Monday, 31 October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011


Remember the 7th April 2011? We do, it was the day The Trip magazine predicted The Stone Roses reunion... check for yourself then.

So now, we are happy to announce that Noel Gallagher will 100%, for sure, definitely (maybe), be supporting The Stone Roses at their reunion gis at Hyde Park in June.

On stage at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night, Gallagher dropped several hints that he would be the man to fill the support slot for the three massive Manchester gigs. Early on in the night, he said "Who got tickets for The Roses then? I hope you did, i'll be seeing you there". He went on to name drop the recently reunited Mancunians several times throughout the night, and left the stage saying "Well I'll see you in Manchester for The Stone Roses gigs then". Speculation was already rife, but The Trip is happy to announce it as official...

Gallagher's debut album with The High Flying Birds is availiable now, and he's just announced an arena tour of The UK.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Ben Howard 'Every Kingdom'

Ben Howard is nice isn't he. His music is really nice. And by the sounds of this interview he's a nice bloke too. You can grab his debut album 'Every Kingdom' right now. Go on, right now. It really is worth it folks. Go out to the shops and get it too, the packaging is also rather nice. 'The Wolves' is one of our favourites from the album...

Alan Thompson from our friends at Travelled Music had a wee chat with the man himself...

Hi Ben, your debut album 'Every Kingdom' has just been released through Island Records, charting at Number 7. You are currently on a sold out tour of the UK. Congratulations! Would you describe this as an overnight success or a hard-fought victory?
Thank you! It's been a long trip and there's definitely been a lot of hard work put in so it hasn't been overnight but it's never felt like a battle. The whole thing's been such a mad experience for all of us and we've come across a hell of a lot of good people since the beginning. Yeah, number seven is a bit out of the blue though!
Your tour takes you you to Newcastle on Saturday 29th October before crossing the border into Scotland (passed Berwick upon Tweed) to play Aberdeen (Sunday 30th) and Glasgow (Monday 31st). For any of our readers that may have a ticket, what can we expect from the show?
The shows become a real mix up of tunes, it often depends on how we're feeling. Sometimes there's a few more quiet ones and it gets quite intense but there's always some solid upbeat tunes nearer the end.
Bob Dylan has been mentioned as an influence on your music. Mr. Dylan is still touring the world at age 70. Struggling to play guitar due to arthritis and unable to hit the high notes. Would you like to be on the road, playing shows when you are able to claim a pension?
The road gets pretty addictive, you never know really. I'd like to think i'd be travelling some remote places trying to stay by the sea, i'll always play music but i doubt i'll still subject people to it when i'm old. I remember seeing John Martyn play before he died and that was just depressing.
Can you tell us about any other musical influences or people that have influenced your life? If you and your music could influence a new generation what kind of effect would you like to have on the world?
I've always been influenced by passionate people, Richie Havens and John Martyn have always had a heavy hold on me. I don't know if i'd like to be looked up to too much, i love the idea that music can really mould your memories and can really become a time and a place, if the music can become part of good memories for others then that's an impact i'd be really happy with.
The Trip Magazine is based in the small coastal town of Berwick upon Tweed in the North East of England. Is it true that you started your musical career in Falmouth, a small coastal town in the South West of England? What advice would you give any musicians trying to break out of a small town?
Yeah i studied in Falmouth and that's when i started playing open mics and small gigs. I think the best advice is just to get out there and play, coming out of a small town you've got to travel, you've got to do your time in all the shitty London pubs and you've got to have the right attitude. Never play music in order to 'make it', you play all those crazy open mics and backward places because it's a wild time and you'll always enjoy it.
You champion 'Surfers Against Sewage' on your website and have a strong fanbase in the UK surf scene. have you ever surfed at Coldingham Bay near Berwick? Where is your favourite place to surf?
Surfers Against Sewage are legends, i've got a lot of time for those guys and their constant campaigning. No i've never surfer Coldingham, i've surfed South of there and it's a great part of the world for waves and people. I've got a few favourite coves down in the South West, there's a little spot right by a golf course that'll always have a special place in my heart!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Gunsgreen House? Where?

Appreciating what’s on your own doorstep. Not a difficult concept really, but something that a lot of us fall short of. 

I plead guilty too. I have to say that my youth was spent daydreaming of far-away cities that held the fluorescence and opportunity that my seemingly dull hometown lacked. But with a few more years of life experience under my belt, I’ve found myself emerged in a world of talent, passion and forward thinking companies. And yup, it’s in that same old part of the world that I learnt to tie my shoes.

Berwick and the borders seems to me a flourishing area, in which more and more talented young people are putting their minds to making the most of their roots. Fashion shows, magazines, promotion companies, music nights, radio stations; all of these have been started by people I know and grew up around. And they’re bloody good at it too.  

So where do I fit into this picture? The reason I’m writing this is that I have just taken up a new position of Events and Promotions Officer at Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth. Any locals reading this, it’s that big house on the harbour in Eyemouth that you’ve probably walked past a million times, but may not have been in. The house is bursting with potential; it’s a museum, a holiday-home, a wedding venue, a place to hold parties, concerts, dinners….I won’t go on all day, you get the idea. The possibilities are pretty much endless. One thing I’ve noticed is that we get a lot of kids through our doors, and a lot of older people too. I’m making it my mission to capture the generations in-between, and get them involved in what is both a piece of local history, and of local future. 

The historic interiors are ideal for fashion shoots for example and the space is great for an alternative music venue. It’s so important for us, the sensibles of the distant future, to get involved in places like Gunsgreen, and bridge the generation gap so that they don’t get lost in the web of time. 

After all, you can’t complain about that naff little hometown of yours if you don’t work towards making it better. Look at what’s sitting on your doorstep, I’ll bet there’s some golden opportunities just waiting to be explored.

Kara ter Morsche

Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Trip Issue 02

The time has come. Issue 02 has been sent to the printers, full of shit... amazing shit.

We launch on the 22nd October down at The Barrels, and it's set to be a pretty fuckin' A night. Two of The Trip's bestest friends Roy's Iron DNA and Acrylic are going to DJ for us, so put on the dancing shoes and all of that. Shapes will be thrown.

No doubt, there shall be many an alcoholic beverage consumed, many a local celebrity will be in attendance and a many a free magazine shall be given away. Come down, bring all your friends. It's hard making a magazine you know, the more people there to tell us how well we've done the better.....

See you and every single person you know down there then!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Skint and Demoralised, 07/10/11, The Barrels

The magnificent Skint and Demoralised will play The Barrels Basement this Friday. The band are currently recieving airplay from Radio 1 amongst many other stations, and played many a major festival this summer. How on earth did we get them to The Barrels i hear you ask. Well because Berwick is fucking awesome that's how. And with the help of twatter...

Anyways, it's £4 in and for that you will also be treated to a set from Berwick's excellent and mental Secret Gang Handshakes. Head over to to download some of his stuff, two excellent EP's up for free there folks. I highly recommend you get your hands on 'em.

So we'll see you there then...