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The Declining Winter
Belmont Slope

No one evokes the emotional atmospheres of the North quite like Richard Adams, so thank god he's made Belmont Slope, a musical fable about the M62. Mysterious and muffled, he returns with his Declining Winter moniker to detail further secrets hiding in the Yorkshire soil. If it's anything l...view item »

High Passes

Excitement alert. Brand new album from Chris Adams (Hood/Downpour/On Fell etc) under his Bracken moniker. Now you will all remember that his previous album 'Exist/Resist' won our coveted Album of the Year award in 2014, previous to that he released his debut 'We Kno...view item »


It's no secret that we're fans of Hood here. In between albums they're doing the whole solo projects thing and the one they call Chris has a 12" out (album to follow in January)  under the guise of BRACKEN. Bang it on the record deck and immediately you're hooked. Possibly because of Chris's vocals y...view item »

Perfume Advert, worriedaboutsatan, A New Line (Related), Bracken (DJ)
Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, Saturday 12th November

We all miss Golden Cabinet don't we? Don't we? Well never fear as the good people at Saltaire's Home Assembly Music label are HAM are plugging the gap until their return and starting a night in the self same Kirkgate Centre in Shipley which as you know if you've been to an event there is a fantastic venue with great real ale. &n...view item »

We Know About The Need

Quietly legendary, mildly esoteric, shrouded in mystery, HOOD are Leeds' treasured sons of the understated, experimental underground that has thrived like a rampant mushroom in the last 15 years, seemingly around the nucleus of what they dared to create/de-construct within the parameters of 'indie' music. Now s...view item »


It's been almost ten years since Chris Adams' band Hood played its last show and almost seven since his last solo mutterings under the Bracken moniker. This year's flash-released Downpour download-only comeback hinted that he might be about to get back in the game and this low-key release signals an intent to em...view item »

Eno About The Need

When Chris from Bracken popped in with a copy of the Eno About The Need CD he told us it wasn't an easy listen. He obviously wanted to prepare us for a difficult ride and on first listen I decided it's not a difficult ride at all. He was lying to us as it is in fact great! For those who don't know about the history of the album it's a companion alb...view item »

Bracken Remixes

Now a surprise from a real legend, in our eyes at least. Well it's not actually by him on the whole. The man I refer to is Chapeltown's futuredub-tech-hop-pop boffin Chris Adams and his startling Bracken project. Getting a load of old Hood affiliates plus other fringe music visionaries on board to bugger up and re-scrub choice moments from his Anti...view item »