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WATCH HERE: BALCONY FESTIVAL IN AID OF #SAVEOURVENUS FROM 1PM TODAY

Thank you for watching Balcony.  Please consider making a donation to The Music Venue Trust’s #saveourvenues campaign by clicking here.  Find out more about the campaign and the excellent work that they are doing to keep more than 550 independent venues afloat during the lockdown on their website. Approximate Stage Times:

1pm HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION on The Louderthanwar Stage
1:15 Firestations on The Sonic Tonic Stage
1:45 Scrounge on The Joyzine Stage
2:00 Eilis Frawley on The LOUD WOMEN Stage
2:20 LE JUNK on The GigSlutz Stage
2:45 Clwb Fuzz on The God Is In The TV Stage
3:00 FALSE HEADS on The Benumu Stage

Support Our Artists by Visiting Their Store Pages:

Hideous Wheel Invention: Facebook
Firestations: Official Website
Scrounge: Bandcamp
Eilis Frawley: Official Website
Le Junk: Official Website
Clwb Fuzz: Spotify
False Heads: Official Website

Visit our partner blogs & promoters:

Louise Schofield
LOUD WOMEN
God Is In The TV Zine
The Zine UK
GigSlutz
Benumu
Crocroland
Sonic Tonic
The Bechdel Sound Test
Quarantini Virtual Pub
Louderthanwar

Balcony Festival 5

This Saturday 23 May sees the 5th Balcony Festival – this time in aid of The Music Venue Trust‘s #saveourvenues campaign. The show will be free to view via a number of established independent UK blogs who have collaborated to create this event – including right here, LOUD WOMEN! We’ve partnered up with the best damn venue in the UK for the event, the awesome Le Pub in Newport, and we’ve got an exclusive lockdown set from the amazing drummer Eilis Frawley this Saturday.

Viewers are encouraged to make a donation to the charity if they can afford to do so.

Line Up:
FALSE HEADS on The Benumu Stage
Scrounge on The Joyzine Stage
Clwb Fuzz on The God Is In The TV Zine. Stage
Eilis Frawley on The LOUD WOMEN Stage
LE JUNK on The GigSlutz Stage
HIDEOUS WHEEL INVENTION on The Louderthanwar Stage
Firestations on The Sonic Tonic Stage
Hightown Pirates on The Zine UK Stage
+ Many more TBC

Presented by Louise Schofield (BBC Sesh), the festival will include exclusive live performances by bands and artists selected by Joyzine, Louderthanwar, LOUD WOMEN, God Is In The TV Zine., GigSlutz, The Zine UK, Benumu, Crocroland, Sonic Tonic and Quarantini – Live Virtual Bar.

LOUD WOMEN Online: SIEL LIEN, Jess Kemp, Beth Munroe & Gold Baby – Friday 15 May from 8pm on Facebook live

Throughout the lockdown, LOUD WOMEN will be continuing our mission to get female voices heard, via whatever means is available!

Join us on the internet for a Friday night live streaming gig featuring:
SEIL LIEN
Jess Kemp Artist
Beth Munroe Music
Gold Baby – a solo set from Siân

Totally free, totally brilliant, and you can wear your cuddle-clothes.

Broadcasting from the LOUD WOMEN Facebook page – www.facebook.com/loudwomen – from 8pm – Join us!

BALCONY FESTIVAL: WATCH HERE FROM 1PM ON SATURDAY 9TH MAY

Thank you for watching Balcony.  Please consider making a donation to The Trussell Trust by clicking here.  Find out more about the charity and the excellent work that they do supporting foodbanks around the UK on their website. Approximate Stage Times:

12.45: Stream Goes Live
1.00: Lara Smiles on The GigSlutz Stage
1.25: Foundlings on The Bechdel Sound Test Stage
1.45: Rosehip Teahouse on The God Is In The TV Stage
2.15: Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business on The Joyzine Stage
2.35: Nuha Ruby Ra on The Louder Than War Stage
2.55: Hurtling on the LOUD WOMEN Stage
3.25: Foxpalmer on The Quarantini Stage
3.45: Keel Her on The Sonic Tonic Stage
4.05: The DSM IV on The Zine UK Stage
4.30: Berries on The Crocroland Stage
4.45: Nadia Sheikh on The Benumu Stage
5.10: End

Support Our Artists by Visiting Their Store Pages:

Lara Smiles: Official Website
Foundlings: Bandcamp
Rosehip Teahouse: Bandcamp
Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business: Bandcamp
Nuha Ruby Ra: Official Website
Hurtling: Bandcamp
Foxpalmer: Bandcamp
Keel Her: Bandcamp
The DSM IV: Spotify
Berries: Spotify
Nadia Sheikh: Music Glue

Visit our partner blogs & promoters:

Louise Schofield
LOUD WOMEN
God Is In The TV Zine
The Zine UK
GigSlutz
Benumu
Crocroland
Sonic Tonic
The Bechdel Sound Test
Quarantini Virtual Pub
Louderthanwar

BALCONY ONLINE FEST. #4 / SAT MAY 9 / 1-5PM

Balcony Online Festival Announces #4 
Raising funds for Trussell Trust
Saturday May 9, 1-5pm 

Following the success of the ongoing Balcony Festival series, we bring you the you Balcony Festival #4. Named in tribute to the Italian musicians who sang from their windows during the early days of lockdown. 
 
This week, May 9 announces the fresh wave of artists expect the beautiful dream-noise pop hue of Hurtling, to the electro industrial sounds of Lara Smiles, while Nadia Sheikh brings a splash of Spanish Indie rock of a quirky variety. Plus the infectious indie-pop sound of FoundlingsNuha Ruby Ra, Keel Her, Berries, DSM IV and more to be announced.
 
The festival has been set-up by a collaboration of online outlets and promoters to raise funds for various charities over lockdown and is the perfect antidote to lockdown, giving gig-goers an opportunity to discover the latest in up and coming music talent. The festival series which saw exclusive sessions recorded by artists in lockdown has so far raised more than £3,500 for NHS Charities Together, Musicians Against Homelessness and Refuge.
 
May 9 will see raising funds for The Trussell Trust, who support over 1,200 food bank centres across the UK providing emergency food and support to people who are locked into poverty, while campaigning for change to end the need for food banks. They provide emergency food to people in crisis and aim to bring together communities to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people into poverty, as they campaign for change.
 
Balcony Festival is presented by Louise Schofield and brought to you from an association of online magazines and promoters: Joyzine, Louder Than War, GIITTV, LOUD WOMEN, GigSlutz, The Zine UK, Benumu, Crocroland, Sonic Tonic, The Bechedel Sound Test, Quarantini Virtual Bar.
 
The show will be free to view via this networked collaboration of online blogs who have teamed-up to bring you this online festival – streamed straight to your backyard. 
 
We kick-off with Lara Smiles at 1pm this Saturday, May 9th 

Line-Up – timings (TBC) 
Lara Smiles – Gigslutz Stage
Foundlings – The Bechdel Sound Test Stage
Rosehip Teahouse – God Is In The TV Stage
Jenny Moore (Charismatic Megafauna) – Joyzine Stage
Nuha Ruby Ra – Louder Than War Stage
Hurtling – Loud Women Stage
Foxpalmer – Quarantini Stage
Keel Her – Sonic Tonic Stage
The DSM IV – The Zine UK Stage
Berries – Crocroland Stage
Nadia Sheikh – Benumu Stage

LOUD WOMEN Online Friday 1st May: Nervous Twitch,Faultress, Jelly Cleaver, Jemma Freese

Throughout the lockdown, LOUD WOMEN will be continuing our mission to get female voices heard, via whatever means is available!

Join us on the internet for a Friday night live streaming gig featuring:

Nervous Twitch – Erin and Jay
Faultress
Jelly Cleaver (accompanied by her flatmates, who just happen to be her band!)
freese trio – Jemma Freese solo!

Totally free, totally brilliant, and you can wear your cuddle-clothes.

Broadcasting from the LOUD WOMEN Facebook page – www.facebook.com/loudwomen – from 8pm – Join us!

WATCH HERE: BALCONY FESTIVAL #3 – ONLINE MUSIC FEST IN AID OF REFUGE FROM 1PM ON SATURDAY 25TH APRIL

Thank you for watching Balcony.  Please consider making a donation to Refuge by clicking here.  Find out more about the charity and the excellent work that they do supporting victims of domestic abuse on their website. Approximate Stage Times: 

12.45: Stream Goes Live
1.00: Lilith Ai on The LOUD WOMEN Stage
1.30: Little Big Noise on The Quarantini – Live Virtual Bar Stage
2.00: Piney Gir on The Joyzine Stage
2.15: The Seamonsters on The Bechdel Sound Test Stage
2.30: Shattercones on The God Is In The TV Zine. Stage
2.45: The Novus on The Zine UK Stage
3.05: Chemtrails on The Sonic Tonic
3.30: Salvation Jayne on The Benumu Stage
3.50: Bugeye on The Crocroland Stage
4.05: Alessi’s ark on The GigSlutz Stage
4.30: End

Support Our Artists by Visiting Their Store Pages:

Lilith Ai: Bandcamp
Little Big Noise: Bandcamp
Piney Gir: Bandcamp
The Seamonsters: Music Glue
Shattercones: Bandcamp
The Novus: Website
Chemtrails: Bandcamp
Salvation Jayne: Online Store
Bugeye: Bandcamp
Alessi’s Ark: Online Store

Visit our partner blogs & promoters:

Louise Schofield
LOUD WOMEN
God Is In The TV Zine
The Zine UK
GigSlutz
Benumu
Crocroland
Sonic Tonic
The Bechdel Sound Test
Quarantini Virtual Pub
Louderthanwar

Balcony Festival #3 – Streaming on Joyzine on Saturday 25th April in Aid of Refuge

So exciting to see Balcony Fest taking off – looking forward to another belter this Saturday!

Following the success of our first two online festivals, which saw exclusive sessions recorded by artists in lockdown raise more than £2,500 for NHS Charities Together and Musicians Against Homelessness, we’re delighted to announce the line-up for our third event which will stream on Joyzine and our partner blogs from 1pm on Saturday 25th April.

This time the festival will be raising money for Refuge, the UK’s largest single provider of specialist accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse. The show will be free to view via Joyzine and a number of established independent UK blogs who have collaborated to create this event. Viewers are encouraged to make a donation to the charity if they can afford to do so.

Named for the Italian musicians who sang from their windows during the early days of the lockdown, Balcony will be presented by Louise Schofield (BBC Sesh).  The festival will include exclusive live performances by bands and artists selected by JoyzineLouderthanwarLOUD WOMENGod Is In The TV Zine.GigSlutzThe Zine UKBenumuCrocrolandSonic TonicThe Bechdel Sound Test and Quarantini – Live Virtual Bar.

Keep up to date with Balcony news & stage times here.

The Line-Up

LILITH AI on The Loud Women Stage
Lilith Ai is a guitarist, who writes and performs poignant tales of modern life. Hailing from nowhere special, Lilith began releasing lo-fi bedroom recordings in 2016. Her first EP RIOT is full of underground anthems popular with Riot grrrls word wide. Her second EP Native Tongue chronicles her teen years, spent living on the streets of Queens New York. 2019 saw the release of 3rd EP Bare Radical with evolving sounds. Lilith’s artfully delivered songs fit somewhere between indie pop and anti-folk. Lilith will be releasing a new song every month in 2020.
musicglue.com/lilithai / facebook.com/lilithaimusic / lilithai.bandcamp.com

ALESSI’S ARK on The Gigslutz Stage
Alessi’s Ark is a London based musical project by Alessi Laurent-Marke and Jason Santos. Alongside their music, the pair also create carpentry and paintings.
musicglue.com/alessisark / facebook.com/Alessisarkmusic

SALVATION JAYNE on The Benumu Stage
Having exploded onto the scene in 2017, Salvation Jayne have carved themselves a reputation for their white-hot, hook-laden explosive fuzzy riffs and glossy dream pop undertones. The bands self-released singles have received support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Kerrang Radio, Amazing Radio and dozens more stations in the UK and abroad.
salvationjayne.co.uk / facebook.com/salvationjayne

CHEMTRAILS on The Sonic Tonic Stage
Garage rock outfit Chemtrails release album number two The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable via PNK SLM recordings on 15th May.
adoseofchemtrails.bandcamp.com / facebook.com/chemtrailsband666

THE SEAMONSTERS on The Bechdel Sound Test Stage
An indie pop band from Sheffield, driven by ethereal vocals and 80s inspired synths. Inspired by the likes of Pulp, Altered Images and Orange Juice.
musicglue.com/the-seamonsters / facebook.com/TheSeamonsters

BUGEYE on The CroCroLand STage
Bugeye are an electrical storm of buzz saw guitar, disco beats and 80s synths – music activist that create tunes laced with hooks and beats to make you dance. They are a regulars on Radio X, Amazing Radio, BBC 6 Music, and stations across the globe.
bugeyeband.co.uk / facebook.com/bugeyemusic / bugeye.bandcamp.com

PINEY GIR on The Joyzine Stage
Transatlantic pop chameleon Piney Gir released her sixth album, ‘You Are Here’ last year – an intoxicating mix of swirling psych and bitter-sweet dream pop.
pineygir.com / facebook.com/pineyg / pineygir.bandcamp.com

THE NOVUS on The Zine UK Stage
Art-Punk band – The Novus are their own breed of excitement.  The 3 lads, henchmen: Guardians of their own music. Hard hitting drums pave the way for the revolution as they push against the walls with their guitars, making 2 sound like 12 in the smallest of rooms or the greatest of stadiums – creating a wall of encapsulating sound.  Fronted by ringleader, Connor, who has the ability to to captivate any audience, forcing them to explode with his infectious energy. When he isn’t jumping round like a maniac he’s holding his haunting gaze over the crowd, almost indoctrinating them, spitting his lyrics like the gospel.
facebook.com/thenovusband / thenovus.co.uk

SHATTERCONES
Drawing from the same waters as Hildur Guðnadóttir, Nadine Shah, Ennio Morricone, Scott Walker, Tindersticks, Suicide, Philip Glass, Dirty Three and John Coltrane, the band bring a unique and occasionally unhinged presence to any venue.
facebook.com/shattercones / shattercones.com

LITTLE BIG NOISE
Nick Torry was born and bred in South-East London. He has been part of the New Cross based punk scene since his early teens, playing drums in ska punk outfit Colonel Mustard and guitars in the melodic hardcore band Junior Asthma Club. On moving to Manchester in 2005 he embarked on this exciting acoustic solo project, which attempts to fuse the best bits of his eclectic plethora of musical influences. He was joined at the beginning of 2008 by a small group of accompanying musicians to play some top shows around the Manchester scene but has now carried his Little Big Noise back to London where he is at present running solo.
facebook.com/LittleBigNoise / littlebignoise.bandcamp.com

Joyzine

Following the success of our first two online festivals, which saw exclusive sessions recorded by artists in lockdown raise more than £2,500 for NHS Charities Together and Musicians Against Homelessness, we’re delighted to announce the line-up for our third event which will stream on Joyzine and our partner blogs from 1pm on Saturday 25th April.

This time the festival will be raising money for Refuge, the UK’s largest single provider of specialist accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse. The show will be free to view via Joyzine and a number of established independent UK blogs who have collaborated to create this event. Viewers are encouraged to make a donation to the charity if they can afford to do so.

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Balcony Festival 2: streaming here from 1pm

Balcony is an online music festival in aid of NHS Charities Together, supporting nhs.uk staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients. The show will be free to view via a number of established independent UK blogs who have collaborated to create this event. Viewers are encouraged to make a donation to the charity if they can afford to do so. You can donate on this link:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/BalconyOnlineMusicFestival

Presented by Louise Schofield (BBC Sesh), the festival will include exclusive live performances by bands and artists selected by Joyzine, Louderthanwar, LOUD WOMEN, God Is In The TV Zine., GigSlutz, The Zine UK, Benumu, Crocroland, Sonic Tonic, The Bechdel Sound Test and Quarantini – Live Virtual Bar.

12.45pm: Stream goes live

1.00: Birthmarks on The Zine UK Stage

1.20: Kerri Watt on The God Is In The TV Stage

1.40: Weekend Recovery on The CroCroLand Stage

2.00: Cookie (TBC) on The Quarantini Stage

2.20: Tiece on The Bechdel Sound Test Stage

2.50: Jack Found on The Benumu Stage

3.20: Stephen EvEns on The Gigslutz Stage

3.50: Aloha Dead on The Sonic Tonic Stage 

4.20: ARRX on The LOUD WOMEN Stage

4.50: Thomas Truax on The Joyzine Stage

5.10: Finish

LOUD WOMEN ONLINE!

Missing live music? Timeline full of dudes playing RHCP covers in their mum’s kitchen? We got ya back.

LOUD WOMEN online gigs start tonight, 9.30pm, with Helen McCookerybook, and continue tomorrow with MIRI, as part of the Balcony Festival, in aid of Musicians Against Homelessness.

Helen McCookerybook is hugely inspiring singer-songwriter – formerly of English psychedelia-punk band The Chefs, these days playing regularly across the land as a solo artist. 

Catch Helen on the LOUD WOMEN Facebook page (NB, the page, not one of the groups … yeah yeah, it confuses all of us, you’re right!) This link here, anyway:

HELEN MCCOOKERYBOOK LIVE AT 9:30 pm GMT

Then Saturday afternoon, LOUD WOMEN is honoured to be hosting a virtual stage on the awesome Balcony Festival – MIRI will be performing at the festival, which will be raising money for Musicians Against Homelessness, teaming up with our bloggy friends at Joyzine, Louderthanwar, God is in the TV, Cro Cro Land, TheZineUK and more.

BALCONY FESTIVAL ON LOUDWOMEN.ORG from 1pm SATURDAY