Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Headsound: Nick Mulvey - Cucurucu

Nick Mulvey's music first appeared on Headstand six years ago. Now his latest single Cucurucu can be heard everywhere. From a softly spoken intro a multi-textured song builds interwoven with African rhythms and South American melodies. He offers the discerning listener a far richer sound than the average singer-songwriter. Cucurucu is released on 3rd of March and his debut album comes out on 4th May.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Show: 24.2.14 with Tim Clare

This show features the high energy, super funny performance poet Tim Clare recorded at Hammer & Tongue last year. There is also new music from Tom Adams, Shield Patterns and Wooden Arms and old music from Nick Mulvey and De La Soul.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Headsound: Idiot Songs - Villages of Ether

Cambridge-born singer and multi-instrumentalist Justin Grounds plays a homecoming gig at CB2 on 18th February with his new project with Pearse McGloughlin, Idiot Songs.

Strings, pianos, angelic vocals and warped spoken word come together on the epic Villages of Ether. The hi-definition video takes you flying, floating and falling through a surreal world full miniature people and giant crows where unexpected doorways lead from dim lit warehouses to vast open plains. The basement of CB2 could easily be a set from the video and the duo are sure to create a magical atmosphere.

They will be supported by Tom Adams who played a phenomenal set at Shindig last Friday. I was one of the first to pick up a copy of his new EP 'In The Constant Noise' which includes former Headsound Migration.

Details of the gig are on Facebook. Be sure to get there early.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Headsound: Girl Band - Lawman

The four lads in Dublin's Girl Band confound expectation with their distortion drenched lo-fi rock. The Pixies, Sonic Youth, Jesus and Mary Chain and many more can be heard on their debut release Lawman. The band can deliver hardcore mayhem as well as a sharp lyric to a steady beat. They never go into overdrive just for the sake of it.
The summer is already looking busy with tour dates and festivals including a gig at The Portland on June 10th.
A limited edition 7" of Lawman has already sold out but the single is available as a free download from Bandcamp. Your new favourite girl band comes with added testosterone.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hammer and Tongue: Keith Jarrett and Aryn Clarke 12th February

Hammer and Tongue returns to The Fountain this Wednesday 12th for the first event of 2014. Headlining is the intellectual, multilingual poet, novelist and teacher Keith Jarrett. Find out more at:

He'll be supported by Aryn Clarke. Check out his winning performance at Hammer and Tongue last year in April.

A great line up in addition to the slam which offers the chance of a place in the Cambridge final later this year. For full details and tickets see:

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Show: 9.2.14

This edition features Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip who recently played the Cambridge Junction and several bands who are playing the city in the coming weeks and months including Melt-Banana who play The Portland in May and Wooden Arms and Heart of a Dog who play Shindig next Friday (14th February)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Headsound: Heart of a Dog - HOSS

Shindig returns to St Philips Mill Road on Friday 14th February. Readers of this blog will be familiar with Wooden Arms and Tom Adams but sandwiched in between are Norwich duo Heart of a Dog.
HOSS is four minutes of weightless melodies and rhythms unexpectedly shifting under different currents. It fades halfway through then returns with twice as much power. Vocals echo over pounding chords. This is acoustic pop that keeps you on your toes and you can grab this song as a free download.