Review: Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

After the success of Animals and adapting the book to screenplay, Emma Jane Unsworth has done it again with new title, Adults, a contemporary read that incorporates mental health, trauma, loss and Instagram. Jenny is a complex character, inside she feels unloved, unemployable and emotionally unfiltered. Her long-suffering friends appear to be tired of her demands. She has more connection with her phone than any other character in this novel.

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Busty and the Bass: Getting the first bounce of the track with his vocals on it was surreal

The 23rd March saw the Montréal-based octet, Busty and the Bass, return with two new singles, Clouds [feat. Amber Navran] and the emotional gospel ballad Summer. Moonchild singer Amber Navran lent her unmistakable croon to Clouds and their last single out in February had the unmistakable sounds of George Clinton. It was high time The Fountain caught up with Busty and the Bass to discuss their plans for the rest of the year.

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Chris Stuart Wilson: It once again recognises the value of the arts to older people

At 2pm every Tuesday and Friday over the coming weeks, and possibly months, a new short film will be posted online by Luminate to inspire and guide older people through a creative activity that can be done at home or in a care home. The [email protected] programme is designed to help people stay engaged and active until the crisis has passed and the activities will be presented by professional artists who work regularly with older people in community and care settings, and will feature different arts forms. Chris Stuart Wilson who led an online dance class on Friday 27th March spoke with The Fountain about this project, and what inspired him personally to get involved.

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Warm Digits: Rozi’s lyrics circle around individual and collective anxieties and how these tie up with reality, or not

Newcastle duo Warm Digits have shared their brand-new single, Everyone Nervous – a collaboration with British singer-songwriter and This Is The Kit band member, Rozi Plain. The new track is taken from Warm Digits new album Flight of Ideas (out 10th April on Memphis Industries) which also features guest vocals from The Lovely Eggs, Paul Smith of Maximo Park, The Orielles, and the Delgados’ Emma Pollock. The band spoke with The Fountain about the track in more detail as well as working with Rozi Plain.

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