Liverpool promoter EVOL are the latest to thank NHS staff for their work during the coronavirus outbreak, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley with the news this week as The Florrie launch their digital archive.
Louis Berry has announced an additional Liverpool date on his UK tour due to demand.
Berry will now play Hangar 34 in October, the same week as his original slot at the Cavern Club on Monday, 19 October.
He’ll play the Baltic venue on Wednesday, 21 October for I Love Live events.
He has also released a new track this week, the first since his EP XIV that arrived at the back end of 2019.
Led by single and Molly Malone, labelled then as BBC Radio 1‘s track of the week by Jordan North.
The EP is Berry‘s first non-single release since bursting onto the scene in 2015, when he was crowned GIT Award One To Watch.
The Other Side dropped after Berry promised new music “to keep [us]going”.
In addition to the tour news, Berry has launched a new Youtube podcast Get On This.
He introduced the podcast via Instagram yesterday (1st April), both on his story and through posts. In a post featuring a clip of the visual podcast, the caption reads: “Started a little podcast via the internet with the lads while we are locked down. Check it out Link in my Story’.”
The podcast is made up of four individuals – Louis Berry; Tom Atkinson (Berry’s drummer); Phil Hartley (bassist from the band Space) and Joe Campbell (film maker and videographer for his company Culture City). It includes discussion on music significantly, as well as a range of other unpredictable subjects.
In their first podcast, titled The Lockdown Edition, the extended video includes conversation ranging from the conspiracy of the moon landing to their opinion on the lockdown.
Tom Atkinson explains the concept behind the podcast, he says: “Well we have been wanting to start it for a while but the virus has give us a good excuse to start it. It’s just a general podcast where we will talk about a range of stuff including music naturally because of what we do! We will be getting guests on as well’.”
In other news this week, Liverpool promoter EVOL are the latest to offer support for the NHS staff battling the current coronavirus pandemic.
EVOL were due to bring Caribou to the city this week, a gig which has now been rescheduled to September 11, and will give 50 NHS staff a place on the guestlist for the gig which is almost sold out.
EVOL chief Revo Ziganda commented that the move was to show appreciation for staff that: “everyday put their lives at risk to save others.”
Staff have been asked to email email@example.com from their NHS address to arrange their place.
The promoters join Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott in showing their appreciation for NHS workers, by giving away 9,000 tickets a special show at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena in October.
Liam Gallagher also announced that he would attempt an Oasis reunion, with or without his brother Noel, to raise money for NHS charities.
More gig news this week:
- Bambara, Holy Motors: Jimmy’s Liverpool
NYC sonics Bambara come to Liverpool with support from Holy Motors on Wednesday, 19 August
Elsewhere this week, The Florrie have launched their digital archive, recording over 130 years of history.
Based on their website, they have invited people to explore their rich history and share their own stories of The Florrie.
The community centre in L8 has long been a focal point for the local community and recently launched a new food union initiative.
With their Guitar Club regulars unable to head down to The Florrie for their regular get together, Timo Tierney of The Tea Street Band, who runs the club, instead took to Facebook Live to take the class.
Our new track this week comes from Liverpool outfit STONE, who have released their single Leave It Out.
Made up of former members of The Bohos, the band have already supported IDLES frontman Joe Talbot and featured on the lineup for a sold-out show supporting RATS at the Invisible Wind Factory.
The track is the first of a number of soon-to-be-released tracks throughout the spring, you can watch the video for Leave It Out below.