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12963827_10153440229201434_2550144404922643101_nIt may not be the busiest of weeks but it certainly plays host to some pretty big names, especially if you are a fan of the alt-folk and acoustic genres. And with that in mind I’ll leap straight in and talk about the next artist to take the stage at The Beehive as part of The Songs of Praise May Mini Roots Residency.

As part of her Songs of Our Years album tour, Gill Sandell is back in town. You may have seen her as a member of the critically acclaimed Red Clay Halo alongside Emily Barker, you may have even seen her playing the opening ceremony of the last Olympic Games alongside Frank Turner. But tonight it is all about Gill’s own lyrically captivating, perfectly crafted, modernist folk. Opening up the night is the haunting and dulcet tones of Luke De-Sciscio.

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12115464_10207689614655337_1362679172308970008_nA brilliant review of the recent Sam Duckworth and She Makes War show at The Victoria can be found at the Everything Alyce blog, always worth a read and featuring some great gig reports and much more besides.

http://everythingalyce.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/sam-duckworth-vic-swindon-071215.html?m=1

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They say art imitates life, but watching the zombie apocalypse that was Black Friday it was easy to see the reverse happening as The Walking Dead Live Action, Role Playing Game came to our streets, albeit a consumer based one with a hankering for flat screen TVs rather than the blood of dystopian survivors. When are we going to fight back against this creeping Americanisation and have Tweed Tuesday when we all dress as characters from P.G. Wodehouse or Magnolia Monday when we all redecorate the sitting room in traditional colours? Still, with more bands to talk about than you can shake a recently purchased, selfie-stick at, (76% off at Mammon and Sons) let’s get on with it.

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