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Laura Marling back in Southampton

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It has been a whole three years since Laura Marling last graced the stage at Southampton Guildhall, then it was in support of A Creature I Don’t Know, now it was the turn of Short Movie.

Having moved away from the folky, country sounds that were so prominent in her Mercury award nominated first two albums, she’s set her sights on the wonders of electric music. Rather incredibly she’s been able to keep a hold of her identity whilst successfully shifting in the music spectrum. Even so, it was intriguing to see how her new sound would translate to the stage. Read the rest of this page »

F U Matthew by Chanel Samson

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Oh my god, what is this!?

There’s so much going on that’s impossible to process straight away. It’s like Glinda from Wicked went to Avenue Q and decided to start up the glittering yellow brick road of the music industry. And it’s AWESOME. Read the rest of this page »

The Pierces

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I came across The Pierces towards the end of last year, after a horrid time searching through Spotify for something new to listen to this group came as breath of fresh air. They have a whole bunch of songs that are just completely awesome and they span over a few albums, so it’s nice to see that they have that continuity.

The sister duo isn’t afraid to make a few changes here and there, even if they’ve hit upon a perfect formula. Secret is a wonderful display of how slow they’re willing to go with a track and the other techniques they have at their disposal to make up for a lack of speed. Then there’s Kings, which is much faster in comparison but no less addictive. The lyrics in both tracks are great and fun to listen to. Quite often the lyrics from different tracks meld together and get themselves stuck together in some kind of a The Pierces mega fusion. Read the rest of this page »

Count to Ten by Tina Dico

Hi again.

I know it’s been a while but we’re back and we’re really going to focus on the music that Musical Nourishment loves.  I’ll offer no explanation for the long absence as there really isn’t a good enough excuse to put down.

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The Lionels

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The Lionels are a wedding band that does the rounds along the South Coast. They had their time to shine at Victorious on the Real Ale Stage where they covered well-known hits from across musical eras. It seems a lot of their business comes from weddings and they are a popular choice, always pleasing the audience. Read the rest of this page »

Looten Duke – Our first gig back will be at the Edge of the Wedge

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Looten Duke, another Portsmouth band, have been gigging since 2013. Since they got together they’ve released their debut single and video called (There’s No Way I Could) Lose My Mind. They offer up a blues/rock sound and have been on a mission to get it out to as many people as possible by hitting the pubs and local venues.

We kept missing each other at Victorious but we finally managed to catch up over email. Joshua Elkington chose hos fiva random numbers and took on our question cards.

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B of the Bang – Southsea Fest will be our last ever show

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B of the Bang are a fantastic Portsmouth band, they create beautiful melodies and addictive music, which in turn creates records that have longevity.

We first discovered them at Southsea Fest a few years ago, they were playing in one of the many venues that takes part in the day long festival. That day was spent trying to catch as many bands as possible so we didn’t get to see too much unfortunately.

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Kill Kasper – Google Gossip, Lies & Promises and you can watch the video for our new single

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Kill Kasper is another Portsmouth based band and yes they’re another staple throughout the local scene. They’re a rock band making a name for themselves and this year played on the Seaside Stage, the same one that Tom Odell headlines later that day. Kill Kasper have also had some attention from the likes of BBC Introducing, and not to mention that they’ve received global internet attention.

They had a lot on their mind on the day of the festival, they had their set in the early afternoon and not long after that they had somewhere else to be. But, quite understandably one member had a lot more on his mind, like proposing to his now fiancé on stage. Of course we would like to pass our congratulations on to Jamie! Read the rest of this page »

Slow Club – We broke down in the Arizona desert once

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Slow Club is one of our favourite bands at the moment, their music is fantastic and they’re on an upward trajectory that refuses to relent. They headlined the Nevada Acoustic stage at Victorious Festival and their set was brilliant. Charles and Rebecca took to the stage and delivered their perfect music with perfect harmonies, Rebecca doing so while sporting a moustache, which kept threatening to fall off.

They played plenty of songs from their recent album, Complete Surrender, including the hidden track, which can be found at the end of Wanderer Wandering. It’s such a lovely track and it was a nice surprise to actually have it played live. The set was brilliant, but over far too soon. They proved a popular group, which is no surprise. Read the rest of this page »

The Monkey Butlars – Dean gets mistaken for my dad sometimes

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The Monkey Butlars are a Portsmouth based band that covers songs for their local gigs. They’re always up for an event and Victorious was one of their biggest so far. They hit the Casemates Showcase stage and we caught up with them just before their set. Read the rest of this page »