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Issue 139 DEC/JAN 2013 Publishing Director: Nigel Muntz

Editor: Rachael D’Cruze Design: Neil Hendy, Mike Lisowski, Liam Mchaully Advertising: Nigel Muntz Front cover PHOTO: Magdalena Mrvova Contributing writers: Laura Williams, Arash Torabi, John Barker, Backbone, Alan Butler, UK Rocka, Louk, Aldo Vanucci, Sophie Prescott, Nicolas Emerson, Stephanie Broad, David Kendall. Contributing Photographers: Magdalena Mrvova, Matt Holloway, Eleanor Edwards, Emily Whelan, Angie Knight, Robyn Kitchin, Penny Cross, Vaughan Pickhaver. Stockists: Want to stock 247 Magazine in your shop or venue? Call 01752 294130 Deadline For FEB Issue: 14th January FEB Issue Released: 1st Feb Contributions: Article and photo contributions are welcome. Work is sent at the owner’s risk and although every care is taken, Out of Hand Ltd. accepts no responsibility for loss or damage. Please email text & photos to 247@ or post them to the above address. Legal Bit: Copyright © 2012 Out of Hand Ltd.All rights reserved. Nothing in this magazine may be reproduced in whole or part without the express written permission from Out of Hand Ltd. Information on events, products, reviews and anything else does not necessarily imply recommendations by Out of Hand Ltd.We have done our utmost to make sure all the content in this magazine is correct and accurate, but would emphasise that we, Out of Hand Ltd, accept no responsibility for any mistakes or omissions.All opinions expressed in this magazine are that of the individual contributor and are not necessarily shared by Out of Hand Ltd. ISSN 1750-9017 Find us on: Search 247 Magazine

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New horizons Electric Skies songwriter and lead guitarist Sam Piper Electric Skies songwriter and lead guitarist Sam Piper, who we featured in 247 last year with his band mates, is set to release his solo EP early in 2013. All tracks have been recorded at Plymouth’s very own PMC with Plymouth’s legendary Andrew Doc Collins. Hailing from Exeter, the 24 year old fuses a vast array of influences in his first batch of solo material, stemming from a childhood and youth spent listening to Roots Rock, Britpop and Chicago Blues. Sound good? Get free track ‘When the Lights fade’ at

Global Energy Weekender returns to Newquay Drum & Bass fiends will be as pleased as we are that the ultimate weekender returns to Trevelgue Holiday Park, Newquay this year, on March 15 - 18. The fierce lineup includes Andy C, Hazard, Mampi Swift and Nicky Blackmarket. New for 2013 there’s the zone bar – a log cabin hidden in the trees from noon – the ultimate daytime venue? The day time Jungle Rave is still going strong too, for anyone who’s ‘ard enough to party all day and night. If you’re a DJ or MC get involved in the festival’s competition, which could see you performing at the live final, details at Tickets cost from £115.

Aural Imbalance new release (see email sent to you) Torquay based D’n’B producer whose been doing stuff for ages, latest release. An album from Torquay based Drum & Bass producer, Aural Imbalance, has been the in the making for quite some time and has finally come together in the form of ‘Legacy’. “I have put my heart and soul into every track with a nod to the past and an eye to the future, in terms of both production and sound, I find it poignant that Legacy has found it’s natural home as it were on Cadence Recordings, which is where my astral Drum & Bass adventure started many moons ago, it’s with this in mind that I wish you the listener, a deep and atmospheric voyage with both Cadence and myself,” said Simon. Get it at

‘Last Shop Standing Record Store’ opens in Plymouth Plymouth has been lucky enough to see the opening of a new independent record store, called ‘Last Shop Standing Record Store’, in a sad time when they appear to be closing left, right and centre. The new store is very well placed indeed, in Bretonside Bus Station, nestled between live music venue ‘The White Rabbit’ and second hand record stores ‘Really Good Records’. The store will stock new releases and re-releases in CD and Vinyl format, a few books, magazines and DVDs from the world of music and also serve coffee – bonus. The shop boasts a relaxing atmosphere, where you are free to spend time discussing new releases in music and film, flick through a zine or book whilst listening to new music and sipping on a coffee before picking up whatever tickles your fancy.

Theatre in Exeter … but not as you know it Theatre is about to get fresh in Exeter, with a new totally different three-year performance which will see the city animated. In You With Me, there’s no stage, no visible actors, no audience sitting comfortably. Instead, this production offers a personal, unique and totally different experience, taking participants on a journey through Exeter and guiding them on a playful adventure in which unexpected incidents cause familiar routes to be seen with fresh eyes. Participants are asked to meet in a well-known Exeter location. They receive a phone call and the performance begins. For 45 minutes, they talk to a stranger whilst navigating the city, new settings steering the subject of the conversation and the anonymity of the caller allowing an openness to emerge as the relationship between the participant and the stranger deepens. What develops is an exhilarating experience, strangely eliciting a very personal story, which the participant positions themselves at the center of. See

Alice Vandy’s Fashion Chaos It’s always nice to see a local girl do good and Plymouth College of Art graduate, Alice Vandy is doing very well indeed. The fashion designer’s clothers are sexy, tight, fun and playful – singer Jessie J is among her followers and just can’t get enough! She’s just launched her new collection, Fashion Chaos and we’re more than impressed! See for yourself at

Web Watch

www.handmadearcade. Want some unique gift ideas or something artsy for yourself? Exeter runs a monthly ‘Handmade Arcade’ craft fair with all sorts of independent art and creative goodies. Don’t forget to view the galleries and grab a bite to eat, too! Also for anyone in the Exeter area who fancies a giggle, the Exeter Comedy Festival is being held on the 19th of January into early February. With a whole bunch of talent and even an open mic night for any budding comedians, there will surely be something to tickle your fancy!

www.piffthemagicdragon. com For those of you with a slightly stranger sense of humour, how about a comedy magician dressed a dragon with a tiny pet dog? Yes, Piff the Magic Dragon comes to Exeter and Taunton this November - and even if you don’t go along, be sure to watch his videos! Want to send someone something extra special this Christmas? How about a personalised festive video to send to your friends and family, by no other than Santa himself! Give it a try, it’s free, and can result in some pretty amusing results if you get creative... magazine | 5

247 Magazine - Dec & Jan 2013 issue - South West edition  

247 Magazine is the South West's leading free music, style, culture and listings magazine

247 Magazine - Dec & Jan 2013 issue - South West edition  

247 Magazine is the South West's leading free music, style, culture and listings magazine