I'm really missing the local music scene at the moment. Shropshire isn't exactly a cultural hotspot but there's a lot of under-the-radar talent. And I just love going out to see a band knowing that I'll almost certainly see someone I know in the crowd.
So, while the government are still prohibiting live entertainment in venues, here's a sample of local acts you can enjoy online.
Social Confusion - That's Life
This Oasis-influenced indie track starts off all slow-burn and then rips into a chorus so anthemic it will make you stop eating your snickers.
TEME - HVN
TEME aren't exactly local but they formed in Ludlow, a picturesque Shropshire town with a reputation for sublime artisan food. TEME's music is just as delicious. Intimate vocals combine stirringly with a rich pallette of organically produced sounds. Fans of Bon Iver should drink this up.
Abi Foster Crowdfunder
Abi is a singer-songwriter who's been working hard on the local scene for a long time and developed a depth of songwriting along the way without losing a bright edge. She's crowdfunding for a new album and backers won't be disappointed.