Music venues are fighting off noise complaints, abatement notices and planning applications; 12 venues are already under threat, an avalanche will follow if we don't take action. We are genuinely facing a meltdown in the British live music circuit while the government sits on its hands reciting legal precedents from the 1800s.
Sad you didn't make it to Bestival last weekend? DON'T BE. First of all, think how lovely and dry you were in comparison to those poor blighters out there having the time of their lives. Okay, maybe we need a better reason. How about we just give you a roasting hot playlist of fresh new talent to listen to you to enjoy your own mini-festival in the comfort of your mud-free home instead?
We're like musical magpies, you see. It doesn't matter what shape or form the music comes in- if there's something about it, we just need to let you guys know about it. With the thousands of incredible acts out there it can of course be a little tricky to make our minds up- but hey, we always manage somehow.
The first show to have grabbed our gigging attention this week is an appearance from the brilliant Longfellow on a cracking Club Fandango bill.