Mega Aquarians @ Tramlines 2013

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Photo: Ben Marchant-Williams

“It’s the festival of community. Community and unity, unity and peace, peace and love.”

And with those very words, Mega Aquarians’ guitarist and singer Des launches Sheffield’s biggest-sounding two-piece into their second thundering song of the evening. It heralds bleeding eardrums, grinning faces and sweaty bodies. Continue reading “Mega Aquarians @ Tramlines 2013”

Podcast : Tramlines 2013 mix

It’s once more the time where Sheffield throws the house out of the window (i.e. going all out for the win, spare no expense, etc) and assembles some mighty musicians to do their magic for the pleasure of the honourable guest, the audience.

With the cornucopia of bands on display, you could struggle to choose where to start. Fret not! We have been going through the lists, times and received plenty of bribes to bring you this lil’ mix. 20 songs. 20 bands. 5 blocks of 4 bands who go quite well together.

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Tramlines 2013 – Recommendations

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We know it’s a very busy weekend, this whole Tramlines thing, so we’ve done a lil’ list of bands we really suggest you check. Heck, some of these we placed in a neat lil’ podcast.

Like last year, we’ve compiled a nifty PDF file you can print with our recommendations. Print it double sided, fold it and Bob’s your uncle (we did the DNA test).

Sloucher – Tramlines 2013 recommendations (click here for pdf download)

Don’t agree? The official Tramlines website has the whole guacamole-filled quesadilla and even better, you can buy a Tramlines guide (which wasn’t made in fugly Excel like mine) for 3 quid, available right now at The Harley and The Wick at Both Ends.

Without any further ado (the lest words I type, the less grammar mistakes I make) here’s a few venues we believe have a gorgeous line up… Continue reading “Tramlines 2013 – Recommendations”

Answers on a postcard please – An interview with Keith How

As the artist Keith How prepared to leave for his latest exhibition in Finland,we realised there was no time left to do a leisurely interview. Questions on a postcard seemed a good idea. I found a postcard in my random postcard drawer that included two aspects of the exhibition, ceramics and a red thread. Keith’s paintings are the missing link.

I posed the questions on a postcard but I didn’t expect Keith to limit his replies to one and I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading “Answers on a postcard please – An interview with Keith How”