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REVIEW: Alternative Dubstep Orchestra @ Hare & Hounds, August 16th

Words by Matthew Osborne / Pics by Jonathan Morgan For a variety of reasons (including a stressful day at the office followed instantly by a four year old’s birthday party) I was looking forward to a few beers on Friday night, and having my rib-cage rattled by supersonic bass lines. The beer was easy to […]

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REVIEW: Louise Petit @ Ort Café, Sat Aug 10th

Words by Ed King / Pics by Andrew Rawe – full gig shots can be viewed here Of all the C words I’ve been called, ‘cynic’ is probably the worst. It can be true. And as I watch Louise Petit’s video to ‘Christmas Time with You’, her Benetton friendly 2012 yuletide release, I feel the […]

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PREVIEW: Alternative Dubstep Orchestra @ Hare & Hounds, August 16th

With more familiar faces than a Trafalgar Rd house party, Alternative Dubstep Orchestra (ADO) are back at the Hare & Hounds on Friday Aug 16th. Describing themselves as ‘genre bending live dubstep’, and consisting of brass, strings, keys and vinyl, the rest of your clue is in the title. But made up of seasoned musicians […]

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PREVIEW: Louise Petit @ ORT Café, Sat August 10th

Hailing from Staffordshire, Louise Petit cut her teeth on The Midlands’ open mic and acoustic circuits. After a year of performing solo shows, Petit garnered the support of “like minded” musicians and developed a band – currently consisting of Russ Sargeant on double bass and Tim Heymerdinger on percussion, with a variety of guests at […]

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REVIEW: Freestyle @ The Bull’s Head, July 12th / Keziasoul + Yoji + Call Me Unique

  Words by Ed King / Pics by Katie Foulkes “I think its Jelly Beans,” explains Unique – offering an acute example of her very real (albeit unusual) phobia. “Me and the bottom floor of Selfridges,” a pause and look of reflected consternation, “…no.” I decide to Google ‘fear of sweets’ later, it’s too nice […]

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