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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


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


Suede at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

The Per-Suede-ers…. Even before the ‘Britpop explosion’, Suede were miles ahead of anyone else. Great songs, great songwriters, great band. Fast forward to October 12th 2018, and have they mellowed with age? No. Not even close. A curtain adorns the stage as the silhouettes of the band make their way on, with a special loud cheer reserved for lead singer, Brett Anderson. And the shadows of Suede start us off… Keep Reading


The Kris Barras Band Announce February-March 2019 Headline Tour

Following a triumphant 2018 The Kris Barras Band will be hitting the road in February-March 2019 for their biggest UK headline tour to date. Talking about the tour Barras says; “2018 has been an amazing year for me and it looks like 2019 is going to be even better. I’m really excited to be heading out on a UK tour in February/March. We are taking a step up in venue… Keep Reading


Interview With Ralph Tavares

We caught up with Ralph Tavares, to discuss tours, life and music. Ralph gave us an insight into what it’s like being a member of popular group, Tavares, and what it’s like touring with The Four Tops, and The Temptations. When did you first realise that music was what you wanted to do in life?  Oh gee, we were very young. We used to sing at picnics with my father,… Keep Reading


Glenn Hughes – Leeds Stylus 9th October 2018

Glenn Hughes brings 70’s style and classic Deep Purple to Leeds Leeds university have some very special guests in the building on this mild October night. The legend that is Glenn Hughes has brought his tour to this northern city. Best known for being a part of heavyweight band Deep Purple and a brief stint in Black Sabbath, he also took off on his own solo career. But tonight it’s his Classic… Keep Reading


INTERVIEW: Azim ‘They may take our lives but they’ll never take our…’

Ahead of Azim’s debut EP release ‘Freedom’ on 12th Oct, we jumped at the opportunity to catch up with him and get to know the man behind the music… It went a little something like this… What inspired you to first start playing the guitar? (and what do you play – make/model) I have always been into guitar music particularly indie and rock so I was always interested in trying… Keep Reading

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Jason Becker Announces New Album ‘Triumphant Hearts’ Out December 7th

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group are extremely excited and honored to present the new album ‘Triumphant Hearts’ from Jason Becker, which will be released on 7th December 2018. Jason Becker’s story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the technical guitar duo Cacophony, with his great friend Marty Friedman.… Keep Reading


P.O.D. Announce February-March 2019 European Tour With Alien Ant Farm And Special Guests ’68

Following the announcement of their new album ‘Circles’, which will be released on 16th November. P.O.D. are thrilled to reveal they will be hitting the road in February – March 2019 for the ‘Full Circle’ European Tour with Alien Ant Farm and special guests ’68. In the last few years, P.O.D. have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, which has seen them perform at the Download Festival, Hellfest, Rock on the… Keep Reading


The Story So Far and Citizen, 02 Institute, Birmingham

Sunday’s are usually a quiet night for some. But not for fans of The Story So Far, who took to Birmingham’s o2 Institute for an evening of fully fledged pop-punk. The highly anticipated line-up consisted of All Get Out and (much to the delight of fans) Citizen, creating an evening that flowed seamlessly with plenty of energy. Citizen After All Get Out opening the show and setting a high bar,… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Azim ‘Freedom’

London based singer-songwriter, Azim announces debut single Freedom, taken from his forthcoming EP to be released 12th Oct With the uncertain economic and social environment we currently find ourselves in, Freedom provides the perfect sound track to the gritty reality of life. Offering a rounded view on conflict, tension and both the adversity and triumph of the human condition, Azim once again proves the old adage that difficult times produce… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: A Certain Ratio ‘ACR:SET’

Manchester music turns in A Certain Ratio….. Pioneers. Trendsetters. Icons. Those words have long been associated with Manchester music legends, A Certain Ratio. And now they bring their long and illustrious career to the full with the release of their greatest hits, ACR:SET. And if you haven’t come across the band and their work, then you are in for a treat with this album. All the hits and the best bits… Keep Reading

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New Release: Vola ‘Applause From A Distant Crowd’

Copenhagen’s Vola release new album ‘Applause from a distant crowd’ this Friday, October 12th. The band have been described as ‘progressive genre crossing’ and that’s a good indication of what to expect on this album. Vola are; Asger Mygind (Vocals/Guitar), Martin Werner (Keyboards), Nicolai Mogensen (Bass) and Adam Janzi on drums. This is their second album release, while the first ‘Inmazes’ tackled the concept of being trapped in mental mazes,… Keep Reading


Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood – Islington Union Chapel Hall

Two men, two albums, one show…. The idyllic setting of the Union Chapel Hall in Islington played host to two remarkable musicians, Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood. And these pair of talents treated a packed house to not one, but two albums worth of material. And here is how it all went down. First album – Black Pudding The moment Duke Garwood arrives on the stage to warm cheers and… Keep Reading


Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Manchester Arena

A night of astonishing visuals and beautiful music. Last night, Jeff Lynne and his army of unbelievable musicians took the stage in Manchester to deliver some classic of Lynne’s lengthy career.  After a lengthy, cold wait outside of Manchester Arena, me and one other photographer were lead through a maze of corridors, and into the impressive Arena, and shown where we would be shooting from. It wasn’t long then until… Keep Reading

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Black Peaks Album Release and Tour Dates

Black Peaks release their huge new, 2nd album ‘All That Divides’, today, Friday 5th October through Rise Records / BMG Band will play a SOLD OUT release show this evening at The Omera in London, then will spend a week at record store signings and live shows accross the country (Brighton, Kingston, Sheffield, Notts and Leeds) Full UK and European headline tour starts in Ireland on Oct 11th in Belfast, SOLD OUT London… Keep Reading


Beth Hart Announces ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ DVD

Beth Hart will release the stunning ‘Beth Hart – Live At the Royal Albert Hall’ on Blu-Ray/DVD/2CD/3LP/Digital on 30th November 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Beth Hart makes one hell of an entrance. It’s May 4th, 2018, and the Royal Albert Hall is in blackout. As a sell-out crowd holds its breath in the darkness, a lone figure appears from the shadows and purrs the opening line of As Long… Keep Reading

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