Steve McAuliffe & The Mighty Ur

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Steve McAuliffe & The Mighty Ur 

Back in early 2017, Steve McAuliffe (a regular performer of his own poetry on the Ungagged podcasts) set upon a quest to track down the legendary and mysterious musician, The Mighty Ur.
As he explained to the somewhat bemused website producer, V Pearson, the quest was triggered by a strange dream:
In the dream I saw a huge mouse-like man stood against a backdrop of rolling hills that seemed vaguely familiar, he was pointing at a nearby river, I remember the sound of its churning, rushing waters was almost unbearably loud. I also remember my dream-self thinking it must have sounded even louder to the mouse-man who possessed huge over-sized ears that rose above the crown of his head. Suddenly the day-time scene switched to night and the mouse pointed upward toward a star which was shining brightly in the darkened sky. I instinctively knew the star to be Sirius, and the body of water I believed was The River Ure in North Yorkshire. From my recent readings I was aware that the ancient Sumerians believed Sirius to be home to their pantheon of mighty gods, their capital city was known as Ur. The connection was made. I had heard that the infamous punk musician Andrew Monks had moved back to North Yorkshire, to a place called Leyburn (close to the Ure), and he had renamed himself ‘The Mighty Ur’. Upon awakening, I knew exactly what I had to do. I knew that I was destined to work with him on a musical project that could possibly change the world of poetical/musical collaboration for ever.
So a week later, when I arrived on his doorstep bearded, bedraggled and sopping wet from the waters I had swam across to reach him, I was not in the least bit surprised that he was expecting me. In fact, he had built a studio to record what he called;

‘Songs to tear down the prison walls and to liberate the mind’

The rest, I guess is …. Well, it’s a work in progress’.

 

So there you have it. The Mighty Ur’s mission is to tear down the walls and Steve McAuliffe’s mission is to rebuild Albion from out of the rubble.
From out of this necessary and hopefully complimentary tension they intend to birth a new kind of world, a kind of anarcho-utopia. This may sound ridiculous and hugely over-ambitious, but at the end of the day and in the midst of these strange times –
Well, who knows?

 

You can follow SteveMcAuliffe & The Mighty Ur on twitter

The double-a-side single: Albion Sleeps / Socialist Cortinas by Steve McAuliffe & The Mighty Ur is now available on iTunes, Spotify,  and many other platforms.
Their celebrated EP ‘rejecting Soma’ is also available on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp.
An album is rumoured to be in the works.
‘-Beneath the pavement, the beach!’

Gallows Circus

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Gallows Circus
Gallows Circus play blues-hearted, dirty, rock – inspired by the likes of; Led Zeppelin, Blackstone Cherry, Free, Reef, and Thin Lizzy. Creating original songs that induce head-nodding and chin-growth! All achieved by way of catchy riffs and vocal melodies, supported by a robust rhythm section that, once combined, will have you singing the songs for weeks after you’ve heard them.
Formed in Kent in the UK in October 2016, Gallows Circus have since worked on the contents of their self-titled, debut E.P. that was released at the end of 2017 to enthusiastic reception and critical acclaim.

Although the band are a newly-formed entity, they are continually adding to thier set of original compositions and have already created the material needed for thier first studio album -which is due for release in 2018.

In the meantime, Gallows Circus are moving crowds with their sharp, gritty and memorable live shows, playing gigs up and down the country.

Have a listen on soundcloud, or follow on Facebook or twitter

Masta X-Kid

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Masta X-Kid

Master of Slaps,
Bar Rescue,
Dream Sculptor
Street Reporter
Hardbody Hustla
Twisted Instrumentalist
Connoisseur of Underground Hip Hop & Punk Rawkness
NW Staple

Masta X-Kid is CEO of Immaculate Flave and spearheads a variety of musical projects, including Cannabidroids, 817 INC, SnagglePuzzy & Riot AF. Flaveworld host events, tours and a lot of other super freshness. Masta X-Kid is an activist and creates art to inspire people to observe and question manufactured reality and increase positive energy to make the world a better place.

You can follow on facebook, twitter or instagram listen on soundcloud and youtube.

 

 

The Exiles

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A punk-rock band on a mission to inject revolution back into rock’n’roll
“The Exiles are proof that punk rock can still stand for something. In times like these, with universal suffering, they are needed more than ever” – 8/10
-Vive Le Rock on ‘Universal Suffering’
“Full of swagger and attitude, they play every note with a passion and belief like no other”
-Colt 45’s Adam Lewis on ‘Universal Suffering’

“An excellent rock’n’roll record”
-TV Smith on ‘Universal Suffering’

“Born to be wild, but there’s melody too. They are as driven as ever to create fast, hard music”
-Roger Lytollis, News & Star

“Addictive garage punk rock”
-Lights Go Out fanzine

Find out more on their website
Or follow on Twitter, facebook and instagram