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Friends of Mine Festival 2011 – review now up on eFestivals

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The first ever Friends of Mine Festival took place last weekend, at Capesthorne Hall in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

With a line-up of artists ranging from Badly Drawn Boy, The Cribs, The Charlatans, The Fall, Buzzcocks and Black Lips; the weekend promised to deliver a good mix of new music, fresh talent and a few vintage indie favourites.

I was on reviewing duties for eFestivals and you can read my full review here:

For photos, taken by my friend Zoe Lawson, please visit here:

Thank you,

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂


Badly Drawn Boy, ‘Too Many Miracles’ – new single

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BADLY DRAWN BOY, aka Damon Gough, releases his new single ‘Too Many Miracles’ on October 3rd, 2010.

The single is the first to be taken from his forthcoming new album ‘It’s What I’m Thinking Part 1 – Photographing Snowflakes’, which is due for release the same week.

I’ve always been a big fan of Badly Drawn Boy, ever since hearing the delightful sounds showcased on the 2002 feature film ‘About A Boy’; Gough was asked to compose and perform the entire soundtrack and you’ll not be hard pushed to work out why. Tracks such as ‘Something to Talk About’ and ‘Silent Sigh’ sound just as relevant and heartfelt as they did back then; was it ever a question as to whether 2000’s Mercury Prize-winning  ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’ could be equalled?

Gough clearly doesn’t like to be typecast, preferring to diversify with his musical offerings; dipping in to small screen black comedy soundtracks (‘Is There Nothing We Could Do?‘ from ‘The Fattest Man in Britain’) whilst being selective as to which live performances he would commit to. He is also cited as one of Q magazine’s ’50 Bands to See Before You Die’…having a reviewing spot for his show at the RNCM in Manchester next month, I’m hoping this isn’t a sign of my days on this mortal plain being numbered!

This quintessentially quirky track and video uses the changing seasons as a metaphor about a seemingly failed relationship; “the age of romance is dead and gone…”, sides are taken, yet he finds himself “ready to be in love again” by the stories end. The message of the track appearing to be that whilst everything inside you is changing, you can always rely on the seasons to come and go without effort; eventually reconciling you with your spirit, your hope for better things in the coming year.

Badly Drawn Boy embarks on a full UK tour in October (

Tuesday 5th – London, Rough Trade

Wednesday 13th – Stockton, Arc Theatre

Friday 15th – Nottingham, Albert Hall

Saturday 16th – Scarborough, Spa Theatre

Sunday 17th – Holmfirth, Picturedrome

Monday 18th – Birmingham, Town Hall

Wednesday 20th – Glasgow, Old Fruit Market

Thursday 21st – Manchester, RNCM

Friday 22nd – Manchester, RNCM (new date)

Monday 25th – Bristol, St Georges

Tuesday 26th – Brighton, Duke of York’s

Wednesday 27th – London, Bloomsbury Theatre

Thursday 28th – London, Bloomsbury Theatre

Written by shelleyhanveywriter

September 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm

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