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Reverbnation Competition

We are happy to announce that we are running a competition in partnership with Reverbnation one of the largest social networks for independent musicians with over 3 million users. The winning artists will be interviewed and featured on the Music Lowdown and Artistic Echoes website Enter Here

Deep Dosage – Week 2

Deep Dosage – Mixed By ElBudge – [Week #002] by El-Budge on Mixcloud

Return of the Arctic Monkeys

  The Arctic Monkeys have come to define my Leeds Festival going experience so it is great to hear that they will once again be returning to headline the festival. From watching the band as a young university student struggling to make his way into a packed Carling Tent in 2005 to seeing there meteoric rise to mainstage fame the following year, they definitely were one of my Leeds bands where...

Shake It like A Polaroid Picture

Legendary hip-hop duo Outkast are set to headline as Bestival goes Desert Island Disco. Having been recently announced to headline Coachella I wonder if this could mean a slew of summer festival appearances for the recently reformed duo. Also headlining are Foals, who have only recently made the step up to headline billing. I’m happy to see London Grammar on the line up, the lead singer has ...

Deep Dosage – Week 1

Deep Dosage – Mixed By ElBudge – [Week #001] by El-Budge on Mixcloud

Featured Poets and Events

Here we will feature poets and poetry events. Eventually there will be a listing of all the poetry events, competitions, writers groups that we can find but for now I though that I would post one of my own: Creativity The characters patrolled his mind they were confined, in a tiny area, like animals in a zoo they longed to roam free. They remembered a time long ago when they were occasionally allo...

Pickering White, Night and Day, Star Wars

In this weeks Music Lowdown we introduce you to a whole host of new music, discuss the noise allegations against Night and Day in Manchester and have a live session from Pickering White. To Read more about the featured artists click here Music Lowdown – Pickering White, Night and Day, Star Wars by Music Lowdown on Mixcloud  

Stories Matter

Stories matter, they are a part of our lives regardless whether you are a writer, avid reader or just spend far too much time on Facebook; stories are everywhere. Here we will post, reviews, recommendations and from time to time tips. The plan is to compile a list of all the opportunities out there for authors, from open mic nights to all the places authors can submit to but for now watch this vid...

Live @ Oxjam Macclesfield

Last year Artistic Echoes was proud to be part of Oxjam Macclesfield the biggest Oxjam event in the country, here are a few videos we produced Relay D’Verb Steve Delight and Pat Curley

Touching Strangers: Photography by Richard Renaldi

Would you pose for a photograph with a complete stranger? You might think it would be awkward, or just a bit silly but photographer Richard Renaldi’s new project is all about that. Since 2007 he has worked on a series of photographs for which he asks complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large format 8-by-10 view camera, ...

New to the Music Lowdown

Each week I will post a bit about each new artist I feature on the show and also enclose their bio with a few links to their material so you can find out more. Daniela Andrade – I will follow you into the dark Daniela Andrade was my first musical discovery of the year, I found her whilst browsing youtube on New Years Day. Admittedly a little hungover but her dulcet tones were the perfect cure, I h...

DarkCast Episode 1 : Humanity

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