Archive | May, 2011

PROFILE: The Pamplemousse Project

The Pamplemousse Project is the culmination of nearly half a decade’s work from Birmingham producers Spider Pryor-Williams and Chris Smith. Born across the table of a Parisian restaurant in 2008, The Pamplemousse Project’s blend of live strings, percussion and electronica has been heralded as a cross between Zero 7, The XX and Massive Attack. Not […]

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NEWS: Sound It Out campaign

Last month Birmingham based Sound It Out, a ‘social development agency’ that develops music programmes for the city’s ‘marginalised individuals and communities’, had 100% of its Arts Council funding cut. A total of £100,000, referred to by the organisation as their ‘core funding’. In immediate response, local music promoter and entrepreneur Clare Edwards began a […]

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Vix (aka Vix 'Fuzzbox')

OPINION: Girls rule OK – by Vix

We’ve got a Fuzzbox and we’re gonna use it; who would’ve thought that four colourful schoolgirls from Birmingham, who formed a band “for a laugh”, would still be the most successful UK all-girl band (as opposed to vocal groups) 25 years on? Surely all those budding young female musos can’t all hit puberty and immediately […]

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