The Pressure Group - All Of This And More

News: The Pressure Group retrospective out now

by Nick Boldockon 16th May 2017
  Back in 1987, Hull band The Pressure Group released a low-key 7″ EP, “Only God Is Perfect” on their own Poltroon Records imprint. That record is now insanely rare and copies change hands for three figure sums in the record collecting fraternity – and until now, the songs contained therein have never been reissued. […]


News: Oxjam seek Hull festival organisers

by Nick Boldockon 24th March 2017
Have you got what it takes to organise an epic music festival in your town? How about one that raises thousands of pounds for Oxfam’s work fighting poverty? If you are up to the challenge then why not get involved with Oxjam 2017? [...]

Basil Kirchin - Silicon Chip

News: Trunk Records release “new” Basil Kirchin single

by Nick Boldockon 14th December 2016
  The eminent Trunk Records – the label behind the 2003 reissue programme of Basil Kirchin’s work – have now released a vinyl single by the great man. Previously unreleased, “Silicon Chip” was recorded back in 1979 at Fairview Studios (where else?) and the track is an unexpected excursion into a funk-infused electro sound, featuring […]

Myles Howell & John Andrew (Kingmaker)

News: Kingmaker For A Night

by Nick Boldockon 2nd December 2016
Celebrating 25 years since Kingmaker first entered the UK Charts, "Kingmaker For A Night" is an anniversary gig with a difference. [...]

Roland Gift

News: Roland Lee Gift homecoming gig

by Nick Boldockon 27th November 2016
  Roland Gift, former Fine Young Cannibals and Akrylykz alumnus, will appear at the Welly on Monday, December 12th for a long overdue Hull gig. This promises to be something special – not only is it Roland’s first appearance in these parts for absolutely ages, the gig is being recorded for use on future releases […]

A Perfect Combination @ Kardomah 94

News: A Perfect Combination @ Kardomah 94

by Nick Boldockon 27th November 2016
  Following on from the release of the brilliant Fairview Studios compilation “A Perfect Combination”, curator Andy Richardson has put together a live event together with Gary Marks of GJM Promotions, that will see many of the musicians featured on the CD playing live, in some cases for the first time in many years. The […]