An unknown quantity

The great 2020 closing of borders has had many unexpected consequences.  Many have found themselves trapped in places – heavens and hells both – with...

Lingua Musica

Dairon Reyes – stage name Kairon – having spent two years out front in the Havana Kings, is stretching out with a new project called...

Blues and the World

In another life I wrote an unpublished comic crime novella that referenced an imagined book called Skinny White Guys: The Unlikely Triumph of British Blues,...

Things to make and do

Singer and songwriter Ariane Parkes has a busy weekend ahead.  Friday night she’ll be fronting Phnom Penh ska band Checkered Past at Cloud’s fourth anniversary...

More about William

William McCarthy is a New York based singer-songwriter, who in recent years has launched a solo career after long years fronting the bands Pela and...

Behold: Ballychunder

Ballychunder are a high-energy folk punk band from Hong Kong who play songs about beer, whisky and rebellion, influenced by hardcore punk, traditional Celtic folk,...

A heavy future

At Cloud on Saturday night there’s the launch of new album by SamRocker Band, Back to the Roots, celebrating Sam’s return to the heavier music...