One-woman hit factory Allo, Darlin' (motto: "have ukulele, will travel") celebrates the release of her new 7" ep - featuring no fewer than three top pop songs (the wonderfully titled Henry Rollins Don't Dance, Dear Stephen Hawking and Heartbeat Chilli) - by returning to the scene of one of her many great live triumphs, The Hangover Lounge, on June 21.
The excellent Kendall Meade is the key figure in Mascott, whose LP Art Project has just been released in Europe. Kendall's in the UK playing a small handful of dates with Mascott, and we're delighted that she and a few friends are going to treat us to a Hangover Lounge unamplified session this Sunday. Her "seductive tones caress the ear and the heart like a lover's whisper [and] her deceptively simple, folk-rock inflections and subtle lyrics linger long after the album has run its too-brief course" - that's what the legendary LD Beghtol said. We're not arguing.