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Flam and Flange discuss “Pete Sounds”

“Pete Sounds” by Peter Richard Adams Welcome to the first Flam and Flange review for SLAP. We record the review live as part of our podcast and then write it up here so everyone gets the best (or worst) of […]

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Nozstock 2021 postponed

The 21st edition of Nozstock The Hidden Valley will now be postponed and take place between the 21st and 24th July 2022. This has been an incredibly difficult and challenging period for the Nosworthy family and everyone involved at the […]

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I Heard A Rumour by Sebastian – Review

Birmingham based Funk artist Sebastian released his latest groove on 28th May. Leaving the lyrics up for interpretation Sebastian simply says that “I Heard A Rumour”  is a song inspired by a past experience. The track opens with the most […]

Album cover for Homemade by David Brinkworth & the Pit

Homemade by David Brinkworth & the Pit

David Brinkworth & the Pit – Homemade – Album Review Two years ago I attended an open mic night. The young bucks with their “copycasters” stood expectantly at the back of the pub, primed, in readiness of their impending Oasis […]

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Redditch Gets Set to Rock

John Bonham A Celebration Festival Returns After having to cancel the 2019 festival and then postpone last year’s planned 2-day event, John Bonham Memorial Friends are looking forward to finally staging the John Bonham A Celebration II festival in Redditch […]

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Start A War by Goodbye Cassini – Single Review

Worcester based trio Goodbye Cassini brought May crashing into existence with a brand new single, Start A War. With arrangements being recorded from home studios during isolation, they were then mixed and mastered by Joe Marsh. This track has an […]

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Mappfest, Malvern – 7th August 2021

Mappfest started as a garden party hosted by Andy Mapp in 2009 with a Raffle for charity with a couple of live performers, and has grown into an annual event held on Malvern Common. This year it will be back […]

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Jukebox Martyr by Y!kes – Single Review

If you’re finding yourself feeling deflated, and craving a much needed injection of energy, turn up the volume on Jukebox Martyr. This is the third single of the year from Midlands based alt rock, anti-pop powerhouse, Y!kes, and was released […]

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Gold by Kyle Parsons – Single Review

Once in a while, the vocals of a singer can capture your whole attention, make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, with their tone and warmth. Worcestershire based Kyle Parsons has one of those voices. His […]