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Jez’s Mixtape: Ten Albums You Need To Listen To!

Jez Denton with Richard Thompson's Rumor And Sigh In the first of a regular series, where Tarka Blowpig Music are going to ask guest contributors to nominate ten albums with a song from each to be put on a Spotify playlist, TBM's Jez Denton will start with ten albums...

Mixtape! Contributors Wanted

Do you remember in the 70's and 80's being told about home taping of music was going to kill the music business? That the act of recording albums onto multiple blank tapes would destroy sales of those works? And how it didn't really? You see, I reckon home taping...

Show 37: Dance, Dance, Wherever You May Be!

http://www.radiobicester.co.uk/tarkablowpig Show 37 takes a typically eclectic journey through the world of music to make you dance. Taking in ska and reggae, northern soul, country dancing, morris tunes and even ballet, presenter Jez reckons even the most reluctant...

Album Review: Gaslight Roses – FineLines

Gaslight Roses - Fine Lines The beauty of being a fan of music is meeting, speaking and discussing music with other like minded people. People who tune into your tastes and understand your likes, what you enjoy and, more importantly, what's truly going to get you...

Tiger On The Bridge – James Walsh

James Walsh at The H Club, London Every now and then you find a performer who is criminally underrated. One who should, based on their output, be huge, filling arenas and stadiums and selling millions of albums. One, though, for whatever reason, doesn't quite break...

Album Review: Hollow Bone – Kathryn Tickell and the Darkening

In these troubled times, the theme of building walls, creating barriers and keeping others out is one that holds particular resonance. There appears to be growing a sense of intolerance of others, a desire to become more and more insular, an overwhelming feeling of...

25 Songs for This Week – A Playlist

I have recently started following, on Twitter, a couple of guys in America, who post about music and the stuff they produce. @ItsMeHenning who has his own band @gentle_hen always tweets some great questions about music, that I've enjoyed getting involved with and that...

Album Review: What A Time To Be Alive – Tom Walker

In 1983, at the age of 11, when I started buying music, I bought the album Throw The Warped Wheel Out by Scottish new wave band, Fiction Factory. It was an album bought on the strength of one song, the number 6 hit (Feels Like) Heaven, a song I really, really loved....

Album Review: Merrie Land – The Good, The Bad And The Queen

Of the last 30 years of British popular music one voice has come to represent a unique Englishness, content to perform in his natural estuary pronunciation, with no attempt to hide behind a fake or put on air. That voice is the singer of The Good, The Bad and The...

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