Avast! Just popping up out of ‘retirement’ to share the news that Sheffield Shanty II features in a new exhibition, One Hundred Views of the Arts Tower. Between now and 31st March you can visit the exhibition at Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield.
This message still stands – get up and go forwards! 🌹
Fantastic night for Labour and for hope.
With love and optimism from a fully red Sheffield.
Digital only single available on Bandcamp
Coming soon to iTunes (vid coming soon too!)
You are a singularity
Vote on June 8th
Vote for kindness
Vote for empathy
Please don’t vote Tory
50% of all sales to the People’s Assembly
Do you know any floating voters / Tory voters in marginal seats? Do you have a Conservative-voting Grandma who likes her grandchildren and embroidery but for some reason thinks Theresa May is great? Perhaps you know a floating voter who is so twee they might actually be swayed by a small piece of embroidery?
Email me their address and I will anonymously post one of these to their house.
NB this isn’t a ‘merch’ thing so please don’t ask for one for yourself. I’m asking for people’s help with this as we’re safe from Tories here in Sheffield (hurray!) so it would be great to hear from people in marginal seats. I am a total amateur embroiderist embroiderer whatever so if my sub-par stitching upsets your gran don’t say I didn’t warn you.
‘Certain Death’ recorded by Alan Smyth at 2fly Studios, Sheffield, mastered by Dean Honer
Nat Johnson – vocals, guitar; Oliver Allchin – saw, percussion; Hannah Cartledge – vocals, flute, accordion; Katherine Jackson – vocals; Chris Loftus – bass; Neil Piper – drums
Andrew McMillan and I are taking our Brontë project up to Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters, next month. More info and tickets here.
Make sure you’ve got time for a wander on the moor if you’re coming!
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.