Laura Snapes in conversation with Luke Turner and John Doran.

How Not To Run A Music Magazine: Digital Publication The Quietus Has Just Turned Ten... Somehow.

Music writer and editor Laura Snapes will be in Totnes next weekend for Sea Change and will be speaking to tQ founder/editors Luke Turner and John Doran about a decade at the helm of Europe's largest and best fully independent music and culture website.

A story that involves nervous breakdowns, conquering addictions, contemporary mime, a mixtape for Raoul Moat, a falling out with Metallica, stalkers, cheese, tea, toast and the fine art of not leaving a sinking ship.

In Conversation, Saturday 12:30m at the Barrel Hosue Ballroom.  


Sea Change 2018 Official Posters

We are so thrilled to share the three stunning posters that have been created to celebrate Sea Change 2018.

Utterly beautiful new works from Helena Lyons, Rosie Carmichael and Mish Scott will be available during the Sea Change weekend as limited edition prints from Drift. 

These are not things to miss out on!

Rosie Carmichael

Helena Lyons

Mish Scott

A weekend in Port Eliot

We spent this last weekend on shop duties with Drift at the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall. The amazing Caught By The River crew run a stage and the line up this year included Gwenno, Snapped Ankles and Boy Azooga amongst many other treats. It was a mini Sea Change preview for us... very kind of them!

Our good friend Stephen Parker shot some images of the Caught By The River stage and it's getting us pretty excited about the August Bank Holiday. 


Boy Azooga

Snapped Ankles


Solo Variation: Jane Weaver Interviewed

After three decades of work in the margins of UK psych rock and folk, Jane Weaver has risen steadily in prominence over the last four years. Here she explains to Joshua French, why she is setting aside her tried and tested means of touring with a live band for a series of solo Loops In The Secret Society shows this Autumn. With mixtape...

I like heavy music and as a music fan, I like to feel it in my bones
— Jane Weaver

Really fascinating interview with Jane Weaver on The Quietus website this week. 

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Portrait by Andy Votel


The 18 best albums of 2018 so far - as recommended by 6 Music

Gwenno's utterly brilliant Le Kov has been included on the '18 best albums of 2018 so far - as recommended by 6 Music'.

You can read all about it here:

The bright psychedelic swells that underpin Le Kov are as vivid as its Cornish lyrics
— BBC 6Music