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24 Mar 2020
We're kicking off a new series recommending the best music, film, TV and more to help get you through lockdown!
It's been incredible to see the creativity and support which have been unleashed over the last few days with countless benefits set up to support struggling venues and artists, support campaigns from the MU, Help Musicians and the NTIA, as well as individuals supporting people directly in their communities. The best thing we can all do now is to stay inside, keep safe and listen to the advice from the NHS so we wanted to share some reccomendations that will hopefully help make your time at home a bit more enjoyable.
We'll be back every few days with more recomendations from ourselves, artists and friends. If you'd like to suggest anything we should feature, get in touch via Twitter or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We <3 the BBC
We've binged watched Noughts and Crosses, a big budget drama series from the BBC based on the legendary Malorie Blackman novels. The cast is incredible featuring the likes of Paterson Joseph and Jack Rowan, the views across a reimagined London are unbelievable and the wonderful Songhoy Blues make an appearance in episode 1! The entire season is up on iPlayer now.
From their living room to yours
We've been watching everyone from Porridge Radio to Deatch Cab for Cutie playing shows in their front rooms this week. Check out Koir and Quarantunes for a calendar of upcoming events!
Stand up comedy on the sofa
Go Faster Stripe has a huge back catalogue of comedy from some of the best UK comedians around including the likes of Stewart Lee, Richard Herring and Lou Sanders. Join their club for £5 a month and get access to a bunch of downloads to keep you going.
Find your new favourite podcast
Escape the news for a bit and catch up on some podcasts. We've been enjoying Reply All, Table Manners, Off Menu, The Other Latif, Song Exploder, Turned Out a Punk and The Allusionist.
Support your local indie record store
We might not be able to visit in person at the moment but loads of independent record stores are still selling online. We'd highly recommend Sister Ray, Phonica, Rough Trade and Resident.