The Perfect English Weather, aka Simon and Wendy Pickles of The Popguns, will be our special guests at the Monkey Swallows the Universe reunion show on 28 July.
Everything is upside down. Music helps. Come and see us at The Lamplight Club in Sheffield on Fri 3 March, along with The Gentle Good. Tickets here.
The last time Gareth Bonello (The Gentle Good) came to Sheffield was the day after the General Election. We weren’t feeling too good then either, but we sang to a similarly bruised audience and we all helped each other. Here’s a video of the two of us singing together that night, performing Gareth’s beautiful song ‘The Fisherman’ – you can hear the proper version on his latest album ‘Ruins/Adfeilion’, which is out now on Bubblewrap Records.
More gigs coming soon.
Tomorrow, Fri 3 Feb, Bandcamp are donating 100% of their shares of any music purchases to the American Civil Liberties Union. So you can help protect human rights and support independent musicians (cough cough) and treat yourself all at the same time.
Be excellent to each other.
Great turnout at the Save Sheffield Trees protest earlier today. Find out more here about why many people in Sheffield are angry about the way Sheffield City Council are ‘managing’ i.e. chopping down our trees.
I was back co-hosting The Breakdown on Sheffield Live for a fourth time yesterday. You can listen back to it here.
Sharing this on National Poetry Day:
I also feature in this week’s Sheffield Telegraph, out today. I was asked to pick some of my favourite things about Sheffield. You can read it here.
Here’s one of my picks, the Arts Tower, looking pretty this morning:
How about this then – I’ll be in conversation with the marvellous TRACEY THORN (!) as part of this year’s Off the Shelf Festival.
I’ll be talking to Tracey about her new book, “Naked at the Albert Hall: The inside story of singing”. It’s happening at Sheffield University Union Auditorium on 14th October at 7pm. More info and tickets over here. – EDIT: This has been postponed til 9 December
Here’s Tracey guesting on the new John Grant track, Disappointing: