Richard J Birkin soundtrack for A Lonely Isle

Derby-based composer Richard J Birkin has composed an original soundtrack to accompany six-part spoken word essay A Lonely Isle, which focuses on the island of Rockall. Following on from 2016 Read More …

Dubrek runs free Write:Record:Release sessions for music makers

Dubrek Studios, in association with Real Creative Futures, are running free sessions throughout May and June with experts sharing experience across a range of music disciplines. Write:Record:Release will run on Read More …

Grawl!x: Appendix – album review

I am not ashamed to tell you that this review of the third Grawl!x album Appendix has been written and re-written several times. I am now at the point where Read More …

Interview: Grawl!x (James Machin) on release of album Appendix

Grawl!x, aka Derby multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and filmmaker James Machin, is about the release his third album, Appendix¬†via locally-based label Reckless Yes. Like the others in the trilogy it explores Read More …

Ten great Derby releases from 2016

Happy New Year all ye of the Derby music and cultural scene. We’re starting 2017 with this look back at these 10 great releases¬†by Derby artists over the last 12 Read More …