James. A heritage band for Extraordinary Times

James. A heritage band for Extraordinary Times

Intrepid photo journalist, Paul W. Dixon, is reporting on some of the most happening music and artists of NOW, at all levels. Recently catching Indie Icons, James wowing around six thousand people at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Scroll down for images. The band's brand new (15th) album, 'Living In Extraordinary Times' is being received as their best so far, in some quarters and feedback from their live shows is undeniably impressed across the board.  They play International shows in November before returning to the UK (with special guests, The Charlatans), in December, Struggling musicians, please Do NOT give up if you can keep yourself fed/housed, because James really are an extraordinary band, perfect for the surreality of modern life.  As this is a tale we're telling, here is true inspiration. Key components of the north's…
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Hands Off Gretel ‘Kiss Me Girl’ Single, Video, Tour

Hands Off Gretel ‘Kiss Me Girl’ Single, Video, Tour

In these days of bland baddies as world mis-leaders you can never have too many glamtastic punx. Hell yeah, then for Hands Off Gretel and their spanking new single 'Kiss Me Girl'. It probably won't get them many invitations to play children's parties, if the video is anything to go by, but it's femme powered, noisy-sex rock to scream along to on tour (scroll down) this Autumn. A sparky taster of an even busier 2019. The freshly uploaded, 'Kiss Me Girl' video. Fronted by scream-queen, Lauren Tate, Hands Off Gretel strut a cheeky, sugar-coated mix of heavy garage rock, grunge, and noise pop influenced by No Doubt, Nirvana and PJ Harvey. Lauren, Sean Bon (guitar) Sam Hobbins (drums) and Becky Baldwin (bass) formed the South Yorkshire band in 2015. Pulsing new wave songs for our times, powerfully and colourfully. it's not taken long for them to gain attention. In 2016, tracks from…
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Louder Girls! Nova Twins, Sh!ts!ck and I,Doris rock the Loud Women Party

Louder Girls! Nova Twins, Sh!ts!ck and I,Doris rock the Loud Women Party

Gearing up for Loud Women Fest (15 September) in fine style, TheZineUK's Lorna Cort catches Nova Twins, Sh!ts!ck and I, Doris totally smashing it live, at the Loud Women Summer Party What a line-up! Loud Women know how to put on a show, The Lexington in Angel (London) is the venue for the Loud Women Summer Party, and it’s already packed down the front when the festivities begin with the kitsch and feisty I, Doris. Dressed in a uniform of red, dinner lady style tabards with added sparkle, the band – all named Doris – start the evening with the ‘I, Doris Pledge’. A promise to be kind to our fellow Dorises, and to help a Doris in need, the crowd duly raise a hand and repeat ‘I, Doris’ in unison, so tonight, we are all Doris. The…
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