‘Summer sun and live sessions. What more could you ask for on a mid-July weekend? BBC Lancashire didn’t single-handedly part the clouds, lasso the sun and heave it over the usually dreary British Isles, but we are providing some suitably wonderful acoustic sessions to suit the occasion courtesy of Lucy Zirins and The Feud.
Burnley-based Lucy Zirins brings her brand of delicate blues (and a highly shiny guitar, Tallulah) into the studio, showcasing songs so delicate that they could make a grown man cry. Her debut album, ‘Chasing Clocks’ is out now.
The Feud warm up for their headline slot on the Woodlands Stage of Kendal Calling festival by playing us three songs, live and unplugged (kind of, there are still some wires involved). They’re currently living off cereal and an egg a day whilst finishing their album. They recorded it in L.A. – that isn’t just short for Lancaster – they mean the actual Los Angeles in the U.S.A. Fancy.
We have an unexpectedly short telephone call with the Lancashire vs Manchester promoter about shows at Factory 251 and the Mad Ferret featuring part-time Lancastrians Sky Valley Mistress and full-time Lancastrians Kraul. On top of all that we have music from Heliograf, Hotspur Press, The Art Club, Tokolosh, Matthew James Cogley and Dinosaur Pile-Up (as well as the occasional appearance from Pete Doherty but we’re not talking about that).
Hopefully the sun will join us again next week when Redd pops into the studio to chat about her music and working with Akon and Snoop Dogg/Lion/Giraffe/Goat. Two Weeks Running will be joining us for a live session and Amy infiltrates the drunken throngs of Tockholesbury in the hope of finding at least one sober person to interview.’