Month: February 2018

THE HANDSOME FAMILY SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘WEIGHTLESS AGAIN’ AHEAD OF ‘THROUGH THE TREES 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR’

& ALBUM RE-ISSUE  “Through The Trees – one of the 10 essential Americana records of all time” MOJO “The Handsome Family are as funny as ####, as sweet as love, and as serious as death” UNCUT The Handsome Family kick off the first leg of their Through The Trees 20th Anniversary Tour next week and with a 20th Anniversary vinyl edition of the album due for release on the 9th March, the band have shared their new video for Weightless Again. The Handsome Family’s Rennie Sparks explains: “For the twentieth Anniversary of Through the Trees I made a video of the first song on the record “Weightless Again”. Maybe our most American song: it’s about suicide, drug addiction, deforestation and Moby Dick as well as the great angst that only comes from the lack of real cream for coffee. This video features all of the great musicians now playing with us live as well as some soft-shoe dance moves that Brett has been working on for twenty years. He’s either ready for the big top or the padded cell.” Watch/share the Weightless Again video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5apJERgbYQc The Handsome Family’s classic album, Through The Trees, will be re-issued on 9th March on heavyweight blue vinyl, accompanied by an exclusive “Invisible Trees” bonus CD, comprising of 15 tracks of “out-takes, live performances and bickering”. The band will be incorporating the entirety of Through The Trees into their forthcoming...

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Innovative primary STEM programme makes 15,000 free books available to schools in the UK’s most deprived areas.

Lucy Hawking and Curved House Kids today launch Mars Diary, an ambitious new primary science programme, in partnership with the UK Space Agency, that aims to get 60,000 British schoolchildren involved in the UK’s ExoMars mission and other human and robotic space endeavours. At the core of the Mars Diary programme is an illustrated activity book that students personalise as they complete a range of creative, empowering STEM activities. Teachers are supported with lesson plans, teaching notes, differentiation ideas, multimedia and detailed curriculum links for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.   With the support of the UK Space Agency, 15,000 free Mars Diary books will be made available to primary schools across the UK with priority given to those in areas of high levels of deprivation and education under-achievement. Five thousand of these will be distributed to teachers via ESERO-UK and STEM Learning. To ensure full access to these high-quality materials, all UK primary schools will also have free online access to the entire programme including over 60 hours of lessons for Key Stage 2 (P4-7 / Y3-6).   Mars Diary is a sequel to the hugely popular Principia Space Diary, one of ESA Astronaut Tim Peake’s education outreach projects that has inspired over 95,000 British schoolchildren since its launch in 2015. Watch Tim Peake’s welcome message to the “brave space explorers” who will embark on the Mars...

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THOMAS TRUAX

ANNOUNCES NEW UK DATES ‘ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS’  – OUT 2 FEBRUARY 2018 VIA PSYCHO TEDDY RECORDS (PT-1032) PRE ORDER HERE LISTEN TO SINGLE ‘SAVE ME’ w/ GEMMA RAY “Beguilingly Bizarre. Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics”  – Uncut  “A joy to listen to, one feels the love and the pleasure that self-evidently went into every note.” – The Quietus “Like a trip to the frayed edges of sanity, unapologetically original.” – Dazed Inimitable musician, inventor and all-round polymath – THOMAS TRUAX – returns in 2018 with a brand new album: ‘All That Heaven Allows’, and today announces a...

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Redfaces

NEW SINGLE ‘MESSED UP’ RELEASED FEB 23RD UK TOUR DATES IN FEBRUARY “Another brilliant band from Sheffield” – Huw Stephens “These are songs built to stand out on large festival stages” – Gigslutz “Fuzzed out psychedelia matched to crunching rock riffs, the faint traces of Britpop in RedFaces’ sound makes for something extremely addictive” – Clash Sheffield’s RedFaces kick off 2018 with the release of a brand-new single ‘Messed Up’ on February 23rd. Recorded at Miloco’s The Pool in London and produced by Carey Willetts (Athlete) ‘Messed Up’ is a driving, monster of a song, with nods to their RnB influences – the groove landing somewhere between Kasabian and Michael Jackson, bass guitar and drums pushed right to the front of the mix. Chosen by NME as one of their essential picks for 2018, the year is already shaping up to be a busy one for the band. Previous single ‘Take It Or Leave It’ was chosen as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Introducing Track Of The Week’ and MTV chose them as a ‘One To Watch’ for this year. RedFaces are no strangers to the festival circuit. After storming performances at Community, Live at Leeds, The Great Escape, Dot to Dot, Isle of Wight, TRNSMT and Kendall Calling last summer, as well as support slots with DMA’s and a sold-out hometown show at Sheffield’s Plug, the band will tour the UK throughout February (dates below). RedFaces are Harry Lyon, Isaac White, Charlie Yapp and Ryan Laycock. Four lads from...

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DUCKING PUNCHES

‘ALAMORT’ THE NEW ALBUM – OUT TODAY REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR “DISTANT SHADOWS” – WATCH CONFIRM FULL ‘ALBUM RELEASE TOUR’ DATES THROUGHOUT APRIL “All told, whenever melody and innocence triumphs over hardcore and doom, Ducking Punches are onto a knockout!” – 4/5 – NARC “A thrilling ride from start to finish” – 8/10 – God Is In The TV  8/10 – The Irish News Today – Ducking Punches – finally release their eagerly awaited fourth album ‘Alamort’ via the Xtra Mile Recordings label. And clearly in good spirits for the album to finally be out into the world, the punk...

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