Friday, 20 July 2018

SUMMER SOUNDS FROM SPRING KING as the band release second track 'I Hum' from forthcoming sophomore album 'A Better Life' + Annie Mac 'Hottest Record' - OUT NOW

Today Spring King share ‘The Hum’, the massive new single from their forthcoming album A Better Life. Taking the bands trademark choruses to the next level, ‘The Hum’ is a raucous chant-along roar of fight-for-your life invincibility. The track was premiered last night by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and can be streamed/purchased now.

Of the track, Spring King’s James Green says: “"The Hum’ is a song about returning to old haunts and old memories, and attempting to relive those visceral experiences and emotions, whilst realising that you've allowed yourself to slip into a life that wasn't necessarily what you'd planned. It also came to encompass all the broader themes that the album touches on - self-reflection, overcoming adversity and negativity, and a constant striving for something better.”

A Better Life is released August 31 via Island Records. A stunning evolution from their 2016 debut, Tell Me If You Like To, the new album is a primal, joyous demand for no less than a better world. A Better Life finds the Manchester four-piece fully collaborating; the result is an astounding volcanic flare of musical energy, born of an equally collective confidence from Tarek and his bandmates Pete Darlington (guitar), Andy Morton (guitar) and James Green (bass).

A Better Life is produced once again by Tarek, who won the Self-Producing Artist of the Year at the Music Producer’s Guild Awards 2017 for his work on Spring King’s debut Tell Me If You Like To. Musically, however, A Better Life is a triumphant advancement of their previous material and the sound of the band truly understanding their own power.

Spring King recently announced their biggest ever UK tour for this September - culminating in shows at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town and Manchester’s O2 Ritz. This weekend they play Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival and will also make appearances at RiZe and Reading and Leeds Festivals. Tickets for all dates are available now.

Spring King festival dates
  • 22nd July Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
  • 18th August RiZe Festival, Cheltenham
  • 25th August Reading Festival, Reading
  • 26th August Leeds Festival, Bramham Park
  • 1st September Bingley Music Live, Bingley
Headline tour dates
  • 19th September St Lukes, Glasgow
  • 20th September The Cluny, Newcastle
  • 21st September Plug 2, Sheffield
  • 22nd September O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
  • 25th September Thekla, Bristol
  • 26th September Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
  • 27th September O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
  • 28th September O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
  • 29th September O2 Ritz, Manchester
Spring King Band release track 'I Hum' from forthcoming sophomore album 'A Better Life'- Photo copyright Hollie Fernando (All rights reserved)
Spring King (Tarek Musa, Peter Darlington, James Green, Andrew Morton) Photo copyright Hollie Fernando (All rights reserved)
Listen to new track ‘The Hum’
Tap here to Pre-order new album A Better Life 

out August 31 via Island Records
A Better Life can be pre-ordered now. 
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Monday, 9 July 2018

Summer Signings. Meet the author, Liz Shakespeare at a host of Devon Festivals and Events.

Readers who enjoy local books will have the opportunity to meet author Liz Shakespeare this summer.
Liz has become well-known as an author who brings to life the people, history and landscapes of Devon, and she has a busy summer ahead visiting many South-West events.
Liz said ‘Writing is a very solitary occupation so I enjoy these opportunities to go out and meet my readers.’
Liz has a long Devon ancestry which she feels has given her a good understanding of Devon and its people. Her most recent book is The Postman Poet, a novel which captures the opportunities and inequalities of Victorian North Devon. The Postman Poet has been long-listed for the DLF Hall and Woodhouse prize and will be featured at the Sidmouth Folk Festival on August 7th when Liz will be joining with musicians Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll to celebrate the life and songs of Devon’s Postman Poet Edward Capern.

Historical research was also the inspiration for her previous books, The Turning of the Tide, a true story of a young Clovelly mother confined in Bideford Workhouse, Fever: A Story from a Devon Churchyard, and The Memory Be Green: An Oral History of a Devon Village. All Around The Year, is a collection of twelve poignant stories, deeply rooted in the Devon countryside, and each linked to a month of the year from January through to December.
Liz will be signing copies of all her books at the following events:

  • Clovelly Maritime Festival on July 14th 
  • Launceston Show on July 26th
  • In the Magpie Marquee at the Mid-Devon Show on July 28th
  • Woolsery Show on July 30th
  • In the Crafts and Gifts Marquee at the North Devon Show on August 1st
  • Okehampton Show on August 9th
  • Dartmoor Folk Festival on August 11th and 12th
  • Chagford Show on August 16th
  • Holsworthy Show on August 23rd
  • Lustleigh Village Show on August 27th
  • Clovelly Crab and Lobster Festival on September 2nd

Meet the Author Liz Shakespeare around Devon this Summer
Further details of Liz’s books can be found on her website
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

August Highllights. Atlantic Soul with a sprinkling of Motown.

Soul Intention is an 11 piece soul band who play Stax & Atlantic soul classics from the 60's & 70's with a sprinkling of Motown. The band formed in 2016 having responded to a letter in the Gazette from bassist, Trevor Davis, who wanted to form a soul band. You can check them out at the following events this August.
 Thursday 2nd August Soul Intention big sound soul band 
at the Palladium Club, Bideford EX29 2DE.. 
Doors open at 8pm. Tickets £4 on the door.
Saturday 24th August Soul InTention big sound soul band 
at Croyde Village Hall, Croyde EX33 1LX.. 
Doors open 8pm. Tickets £5 on the door.

Follow Soul Intention SW
Based in South West U.K. Soul Intention Big Sound Soul Band is available for Functions, Festivals, Parties, Weddings or special event 
Tel: 01237 470268 or 01237 451450