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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 […]

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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 […]

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News: Hull metal legends Re-Animator release new EP

by Nick Boldockon 8th March 2019
Hold the front page – Re-Animator are back! With their last studio release some 27 years past (1992’s That Was Then This Is Now), a new release from Hull’s legendary thrash metallers is big, big news and it’s here at last. New EP One More War is an astonishing return to form, five tracks of […]

News: Record Store Day comes to Hull

by Nick Boldockon 1st March 2019
  The annual Record Store Day takes place on Saturday April 13th, and unlike the last few years local vinyl junkies won’t have to travel far to get their RSD fix. In recent times the nearest RSD participant (since the closure of GJM Music in Princes Quay) has been Bug Vinyl in Beverley, but this […]

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News: Diggory Venn reunion shows!

by Nick Boldockon 20th January 2019
The original acoustic line-up of Beverley band Diggory Venn (Martin Peirson, Peter Robinson and Robin Peirson) have agreed to get together again to play at two forthcoming events.  The request has come from The Processed Pea club based at Etton near Beverley, where they regularly performed throughout the seventies. The venue is about to celebrate its 50th […]

News: Hull Venue to showcase local music

by Nick Boldockon 19th June 2018
  The all new Hull Venue will give local artists a platform as BBC Introducing host a top notch test event which will be first gig at the venue, and will exclusively feature local talent. The all-standing event, which takes place on July 25th, will feature precocious post-punk outfit La Bête Blooms (of whom we […]

News: Kindred Spirit fanzine reborn!

by Nick Boldockon 8th March 2018
  Firstly – an apology… we’ve been meaning to put this post up for an absolute age but life keeps getting in the way (and, you know, we keep forgetting…). You just can’t get the staff can you? Anyway – better late than never eh! So what’s this all about? Back in the early 80s local […]

News: Adelphi to become Community Interest Company

by Nick Boldockon 16th February 2018
  A series of teasers on social media in the past few days told us there was to be an “important announcement” from the Adelphi this week. And last night, at the Hamell On Trial gig, the secret was out… After 34 years as the beating heart at the centre of Hull’s music scene, the […]

News: Rotheray Returns!

by Nick Boldockon 8th December 2017
(photo: Mark Blissenden) Dave Rotheray returns! And he’s got company… Ex-Beautiful South guitarist and songwriter Dave Rotheray “retired” from music back in 2013 after the release of his excellent second sort-of-solo set Answer Ballads. But now he’s back as one third of all-new band Prosecco Socialist, alongside old friends Eleanor McEvoy and Mike Greaves. New […]

News: Soda launch “Artificial Flavour” LP

by Nick Boldockon 22nd November 2017
  Following the long awaited release of Soda’s lost album Artificial Flavour in 2016 on CD and cassette, the band are now bringing the album to the best format of all! Artificial Flavour is released on pink vinyl, complete with gatefold sleeve, on Saturday November 25th with a launch at Hull Record Fair (Fruit, free […]