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Really big, really loud and really beefy
Incredible desert vibes
A vortex of feels.
Both original and clever.
Consistently bloody great
I reckon Anne Boleyn was all hands in the air on Blickling's roof.
What a beautiful place Cambridge Folk Festival is, both spiritually and physically.
A very interesting, informative, inspirational and irreverant evening
A super-fun, summery, celebratory time
A love fest of the highest order.
What happens in the cell stays in the cell.
The Norwich music scene's best kept secret
A night that will never be forgotten
"I wanted to unify!"
"The best thing is playing a great gig"
"We want to become the next Prime Ministers so Boris doesn’t."
"Being unselfconscious is precious"
Fresh new music that is instantly familiar
"We all have to take responsibility to build the world of tomorrow!"
"You have to respect yourself and the music first"
A perfect performance for me.
An hour and half of sweat, joy and exorcising demons from Vintage Trouble
A very special band indeed.
What a lovely night.
"It’s a deep but light-hearted look into what we all would like to leave behind."
An incredibly infectious, upbeat live energy
Welcome to the new jazz era.
If music be the food of love, play on.
"Working with Scorsese was wing-expanding."
"We were the original B Boys from the Bronx! "
"I’ve always been interested in the cyclical aspects of life"
"You can really connect with people in a small venue."
"Michael Stipe let me take a selfie!"
"I could be a fat Conan the Barbarian!"
It’s music that is easy to love
"Norwich is brilliant."
Definitely a performance, not a gig
A genius idea very well done.
Beautifully relaxed and laidback
How nice, to be read a story.
Spring King deserve to be bounced to
"Norwich Arts Centre is my favourite venue in the UK"
"Norwich Arts Centre is my favourite venue in the UK"
"We always felt different"
"We’ve always had good shows in Norwich"
"People like putting you in boxes but I’m just here to make music"
"It's like Ram Dass on speed - "Be here now, or die".
"Our only real goal was to make the best record we could"
"We will always be a Manchester band"
"Most people were on hard drugs but I’d ask for a cup of tea"
The music is sparse yet full of wonder.
All hail Hawkwind.
Too much in control
Outline took a lil road trip..
"Every time I play on stage in front of Shonen Knife fans is my best moment."
" I’m still pinching myself now!"
"No one came except for my mum"
"We didn’t know at the time that we were creating speed metal!"
"It’s nothing like the Gallagher brothers"
"I just want to keep carving my own path"
"At the height of my fame I couldn’t handle it"
"I survived by not taking too many drugs"
"Every day that goes by there’s something new for me to buzz off"
"There's no way to win if you quit"
Humans. Nature. Art. Music. Technology.
Long live King Kano.
Lit me on fire
A good show overall by one of rock’s greatest bands
Go see this show.
A wonderful night of proper punk music.
"A hotly tipped international breakthrough act "
"Sweet jams and good vibes"
"We all met on the Norwich punk scene"
"Knowing that millions of people are tuned in is quite nuts to get your head around."
"The Ramones sound and feel like an honest human experience that's relatable."
"I was running around finding my feet really!"
"Ollie has his finger on the pulse of the hip choir scene!"
"Ideally I would have been around 40 years earlier!"
“I just like to discover the new”
Where’s my tutu at, yo?
"All the songs are about love."
Nudity! Swears! Strobes! Violence! John Stahl out of GOT!
A full on fun night of metally wowness.
Got any Vera's?
" A lot of the album is about escaping."
A new generation of rappers has arrived.
Actual Kate is my only master.
"We’ve always been a niche band."
"We couldn’t really believe we were signed to Blue Note!"
"We’ve had the time to nurture our sound."
"We provide a bleak outlook on how mundane life can be."
"I’m the attention seeking sixth child of a family of artistic children."
"Some of my family will be at the show for the first time, so that will be interesting!"
Four young acts do their thang.
Here's the lowdown.
"If you want to impress me, don’t be a dick."
"Anything goes on tour!"
"We’re very sexy people!"
Warm and enveloping
A special and rare night.
"Energy, danger and healing"
Hip hop at NAC.
Fresh chaotic tuneful punk
"We had a dressing room between Lady Gaga and Beyonce!"
"I’d eliminate Mariah Carey."
"I’m still a very simple guitar player."
"Rick Witter sang Chasing Rainbows at my wedding ceremony!"
"We stayed at Skywalker Ranch a couple times!"
"I'm inspired by colours, shapes, crackheads and sound"
You slayed us, Slaves.
It's exciting to see the future, yo.
I feel like I'm flying and it doesn't get much better than that.
"The challenge isn’t just to make an album, it’s to try and make a really good one."
Fun, fighting, freedom, fucking and fog.
A splendid night of debauched spooky fun
He can make these fans do whatever the fuck he wants.
"People have forgotten that rock 'n' roll is very much about kicking arse and having fun"
"We live for the live shows!"
"I have to make this music or else I get terribly depressed."
"Fleetwood Mac probably took more drugs than us lot."
"I stood there and I started crying! GRACE JONES!"
I never thought I’d make workout music!
"All you’ve got to do is come with a seatbelt; it’ll be a crazy ride."
Still raving after all these years.
Totally. Blown. Away.
"Immediately after we get home I'm going to wolf down a griddle burger."
"I also wrote a song called Jamaica. I've never been there"
"We got together when we were 10 years old"
"The drummer from Babes in Toyland gave us a massive piece of cheese."
"The KLF are Glenn Hughes fans"
Hashtag Stormz in a grimy coup.
The music made me do it, man.
"Beck wants me to work on a song personally for him"
Fresh. Exciting. Dangerous.
"I feel like we’re relevant and that’s why it’s been worth doing it again"
"I used to go to Wraith at the Waterfront back in the day"
"We’re a swirling mass, just kind of charging forward"
"We’re having an absolute ball playing live again."
"I think our sound has grown with time. I’m not sure what it is though."
"Lyrics are the bane of my life sometimes"
Knee-high Theatre interpret a classic tale.
Welcome to the Jungle Brothers' block party
“I’m trying to articulate something closer to the truth than the spin we are fed”
Claws, Graceland and Kid Wave fill us up with new musics.
"I don't think any of us knew that Let's Dance to Joy Division would still be the last song of our set seven years on!"
"We got lost in the desert and built choppers, went skating, hung out with rad people, or we rode on our bikes."
"It was quite a surprise to find out the dude with a ponytail from Soul Jazz was an animal on the decks!"
"I’m a wide awake kind of fella!"
"I spend a lot of time in my head."
"I always wanted to emulate James Brown but I didn’t have the footwork going!"
“Spongebob on Ritalin”
Showcase of 14-19 yr old Norwich musicians
"I maybe have about 5,000 records, but that’s just a rough estimate"
Well, it’s very loud. But here's the thing; it’s subtle too.
"Poetry and spoken word is in many ways the same as song lyrics, including rap"
"I want everything I do to be relevant in 100 years time like Beethoven and Mozart"
It's like a beautiful reunion.
Buxton hits the Playhouse
"There were some people along the way who I said no to, which I regret now, like Madonna."
"Your beer and food is great. I don’t know; we just love the UK."
"I’m used to playing to up to 50 people and then all of a sudden to sell out a headline show!"
“Gengahr is our favourite Pokemon. We didn’t really think it through.”
“Ya Mama was easy... no pun intended. Ha ha!”
"Get off the computer, play the drums and work your balls off!"
Norwich rapper in full effect.
FULLY IMMERSIVE NOISE.
More of this sort of thing, please.
A vibrant and colourful night
"We had synthesisers which gave up on stage and burnt with a black smoke"
"What’s interesting to me is music that tells the truth"
"We’ve learnt how to wind each other up, but also how to look after each other"
"I would say my favourite dance tune is Crystal Waters’ Gypsy Woman"
"Heartbreak Hotel stole my heart and I had to learn the guitar after that"
THE festival band
One guitar, no loops, no pedals, but one very special voice
Grohl and his gang blow our bleedin' socks off
Classic indie from Norfolk group
An incredible night at the Waterfront
"People that call themselves poets are usually far f*cking from it."
"Nervous? I should have been wearing nappies!"
I was in a band called PicNic and I was the rapper. I don't want to talk about it.
If it comes from the heart it goes to the heart; that’s what I live by
"We tried to keep it upbeat and positive…like a party at a warehouse at 2 in the morning."
"It went through several stages, took a few months, and one blown up Amiga!"
"I consider myself a drunk with a guitar."
Classic shoe gaze band coming to NAC soon
Expect loud, sweaty rock, delivered in a performance you will feel as much as hear.
Check out the jam packed timetable!
The full low down on the Big Weekend line up..
A stunning take on a tragic tale at the Theatre Royal
"No one likes a band full of dicks."
"I don’t listen to smooth jazz when I read the newspaper; I haven’t mellowed at all!"
"We don’t want to slow down; we’d rather speed up!"
"Some people won’t be into it and that’s fine, we’d expect that."
"I’ve not really got frontman written on my forehead"
"So, Kubrick is a favourite director of ours, but it was a total accident that we ripped him off!"
Surf, punk and pop mashed together to make loud noisy songs
80's desert soundscapes with electronic rumblings
A circus spectacular at the Theatre Royal
I don’t really know if I’m that interested in watching a regular person eat their dinner.
Go for that drop at Bloc.
BK & Dad. From Wales. In Norwich.
"I also ate boiled rats, of which there were plenty of fat ones."
"I was so into the Red Hot Chilli Peppers when I was learning to play bass that that sort of funky groove style is just how I play."
"We’ve also started a clog-dancing club together!"
"I had a tambourine and a bottle of tequila in my purse."
"Most of the four track stuff I did when I was younger doesn't need to be heard again by anyone!"
"We cannot wait; the first Wembley show is my birthday!"
"I'm a 10-year overnight success!"
It's just really really loud and brilliant and extreme
"I’m gonna take over the world. Seriously."
Blackalicious' set is strange
I know I wasn't the only one who shed a tear at the end
This is intelligent and strong music
Interview with first local act at R1's Big Weekend!
Find out all the info here!!
When I joined Enter Shikari my dad said to me “You know, there’s a chance that they might not be big?"
I realised that going to Glastonbury Festival is not political activism!
I cried through the first three songs when I saw Kate Bush last year.
I was doing pause button megamixes as far back as 1984.
Hook yourself up with something fresh…and local.
Full of a sparkling energy alongside a neat drumbeat
“We’re like Parliament, but with ruffs”
“I don’t use any words that can’t be said before 6pm on CBeebies”
“We have recently plotted to hold a rehearsal in Fingal’s Cave, in the Hebrides”
“We’ve really discovered who we are as a band this year”
“Even in my darkest times I’ve always held onto something that got me through.”
Golden Brown star comes to Norwich
The two nicest chaps in hip hop
Electronic pop from Norwich
Search 'Outline Norwich' on Google Play or the Apple App Store to grab our free new app!
I pushed my album out of my brain through the Beardytron
It's still very much a Foo Fighters Rock Album
Me? I can't sing. It's like putting a loaded pistol in an infant’s hands!
Where's your car, Debbie?
A hilarious and fond trip back to my childhood.
We’re quite normal when we’re offstage
I got a message the other day “I’ve just driven past your house…”
The process of making music for me is entirely an investigation into sound and music
I’ve figured out how to be comfortable with every part of myself now
We met in a sewer looking for old Fanta bottles
It’s more Country with a Capital C.
A most heart warming, fascinating insight into the show
The Subways are gonna rock ya!
Elliot Gleave is Example.
Jimmy from UB40 talks about the their upcoming gig at UEA
Anais Mitchell is a singer songwriter form Vermont, who tells the most wondrous stories.
The most magical, pretty ballet EVER.
From accidently almost sleeping with someone’s grandma to attempting a threesome in India...
You housed us good.
I’m happy with pulling out the old school pieces.
For me it’s a great kickstart to what I want to do
Electronic Chamber Music!
It's going to be an incredible show and a proper laugh!
BLIND is a one woman beatboxing theatre show that focuses on the things we hear in the world.
"It will definitely be loud".
"We played with Green Day in high school at a roller-rink."
"A crowd doesn’t always know what to do with our music. But we like it like that!"
"If everyone can understand your music, then there’s something wrong with it."
It’s going to be a great big reggae party that will run well into the morning!
Mimas is a Danish band, based in Aarhus. “Mimas is a furry kitten: Restless, picking fights and still lazy and patient at times. Icelandic musician Snævar Njáll Albertsson is the mastermind behind ‘Dad Rocks!’. The guitar here is mostly acoustic and is
Won’t do much for the lonely goths of this world.
"Pure adrenaline and chaos is what we're aiming for"
Here's all the answers to this month's Outsmarted!
"I was born without the show-off gene that is so dang necessary in this business."
It's stick-to-your-ribs good!
“Coming off stage after a show you feel like you’ve been zapped by a rock ‘n’ roll lightning bolt.”
“I’m maniacal about music but I don’t really care about anything else at all.”
“There are so many really passionate music fans in Norwich”
He raps about his own real everyday life.
This is a good one.
This album makes me feel like Supergirl.
Boots 'n' cats.
No sleep from Brooklyn ‘til Norwich!
Manchester bad boys womp it up.
La Roux is in Trouble in Paradise
The best new British songwriter around...and still only 18.
Circa Waves! If you’re after a young, thrusting band of young men from Liverpool, here’s your answer.
Anna Calvi was always destined to be a star. Growing up in a household of music lovers, studying music at university and becoming the passionate singer that Brian Eno has supported since she started, she’s recently released her second, critically acclaime
“Drum n bass has been going for around 20 years now and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon.”
Choir by candlelight at the Cathedral
The music is amazing; at times whisper-soft and delicate, building to tribal double drums...
De La Soul Live Seaside Spectacular!
She sings of being brave enough to be yourself, and of trusting a new partner, all laid over her acoustic guitar, beautiful string parts and occasional brass.
Tune-Yards' 3rd album still playful but produced
Norwich, get the fuck up
Norwich Arts Centre reigns supreme as one of the best independent venues in the UK.
Havin' it large with Large Professor
John Smith - Guitar Genius
Mount Kimbie sell out Norwich Arts Centre
“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.”
Lanegan takes us back. Way back.
IT RUINED MY BATH
Money - The Shadow of Heaven
We are not Friends.
Ultramagnetic MC's perform Critical Beatdown
Animal Shenanigans in the Spiegel.
The Xcerts - In The Cold Wind We Smile
Silvain Vanot – Bethseda
Lou Rhodes – One Good Thing
Tom McRae - Alphabet of Hurricanes.
Gui Boratto - The Mix Collection.
Josh T Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen.
Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo.
I broke my shoes at the Dance Marathon!
Mark Lanegan reaches maturity
Listen to Lister!
Tracksuits and Fleetwood Mac
The Neighbourhood - I Love You
Disjointed drums, the odd few bars of a sweet violin tune, a smooth jazz bassline or echoey electric guitar, it's constantly evolving.
Lizz reviews the latest from Deptford Goth - 'Life After Defo'
Guitar Heroes at Norwich Arts Centre
Fionn Regan - The Bunkhouse Vol 1 Anchor Black Tattoo
John Shuttleworth sings "Smells Like White Spirit' and delights a packed Norwich audience once again.
The Unthanks sing songs from the shipyards
The Lovely Eggs present Wildlife
Bat For Lashes play live at Hallowe'en
Josie Long's Romance & Adventure tour hits Norwich Playhouse
Azealia Banks - The ghetto girl gets all up in the Waterfront's grill.
Richard Hawley; guitar playing good guy...
Is your band this year's Next Big Thing?!
A Slightly hungover Jack Johnson.
The Beach Boys, 50 years on...
The Pharcyde - Still Phat After All These Years...
They dove headfirst from the highest rafters of the church, or dropped seemingly without control from the top of a rope... - Lizz reviews the dazzling How Like an Angel...
"They have decided to join the ranks of musicians reforming in this the 21st century of our world; it’s pretty awful, people."
“It’s a strange old mix of songs, at times jazzy and light, at others rocky and mystical…”
"Such great joy and peace being achieved with simple physical dancing...well, it was life affirming." - Lizz enters the world of Kindur...
"Although the equipment used is very modern, the experience felt very ancient...being told a story by a group of what felt like magicians." - Lizz reviews the Paper Cinema Odyssey
"At the present time he is working on his attempt to become the World’s Oldest Man (personal best:33)" - Lizz reviews the Alex Horne gig...
"Lloyd Webber joined the stage for the next two pieces, the three part Haydn cello concerto which blew me away. His style and playfulness made playing the cello look so easy...unbelievable."
"Applecarts’, possibly one of my favourite songs ever already, is the most lovely, birdsongy, gentle and folky piece you will ever hear..." - Lizz reviews the new Albarn LP
"People were heckling with acronyms I'd never heard of. Back then I had no idea what ROFL meant. I've only just discovered that YSSSTSOT stands for You Simply Shouldn't Say That Sort Of Thing."
We have something that’s quite thoughtful, ploddy and dark in paces, as well as times of manic repetitious desperation and occasional pop riffs.
Did you know that the Naughty by Nature bwoys have been going for 20 years? Holy hip hop.
This is what Steely Dan would sound like if they started afresh in 2012. Orchestral at times, at others sounding a bit like The Feeling...
The heavy beats, the variety of sounds and pace throughout this album are like something I haven’t heard for a long time, something innovative, brave and...dare I say it, fun and unpretentious...
"Apparently they had an album of covers out in 2009 which included guest vocals from people like Liv Tyler and Kate Moss (what? I know.)"
"Flannel shirts, big black jumpers, DM boots and an occasional floppy dress were de rigeur, and Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins were top of my listening list."
"It was completely sold out, full of the young and the old, some in finery, some in jeans, but all up for a toe tapping time courtesy of local bands..."
"Basically it’s Coldplay meets Keane meets John Barrowman, in a crazy melange of love songs directed in a rather insincere fashion..."
"It’s like a lovely, innocent return to the indie pop of the late 90s; if you liked The Auteurs, Pavement or the Divine Comedy, then you’ll love this band..."