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Neighbourhood Festival Manchester Announces Full Line Up!


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NEW MUSIC: Pale Green Things ‘Snakes’

Just in time for the summer comes this new track, Snakes, by Pale Green Things. Pale Green Things have been categorised as Alt-Folk and Lo-Fi Indie but I’m not a fan of labels so I’ll just say that this is a great summer track if you like some nicely crafted tunes where you can detect influences without the songs being derivative. The subject matter for Snakes is ‘the fear’ which… Keep Reading


IMPORTANT INFO: Neighbourhood Weekender

Neighbourhood Weekender will be taking over Victoria Park, Warrington on Bank Holiday Weekend 26th and 27th May 2018. It is a fantastic opportunity for fans to enjoy an incredible weekend of live music featuring some of the biggest bands and hottest new artists. The concert promoters, SJM Concerts are working with the council and local authorities to ensure the two day event is safe, successful and enjoyable for everyone from… Keep Reading


Isle Od White festival 2018 Announce Cirque De La Quirk & Kashmir Cafe Line Ups

A generation has passed since the truce between two warring tribes; both Mechanicals and Nostalgias now coexist in peace and prosperity. Once a barren realm of battle without victor, now a vibrant hub of peace and creativity. Where dragon bones once lay, structures have risen from the ashes; light followed shadow, the arid lands now adorned with colour and the thrum of nature. Times have changed in this post apocalyptic… Keep Reading


James Play A Special 22 Song Set List At Warrngton’s Parr Hall

On the day they James announce new album, ‘Living in Extraordinary Times’ the band take to the stage of the Warrington Parr Hall. A sold out crowd packed the long-standing, 19th century, listed building and were pleasured to a huge 22 setlist mixed with a fine array of new material, songs from the bands 1986 debut album, Stutter and of course the classics. There can’t be many people left in… Keep Reading

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LISTEN: James Announce New Album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’

James announce the release of their new album Living In Extraordinary Times. Released on 3 August, the album was produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles. Living In Extraordinary Times follows the release of their recent Better Than That EP, the band’s first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album Girl At The End… Keep Reading


Yucatan Play The Salty Dog, Northwich As A Part Of The Charlatans Takeover

Its been a little quiet on the Yucatan front of recent years so it was great to catch them playing live at The Charlatans Northwich Takeover. If you’ve not come across Yucatan yet or heared to any of their music, to give you an idea, I’m sure the lads wont mind us saying, that their dreamy and dynamic songs bare slight resemblance to those of bands such as Icelands, Sigur Ros… Keep Reading


Denise Johnson Stuns Northwich Fans With Flawless Performance of Manchester Classics.

Last night, Denise Johnson left Northwich fans feeling stunned after a flawless performance, playing a mixture of Mancunian classics and original material which was heard for the first time. Playing at the Charlatans North by Northwich takeover and kicking the set off with The Verve’s ‘The Rolling People’, and joined by wizarding guitarist, Thomas Twemlow, the pair played classics from The Smiths, 10cc and New Order. As well as Johnsons… Keep Reading


THE CHARLATANS: Northwich 2 Days & Whats Left To Come…

The Charlatans have been collating their own festival in Northwich which started this week and is lasting for 10 days. Time to get down there if you’ve not done so already!! The 10 day Charlatans festival in Northwich will be featuring an exhibition, showing rare Charlatans memorabilia, a week of live bands at The Salty Dog pub, film screenings and podcasts – Craig Parkinson will be hosting The Two Shot… Keep Reading

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Dantevilles Release Self Titled Debut EP

Manchester Soul Pop fourpiece Dantevilles will release their debut self-titled EP on 11th May through Heist or Hit, featuring the singles Blackjack, It Might Be Tomorrow, The Fighter and recent release Daydreamer. They will also perform a hometown EP launch show on 1st June at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen. “The Manchester band have near insatiable energy, a knack for melody that comes allied to an engaging, unhinged live show” Clash Dantevilles… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: DMA’s ‘For Now’

The DMA’s release their 2nd album ‘For Now’ We first met with DMA’s back in early 2016 when they were touring their debut album ‘Hills End’ and ever since we’ve been hooked.  ‘Hills End’ went Gold in their Australian homeland and became a word-of-mouth success through the UK and Europe. Back on 2016 lads travelled to the UK from the other side of the world, sold out one of Manchester largest… Keep Reading


Manchester’s Original Acid House Pioneers, 808 State Announce 2018 UK Tour

Manchester’s original acid house pioneers, trailblazers for the entire UK acid house and techno scene return for a UK tour at the end of 2018. Still guided by an enduring spirit of experimentation and individuality, “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… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Miles Kane ‘Loaded’

Miles Kane returns with a majestic new single,“Loaded’, with his new label, Virgin EMI. It’s taken from his forthcoming solo album, ‘Coup De Grace’, his first since the 2013 ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ and well worth the wait. Recorded in LA, produced by John Congelton (St. Vincent), and written by Miles, Lana Del Rey and Jamie T, ‘Loaded’ is one big slice of the kind of trademark hook laden… Keep Reading


Black Peaks Release ‘Can’t Sleep’ and Marmozets Tour Support

Brighton four-piece Black Peaks return with their blistering new single, Can’t Sleep, which recently debuted on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show as their Rockest Record [Track of the Week] and included a live on-air interview with the band. Can’t Sleep is the band’s first new material in almost two years. The band also recently announced that they will be playing live across the UK in May with the incredible… Keep Reading


Savannah, Freakout Honey, Deja Vega, Hey Bulldog

You’re never much further than a stones throw away from live music in Manchester… and this evening (13th April 2018) is no exception. Hosted by The Empty Rooms, Live, tonight West Midlands lads, Savannah kick of proceedings with their Telford swagger and catchy tunes at Night People. #eyupjockey!! Great to have you back!  Following Savannah, comes in the form of Manchester based, psych garage band, Freakout Honey! If that wasnt… Keep Reading


Kendal Calling Announce More Acts for 2018

The first new name added to the bill today is the proclaimed ‘King Of The North’, Bugzy Malone. One of the most exciting figures in British grime, the star has become a name that thousands in the genre can’t look away from, with tracks such as ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Memory Lane’ bursting into the charts. No stranger to Kendal Calling, the Manchester native returns to the festival this… Keep Reading

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James Announce New EP ‘Better Than That’

James announce the release of their new four track EP, Better Than That, produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew who has previously worked with alt-J and Wolf Alice. The release will be the band’s first new music since the hugely successful 2016 album Girl At The End Of The World, their highest debut entry in nearly 20 years, reaching number #2, second only to Adele. The Better… Keep Reading


Gary Numan Announces Tour With The Skaparis Orchestra

No Sooner than finishing a successful Savage [songs from a broken world] tour Gary Numan has announced plans for a new tour in November. This time he has announced the tour will feature The Skaparis Orchestra. The tour is taking in six dates around the UK Including one at The Royal Albert Hall. The Manchester date announced for 19th November, will be 17th at The Bridgwater Hall To quote Gary… Keep Reading


Silent Rival To Play 5 dates Across the UK

Los Angeles based Silent Rival have announced a five date UK tour this April in support of Californian alternative rock band Night Riots. The tour follows the debut Silent Rival album, The Kindness of Strangers, released by Listen Loud Records in 2017, and its introductory single, Die A Little, which Alternative Press touted among its 29 Songs You Need to Hear from last year. April Live Dates: 04th GLASGOW King Tuts… Keep Reading


Greta Van Fleet SELL OUT 5 Debut UK Shows!

Fast rising US rockers, Greta Van Fleet will be playing a slot on the Zippo Encore stage at this year’s Download. Barely out of their teens, this will be the band’s first appearance at the legendary rock festival at Castle Donington. They have also now completely sold out their first UK headline tour, with the venues already having had to be upgraded to cope with demand. Later in the year… Keep Reading

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