Acoustic Rooms Monthly – May 2019

Abby Clarke/ June 1, 2019

After a four-week break for the Easter holidays, The Mic was straight back to Acoustic Rooms held at Rescue Rooms every Monday night from 8pm until late, where a mixture of local acts and guest headliners perform all night long, filling the venue with music and talent. May saw three weeks’ worth of great performances including five featured artists as

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EP Review: Eyre Llew & In the endless zanhyang we are – ‘Carrier’

Abby Clarke/ April 15, 2019

Nottingham trio Eyre Llew release their EP ‘Carrier’ today, a collaboration of their own ambient rock sounds with Korean shoegaze band ‘In the endless zanhyang we are’. The EP bookmarks an incredible tour exchange which saw the groups spend over three months playing forty-four shows across eight countries. Eyre Llew released their single ‘Silo’, the EP opener, on Sunday 7th

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 08/04/19

Abby Clarke/ April 9, 2019

Last night was The Mic Magazine’s last Acoustic Rooms before the Easter break, and it’s been a great term filled to the brim with amazing guest performances as well as the consistent local talent that takes to the microphone at Rescue Rooms every Monday night. Guest host this week Jonny Olley introduced the night and promised another busy evening with

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 01/04/19

Abby Clarke/ April 2, 2019

Nearing the end of term, last night was The Mic’s penultimate night at Acoustic Rooms before the Easter break, and as always it delivered a diverse line up of talented musicians, showcasing local artists skills. Opening the night was Louis Croft who has previously performed at Acoustic Rooms and kicked off with a Jake Bugg feel and continued to play

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Living with Autosomal Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst syndrome- By Abby Clarke

Abby Clarke/ April 1, 2019

During my short career as a music journalist I have struggled with a condition that very few have heard about but poses a significant barrier to my much-loved hobby. Time and time again it destroys my enjoyment of important musical solos, crucial moments in performances and can even ruin the crescendos of otherwise incredible songs which are often the highlights

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 25/03/19

Abby Clarke/ March 26, 2019

Last night’s Acoustic Rooms saw a return to the more traditional open mic music, with singer/songwriters accompanied by their acoustic guitars dominating the evening. Opening the night was Tom Pryce who had been to Acoustic Rooms late last year. He opened with his song ‘Falling’ and then went on to play a couple more original songs which set the tone

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The Half Eight @Rough Trade 22/03/2019

Abby Clarke/ March 23, 2019

Three weeks after the release of their EP ‘Rose Tinted Soul’, The Half Eight hosted their EP release tour at Rough Trade with support from local singer Holly Fallon and pop-punk singer Bronnie. Firstly, as you walked into Rough Trade it was clear to see that The Half Eight had put a lot of time and effort into dressing the

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly 18/03/19

Abby Clarke/ March 19, 2019

Even before Acoustic Rooms kicked off last night there was excitement in the air as not only were we joined by ITV’s The Voice who were going to be filming the performers throughout the night, Deaf Havana made a surprise visit ahead of their Rock City show tonight. The music kicked off with Omari who performed his usual jazz-rap style

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Acoustic Rooms Weekly- Birthday Special 04/03/19

Abby Clarke/ March 5, 2019

Last night was a special Acoustic Rooms celebration evening marking the 10th birthday of the acoustic night which has featured thousands of artists since it began ten years ago. The night promised free cake alongside the usual happy hour bar prices and some extra special acts to truly highlight the talent we have on the current Nottingham music scene. The

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Larkins @The Bodega 01/03/2019 + Interview

Abby Clarke/ March 2, 2019

I joined Larkins ahead of the penultimate show of their tour, at Nottingham’s Bodega, to chat about their new music, inspiration and how the tour has gone so far. The four-piece indie-pop group last came to Nottingham supporting Cassia last Autumn at Rescue Rooms. Their use of lighting and production had impressed the crowd, and they were set to do

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