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Live4ever’s Best Of 2019: The Albums

Posted on 03 Dec 2019 at 7:16am

Photos: Steve Mason plays TRNSMT 2019 after release of About The Light album

Posted on 16 Jul 2019 at 8:51am

Our next gallery from TRNSMT 2019 features Steve Mason, at the festival last weekend after the release of his latest solo album About The Light in January.

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Steve Mason announces November UK tour

Posted on 17 Apr 2019 at 6:46am

Steve Mason will play some more UK headline dates later this year.

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Live Review: ‘The crowd are his people’ – Steve Mason at Leeds Belgrave Music Hall

Posted on 05 Feb 2019 at 8:34am

Earlier on in the day (Feb 1st), Steve Mason is using his social media account to highlight the Big Brother-esque ramifications of facial recognition technology being used to track our movements inch by inch; not yet sent into total hiding by the man, by 9.30pm he’s on stage in Leeds sporting a cape and laying into the opening bars of Stars Around My Heart, the signature track from his masterful new album About The Light.

It’s a record designed to help the Beta Band singer break the glass ceiling between making a living as comfortably niche and having songs sung about you; his former band were arguably the biggest cult outfit of their generation, but it’s still taken the fifteen years since their dissolution for him to start talking about achieving greatness and mean it about himself.

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New Music Friday: The Twilight Sad, Steve Mason

Posted on 18 Jan 2019 at 7:12am

The Twilight Sad and Steve Mason are two obvious standouts of the first major New Music Friday of the year. Have a listen to both on Live4ever via Spotify.

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Album Review: Steve Mason – About The Light

Posted on 11 Jan 2019 at 9:15am

Commerce has been triumphing over art for so long now it’s become the only rule of the game; what we once cherished for its purity, madness or cool is now bought and sold sometimes just because it can be, even if the price is a fraction of what conscience tells you it’s worth.

Last year’s reissue of The Beta Band’s Three EPs would seem to have been the obvious springboard for a long anticipated and lucrative reformation for the four space cadets who played the industry for suckers but ended up broke and dissolute; former singer Steve Mason, however, quietly pushed the idea to one side, saying that all the old gang were ‘pretty busy’.

It’s hard to work out whether Mason has more to lose or gain from anything like that, chiefly because the Scot has undertaken a solo career determinedly on his own terms, at the same time gradually recovering from personal issues while both in and out of the public eye. After a triumphant, chapter-closing retrospective at the Barbican in early 2017, About The Light is the fourth album released under his own name, one which perhaps a little peculiarly he claims is ‘the first legitimate record that I have ever made’.

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Steve Mason confirms new solo album About The Light

Posted on 17 Sep 2018 at 5:55am

Steve Mason will release his new solo album About The Light on January 18th next year.

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Steve Mason, Primal Scream’s Martin Duffy team up as Alien Stadium for new LP

Posted on 30 Oct 2017 at 8:49am

Steve Mason and Primal Scream’s Martin Duffy have joined forces under the name Alien Stadium to release a four-track mini-album entitled Livin’ In Elizabethan Times.

Live4ever’s Best Of 2016: The Tracks

Posted on 08 Dec 2016 at 6:54am

After our Best Of 2016 series was kicked off last week with publisher Paul Bachmann’s top music videos, Live4ever’s editor Dave Smith has been back through the archives of another twelve months packed with hundreds of new bands and artists showcased across Presents features, New Music Guides and more to select 20 of the very best for our Tracks countdown.

Steve Mason sets out lengthy October UK tour

Posted on 06 May 2016 at 5:49am

Steve Mason will take his 2016 album ‘Meet The Humans‘ back out on the road during much of October.

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