Day: 1 May 2020

SLAP Mag Editorial May 2020

Editorial – May 2020

Hello everyone, thank you for visiting the SLAP Online Magazine May 2020 ‘Virtual Issue’. Everyone here at SLAP hopes you and yours are are keeping safe. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, or who are […]

SLAP Mag News Roundup May 2020

SLAP Mag News Roundup May 2020

Bye George  Many warm tributes have been paid locally to prolific letter-writer George Cowley who’s passed away from natural causes aged 83. George became notorious for his mostly inconsequential almost-daily ramblings which inspired a mix of amusement, boredom, frustration and […]

I, the Lion - Ghost - Video Screenshot

I, The Lion – Ghost

Single review: Ghost by I. The Lion I, The Lion are a post punk trio from Cheltenham, made up of Chris, Elliot and Eddie, who have released their new single Ghost and accompanying video on YouTube on 10th April. A […]

A Different Drum – Patrick Griffin - Album Cover

A Different Drum – Patrick Griffin

Single review – A Different Drum by Patrick Griffin In need of a little affirmation and uplift, right?  Then let Patrick Griffin provide what you require.  Originally from Hereford which warrants his attention by SLAP, Patrick currently lives in Oxford.  “A Different Drum” […]

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Up The Bug – Killin’ Time

Single review of Killin’ Time by Up The Bug Well, here’s a timely new song from Cheltenham’s best Libertines, ska, folk mash-up.  They’re the band Up The Bug, who were quick enough to anticipate how current events might develop in order […]

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The Artist’s Studio – Oliver Jones (online tour)

Online video release: 15 May 2020 2pm What happens in an artist’s studio? Join us to watch Oliver Jones as he takes us on a tour, answers some of your questions and discusses his work in the first of our […]

The Arboretum Bone Saw

The Arboretum – Bone-Saw

Single review – Bone-Saw by The ArboretumRelease 2nd May 2020 The accompanying missive expressed both an understanding of our collective zeitgeist and what the band were hoping to articulate. The toxic line in the email –“in these uncertain, dark and […]

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Ralph De Luffa – The Rising (EP 1)

EP review – The Rising (EP 1) by Ralph De Luffa Ralph De Luffa rises from the ashes with his debut EP ’The Rising’. Pronounced ‘Ralf-de-luther’, the singer songwriter from the West Midlands debuts his mixture of electronic pop with […]