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DELICATE Glaswegian songsmith C Duncan has doubled down on the glitter of last month’s single, “Alluvium”, with just one more song to round off the year and to keep you abreast of happenings connected with his next album, due in the new year on Bella Union. The track is called “The Wedding Song” and it’s romantic, …

JACK CHESHIRE is a voyage in the best traditions of a very British strain of pastorally inflected psychedelia who, by some as-yet unexplained quirk of the space-time continuum, isn’t as yet a leading household name for lovers of beautiful and mysterious, graceful rock; but then, if we investigate some of the theories underpinning his cracking …

THE JAZZ BUTCHER is one of those artists who make indiepop kids of a certain generation go misty eyed, and with good reason; Pat Fish, the man behind the jazz despatching curtain, as it were, was an all-round gentleman of the whimsical song, someone you’d definitely find in the kitchen at parties; sometime indie television …

NOW INTO its sixth year – though, for reasons we need not dwell on now, not its sixth consecutive – the multivalent In The Round festival is back at The Roundhouse in London’s Camden from January 15th to the 24th next year, and will feature eight shows carefully chosen from across the musical spectrum. There’ll …

DIMPLE DISCS, the small-is-beautiful home of Damien O’Neill, Cathal Coughlan and others, is staging a trio of bands associated with the label at Islington’s legendary The Lexington early next month – and on the bill are cult Dublin combo Sack, who’ll be appearing in London for the first time in 20 years. The quintet who …

THE CRADLE of Two Tone, Coventry, is busy donning its finery as it assumes the mantle of UK City of Culture 2021; and none other than Terry Hall himself is bringing a series of great gigs to the city entitled Terry Hall Presents At Home Sessions. And one of the most eye-opening bills during the …

HALIFAX’s lovely, all-conquering The Orielles are determined to bring a little light into our pervading winter with the announcement that they’re putting on a live-stream show from The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, just down valley from their home patch, at 8pm on Saturday, December 5th. It rounds off a year that saw them drop their acclaimed …

ALT.COUNTRY royalty Lucinda Williams has announced she’s doing her bit to help the venues and promoters she’s worked with down the years with a half-dozen themed live-stream shows called Lu’s Jukebox, running from this week right up to New Year’s Eve. The six Lu’s Jukeboxes will mostly feature her fronting a full band in HD …

WIGAN’S current chosen indiepop few, The Lathums, have announced a return to live performance for the first time since their sold-out February tour when they play the historic Blackpool Tower, just up the M6 in coastal Lancs, with the show streaming in HD audio and video – for free – from 8pm British Summer Time next Wednesday, October 28th. The …