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Art

The Mausoleum of the Giants

I am pleased to have been able to see ‘The Mausoleum of the Giants’ in Sheffield this weekend. It is an unusual exhibition by the street artist Phlegm in one of the city’s old factories and well worth a visit!

The exhibition has a number of large sculptural figures and creatures as well as smaller ones and some wall paintings too.

There are some excellent photos on Phlegm’s Instagram pages and a fantastic series of photographs of the exhibition (and plenty of other Phlegm-related work) can be viewed on the Postcard Cafe website here.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 6th April and there are some excellent walking guides around the city’s collection of street art by Phlegm and others! Go see…

Also, the two shady characters lurking about in the first image are none other than the mighty Black Slipper who are both old enough to know better.

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Music

Very Disappointed

The incredible Black Slipper have recently released a follow up EP to the critically acclaimed (by me) debut I wrote about in February.

Just like their first release Black Slipper are in a Tangle, Black Slipper are Very Disappointed is a seamless companion piece – I like to think of it as ‘Side 2’ as I generally play the 5 new tracks like the flip side of a new album!

The South Yorkshire duo continue to discharge contagious licks and undeniably groovy beats, combined with their own brand of surreal and slightly menacing lyrics, sautéed in a distillation of post-punk ambience.

Along with ‘In a Tangle’, Very Disappointed’ is available to download and stream at all reputable purveyors of digital musicology, including SpotifyGooglePlay, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer and Shazam. Go listen – stream or download – it doesn’t matter, but go do it anyway. You won’t be disappointed.

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Music

In a Tangle

And now, a shameless plug for a great new band.

Black Slipper are a South Yorkshire duo who have just released their first recordings on Bandcamp and are in regular rotation on the Lestaret playlist these days.

With a rather groovy post-punk vibe, and a strangely compelling vocal with a distinctive Yorkshire hook, these five tracks are quite hypnotic and feel far too short, leaving you wanting more after the last track ends.

What’s more, ‘In a Tangle’ is available to download and stream at all reputable purveyors of digital musicology, including Spotify, GooglePlay, iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer and Shazam. Go listen – stream or download – it doesn’t matter, but go do it anyway.

Disclaimer: I know these chaps but am not profiting in any way from this plug. I just want to share some good music with you.