Author: Angeline Liles

Live | Bear’s Den @ Cambridge Junction

What was perhaps intended to be a warmup show might have accidentally become the jewel in the crown of this final handful of live shows for the third studio album from Bear’s Den. Before outings to larger venues in London…

Live | Blanco White @ EartH, London

The evening’s venue is tucked away on the western edge of Hackney. Accessed through an unassuming door, the renovated auditorium is enjoying its second year of a new life. After being locked up and left derelict for 40 years, EartH…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

‘Good to see you again, folks!’ read the screens next to stage one on Thursday, the opening evening of 2019’s Cambridge Folk Festival; a not unfounded assumption that audiences return year after year. Thursday night has traditionally been a soft…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2019 Preview

Cambridge has always been much more than ‘just’ a music festival, and this year’s programme again demonstrates what has become their trademark: forward-thinking, confident belief in the potential of people gathered together around music and ideas. Throughout the weekend there’ll…

Live | Blanco White @ Village Underground, London

As the wool-sweatered Henry Jamison points out during his opening set, Village Underground in Shoreditch is not actually underground. What misleading times we live in. The renovated warehouse with its vaulted bricked arches is, though, objectively sold out for what…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2018

“Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around / I’m gonna keep on walking, talking, singing, hoping, praying, saying, voting, voting, voting / marching to the freedom land”, sang Rhiannon Giddens in the closing minutes of the 54th Cambridge Folk Festival,…

Live | Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 Preview

Approaching its 54th event, the Cambridge Folk Festival remains firmly amongst Europe’s foremost offerings for celebrating, introducing and shaping folk music. We spoke to operations manager Neil Jones and asked what the secret to its longevity is: “we’re so aware…