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April 2016

Record of The Week

Northern Soul – Essential Mix

A great collection of Northern Soul tracks from my personal collection. This compilation has some excellent Classic’s, Al Wilson – The Snake, Dobie Grey – The In Crowd, Frank Wilson – Do l love you, Bobby Garret – l cant get away,Tony Clarke – Landslide, Mary Love – Lay This Burden Down & many more Classics. Hope you enjoy these as much as l do. Keep The Faith !! These… Keep Reading

New Releases

Savannah – Madchester Meets The Midlands…

…and The Indie Britpop Sound Is Very Much Still Alive There! Introducing You To Savannah This weekend we were visiting my partners family in the Midlands which saw the familiar activities of drinking, 50th party, drinking, 90th party, drinking, seeing friends, drinking, going to see a local band, drinking, indian meal… you get the picture. It was great to see a band as a punter and not have to think too hard… Keep Reading


Hiatus Kaiyote, Manchester Ritz

Grammy nominated Melbourne contemporary soul outfit, Hiatus Kaiyote is a collaboration between four individuals (Nai Palm/singer-guitarist, Paul Bender/bass-production, Simon Mavin/keys-synths, Perrin Moss/drums-production). Their sound references a swathe of influences – electric, acoustic, futuristic, psychedelic, progressive, soothing and urgent – slipping in and out genre and defying definition. Signed to Salaam Remi’s Sony imprint Flying Buddha, the past 12 months has seen them make a rapid trajectory from share-house studios to… Keep Reading

New Releases

New Album: Augustines – This Is Your Life Available 10th June

Augustines return with the release of their new album, This Is Your Life, via Caroline International, on 10th June. The group, fresh from a sold out Electric Ballroom headline show and dates with Noel Gallagher in Europe, will play selected festivals (including headlining at Dot to Dot) over the summer, and will later return to the UK for an October tour that includes their biggest headline show to date, at… Keep Reading


F.O.T.F EXCLUSIVE: Corrosion of Conformity

Images & Words by Craig Carling I was sitting there, minding my own business at Tea Time tonight, when I got a message, alerting me to a gig that was happening in 2 hrs, 25 miles away. Not many bands can make me put myself through what I had to, to get to Manchester in the time I did, but one such band is Corrosion of Conformity. The band had decided… Keep Reading


Bingley Music Live 2016

Eighteen more incredible acts, including Sigala, Lightning Seeds, All Saints, Black Grape and We Are Scientists, are the latest acts to join the line-up for Bingley Music Live 2016. The Myrtle Park festival, which takes place 2-4 September, already boasts headliners Tinie Tempah, Travis, Echo and the Bunnymen and Sigma. The headlining act on Friday 2 September are Echo and the Bunnymen, who are set to thrill the crowd with… Keep Reading


Liverpool Sound City

Crowned ‘Best metropolitan festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, Liverpool Sound City is an unrivalled 2-day festival of incredible live music and arts, capturing the city of Liverpool and reinforcing it as the cultural core of the UK. One of the first music festivals of the year, Sound City sets the standard for all music festivals that follow, by offering music lovers the very best breakthrough acts and major names… Keep Reading


Augustines, Manchester Accademy

Coming of the back of a European tour supporting Noel Gallagher and his Hi Flying birds, tonight’s host finish off a brace of shows, that saw them play a sold out gig at London’s Electric Ballroom last night The 19th April, tonight’s show is also a sell-out. The band are based in Brooklyn New York, a constant three piece, with Billy McCarthy Lead singer/guitarist, Eric Sanderson, vocals guitar/and just about… Keep Reading


Troye Sivan & Astrid S, Birmingham O2 Institute

On Saturday 23rd April, I headed down to the O2 Institute in Birmingham to check out Troye Sivan, and support act Astrid S, for the final show of the UK stretch of his Blue Neighbourhood Tour. As soon as I arrived at the sold out show I could tell just how popular Troye Sivan is, as the end of the queue was not visible, even 30 minutes after the opening… Keep Reading


Spector Announce New Tour Dates

Today Spector announce an 8 date tour of the UK, inspired by new track ‘Tenner’, released earlier this month as a 360 performance video. All shows are £10 and go on sale today. They start on 24th May and will be for 14+ Spector – Tenner This follows the completely sold out run of shows at which the band are playing both debut album ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’ and… Keep Reading

New Releases

New Music From Mt. Wolf ‘HEX’ EP Out Now

Mt. Wolf, who were recently named as one of NPR’s and KCRW’s top bands at SxSW this year, have confirmed a string of UK shows and festivals starting in May. More dates will be announced soon.  ‘HEX EP’ OUT NOW VIA CRC MUSIC LIMITED EDITION 12″ AVAILABLE NOW   LONDON SHOW AT OSLO + FESTIVALS CONFIRMED MAY 10 Oslo Hackney – London – TICKETS  19 The Great Escape  – TICKETS 27 Dot… Keep Reading


The Stone Roses After Party With FAC 51 The Hacienda!!

The Stone Roses After Party With FAC 51 The Hacienda. Hosting Two Special Shows For Stone Roses Concerts At Sankeys! The Stone roses after party line up is looking stellar as Todd Terry and Marshall Jefferson come across to perform on both nights while Graeme Park and Mike Pickering team up with Jon Dasilva for two very strong events across Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June. Fri 17th June & Sat… Keep Reading


Strawberry Slaughterhouse, High Voltage

Strawberry Slaughterhouse came out in the mid-90’s, when the grunge wave was at its highest. Cobain had just passed away, and Denmark saw the dawn of iconic bands like Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Psyked Up Janis, and Strawberry Slaughterhouse. The Straws debuted with their 1994 album “Teenage Torturechamber” followed up by the 1997 release “Suck – And The Art of Surviving Suburbia” and because of how times were back then, everyone… Keep Reading

Download Festival

Download Festival 2016

Like many UK festivals, Download often finds itself facing the pitfalls of a typical English summer and 2015’s event is no different. Download Festival 2015’s Friday’s headliners Slipknot performed in front of a sea of mud and an intense set of soggy downpours. But thats enough about the shitty UK weather, Who will be smashing the stage this year? Download Festival 2016 Main Acts Friday 10th June Rammstein. Korn. Killswitch Engage. Alien Ant Farm.… Keep Reading


The Bank Holiday Gigantic Indie All Dayer, Manchester Academy

With its reputation as a riotous first fixture in the festival calendar and an un-missable event for the connoisseur of indie, the annual music marathon proudly returns to kick-start the season once again with an almighty bang. Whilst the festivities won’t be getting underway until the Saturday 28th May 2016, we have been bursting to share with you the bands already booked up to ensure this is the line-up you’ve all been waiting for. Never one… Keep Reading


Battle Of The Bands Winners – Cabezudos

Friday 22nd April saw the final of Liverpools’ Battle of the Bands. The show was rightly won by Cabezudos, ( they have been together for just over a year ) who gave an electric performance and had the crowd in the palm of their hands. The 4 piece consisting of Jack Hughes ( vocals ) Chris Bolton ( lead guitar ) Tom Maher ( bass ) and Harry Strachan (… Keep Reading

New Releases

DMA’s New Single – In The Moment

The wait for DMA’S debut album is over with HILLS END released at the end of February on Infectious Music to wide critical acclaim. Following on from the Radio One A-listed single DELETE, DMA’S continue their quest to deliver further anthems for the people with new single, IN THE MOMENT, which hypnotises with its infectious jangling guitars, haunting melody and a chorus filled with melancholy and emotion. The single recently… Keep Reading


Leeds Band – The Calls Set To Release New EP

Following their debut double A-side single, THE WATERFRONT / DREAMS OF YESTERDAY, released in October of last year, Leeds band THE CALLS have announced their forthcoming GARAGELAND EP, Date TBA “ … A rawness of power that should stop comparisons with other Leeds bands …” MELOGRAPHIC “ … Their lyrics are poignant and elevate them from the cud … raucous and life-affirming …” TOAST “ … A dark horse of… Keep Reading

New Releases/News

The Third Album Of Temper Trap Is Finally Here… Listen

The Temper Trap have announced their eagerly awaited third album, THICK AS THIEVES, and debut its first single, the anthemic FALL TOGETHER, available to stream and buy now. THICK AS THIEVES is also available to pre-order now, ahead of its release on 10 June via Infectious Music / Liberation Music / Glassnote Records. THICK AS THIEVES sees THE TEMPER TRAP collaborating with outside songwriters for the first time in their history… Keep Reading


UK Headline Dates + New Music from Band Of Skulls. Listen here

“… A surge of saw-toothed guitars…” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND “… A rip-snorting three minutes of rock …” SHORTLIST “… Nicely jagged and bass-thumping …” CLASSIC ROCK  The band have also shared a live video of new song EROUNDS, which is lifted from the album. The video was filmed at Rockfield Studios, where the album was recorded, BAND OF SKULLS have announced a string of UK headline dates to take place… Keep Reading

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