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GALLERY: Neighbourhood Festival 2018

A selection of images from Manchesters 2018 Neighbourhood Festival The festival saw over 150 bands perform across the city whilst 5,000 fans crammed in to pretty much all the venues Manchester has to offer. Here are some of the bands we enjoyed photographing this year. Bring on Neighbourhood 2019!! Photography: © Billy Seagrave Keep Reading

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Vandenberg’s Moonkings Release Burning Heart Lyric Video

Vandenberg’s MoonKings have unveiled the official video for the brilliant stripped back acoustic version of Adrian Vandenbergs 1993 hit Burning Heart. The track comes from their new record ‘Rugged and Unplugged’ which will be released on 23rd November 2018 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Speaking about the album and the track, Adrian explains: “We decided to strip down a bunch of songs to the bare basics and let them speak in… Keep Reading

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Download Festival 2019 Lineup Announced

The three-day festival takes place on 14 – 16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will be on sale 2pm on Thursday 25th October at 2018 prices until Tuesday 6th November Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event has announced Def Leppard, Slipknot, and Tool, as its 2019 headliners, plus SEVENTEEN of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore… Keep Reading

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Black Honey at Manchester Academy 2

Black Honey bring their debut album tour to Manchester A night of great music, which really showed the power of women in music After the two support acts, Russo and Pins had warmed the crowd up with their great sets, the stage went dark to welcome Black Honey to Manchester as they tour their self-titled debut album. The set opened with the wonderful, crowd pleasing ‘I Only Hurt The Ones I… Keep Reading

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King Nun – Greasy Hotel

King Nun have shared a new track, Greasy Hotel, the latest to be taken from the band’s forthcoming debut EP, I Have Love, set for release on heavyweight 12” black vinyl on 9 November via Dirty Hit. Greasy Hotel follows the comeback track Chinese Medicine and the raucous Heavenly She Comes and Family Portrait, and arrives following the band’s recent UK tour with label mates Pale Waves and ahead of their own… Keep Reading

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Embrace Christmas Shows

Embrace will be playing two Christmas shows in December to road-test songs from their debut album, The Good Will Out, ahead of its 21stanniversary tour next year. The Christmas shows take place at Birmingham The Mill on Saturday 8 December and Southampton Engine Rooms on Sunday 9 December. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Embrace then celebrate the 21stanniversary of The Good Will Out with a ten date… Keep Reading

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Dropkick Murphys Head To Vegas For UFC 229 Fight Weekend

With Performance At, Park Theater At Park MGM Las Vegas, Friday, October 5, 2018 Dropkick Murphys return to Las Vegas for one night only, Friday, Oct. 5 at Park Theater at Park MGM. This exclusive performance marks the unofficial kickoff of UFC 229 fight weekend, which features nearly a dozen MMA battles including the Lightweight title bout between top-ranked Conor McGregor from Ireland and Russian challenger Khabib Nurmagomedov. Tickets for… Keep Reading

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New Music: Normandie – White Flag

Swedish band Normandie release their widely anticipated second album this Friday, 26thOctober. I’ve been given a preview copy to listen to and I’ve been mightily impressed. I caught up with the guys a few months ago prior to their  appearance at a very wet Reading Festival. The  quartet of Anton (Drums) Philip (Vocals) Hakan (Guitar) and Lucas on Bass together combined create an alternative rock sound that went done a… Keep Reading

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Pennfest: Mainstage Act Confirmed For Saturday 20th July 2019

Craig David to perform and close the festival with an almighty performance like no other More acts to be announced soon Alongside the main stage will also be the big top stage which when the sun sets becomes big top late night. The bigger warehouse last year went down a storm so more that for next year along with the introducing stage featuring a diverse selection of exciting local and… Keep Reading

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Mental Health In Music: Please Be Heard

Mental Health Is More Than Just A Song Topic… … and fame shouldn’t determine how important mental health actually is. For decades, the music industry has had one big problem, that only seems to be important whenever it’s in mainstream media, and that shouldn’t be the case. Mental health is one of the most important issues that the world faces, and it’s impact on the music industry is huge, yet… Keep Reading

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Echo & The Bunnymen, The London Palladium

Echo, Bunnymen, Patience and Grace…. The London Palladium, one of the most famous venues in the country, played host to one of Liverpool’s most famous bands in Echo & The Bunnymen. The band, who are celebrating 40 years in the music business, were in the mood to treat the crowd on a packed Thursday night, and they certainly knew how to do it.  “How we all doing!!”, enquires enigmatic front… Keep Reading

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New Music – Greta Van Fleet ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’

Greta Van Fleet bring classic rock back to life with debut album A blend of powerful vocals, bluesy guitar, driving bass and tight drums results in one truly great debut album It’s not been long since modern rockers, Greta Van Fleet began to make a name for themselves, but their following is already huge, and the release of this debut album shows how well they are doing. The album comes… Keep Reading

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New Music – Richard Ashcroft ‘Natural Rebel’

Richard Ashcroft releases new album, ‘Natural Rebel’ Ashcroft’s fifth solo album does not disappoint.  A combination of acoustic and electric guitars, an array of strings, and Ashcroft’s distinct vocals form a truly brilliant album, with a mix of really good songs, one of which is the single, ‘Surprised By The Joy’. However, the album opens with ‘All My Dreams’, a truly fantastic tune, which you can tell right from the… Keep Reading

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Shred Kelly Release Fourth Studio Album ‘Archipelago’

Shred Kelly will be releasing their most ambitious project yet in their fourth album, Archipelago, on October 19th 2018 via DevilDuck Records, followed immediately by a tour in the UK. The new record was produced by Howard Redekopp (The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara), and Josh Rob Gwilliam (Cowpuncher, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald), as well as co-production by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan) on the track, Don’t Ever Look Back.… Keep Reading

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The Blinders Live at Manchester Academy

The doors of Columbia are firmly open The Blinders kick off their debut album tour with an incredible night at Manchester Academy. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, and each time you see them, they get better and better. Their songs have something different in them with each and every gig, and they give their performances everything. But this performance was something else. It was a… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Steve Cradock on Ocean Colour Scene, New Music, Tours & More…

The Birmingham band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring rock ’n’ folk odyssey set to a backdrop of over 20 years of UK pop culture at its very best. Ocean Colour Scene have notched up eleven albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles… Keep Reading

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Tommy Emmanuel Announces March 2019 UK Tour

Following the release of 2018s ‘Accomplice One’, a hugely successful UK tour and his first ever European Guitar Camp in Scotland, esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and guitar virtuoso TOMMY EMMANUEL will be returning to the UK for a March 2019 Tour. His UK Tour dates will be calling through Perth, Coventry, Shrewsbury, Salisbury, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Cambridge and features special guest J.D. Simo who will be performing a solo set… Keep Reading

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DMA’s Release Remix Single – The End

DMA’S have shared a remix of their single THE END by highly sought-after Californian producer and song writer CHANNEL TRES. His DMA’S remix merges early hip-hop influences, house chillness and vocal sensuality to create infectious beats and contagious vocal hooks.   DMA’S recently announced their return to the UK with a headline tour this December, including dates at London O2 Forum, Manchester Victoria Warehouse and two nights at Glasgow Barrowland… Keep Reading

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Argh Kid To Release Anticipated Track ‘Frank’

Hailing from the southern Manchester streets, David Scott (widely known as Argh Kid) is seemingly Manchesters modernised answer to William Shakespeare. As a spoken word poet his truthful, relatable and sometimes comedic metrical compositions have taken the UK by storm. He is now set to release his very first track ‘Frank’. After establishing his persona in 2016 under Manchester’s legendary Blueprint Studios, he has seen a rather steep ascend of… Keep Reading

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Ocean Colour Scene Unleash New EP This November

Hearing Simon Fowler’s majestic voice singing new words has been long overdue, so when opener Another Bard May Chant begins, that agonising wait is washed away, leaving you in a state of euphoria. Yes, Ocean Colour Scene are back. The song is something of a funky rocker, driven along by what sounds like a drum machine, which is a rather different take for the band. The track really does try… Keep Reading

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