Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary down Westminster Road in which a number of items of jewellery were stolen including brooches and watches
McBusted, the Busted and McFly supergroup, are to start their second run of dates at Bournemouth’s International Centre tonight (28 May).
Give Protest A Chance is an investigation into the decline in political singer-songwriters from Britain. The series comes with the aim of trying to pinpoint the reasons for the decrease in socially-aware anthems to soundtrack the public’s increasing anger at the status quo. It also aims to highlight the many young British singers and bands […]
Young, angry protest singers are facing more trouble than ever before when trying to get their message out. A somewhat uninterested public, strictly limited funds and a platform to release music all stand between them and social change through their anthems. Charities like Strummerville, set up by the family of Clash frontman Joe Strummer following […]
Protest song is widely considered to be an outdated artform; like someone pressed the pause button at the end of the Thatcher era. There are protests all over the country, but no young British singers soundtracking it. It needs a new community of the likes of Southampton’s Sean McGowan to take the issue by the […]
Seán McGowan is a leader in the line of new fired-up British protest singers hoping to attract an angry public with their anthems for a modern age. The 20 year old from Southampton spoke to us at his sold out Christmas show at Southampton’s Joiners Arms about the new community that is growing, born out […]
From Woody Guthrie to PJ Harvey; Vietnam to Iraq, protest song has always been sparked from social dissatisfaction. and The artform has had a long, prolific and extremely angry history, and proved a vital social tool in expressing the public’s anger. Every period of political unrest has brought with it a reflex response from the […]