End of the Road Festival: Ones to Watch

Despite celebrating its 10th anniversary last year and winning NMEs ‘Best Small Festival 2016’, End of the Road remains a bit of a hidden gem. Musically, the line up usually consists of a lot of folk and psych, and smidgen of world. But what really makes it something special is it’s ongoing efforts to champion creating unique moments, from special guests, secret sets and stages, and wonderful art and experiences hidden throughout its fields and woods. Top tips for anyone heading would be to bring a wooly jumper and blanket, as the weekend always seems to be just that bit chillier than other festival weekend. And of course, a pair of open ears…

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New Frankie Cosmos LP Is Brave in Its Emotional Exposure

Frankie Cosmos- the brain child pop project of New Yorker Greta Kline- is a DIY icon, known for her astonishingly prolific output of independent releases as well as her lyrical intimacy and frankness; responsible for such gems as “You are what you shit/take a look in my toilet”. Her new full length ‘Next Thing’, set for release April 1st via Bayonet Records, might be lightyears away from the super lo-fi of 2012’s ‘Much Ado About Fucking’, but is the clear amalgamation of 4 years of countless releases that explored everything from spoken word to synth pop.  Continue reading “New Frankie Cosmos LP Is Brave in Its Emotional Exposure”

Diet Cig’s Alex Luciano On Why Tickets For Frankie Cosmos’ UK Tour Are A Must

Come May the New York musician Frankie Cosmos and her band will be travelling across the pond to play a string of tour dates in the UK and Europe, including a slot at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. As if her short, snappy lo-fi tunes aren’t incentive enough to grab a ticket, Alex Luciano- one half of Diet Cig and huge Frankie Cosmos fan- wrote a piece for us on what her music means to her:  Continue reading “Diet Cig’s Alex Luciano On Why Tickets For Frankie Cosmos’ UK Tour Are A Must”