As part of our #IVW21 celebrations our former Independent Venue Week ambassador, avid gig-goer and all round legend Big Jeff has a friendly chat with someone he admires. This time Jeff chats with the lovely Lee Kiernan from Bristol punks IDLES about what they’ve been up to, their most recent album Ultra Mono and how much they miss live gigs.
#IVW21 ambassador Arlo Parks joined our good friend Big Jeff for #TheBigJeffChat chatting about mental health, her favourite venues and her love of poetry. This episode was brought to you in association with the wonderful folks at CALM. You can access their support resources here: https://www.thecalmzone.net/calm-guides/
The next day we all parted in our different directions me and Sybil headed south towards Sheffield. I decided to see if I could get a cheeky little shout out from Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC6 Music. It’s amazing what can be achieved with a politely written tweet, it can be very persuasive indeed. We…