Music

Northants-based musician Josh Wylie has been putting together online playlists of independent artists and bands to help them still spread their music and gain some revenue during the period of uncertainty. In the wake of gigs being cancelled across the county, musicians and other freelancer entertainers could be facing massive financial difficulties in the coming […]

Our very own Claire Care recently had the opportunity to chat to American rock singer/songwriter Suzi Quatro. Suzi spoke to Claire about her childhood and humble musical beginnings with sisters, her newest album that she co-wrote with her son, and some fun trivia, including the ludicrous amount of sunglasses Suzi owns!

NLive’s Clare Care recently had the pleasure of talking to English singer and songwriter legend Steve Harley. You can hear what he had to say about his childhood, the famous Make Me Smile song and his new album Uncovered, which is mostly made up of interpretations of songs created by peers and contemporaries of Steve.

2019 is rapidly coming to a close along with the decade, and what a year it has been, with artists putting Shoetown on the map both nationally and internationally. To cast our memories back, I have compiled a review of just some of the highlights of the last 12 months.

Mundays, Kian Russell and Thetragicband form the line up for the next Shoetown Sounds event on Friday night. Highlights from the night will feature on future editions of the Rachel Thomas show. It takes place at The Lab and tickets are £5 on the door or via Eventbrite here. You can find out more about […]

NLive was out and about at the various stages during Northampton Music Festival. Presenter Colin Read was providing coverage live on Facebook including the video of Empyre below.   To view the full playlist of NLive videos from NMF19 click here Rachel Thomas will be featuring highlights from the festival on her show on Friday. […]

You can share in the fun of NMF19 by tuning into 106.9fm for our live broadcast from the main stage. We’re also creating Facebook Live posts on Shoetown Sounds and the NLive Facebook page. Kings Gambit, Lunaxis, Empyre and The Blockheads are the main stage acts.

This weekend, we showcased three local bands, GOGO LOCO, Toffees, and The Barratts, as well as our two resident DJs, DJMK and A Darker Wave. They absolutely smashed it at the Vauxhall Show, along with all of our presenters on the day, and if you missed it, here’s a quick rundown of them all: GOGO […]

Britain’s premier psychobilly festival returns to Northampton’s Roadmender venue on the 15th March for three days of exciting live music. For those unfamiliar with psychobilly here’s a brief history lesson: Although it originated in the USA in the early ’70s with bands like The Cramps it wasn’t until later in that decade that the genre […]

Echo and the Bunnymen / Jonathan Jackson Northampton Derngate 20 October 2018 Award winning actor Jonathan Jackson is also one third of indie rock band Enation and his solo show this evening captures some of that bands alternative spirit. Stripped bare and acoustic his songs evidence a vulnerability that brings to mind Radiohead. Bathed in […]


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