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Pavey Ark

Artist: Pavey Ark

by Nick Boldockon 6th November 2019
Pavey Ark are an alternative acoustic band from Hull. Atmospheric vocals and violins glide over fingerpicked guitar, melodic bass and complex percussion. The result is a lush folk-inspired sound that has established the band as one of the must see acts in the region.

Ronno

Artist: Ronno

by Nick Boldockon 13th October 2019
Ronno was a shortlived vehicle for three members of Bowie's backing band The Hype - Ronson, Visconti and Woodmansey - with ex-Rats frontman Benny Marshall recruited on vocal duties. [...]

There's Something Stirring In King Billy's Bogs

Various Artists – There’s Something Stirring In King Billy’s Bogs

by Nick Boldockon 6th October 2019
Compilation tape put together by fanzine Hull, Hell & Happiness and showcasing six of the region's most respected bands of the time. [...]

The Pop Pigs - then

Artist: The Pop Pigs

by Nick Boldockon 6th October 2019
The Pop Pigs were actually from Scarborough, but we played regularly at The Adelphi, and were sufficiently embraced by the Hull indie scene of the late 80s that we were asked to contribute a track to the anti-poll tax Hull - North of Manchester cassette in 1989. [...]

News: Holy Holy return to Hull – details and tickets

by Nick Boldockon 4th October 2019
  Holy Holy return to Hull for their first appearance at the new Bonus Arena on January 18th, 2020. This time around the group – which features ex-Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey (Driffield’s most famous son) and producer / Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti along with a full band and special guests. This time around they will […]

The Housemartins - Happy Hour: The Collection

The Housemartins – Happy Hour: The Collection

by Nick Boldockon 22nd September 2019
20-track budget compilation released in 2011 [...]

Mick Ronson - Only After Dark boxset

News: Cherry Red announce new Mick Ronson boxset

by Nick Boldockon 21st September 2019
  We’re all smiles here at Archive Towers as news reaches us of a splendid new Mick Ronson boxset to come from Cherry Red Records this coming November. Only After Dark – The Complete Mainman Recordings collects both of the great man’s mid 70s albums for RCA – Slaughter On 10th Avenue and Play Don’t […]

A Side Label

The Gargoyles – The Magnificent Church

by Nick Boldockon 1st September 2019
The second of two 7" singles put out by legendary Hull band The Gargoyles [...]

Moscow - Gabriel

Moscow – Gabriel

by Nick Boldockon 1st September 2019
Acclaimed synth pop 7" single from 1983 [...]

Fonda 500 - Super Chimpanzee (Village Records)

Label: The Village

by Nick Boldockon 28th August 2019
Record label set up from the Adelphi and overseen by Fonda 500 and Adelphi boss Paul Jackson. Intended as a label that would promote "music that is either too good for, or beyond the reach of, the British corporate music industry" [...]