North Mississippi Allstars 2017

The North Mississippi Allstars tore it up at Manchester's Ruby Lounge last week, one of only a handful of UK shows as part of their Prayer for Peace world tour. Sons of legendary Memphis record producer Jim Dickinson, Luther and Cody are the heart of the best hill country blues boogie band on the planet [...]

Nature’s jewels in the News

Loudhailer Psychedelia at it's most flowery! There's a lovely colourful feature about  specialist auricula growers and Chelsea Gold Medallists Robin and Annabel Graham of Drointon Nurseries near Ripon in the Northern Echo Magazine. You can read it below including Annabel's top tips for growing auriculas and a piece about their lovely new cultivar Primula auricula Loudhailer. Discover [...]

Primula auricula Loudhailer

Something really unexpected has happened and we are over the moon! It all started because we are musicians with a garden full of Primula auricula flowers.  We are totally chuffed to find out that we have had a beautiful new flower named in our honour by specialist auricula growers Robin and Annabel Graham of Drointon [...]

Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai

Michael Chapman has got a big history, he's been making records since 1969 and used to play the scene with Mick Ronson when they both lived in Hull around then. He's had some very cool collaborations, travels and tributes by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Bert Jansch, Maddy Prior and Thurston Moore. His latest collaboration with platinum selling Israeli [...]

The Story of the Gypsey Race

There's a track on our Loudhailer Electric Company studio album called Gypsey Race. In fact, the line from that song: "All roads lead to... the stone at the bend on the Gypsey Race..." is the reason we chose the title of the album, Cursus. The map below is on the inner sleeve. So, what's it all about? It [...]

Scale Lane Sound and Light

Playing the Bridge is an inventive collaboration which transforms Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge into an interactive musical instrument as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. It’s the idea of bridge architect Jonathan McDowell who recognised that like the Gamelan, the bridge can be played by striking the metal work to make tuned sounds. The culmination [...]