Our second issue of the year has arrived and we will be slowly distributing it in the usual places (keep an eye on our Facebook to find out where). So what have we got?
Laura Slater – The first of what will hopefully be a string of features on Artists who are managing to make a living from what they do. First up; Laura Slater,
of bespoke textiles. Runaround Kids – Bassist Jack Winn shares his tour
diaries from the band’s recent jaunt around Wakefield . Olympics – Dave
gives an alternate tracklisting to this summer events. It seems Danny Boyle was
paying attention when we sent him an advanced copy… Retarded Fish – Dan
Stringer tells the story of how his band Retarded Fish came to support The
Cribs on their homecoming gig back in May. See part one HERE. The Ireland Skinners – We
speak to the cross-Atlantic buskers about their inspiring approach to being a
band. Life Is A Motorway – Clive Smith shares his philosophies on life
and music. Louise Distras – An interview with Louise, who is has been
touring round Buffalo Europe and getting some amazing
press of late. Escape From Stand 14 – A short story by Stephen Vigors. FixingA Hole Records – An interview with Kei Dohdoh who runs a record label in Japan and is currently taking band Protectors around the country
on tour. Give Me A Beat To Dance To – A personal take on the importance
of music in our mental wellbeing. Follow The Drum – Roland X asks if you
have what it takes to become a star. Endtroducing – This issue we meet
the amazing H.Hawkline and find out what his favourite David Bowie album is. Wakefield
David Cooper – Plays and sings with Balloons and enjoys tending to his allotment. DeanFreeman – Currently reading The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Matt Rhodie –
Yorkshire correspondent, blog contributor. Matt Sidebottom – Graphic Designer by
trade, total dude in his spare time. CliveSmith – Currently compiling
his greatest hits collection, entitled The
Colossal. Dan Stringer – A very nice man who plays drums in
Retarded Fish! Laura Thompson – Plays and sings with Fur Blend and
writes a blog. Stephen Vigors – Freelance writer,
has a short story blog. Andrew Whitaker – Sings in Red RidingQuartet, likes a good pint. JackWinn – Plays and sings with
Runaround Kids. Roland X – Angry at this sick and disturbed
And designed by… Matt Sidebottom.
With Thanks to… (our kind sponsors)
Diamond Studios, Calder Recordings, Rock and Roll Circus, Trad Music, Raise The Roof Festival, The Art House and The Hop.
Also, don’t forget we now have a wee shop where you can pick up our book, T-shirt, Tote bag and a yearly subscription to RB itself. All goes towards keeping the zine going!