Attitude is Everything supports the music industry to make live music events more accessible. Having begun as a pilot project in 2000, AIE are now a fully independent charity and part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of Organisations.
They encourage events organisers to go beyond legal obligations set out in 'The Equality Act' and implement 'Best Practice', providing a fair and equal service to their Deaf and disabled customers.
Club Attitude is all about demonstrating best practice access and creating great gigs that anyone can attend. This year, Club Attitude is moving to a new venue, the Islington Assembly Hall which, is a beautiful venue next to the Town Hall on Upper Street. The accessibility is excellent so it provides the perfect setting for their next gig.
Married indie-pop duo, Summer Camp will be headlining Club Attitude on Wednesday 26th March with support artists, DJs and special guests to the announced over the next few weeks so watch this space.
The last two Club Attitude events took place at Village Underground and were headlined by Slow Club and Wave Machines. Both events sold out so we'd recommend buying you tickets HERE asap.
Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing, is his first release on French label, Talitres and comprises a collection of songs written before his car accident, whilst touring Spain during the summer of 2011. The songs took on a new light during his recuperation and he began sending them off to people around the world including The Twilight Sad and his Texan side-kick, T. Nicholas Phelps. With their help Micah began to create a record.
Micah was subsequently invited to record in Santander, Spain, at Moon River Studio. For two weeks and two days, with the assistance of engineer by Fernanda ‘Mac’ Macava, Micah realised what was to become ‘Micah P. Hinson and The Nothing’, working with local musicians - The Aquattro String Quartet.
According to Micah, “A grand amount of time and a grand amount of love was put into every song.”
April 2014 Tour dates
Tue 22: Norwich - Norwich Arts Centre
Wed 23: Brighton - Komedia
Thu 24: Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
Fri 25: Nottingham - Bodega
Sat 26: Gateshead The Sage
Sun 27: Glasgow - Broadcast
Mon 28: Manchester - Ruby Lounge
Tue 29: London - Union Chapel
Wed 30: Bristol – Thekla
Canadian trio Doomsquad will release their debut album 'Kalaboogie' on 25 Feb via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN/USA) & No Pain In Pop (UK/EU).
The group has shared the track ‘Disremember/Dismemberment’ from the album for your listening pleasure above.
Drawing in guitar, flute, percussion and synth, the Montreal and Toronto-based siblings Allie, Jaclyn and Trevor Blumas really have an expansive approach to their music that can leave the listener enthralled.
DOOMSQUAD LINKS: Website / Facebook
Photo by Laura-Lynn Petrick
The website Echoes and Dust recently started a series called Musical Therapy, where they are exploring the relationship between music and mental health with the aim of raising awareness and confronting the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. You can read the articles and contribute your own experiences if you want to HERE
If you do wish to contribute, Dan from Echoes & Dust says;
> “There's no word limit, minimum or maximum. Articles submitted so far have ranged from 200 - 1500 words
> We won't edit the piece before publication, except for spelling and grammar. The content will remain the same, and we'll ask you for a preferred title
> We're happy to publish pieces anonymously or under a pseudonym, alternatively, we can publish it under your name and link to you; whichever you'd prefer
> We're interested in publishing whatever people want to write about, and aren't being at all prescriptive in terms of content. However, if there is graphic content in the piece we would consider putting a content warning on it, which we'd discuss with you before publication.
> We're not just after contributions from musicians; a lot of current contributions are from the point of view of the listener”
Have a read, they also have some decent Top Tens from 2013!
Jocie Adams from the Low Anthem returns to the live scene with her new project ‘Arc Iris’ with an appearance at The Great Escape in Brighton and UK dates as follows:
Fri 02 May Night & Day Manchester
Tue 06 May Louisiana Bristol
Wed 07 May Bush Hall London
Working under the banner 'New Music. New Circuit', the Satellite Tour will see three new bands on a a new touring circuit and, all for just £4 a ticket (including all booking and handling fees).
The tour includes: Sons & Lovers (Polydor Records),Eliza & the Bear (Capitol Records) and Fed Page (Virgin/EMI Records)
Dates for a fabulous night out in February are;
5th Canterbury The Ballroom
6th High Wycombe Bucks New Uni SU
7th Ipswich The Malthouse
8th Rotherham The Trades
10th York The Duchess
11th Carlisle Brickyard
13th Ayr The Basement Coffee House