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Humankindweed / Fowl
Released to commemorate the first of the lockdowns, Humankindweed by Fowl is an album that plays and weaves words and stories. There are kinda modern-day fairytales filled with adult concerns, like weeding, decorating and lunar geese.
Without Lights / Abrasive Trees
Who knew experimental post-punk could be so enveloping? The Without Lights EP from Abrasive Trees creates another of their aural soundscapes. With each new tune, they mould a mental geography.
The Beacon / Harbottle & Jonas
Now acting as a trio, Harbottle and Jonas capture the warmth and pull of home, family and friendship, and well as the wide-eyed wonder at the world in a folk album which pulls on the past to project into the future.
Totnes MP Anthony Mangnall is famed for spreading fake news. And now the Conservative is pushing the idea of re-opening a railway line, which critics say would cost millions, has no business case and would close the incredibly popular Dartmouth Steam Line.
The Newton Abbot-born former Exeter City player made his England debut and scored. The now Aston Villa striker came on during England’s World Cup 2022 qualifier against San Marino. Ollie is the first Exeter City graduate to play for England since Cliff Bastin in 1938, according to Devon Live.
Ollie said: “It’s been a good journey. I just feel honoured that I can come out here and pull on the shirt and get the chance to play with the players I’m playing with and even score on my debut. I couldn’t write it, I’m over the moon.”
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Brainstorming and bunker building
Here at the Devon Week we’re taking a leaf out of our bigger siblings’ web book and stepping back from publishing for the next few weeks.
Truth be told we’re brainstorming how to approach the future, while working out how to dig a bunker under the ivory towers our mobile office is situated in.
But that doesn’t mean there’s not loads to already explore on our pages in the interim, or even on the PRSD, D&CFilm and ArtsCulture.
Pop over, pop back and if you’d like, pop us a line.
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