Pre-show interview with The Blinders

Abby Clarke/ October 25, 2018

A couple of hours before their headline show at Bodega, I sat down with Matty, Charlie and Thomas, better known as the alternative political-punk band The Blinders. Nottingham marked a quarter of the way through their UK tour and the three were finding it great so far, having played in Birmingham the night before at The Castle and Falcon which

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Abby speaks with George Gadd before his UK tour kicks off

Abby Clarke/ October 23, 2018

I sat down with musician George Gadd on an unusually sunny October lunch time to chat about his ten-year anniversary of performing, his upcoming UK tour and some the highlights of his time in music. Going back to the start with George’s first ever performance, he told me that he used to have “floppy emo hair” and even put on

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Silver Wilson headline The Bodega on Saturday night

Abby Clarke/ October 21, 2018

After having some trouble with a support act, Silver Wilson played their first headline show at The Bodega Nottingham on Saturday night, with support from Remy and Badminton. They brought their feel-good indie-pop vibes to an excited and energetic crowd. First up was last minute support Remy, winner of this years Notts factor. The recently turned eighteen-year-old played a mixture

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Cassia return to Nottingham for the start of their UK tour

Abby Clarke/ October 11, 2018

Cassia have begun their UK tour after returning from playing in Europe, and they started it at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham. They were joined by The Mocking Jays and Manchester band Larkins and filled the venue with their chilled-out tropical indie vibes. First up were indie-pop band The Mocking Jays from Nottingham who have now played the Rescue Rooms stage

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Abby speaks to Deco before their sold-out Bodega headline show

Abby Clarke/ October 8, 2018

Over a year ago I joined Deco before their last Bodega headline show and Saturday night I joined Max and John again to catch up with what they’ve been up to since. They admitted that their music has become both more popular with fans but also, they have streamlined their sound to appeal to wider audience. They also explained that

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Deco headline a sold-out Bodega show on Saturday night

Abby Clarke/ October 8, 2018

Following a successful summer of festivals and the recent release of their new single “Upside Down”, Deco came home to headline a sold-out Bodega. Supporting were LUNAH (also known as Ben Mcconnachie) and Black Cats and Magpies. Opening the show was LUNAH, an indie-electronica music producer who recently produced the music for Deco’s latest song. He also invited singers Katie

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Pale Waves headline Rock City

Abby Clarke/ October 3, 2018

Pale Waves returned to Nottingham on Tuesday night after they’d previously played an incredibly packed out set at this year’s Dot to Dot festival. Having only just released their debut album “My Mind Makes Noises” a couple of weeks ago, the Manchester four-piece have exploded onto the music scene, helped by The 1975’s Matt Healy, and don’t look to be

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Spring King at Rescue Rooms- 26th September

Abby Clarke/ September 27, 2018

Almost a month after the release of their second album “A Better Life”, Macclesfield band Spring King headlined Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms for the penultimate night of their UK tour. Their set was packed full of songs from both their albums, providing a great performance of non-stop energy.   Starting the night were four-piece Ed The Dog. They played a variety

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Preview: Jorja Smith at Rock City

Abby Clarke/ September 26, 2018

Jorja Smith, the twenty-one-year-old R&B singer from Walsall, will be performing to a sold-out Rock City on Sunday 14th October.   Having recently released her debut album “Lost and Found”, Jorja Smith is taking the album on tour around the UK, Europe and North America. With influences from the likes of Amy Winehouse and The Streets, her sound brings a

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Album Review: The Blinders- Columbia

Abby Clarke/ September 21, 2018

The Blinders are a three-piece alternative rock group originally from Doncaster but now based in Manchester who have been making a lot of noise in the up and coming music scene. Their debut album “Columbia” is out on Friday the 21st of September and incorporates an in-your-face sound similar to Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes with influences from Nick Cave

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