Category Archives: Of the Clay

FolkEast, Suffolk, 18-19 August 2018

Last weekend I made my first visit to FolkEast where I was covering a couple of days of it for Outline magazine (with Pavlis covering the Friday), it’s a beautiful and very friendly little festival and I can’t praise it … Continue reading

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New releases round-up

There’s been a huge number of new releases in recent months from Norwich and Norfolk bands and artists and those with a strong connection to the region and I’m lucky enough to have been given copies of some of them … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Carson, All My Youth, Bag of Cans, bands and new releases, Billy Lubach, Birds of Hell, Blues Situation, Broads, Butterflies on Pins, Days To, Gladboy, Grifter Kid and the Midnight Raiders, HANK, Hot Raisin, Jess Morgan, Jim Niven, Joe Quinn and the New Lunarians, Laura Goldthorp, let's eat grandma, Lily-Ann, Lucy Grubb, Maya Law, Niamh, Nic Norton and the County Band, Of the Clay, Painted Heathers, Peach Club, Penguins Go Pop, Planet Neil, playhouse, Ravenous Hounds, Sharks Can't Hold Hands, Simon Tall, sink ya teeth, Skinny Rodgers, st benedicts, Sunda Arc, The Infinite Trip, The Lost Levels, The Piratones, The Renadeans, the thinking men, The Vagaband, The Wolf Number, True Adventures, We'll Be Detectives, Yellowlees | Tagged , | Leave a comment

PiL @ UEA LCR 6 June 2018 & OST 5 June 2018

It was over 30 years between my first seeing John Lydon’s PiL in 1983 and more recently in 2015 but this was a most welcome return for Johnny (“I used to live around here!”) and PiL, with the UEA LCR … Continue reading

Posted in Alfie Carpenter, Dove & Boweevil, Fine city blues, Kimberley Moore, live music and dance, Of the Clay, OST, Sian Croose | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sound Underground @ The Undercroft, Those Deadbeat Cats @ The Rumsey Wells 18 May, Hot Raisin @ The Stanford Arms 20 May 2018

      The exhibition “Changes” is taking place at The Undercroft at the top of the market and runs to 26 May but on Friday there was live music from some of my favourite artists who played in a … Continue reading

Posted in Hot Raisin, live music and dance, Milly Hirst, Of the Clay, Peter T, Those Deadbeat Cats, tom conway | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Milly Hirst + Of the Clay + Hot Raisin @ The Handlebar 4 April 2018

When I first saw the poster for this event I could hardly believe my eyes it was such a dream line-up for me. Just about perfect if Phoebe had been playing too but that would be asking too much what … Continue reading

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Gladboy + Lucille + Fever Machine @ The Owl Sanctuary, for Odd Box 10 March 2018 – Plus Gnoomes, Painted Heathers, Hot Raisin, Of the Clay, Phoebe Troup, DLore et al.

The previous week there were a number of gigs at the Owl which I’d hoped to make but a number of factors – mainly the weather – meant they were either cancelled, became low-key, or I just wasn’t able to … Continue reading

Posted in Billy Lubach, D'Lore, Fever Machine, Gladboy, Hot Raisin, live music and dance, Louis Cummins, Lucille, Mud Hut, odd box, Of the Clay, Painted Heathers, Phoebe Troup, Softhead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

JD McPherson + Charley Crockett @ NAC 23 February 2018

If a gig is put on by Punk Rock Blues that’s a sure-fire guarantee of quality for me. These nights are superb and even if I don’t know a band I’ll still go because there’s a brand endorsement attached to … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea King, Best gigs, live music and dance, Monkeyboy, Norwich Arts Centre, Of the Clay, OosWolf, punk rock blues, Shane O' Linski | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment