Ruen Brothers – New Single – Blood Runs Wild

The first I heard of the Ruen Brothers was in The local paper and its my fault really for making assumptions but I thought they were something they’re really not. Rupert and Henry Stansall make up the band. No their second name is not “Ruen” as a few articles I’ve read have thought. I’m guessing, I could be wrong, but I’m betting Ruen comes from a combination of their first names. They’re from Scunthorpe (a fine place). They’ve interested the likes of Rick Rubin and Zane Lowe and seem destined now for something good.

So what was it I got wrong. I suppose it was the straight-laced nature of the paper that I only really scanned or glanced at and the fresh faced picture of a couple of lads with guitars that I saw. I assumed they were a goody two shoes pop clone. They’re not. Continue reading Ruen Brothers – New Single – Blood Runs Wild


Ron Pope – New Album – Calling Off The Dogs


Ron Pope is singer/songwriter from Atlanta Georgia who has found critical acclaim for several albums released in the US. At the start of February he released his new album – Calling Off The Dogs. So I’ve been asked to have a listen to it on SoundCloud ( and see what I think.

So as far as I can tell this is an album filled with 11 songs about relationships. Nothing wrong with a song about relationships at all. But if you’re doing an eleven song album write at least one song about something else, you know pandas, shoe-boxes, snowstorms, the price of tinned tomatoes, anything, just have one song in there about something else. If you’re aiming at entertainment for the lovelorn alone put stuff out like this. Next time give it some weight fellah stop taking the easy route. Continue reading Ron Pope – New Album – Calling Off The Dogs


Released today and storming the twittersphere with #GetTheRevToNumberOne the much anticipated album titled ‘Thirty Two’.

‘Thirty Two’ already had pre-orders rolling in well before it was released with the band offering out house gigs for pledges and tour ticket buyers.

More dates are yet to be released so keep an eye out. for more info.

The band begins a UK tour in February – dates are as follows:

February 2014

22nd – Coventry Kasbah

23rd – Newcastle

25th – Leeds Metropolitan University

26th – Hull, The Welly Club

27th – Birmingham, O2 Academy

28th – Preston, 53 Degrees

March 2014

1st Liverpool, O2 Academy

3rd – Dunfermline, PY Molloys

4th – Glasgow, O2 ABC

5th – Manchester, The Ritz

6th – Barrow in Furness, The Nines

7th – Sheffield, O2 Academy

8th – Nottingham, Rock City

10th – Bristol, Fleece

11th – Brighton, Concorde 2

12th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

13th – London, Electric Ballroom

14th – Norwich, Waterfront

Tickets are available from the usual sources.

Reverend And The Makers

Album Release: ‘ThirtyTwo’

Release Date: 24th February 2014

Label: Cooking Vinyl

Review: Leave Hitler To Me, Lad

Scunthorpe Independent News


Last night we went along to the Duck Egg Theatre’s newest production. The show has been touring around different theatres in the UK and finally made it back home to the Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe .

The show dips back and fourth between years & characters but all becomes clear towards the end. It is set in 1952 and it portrays this era effectively from costume to accents, scene selection & props.

The music in the show is very well composed and performed and there is so much always going on in the background. It was great to see so many different people playing many types of instruments such as the acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, flute, trumpet and cajon. Applause was well deserved after every song they burst out and the vocal abilities varied to deliver an interesting show.

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DJ Clint Boon Headlining New Scunthorpe Venue

Scunthorpe Independent News


Popular Scunthorpe music lover and promoter Darren Lappin who runs Tacheless Promotions has set up his latest gig for this Friday. Tickets are £5.  Host venue for the event will be the NEW & much anticipated Cafe INDIEpendent.

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Progress Update: LGBTS Community Campaign

Scunthorpe Independent News


So far WE ARE 66%  WE NEED 100%. A couple of weeks ago a campaign was set up to support Scunthorpe’s LGBT Community. We wanted to let you know the progress that has come in these 2 weeks of setting up a Petition, Facebook, Website & Twitter.

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