Great Songs About UK Cities That Aren’t London

Waterloo Sunset, Parklife, Roll out the Barrel… London has its share of songs about London – but what about the rest of the UK? We’ve picked out some of our favourite songs about UK cities. What are yours?

My Y Not – Part 2

In part 2 of Ben Farmer’s epic Y Not festival journal, he name checks a slew of Derby’s finest live acts, wonders why Palma Violets exist and has an epiphany during Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls.

My Y Not – Part 1

Cornwall born, Derby based singer songwriter Ben Farmer was invited to play this year’s Y Not festival in August alongside the likes of British Sea Power, Razorlight and Dizzee Rascal. He was kind enough to write this lovely journal for us about his experience

A Venue to Visit: Antwerp Mansion, Manchester

In the first of a new series that highlights the best venues across the UK, Amy visits Manchester’s Antwerp Mansion hidden near the city’s famed curry mile. This quirky renovation project collectively represents everything that’s brilliant about music, art and community.

The Magic Numbers at Fopp Nottingham

Magic Numbers Nottingham Fopp 2

The Magic Numbers played an instore gig at Nottingham’s Fopp store, but they took to the stage, as it were, some 40 minutes after the advertised time. We had time to ponder about the precarious role of the modern record store.

Gary Numan – Splinter Tour 2014

We review the penultimate night of Gary Numan’s intimate tour of UK venues. Splinter, his most recent and 20th album, has been widely reviewed as one of his best. Which is just as well because tonight’s set leans heavily on it.

Christmas Summer Bonanza – Glastonbury Festival 2014

Glastonbury Festival 2014

“The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” says FCK LDN writer Elliot Davies, “A lot of people I encounter tell me that the whole thing is a shallow and commercialised shadow of its former self… yet I still spend half the year eagerly awaiting the beautiful escapism the festival provides.”