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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.
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.
Continue reading: Splendour Festival - Nottingham - July 2015 Live Review
Currently touring the UK, Birmingham quintet The Twang rode a wave of media hype in 2007 that resulted in hit singles and a top three spot for debut album 'Love It When I Feel Like This'. Two years later the follow up barely made top twenty, so the act now release record number three hoping for a return to prominence.
Continue reading: The Twang, 10:20 Album Review
The Twang's new single, We're A Crowd, will be released on February 13th, 2012. It is the lead single from their upcoming third studio album, called 10:20. The Twang has announced a UK tour, which will take place throughout February 2012 and continue into March 2012. The band is continuing their tradition of playing weekend concerts.
Continue: The Twang - We're A Crowd
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@_Phil_Etheridge repping the classic 30 Something tee back in 2014. @fruitbatUSM Favourite Carter track people? https://t.co/mM0qc3xbQO
@Joshwilkins1881 @_Phil_Etheridge 10:19?
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RT @_Phil_Etheridge: Been treating that announcement like match of the day. Didn’t want anyone to tell me the score all day.
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