Category Folk music

The Feeling reveals its watch list for 2014

The Feeling, which describes itself as “the UK’s most rock’n’roll club night’ has now released a list of what it believes are the top new British bands, and by an amazing coincidence they are all playing at The Feelings London gig on the weekend of 18th January. In response to the new list from the BBC’s Sound Of, which contains only a smattering of guitars, This Feeling urge us to keep an eye on these bands and well as taking a trip to the Queen of Hoxton to check them out a week on Saturday.

The Bohicas are the latest signing to Domino Records and have supported label mates Franz Ferdinand at the Ibiza Rocks event as well as starring on the recent NME Radar tour...

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Record store for sale on eBay

Have an eBay account and a spare £300,000 lying around? Then you could log onto the famous auction site and bag yourself a record store. The owner has said he has taking this unorthodox route as he wants to hand over his business to someone who is as passionate about music as he is. On the Beat Records is a store in Central London which specialises in classic vinyl records for collectors.

The shop first opened 34 years ago and is situated on Hanway Street beside Tottenham Court Road. It is listed on eBay at a price of £300,000 in the hope it will be snapped up by a music lover or collector who wants to take their passion to the next level. Tim Derbyshire opened the store in 1979 and has a vast stock of records in every genre except classical...

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Young British folk singer starts to make waves

Marika Hackman is young at the age of 21, but she has been playing music for almost a decade despite this fact and now the singer-songwriter is finally making waves in the folk music scene with her very distinctive melodies that might remind many listeners of Laura Marling or Beth Orton.

Hackman is from Devon and Hampshire and first started playing piano at the age of three, but by the age of 14 she had moved on past the piano and took up guitar and bass. She even tried her hands at drums for a bit in a rock covers band that she founded with a childhood buddy that most people today will recognise as the stunning Cara Delevigne.

When she turned 18 Hackman chose to head to Brighton in order to pursue a degree in art but after one year she knew that she had to turn back to music and last year...

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