Praise for Josiah’s new acoustic EP This Town as recording pays tribute to pandemic heroes

A new acoustic tribute to key workers has won plaudits from reviewers, with charity EP This Town described as ‘captivating’ and ‘potent’.

This Town, from unsigned Brixton-based singer-songwriter Josiah Mortimer, has raised enough funds to distribute nearly 400 meals to those in need through hunger charity FareShare.

Josiah Mortimer

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Favourite Song of the Month: Beautiful Noise by Neil Diamond

Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond recently celebrated his 80th birthday (24th January) . To celebrate, BBC Four played a series of programmes dedicated to Neil, including old concert footage at the BBC and his 2008 Glastonbury set. Having grown up listening to the unforgettable sound of Neil Diamond, I thought it would be only fitting to pay tribute to him and so my favourite song of the month is Beautiful Noise.

Beautiful Noise is taken from Neil’s album In My Lifetime. I have always been drawn to the song as I felt it has been cleverly written, as it’s about a singer describing the sounds (music) that he hears as a Beautiful Noise.

Beautiful Noise cover art

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Ausounds Launches High-Fidelity Wireless ANC Neckband Earphones

Ausounds has launched its second major earphone product category into the UK with the AU-Flex ANC, a wireless noise-cancelling neckband model, focused on audiophile sound quality.

LA-based Ausounds has brought its flagship audiophile earphone model, the AU-Flex ANC, to the UK. Fresh from scooping a prestigious CES Innovations Award in the US, the AU-Flex’s innovative noise-cancelling system and planar magnetic drivers is now available in the UK.

AU-Hybrid Planar Magnetic Drivers

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Breathing exercises

If you struggle with concentrating on your breathng during meditation, it maybe a good idea to do a simple, short, yet effective breathing exercise beforehand.

Not only does it allow you to become familiar with hearing the sound of your breath, but it will also ease you into your meditation practce. I really like the Relax breathing technique on the Calm app. You can begin this technique for only 2 minutes, and then increase it for longer depending on how you feel. The have more than one kind of breathing exercise on their app, but this one has quickly become my favourite due to its short inhales and longer exhales.

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Single Review: Don’t Understand by Untold Poet

With the current world situation and the way we are all living, it’s not suprising that a lot of us will have a few things that we need to rant about, and get off our chests. BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week 2020 artist, Untold Poet is one of them, and through his music, has clearly expressed his thoughts in his latest release aptly titled Don’t Understand.

Don’t Understand cover art

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