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Vola Announce New Album ‘Applause From A Distant Crowd’ – Out October 12th

Copenhagen’s progressive, genre-crossing quartet Vola return with their new album Applause Of A Distant Crowd, which will be released on 12th October via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. On the new album, Asger Mygind (vocals/guitar), Martin Werner (keys), Nicolai Mogensen (bass) and Adam Janzi (drums) probe society’s distractions from thoughtfulness and examine the way human relationships have evolved whilst touching upon fear and anxiety. Where their debut Inmazes dealt with the… Keep Reading

Festivals

Reading Festival – Weekend Tickets Sold Out!

As thousands gear up for Reading and Leeds 2018, taking place from 24th – 26th August,all weekend tickets for Reading Festival have now completely sold out! Festival fans are urged to snap up Leeds Weekend and Reading Friday/Sunday day tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Eager fans have snapped up tickets for a chance to catch unforgettable headline performances from Kendrick Lamar, Kings of… Keep Reading

Interviews

5 in Five With Tom Hingley

Tom Hingley, front man with Inspiral Carpets during their highly successful live and recording career during the 1990s, is playing a show at Leeds Belgrave Music Hall on Friday 3rd Aug with support coming from two of the most celebrated and promising bands the North has to offer: Wakefield’s Adore // Repel and Manchester’s False Advertising. Ahead of the show, we caught up with Tom for our popular 5 in Five…… Keep Reading

Gigs

A TFI Friday Style Live Show is Coming To Manchester: Trashed TV Live

Full Lineup For Trashed TV Live Announced. Supported by Manchester brewers, Brewdog and hosted by the hilarious Gary Drury of Our Fold, and Meredith Peterson of Kendal Calling / Bluedot / Transmission and Manchesters, Off The Record, Trashed TV Live brings a fresh take on Manchester live entertainment scene.  A first for the city! A TFI Friday style live entertainment show is coming to Manchester and taking place at The Bread… Keep Reading

New Releases

Monster Truck Release Brand New Video For Evolution

Monster Truck return with their brand new video for Evolution. The track is taken from the upcoming new album True Rockers, which will be released on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 14th September 2018. Speaking about the track and video, singer Jon Harvey explained: “Evolution, as a song, was a real shift in a different direction. It was very eye opening in many different ways for us. We wanted to keep the video looking like the image… Keep Reading

Festivals

Download & Print Kendal Calling 2018 Stage Times

Kendal Calling 2018 is upon us and here’s who we’re looking forward to seeing. You can also download the below in a word document formate and take with you – please bare in mind that stage times are subject to change. Download Kendal Calling Lineup here. See you in the fields!! Keep Reading

Live

Bluedot opens its gates for the 3rd year

Bluedot opens its gates for the 3rd year and this is what we know so far! Being a first timer at Bluedot, you never know what to expect, and this weekend is right up there with ‘expect the unexpected’ and when the official address for the venue is ‘ Jordell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, Earth – you get a sense that it’s not just another festival taking up space in your… Keep Reading

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Paul Weller – True Meanings, The Brand New Album Out September 14th

New album, released September 14th on Parlophone Records To put it simply, ‘True Meanings’, the fourteenth Paul Weller solo album, the twenty sixth studio album of his entire career, is a record unlike any he has ever made before. ‘True Meanings’, is released on September 14th and is an album characterised by grandiose-yet-delicate, lush orchestration: an aesthetic to which Paul’s better-than-ever voice, singing some of his most nakedly honest words,… Keep Reading

Gigs

James & The Charlatans UK Tour – December 2018

Following a hugely successful one-off show at Liverpool Echo Arena in 2016, two heavyweights of British music, James and The Charlatans, have announced a joint UK arena tour for December this year. Also released recently is the live video for Hank, taken from the forthcoming new James album Living In Extraordinary Times. Released on 3 August, their 15thstudio album is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew [whose… Keep Reading

Interviews

Five In Five With: The Kings Parade

The Kings Parade release their new single ‘Mother Tongue’, recently which was the latest song to be taken from the London quartet’s new EP Haze. Speaking of the single The King’s Parade say, “‘Mother Tongue’ is about realising you’re losing touch with where you came from. You haven’t necessarily changed as a person but your ambitions and ideals have. It’s always difficult to get the balance right between moving forward… Keep Reading

Interviews

Five In Five With: Glass Mountain

Following the beautiful vibes, glorious sun and killer line up of last summer’s LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, the curators – Bradford’s cinematic alt-rock quartet GLASS MOUNTAIN – have upped the ante with another eclectic and exciting line up, including THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV, THE HOWL & THE HUM, DREAM ENGLISH KID, RADIDAS, LELO, TALKBOY and, of course, GLASS MOUNTAIN themselves, with further acts to be announced. As well as this… Keep Reading

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The Apocalypse Blues Revue release new track ‘Open Spaces’

The Apocalypse Blues Revue are back with a new track from their upcoming album, The Shape Of Blues To Come, out on July 20th 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Following 2016s self-titled debut, Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin (Drums) and Tony Rombola (Guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with Brian Carpenter (Bass) and the shamanistic frontman Ray “Rafer John” Cerbone. Here’s what drummer Shannon Larkin has to say about the new track: “Lyrically, the… Keep Reading

Gigs

808 State : 30″ Manchester Academy Homecoming Concert – Sat 21st Dec – Special Guest Announced – Pearson Sound

“808 State : 30” sees the band perform fan favourites from their five major albums in an entirely new set which also features exclusive new material from the band’s upcoming sixth album, “Transmission Suite”. Now some three decades since 808 State first came out with their game changing electronica, the band remain in a unique position as one of the prime originators of UK dance music, having arrived on the… Keep Reading

News

Peter Hook Awarded Honorary Doctorate From The University Of Salford

Honorary doctorate for music legend Peter Hook Manchester music legend Peter Hook is to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Salford. The musician, whose bass guitar playing was a driving force in the sound of New Order and Joy Division and who continues to perform across the world as Peter Hook And The Light, will receive the honour at the University’s graduation ceremony at The Lowry on Thursday… Keep Reading

Interviews

Five In Five With: Skull

Following the digital release of their debut album Thoughts of Others in April, Leeds four-piece SKULL are set to officially release the double transparent orange vinyl version on 13 July 2018 via Shove It Up Your Cult Records in a limited pressing of just 300 copies. To precede the vinyl release, the band have also unveiled the video for their new single, Sleazy, taken from the album. Watch Video Below…… Keep Reading

Gigs

Hacienda Classical To Return To Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall – Thurs 27th Sept – Back Where It All Began

Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra, is to return to where it’s incredible journey started out a little over two years ago for a very special celebratory concert at Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall on Thursday 27th September. Going back to where it began, since those early concerts the much acclaimed Hacienda / orchestra hybrid has sold out the best venues across the UK as well as taking… Keep Reading

New Releases

Joe Bonamassa Releases New Studio Album ‘Redemption’ on Sep 21

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa returns with a brand new studio album, ‘Redemption’ The album  will be released on21st September 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group in Europe and J&R Adventures in North America. Redemption, Bonamassa’s 13th solo studio album and third in a row of all original material, sees him at his most ambitious and diverse as he continues to redefine and push the barriers of blues-rock. It features… Keep Reading

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The Moods Release Summer Anthem ‘Carnival’

Whilst some bands can make you feel there is an invisible ‘Danger: Do not get too close’sign attached to them, this ten-piece collective of poets, musicians and producers from the Northwest have far more of a ‘welcome’ mat vibe. In fact, if you’ve ever seen The Moods live you will know they don’t just put on a gig, but instead invite you to the best house party ever. Their latest… Keep Reading

New Releases

Federal Charm Release New Album ‘Passenger’ on Sep 14

Four-piece rock band Federal Charm are set to release their highly anticipated third studio album “Passenger” on Friday 14th September. Fans who pre-order the album will get the first single “Choke” as a digital free instant grat track. The album can be pre-ordered here. The CD edition will be available on the merchandise desk when Federal Charm tour the UK from September 19th. “Passenger” was recorded, produced and mixed at Willow… Keep Reading

New Releases

The Apocalypse Blues Revue Release New Track ‘Open Spaces’

The Apocalypse Blues Revue are back with a new track from their upcoming album, The Shape Of Blues To Come, out on July 20th 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Following 2016s self-titled debut, Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin (Drums) and Tony Rombola (Guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with Brian Carpenter (Bass) and the shamanistic frontman Ray “Rafer John” Cerbone. Shannon Larkin discovered Ray Cerbone at a biker bar. The singer had no idea that… Keep Reading

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