Salvador Dali was Spanish with a ''Scouse Twang''.

The 26-year-old star - who recently split from Kristen Stewart after she cheated on him - was talking about 2008 film 'Little Ashes' while he was in New York this week.

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Ray Davies: Closing Ceremony Was 'Intimate'


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Ray Davies felt the Olympic Games closing ceremony was ''intimate.''

The Kinks frontman performed his track 'Waterloo Sunset' at the Olympic stadium in London to mark the end of the event on Sunday (12.08.12), and despite performing to a stadium of thousands and a TV audience of millions, he felt the shows had a personal feel.

He told BBC Radio 2: ''I certainly felt it. I must have been about a hundred yards from the nearest audience but it felt quite intimate.''

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David Beckham Talks Like An American


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David Beckham is starting to talk like an American.

The British-born footballer - who moved to Los Angeles with wife Victoria in 2007 to play for La Galaxy - admits he is losing his London Twang.

He said: ''I catch myself calling my kids ''dude'' every once in a while, so there are a few words creeping in. And using American words like elevator instead of lift.''

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Chloe Moretz 'Tricked' Martin Scorcese For Hugo Part


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Chloe Moretz "tricked" martin scorcese into thinking she was British to bag a part in 'Hugo'.

The 14-year-old actress - who plays Isabelle in the animated movie - and her co-star Asa Butterfield fooled the Oscar-winning director into thinking she hailed from the UK, as she had spent five months living in London while she filmed 'Kick Ass'.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He flew Asa and I out to New York to audition in front of him and I spoke in a British accent the whole time.

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Kenny Wormald Needed Dance Double


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Kenny Wormald needed a dance double for the infamous warehouse dance scene in the 'Footloose' remake.

The 26-year-old actor has taken on the role of Ren McCormack in the remake of the classic 80s movie and while the new film features the lead character in an extended dance sequence similar to that of the original, Kenny had to give way to a dance double for some of the "gymnastic stuff".

He explained: "We called it the angry dance. There's some crazy stuff going on in that scene - some gymnastic stuff that is a little bit from the original and they wouldn't let me do some of it. It's just when it comes to the death-defying stunts - flips and stuff - that's not me. They were like, 'I don't think so. Sit down, Kenny!' "

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The Twang February 2011 Tour With Shaun Ryder

Posted on 09 February 2011

The Twang February 2011 Tour With Shaun Ryder

Backstage At The Big Reunion 2010

The Twang Saturday 27th November 2010 backstage at The Big Reunion 2010 Skegness, England

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The Hop Farm Festival Held At Paddock Wood - Day 2

The Twang, Hop Farm Festival and Hop Farm - The Twang backstage Kent, England - The Hop Farm Festival held at Paddock Wood - Day 2 Sunday 5th July 2009

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Playing Live Supporting The Pigeon Detectives At Millenium Square

The Twang Saturday 3rd May 2008 Playing live supporting The Pigeon Detectives at Millenium Square Leeds, England

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Xfm New Music Awards At Koko - Arrivals

The Twang - Wednesday 16th January 2008 at Xfm New Music Awards London, England

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