Friday, 24 February 2012

N'HANTS ST★R OF THE MONTH: featuring the latest Fishmarket news

4. Acoda
Known as the biggest hardcore metal band in Northamptonshire, Acoda have already played at Download Festival, T in the Park and Sonisphere (where they will return to for a second year) to name but a few. And now, ahead of their EP out on 19th March, the Corby based awesome foursome are getting interviews in Kerrang!, playing sets on XFM, featuring in Ourzone Magazine and even getting played by the king of loud music Daniel P Carter on Radio 1. March 19th is the date for the diaries of all Midlands metal heads.

3. Tom Scrivens
Media student Tom Scrivens has been making armature music videos for the likes of Beau Holland and Badly Kept Fish for a while now but this brand new I Know You Know is my favourite by far. There's something about that strange man in a mask that I find so amusing yet compelling to watch at the same time. Add that to Beau's cheery guitar playing and singing then Scrivens has certainly put his strongest foot forward as a video producer for 2012.

If you're a video fan in Northamptonshire then you can link rap with visuals on the latest freestyle channel MTGM (I mean it's not as if we don't have enough already) supporting all our young new talents and any budding directors will probably be interested in this year's Film Northants.

2. Trolley Snatcha
The massive dubstep producer who's name is admired throughout the UK has released his Make My Whole World this month. It's been ripping apart the clubs for most of the DJs out there and has been supported widely on the old wireless: Skream & Benga were repping his name, Huw Stephens gave it a spin and good old N-Town lover Mistajam made it his Jam Hot record of the week. Make My Whole World is the undisputed be all and end all for everything bass / dubstep / electro crossover and it's by a Northamptoner. Trolley Snatcha and Flux Pavillion, boy I love our county.

1. The Fishmarket
You might remember me fighting as hard as I could last September to save our legendary venue with its wide array of local art, music and culture under one very leaky, very poorly insulated roof. But, even though plans to convert the hall to make room for a replacement bus shelter are going ahead, The Fishmarket has been given a new home at 9 Guildhall Road funded by the council that's due to open in September.

Bidding a fond farewell to the Sheep Street site will still be a hard job; there's a free gig (although donations are encouraged) by indie pop band The Retro Spankees and Anguish Sandwich who are of the comedy punk variety. It's on 3rd March from 8 - 11 and is the best way to say goodbye to the home of weird and wonderful Northamptonshire.

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