Blood Red Shoes: It’s the biggest musical leap we’ve ever made

Brighton duo Blood Red Shoes are back, having announced a handful of intimate UK dates for 2019, including Glasgow’s Stereo on 30th January. This is all in support of the release of their fifth album Get Tragic, which is out 25th January.
Laura-Mary Carter and Steven Ansell spoke with The Fountain about returning with a new album and their progress since Box of Secrets back in 2008.

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The Fountain’s Reads of the Year 2018

Literature lovers were spoiled for reading choice this year (at least, this one was), with many titles mirroring our current world’s tumultuous state. 2018 was the centenary year of the birth of Scotland’s Muriel Spark, and the country rightly went to town, republishing her twenty-two novels including some which were previously out of print, thus giving us the opportunity to read titles we may have previously missed, and re-read our old favourites. The crème de la crème indeed. One hundred years before Spark’s birth, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was born and an incredible publishing achievement created, celebrated this year with many biographies and re-imaginings.

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Bridesmen: I’m all about being truthful and gentle with your emotions

Kenton Chen, otherwise known as Bridesmen, has just revealed the video for his new track, Someone Who Loves Me, and is working towards the release of an EP in 2019. The LA-based artist has worked with Postmodern Jukebox, and has toured with Kesha and Mary J Blige.
Kenton spoke with The Fountain about his plans for 2019 as well as what it was like to tour with Kesha.

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Emma Zillmann: Our USP is the world’s third largest steerable radio telescope

Only a couple of years old, Bluedot is one of the more youthful yet invigorating festivals we have seen emerge from the UK festival scene over the last decade, with a science focus, utilising their extraordinary location, Jodrell Bank.
Emma Zillmann, whose job it is to programme the music strand of the festival, spoke with The Fountain about what it is that makes Bluedot special as well as the perks of her job.

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