A Conversation with Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie

A Conversation with Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie

Fairport Convention are back on the road again following a forced hiatus for the past year-and-a-half. This year’s Autumn Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites as well as some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album Shuffle & Go released in January last year. Robert Johnson caught up with […]

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 THE CHARLATANS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

THE CHARLATANS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES THIS WINTER   NEW BEST-OF COMPILATION ‘A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS’, OUT 15 OCTOBER AVAILABLE AS: CD, 2CD DELUXE, 2LP, 3LPX EDITIONS THE CHARLATANS proudly announce their (Covid) delayed release of their 30th Anniversary tour and a career spanning best-of entitled: ‘A Head Full of Ideas’.  Released on Then Recordings through Republic […]

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 Live Forever – comes to Liverpool

Live Forever – comes to Liverpool

LIVE FOREVER:  New tribute tour comes to LIVERPOOL featuring OASIS UK, LAID – A TRIBUTE TO JAMES and STIPE – A TRIBUTE TO R.E.M.   Live Forever is a new touring production celebrating “music that will never die” and comes to Liverpool this Autumn with a stellar line up.  The show at the Eventim Olympia on […]

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 **VIDEO PREMIERE** Bobby West – All My Years

**VIDEO PREMIERE** Bobby West – All My Years

Urbanista Magazine are thrilled to bring you the video premiere Bobby West’s All My Years Watch here: The song came about after my writing partner showed me a rough demo he’d made in our studio — just some chords on the Hammond organ with a glockenspiel melody over the top. My initial thoughts were that […]

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 Jake Marley’s Track Of The Week: YONAKA – Creature

Jake Marley’s Track Of The Week: YONAKA – Creature

This was an easy one. This week’s Urbanista track of week is a belter – Creature the second release from your new favourite band, YONAKA’s new EP of the same name out Nov 16. It’s an absolutely huge venue-filling cut from a band that seemingly make nothing but phenomenal, infectious bangers. Groovy basslines, fizzing, infectious guitars […]

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 Jake Marley’s Band Of The Month: Average Sex

Jake Marley’s Band Of The Month: Average Sex

It’s been quite a year for Tim Burgess-approved Londoners Average Sex. Since Charlatans frontman Burgess fell for their gorgeous songs in 2017 they’ve put out a wonderful debut EP Ice Cream on Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings, toured with The Charlatans and played a tonne of festivals and gigs. Thankfully for ourselves and fellow lovers of […]

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 Astles Full Of Wonder EP Review

Astles Full Of Wonder EP Review

In the 2016 Urbanista review of Astle’s Live At The Nordic EP Urbanista stated that if the Southport songwriter could take the vulnerability of his live recordings into a studio production, then it would be something special. Safe to say, we were right. The Full of Wonder EP is exactly what it says on the […]

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