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The best brownies in Cambridge

This might seem like a random one, but a lot of Skint’s following are based around Cambridgeshire and this week, on a trip home I discovered the best thing to ever grace my mouth. 

Bought from the Cafe Mobile Van on Cambridge’s market the gluten free brownies are so moist and delicate that not only one would do, (some are definitely coming back with me to Brighton). 

So if you’re in Cambridge and want to excite your taste buds visit the stall opposite the centre of tourism.

You can thank me later. 

Music, Uncategorized

Cambridge’s Music Scene

The Cambridge band scene is currently thriving, breeding young bands and talented soloists like their is no tomorrow. Recently we have featured Cambridge locals ‘Staycations’ and the lovely Tom Lumley. I have found the best way to discover local bands has been the ‘Fiver’, held at the Junction the first Friday of every month.

A band I am really excited about right now are Saltfen, the four lads from Cambridge make up the heavier side of Cambridge’s band scene right now, and are set to play Strawberry fair June 4th. Despite being younger than a lot of the other acts their technical ability is incredible, and they put on a hell of a live show. You can check out their EP here.

Deep city, the four piece indie band who’ve just released their latest single ‘Slow’ (now available on spotify and apple music). The band have just been featured by BBC introducing and have one hell of a summer of gigs and festivals IMG_3025ahead of them. I went to Deep City’s first show and since then their ability and stage manner has changed entirely, for the better. They’ve grown into their sound and are all the better for it. You can find the guys on spotify or check out their soundcloud here.

Acoustic duo Tom and Paris are definitely ones to watch, the duo performed in Cambridge’s band competition, and although they didn’t win they had an incredible chemistry and I look forward to hearing more from them in the future.

You can see in our previous postt how excited we are about Staycations, but incase you missed it these guys just keep getting better and better, set to support Lonely The Brave this week the guys have grown massively, in popularity and in their talents. Latest track ‘The Enemy’ can be found here.

And of course, Tom Lumley, who I had the pleasure of seeing headline The Junction’s ‘Fiver’. Tom puts on one hell of a performance, and certainly doesn’t disappoint on track either. Supporting the likes of Coasts and The Hunna, Tom’s spent the last few years gigging and writing and we’ve been reliably informed has some very exciting news coming soon. Check out Tom’s soundcloud here.

Who are you guys excited about in your local scene right now? 

 

Interview, Music, Uncategorized

Tom Lumley – Interview

Tom Lumley is a Indie singer/songwriter originally from Cambridgeshire. He has been writing and gigging for the past three years. During this time he has played at popular venues in the UK supporting the likes of Coasts,The Hunna, Kill It Kid, Sam Duckworth, Violet Bones and playing festivals such as Dot To Dot, Strawberry Fair etc. Whilst constantly being busy out on the road he has also been releasing original material which has gained radio play around the UK including the local BBC Introducing show in Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge’s local scene has blown up massively at the moment, breeding indie bands like their is no tomorrow, who are you most excited about right now? 

I totally agree it’s got a great buzz about it at the moment. I’d have to say i’m massively excited about Oscar Corney and more recently Deep City. Both great artists and people.

What’s been your favourite venue to perform in so far? 

For me hands down The Junction. It’s a venue which I always dreamed of playing having seen my favourite artists there.

Festival season is coming up, have you got any lined up? 

I do indeed, i’m playing an acoustic slot at Dot To Dot in Nottingham, The Willow Festival and a few others which i’m yet too announce so keep an eye out on my Facebook :P.

If you could work with anyone, dead or alive who would it be? 

This is such a tough question, there’s so many I’d choose haha. I’d love to work with the Nothing But Thieves boys but I think if I could choose one artist it would have to be Miles Kane for me.
Describe your latest single ‘Seesaw’ in three words

Fun, Catchy and energetic

Who’s been your biggest influence? 

This is a hard one for me because i’d say i’ve had so many different influences as i’ve grown up. I’d have to say though Miles Kane has always been a big influence and more recently bands like Catfish and the Bottlemen.

What’s next for you?

There’s a lot of exciting stuff happening which I can’t talk about yet but I have new music being released on the 20th of May and some big shows to announce for the end of the year so there’s lots happening. 

Jess Corp, Music, Uncategorized

Staycations to support Lonely The Brave

Cambridge’s local band scene is currently thriving, and at the forefront of this are the Staycations, recently announced to be supporting ‘Lonely The Brave’ at their Corn Exchange Show. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these guys live and for a young band they have a powerful stage presence and insane amounts of talent.

Their new single ‘The Enemy’ combines a multitude of influences, and has supported the bands new and improved image brilliantly, moving away from covers and producing their own very special sound.

Stay tuned from more of the Cambridge locals at their Corn Exchange gig!