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Manchester based reviewer, Guitarist, and Gear Head.
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Neighbourhood Weekender 2019: Sunday

Day 2 of the Warrington based festival, and it delivered an absolute storm of talent From solo acts, to some of the best bands on the scene at the moment, Neighbourhood Weekender showcased some truly class talent. Kicking it off were a high-spirited WhenYoung, who after performing on the Viola Beach Stage last year, took to the 2nd Stage this time around, and what a performance it was. A perfect… Keep Reading

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Raconteurs Release ‘Help Me Stranger’

The Raconteurs have released their fourth song from upcoming album, ‘Helps Us Stranger’ Acoustic rock has died a bit of a death, until now. Straight from the start, this song is a showcase of the talent within The Raconteurs (Or The Saboteurs if you’re from down under). A tape recorded, haunting vocal track kicks things off for this single, accompanied by a soothing, finger-picked acoustic guitar, giving it a bluesy,… Keep Reading

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Looking Forward: Neighbourhood Weekender 2019

The Incredible Festival Is Back At The End Of The Month Ahead of it’s return, we are looking at what to expect from this years Neighbourhood Weekender festival With acts such as Richard Ashcroft, George Ezra, Nothing But Thieves, The Vaccines, Sam Fender and Gerry Cinnamon, festival goers are in for one hell of a weekend with this lineup, and if the set-up is anything similar to last year, then… Keep Reading

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Liverpool Sound City 2019 – Sunday

Another stunning day in the sun as Sound City wrapped up for another year. In the shadow’s of Liverpool’s stunning cathedral, the Baltic Triangle was the perfect place to host this incredible weekend of music.  A stunning mix of astonishing artists made the Sunday for Sound City a day to remember, and was a perfect end to a great weekend of music, art, poetry and fun. The main stage was… Keep Reading

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Liverpool Sound City 2019 – Saturday

An eclectic mix of indie, punk, blues, poetry, and pretty much everything in-between. In the shadows of Liverpool’s stunning cathedral,  the Baltic Triangle was the perfect place top host this incredible festival. Zangwills kicked off the day, with a stunning performance in the dim and highly intimate Brick Street venue, which filled up nicely for the set, considering it was the first of the day. It was then onto the… Keep Reading

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Looking Forward to Liverpool Sound City 2019

Just 4 days to go before Sound City kicks off for the 12th year The UK’s leading independent festival of emerging music, arts and discovery, Sound City, is back in Liverpool this weekend. Embracing the wild spirit of discovery, the electrically-charged festival is again set to showcase 100s of the very best emerging bands, artists and performers from across the world and closer to home, as well as genre-defining headliners.… Keep Reading

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Blinders Return To Manchester On New Tour

After great support the Blinders showcased ‘Columbia’ to Manchester once more, this time with new material woven into the set It’s always great to hear new music from a band as talented as these three lads, and the direction they are going in sounds promising for their future. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, but it was only last year that they began to scratch the… Keep Reading

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New Music: Catfish And The Bottlemen – The Balance

Catfish are back and better than ever with new album It’s their best work yet, and a great mix of indie tunes and summer bangers. After a three year gap, Catfish and The Bottlemen are finally back on the airwaves, and back on tour with new music, in the form of their third album, ‘The Balance’, and after the success of their first two albums, then The album opens with… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics Debut New Tunes at Intimate Gig

Last night it was out with the old, and in with the new as Sly Antics played their first headliner of 2019. Who’d have thought a church would make such a good music venue. Sacred Trinity Church in Salford was turned into a music venue last night, as Sly Antics, alongside Joel Gardner and Circus, delivered an almighty noise capable of waking the dead. Admittedly, I was sceptical going into… Keep Reading

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Raconteurs Announce Name For New Album

After more than a decade out, The Raconteurs are back with new music Alongside the already released ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone’, the new album will also include a cover of Donovan’s ‘Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)’ Since their last album, The Raconteurs have slipped through the net, and not much has been heard of the rock quarter, however, last year, they came back into the limelight, with… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics Release ‘Reality’

They may have lost a third of the band, but their sound has tripled with this new release. This band were tipped to be going places already, but now they’ve changed their sound, they’re success is going to sky rocket.  Sly Antics were known for their energy, their volume, and their rock sound, but with this new release, they’ve lost a bit of the rock sound, and it’s for the… Keep Reading

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The Stranglers At Manchester Apollo

The Stranglers close their month of touring in the iconic Manchester Apollo Two of the most influential punk bands in one venue, in one night The night was kicked off by the incredible and highly influential, Dr. Feelgood. Their set went down a treat with fans and despite no original members, getting to watch Dr. Feelgood do what they do best is probably one of the best moments of my gig… Keep Reading

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Live: Sleaford Mods – Manchester Academy

Witnessing two blokes and a laptop sounds like it would be awful, but that was probably the best show I’ve ever been to The night was kicked off by the unbelievably good Liines, who at first I thought were a bit of an odd support for Hip-Hop/Rock duo Sleaford Mods, but the two groups matched perfectly. Liines’ set was a great start to the night, and was well received by… Keep Reading

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More Acts Announced For Tramlines 2019

The already outstanding lineup has just got even better With big acts such as; Two Door Cinema Club, Nile Rodgers, Doves, and Happy Mondays already announced for this years Sheffield based festival, it didn’t really seem like the lineup could get much better. But then the second wave was announced. Joining the above artists are a wide range of indie gods, guitar genies, and some of the best songwriters around… Keep Reading

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New Music: Black Keys “Lo/Hi”

Black Keys release first new music in 5 years The Black Keys have been around for quite sometime now, and the two-piece rockers haven’t really changed their sound much in their 18 year career, and that’s still the case. The new single, titled “Lo/Hi” is as raunchy and beautiful as their other music, and it’s good to hear that the band are back, and haven’t sold out their sound to… Keep Reading

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Cotton Clouds 2019

Things are hotting up for Cotton Clouds as festival season approaches It may seem like the festival season is ages away, but in just a matter of months, Saddleworth Cricket Club will become home to Cotton Clouds Festival for it’s third year, and the lineup is looking great. This festival may be one of the newest in the UK, but it’s certainly gaining a reputation as one of the best,… Keep Reading

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Live: Saytr Play at Manchester Gorilla

This band really do get better with every performance There’s not much better in life than packing into a venue, with an incredible atmosphere and listening to an even more incredible band. This is what it’s like when you watch Saytr Play. The fans never let the band down, and the band never lets the fans down. After two unbelievable support acts, the fans eagerly waited for Saytr Play to… Keep Reading

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Alice Cooper Announces UK Tour Dates

The Godfather of Shock Rock is back This morning, information for Alice Cooper’s next tour, entitled “Ol’ Black Eyes is Back”, hit the internet, and made UK fans ecstatic. The tour is set to take place in October, kicking off on the 4th at Manchester Arena before wrapping up 8 days later in Cardiff. These dates coincide with the 50th anniversary of Cooper’s first album, “Pretties For You”. Cooper will… Keep Reading

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