Category : News

We celebrate Joy Division for our next movies nights!

Last week, Ian Curtis would’ve turned 64. We therefore decided to celebrate his life and oeuvre by showing Anton Corbijn’s 2007 haunting depiction of the life of the artist and the band. The biopic of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23, is set in the North of England in the mid 70s, is also a grim yet beautiful hindsight of the northern […]

A Chit Chat With… A Lighting Designer!

Another week of interviews with the unsung heroes of your favourite shows. Lighting though, how bloody important is it? From mood setting to outright “WOW” in your face factor, it is an integral part of a good show. So this week we speak to Belinda Best, a super talented Lighting Designer (amongst other things). As well as working for world renowned Southbank Centre, she freelances all over the country, literally putting the limelight on international acts and creating light shows […]

A Chit Chat With… A Label Owner (How to start your own label)

How to start your own music label? The million dollar question some might say. Have you been contemplating it fo a while but scared to take the plunge? Well had a chit chat with Jack Clothier from Alcopop! Records to give you a few pointers, what he’s most proud of, how he managed to buy the UKIP website for a day and more! With a SPECTACULAR roster and countless releases to date, feat. Art Brut, Dz Deathrays, Raketkanon, Bo Ningen, Tigercub, Kagoule […]

A Chit Chat With… Ethan Ives (Car Seat Headrest)

Back again for an episode of “A Chit Chat With…” With a very, very, very special guest! I got to catch up with Car Seat Headrest’s axe wizard, master guitar player, and all time sweetheart Ethan Ives! I figured i’d bend the rules of the quickfire questions that our “A Chit Chat With…” series usually follows, as he doesn’t give many interviews, and being a pal, it felt more natural to get a deeper insight on his work to share […]

A Chit Chat With… A Sound Engineer!

What a pleasure it has been so far to showcase to you the wonderful people of the music industry! We love the great reception this has had so far too, thanks a lot! Who would you like to see, and what profession would you be interested in knowing a little more? With “A Chit Chat With…”, we aim to showcase people working in the music industry, and the many different jobs that it involves. We hope it might inspire some […]

A Chit Chat with… A Music Podcaster!

Hey everyone! Ben here, back with another episode  of our “A Chit Chat With…”, this week with how to be a music podcaster! We are joined by lovely music nerd Adam Vallely, from ‘Audience Please Podcast’, a familiar face at gigs and all round gentleman. He gives us an insight on what it is like to start your own podcast, how to take the leap of faith, and some of his favourite interviews he’s done. With “A Chit Chat With…”, […]

New Series: A Chit Chat with… A DIY Promoter.

Hello everyone! Ben here, back with something new for you! This week, we present to you the first of our series “A chit chat with…” on The Number Group channel! We had a chit chat with a DIY promoter, the lovely Tom Parrish, from Hunting Season and Ranch Records, who puts on shows all around London, bookings bands the likes of JOHN, USA Nails, Frauds, Death Pedals, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, to name but a few. We started this series to […]

10 albums to get you through lockdown!

Hello guys! Here are my 10 Albums to shake the isolation blues! We hope you’ve been keeping well in these strange times. Ben here, i am the content manager for The Number Group (Number 90 and Studio 9294). If there’s one “good” thing to come out of this situation we are all in, is that i have had a lot of time to catch up on new music, and rediscover some old records i love. And for most people, music […]

How to nail isolation.

Hey everyone! We hope you guys got to crack a window open and enjoy the sun this week, and that everyone’s keeping well in these very strange times. Here’s what we found to be helpful, as well the obvious social distancing and hygiene measures, to keep sane in these strange times! 1.Stick to a routine. Try and stay productive, get dressed as normal and don’t try to take is as a holiday (at least not too much) 2. Take the […]