TEENAGE troubadour Cosmo Jarvis is set to turn out in Leeds as support to the Sunshine Underground. The seditious beat-poet come acoustic singer song writer will unleash his brand of comedy folk at the Academy on February 19.
NEW tracks from unsigned rockers King Kananga have been posted on the website of top music magazine Q. The Holme Valley alt-rock trio have had two songs selected for the ‘Glastonbury etc...’ emerging talent competition hosted by Q and judged by top music professionals including Huw Stephens and Emily Eavis. If shortlisted they will have the chance to compete for a slot on the legendary Pyramid or Other stages.
HEAVY metal fans are being urged to keep the faith – by lobbying for their love of rock to be recognised as a “religion”. They are being asked to officially register their faith as “heavy metal” while filling in the next Census questionnaire. In the last census, a similar campaign led to 390,000 UK residents listing their religion as Jedi – the fictional creed created for the Star Wars movie saga. Rock magazine Metal Hammer launched its campaign last week and has already attracted nearly 10,000 followers to a Facebook group. It has even gained the backing of metal figurehead, Saxon frontman Biff Byford, whom the magazine says will become the proposed faith’s “world metal peace ambassador” if the campaign proves successful.