Martin Phillipps – Interview

Martin Phillipps – Interview

I was excited to be introduced to Martin Phillipps when The Chills came to play at Norwich Arts Centre. This was the chance to sit down with a writer of an unimaginable number of songs, (many more than the 500 oft-suggested), while he was passing through Norwich. We...
Brighten The Corners – Review

Brighten The Corners – Review

Brighten The Corners – Ipswich 9th & 10th June Waking to find a heavy sun beating down on the ancient city, warmth in the air at last, I hauled my old limbs into the shower, steeling myself for a long day. I was to be travelling south to trudge around the...
Fin de la Siesta – Review

Fin de la Siesta – Review

Fin de la Siesta curated by the Perspectiva Artists Collective The Merchant House, Norwich The literary side of Norwich came to the fore on Friday. This poetry night was promoted by Diego Leon, the voice of Perspectiva artists collective, and curated by Oihane Garcia....
Wildfest ’23 – Review

Wildfest ’23 – Review

Wildfest, Smallburgh, Norfolk What makes a good festival? I asked the man waiting beside me in the pizza queue.   Great bands and good people. he replied.  Well, this is a great festival then! I concluded.  (Ed, Will that do?)  (No. More...
The Pearl Harts – Review

The Pearl Harts – Review

Presaged by a (insert your own collective noun here) of photographers, The Pearl Harts are attracting a lot of media attention right now. At one point, early in the evening, the paying punters only just matched the number of paparazzi present. I was intrigued to hear...