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 […]
Local rock band Stormbringer have a sound that’s going to take them to the biggest stages but they’re happy to pay their dues in smaller clubs and venues. With a string of critically acclaimed albums and fresh from their support slot at Sixfields Rock Festival, Peter Dennis spoke to vocalist Jimi Brown and bassist Darren […]
An Indie-pop band largely made up of University of Northampton students have just released their first EP. Five-piece Northampton band, Lunaxis, recorded the EP ‘What Good Is Their Love’ with the help of recent Popular Music graduates Jamie Hyde and Mattie Wensor – who helped write and record the EP as part of their final […]
Local musician Pat Fish is quite possibly the quintessential English eccentric artist. As a solo performer and with his band The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy he has released a string of critically acclaimed albums whilst circumnavigating the mainstream. Tours and adulation followed in North America and Europe yet he remains criminally underappreciated in his native UK. […]