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Manchester based reviewer, Guitarist, and Gear Head.
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Throwback Thursday – Elephant

Week 3 of The Noughties see’s us go back to The White Stripes It’s hard to talk about this era, without mentioning one of the biggest bands there was. As if The White Stripes hadn’t already made a huge impact with their 3 previous albums, ‘Elephant’ took the music that this blues-rock duo to a whole new level, making an even bigger, and longer lasting impact. This album put the… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – Panic Prevention

Week 3 of The Noughties takes us to Jamie T Panic Prevention was the album that started off Jamie T’s wonderful career, and kicked off his immense fan base Jamie T has come a long way since the release of this album, and is highly successful. His music speaks to the youth, with relatable topics, and something that everybody can be familiar with in some way. His newest release, ‘Trick’,… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’

Album number 2 for the noughties This week, it’s The Raconteurs’ second album, ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’. The Raconteurs was Jack White’s next project after the break-up of his last band,The White Stripes, who featured in the 90’s section of Throwback Thursday, and he brought together some fantastic musicians to put out two wonderful albums. The Raconteurs consisted of; Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler. Both Keeler… Keep Reading

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New Music – Cabezudos ‘Calling Your Name’

Liverpudlian rockers Cabezudos are back with new single A true work of art from the now 5 piece Cabezudos have been busy since the release of their last single, ‘Tempting Fate’, and are starting to gain more fans by the day. They’ve played small festivals, such as ‘When In Manchester’ and have also had their first sell out performance in their hometown. They also have lots of gigs lined up… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’

We’ve hit the Noughties, so who else but Arctic Monkeys This week, we look at their 2nd album, ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ A year after their highly successful debut album, ‘Whatever People Say…’ Arctic Monkeys got back in the studio, and recorded their first number 1 album. Despite the album selling around 100,000 copies less then their debut, this album went straight in at number 1 in the UK charts, and… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday: ‘Vauxhall and I’

The final week of the 90’s, so who else but Moz Love him, or loathe him, Morrissey was a key part of the 80’s and 90’s. From his successful career at the helm of The Smiths, to his equally successful solo career, Moz (or Morrissey for long) has always kept his music true to himself, and his 4th studio album, ‘Vauxhall and I’ showed this. By 1994, when this album… Keep Reading

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Sylvette Live at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Sylvette launch their new album in Manchester A wonderful night of wonderful noise Last night, Manchester based band Sylvette launched their album at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester. And after wonderful support, the crowd were ready for 45 minutes of truly beautiful music. This band get better each time you see them, and each time, there seems to be something new. Whether it be a new song, new sound, or just… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘The White Stripes’

The most powerful duo in the world This week, it’s the turn of The White Stripes debut album The White Stripes formed in Detroit in the late 1990’s, and although relatively unknown by name, they have some of the most famous songs in the world. Especially with ‘Seven Nation Army’, and ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’. They combined Grunge Rock with Blues, and made something truly spectacular. This album… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘The Colour and The Shape’

This week, we look at one of the giants of the 90’s and 00’s This week it’s the turn of Foo Fighters, and their second album 1997 marked the release of the second Foo Fighters album, ‘The Colour and The Shape’, however, it was their first as a full band. Their self titled debut album was the work of frontman Dave Grohl, who did everything himself, but then realised, that… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Metallica (Black Album)’

This month, we look at the music of the 1990’s Although a day late, this weeks throwback looks at Metallica’s 1991 album This album is probably Metallica’s biggest, and best known album. It features some of their best known songs, and is probably one of the best Heavy Metal albums of all time. The album’s official name is ‘Metallica’, however, it is more commonly known as ‘The Black Album’. The… Keep Reading

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Greta Van Fleet at Manchester Academy 3

A truly jaw dropping night. The Second Sons supported as Greta Van Fleet came to Manchester. Having began to make a name for themselves in America, Greta Van Fleet took their wonderful noise on a European tour, which on Friday 30th March, saw them take to the stage at Manchester Academy 3. It was night of beautiful noise, and unbelievable skill, in which both Greta Van Fleet, and their support,… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Back In Black’

This weeks Throwback looks at Rock gods, AC/DC This album is probably the best AC/DC ever did, and contained one of history’s most recognisable riffs, that being the title track, ‘Back In Black’. The album came just a few years after the Aussie legends had began to make a name for themselves outside of Australia, and came after the success of their 6th Studio Album, ‘Highway To Hell’. It also… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Jack White ‘Boarding House Reach’

A mix of hip-hop and rock makes this his most experimental album yet It’s fair to say that Detroit rocker, Jack White has come a long way since his White Stripes days, but he has always firmly stuck to his roots in Blues and Rock music, that is of course, until now. White’s new album, ‘Boarding House Reach’ has been long awaited by fans, and when it came out on… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘Vol. 1’

This week, it’s the turn of one of the best supergroups there ever was, and probably ever will be This week, we look at the The Travelling Wilburys, and their first album, ‘Vol. 1’. This band were probably one of the best rock groups of the 80’s, and they had one of the best band lineups of all time. The band was made up of some of the biggest artists… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Stone Roses’

The decade that changed everything We’ve had one Mancunian 80’s giant, so why not have another, this time, it’s the turn of the Stone Roses. From ‘Scarborough Fair’ melodies and catchy guitar riffs, The Roses managed to put together one hell of an album, which similar to last weeks ‘Double Fantasy’, was at first a bit of a flop, but ‘Stone Roses’ is now regarded as one of the most… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Double Fantasy’

The decade that changed everything This album was at first badly received, and then the events of December 1980 changed it all. Lennon had just came back from a 5 year musical break, and he had been inspired to begin to write again, not only by the birth of his son, and the encouragement of his wife, Yoko Ono, but also by the events of a trip to Bermuda, where… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics Live at The Bread Shed

An epic night to launch an epic single at The Bread Shed Sly Antics welcomed support from Circus and Sylvette as they launched new song, ‘Sunday Fear’ Their first show of 2018 went down a treat, from fan favourites, to their new song, ‘B-side’ and of course, the already much loved, ‘Sunday Fear’, Sly Antics gave everything they had to deliver one hell of a set. The night was kicked… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – ‘Meat Is Murder’

New Month, New Era. It’s the decade that changed pretty much everything It’s an obvious choice who goes first for the 80’s, it’s Manc giants, The Smiths The Smiths were arguably one of the biggest bands in the world that the 80’s spawned, and one of the most influential bands of all time. From the distinct, one of a kind vocals of Morrissey, to the utter genius that is Johnny… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday ‘All Things Must Pass’

This month, we are looking at the era that spawned Glam Rock and Heavy Metal, and everything in-between This week we are looking at George Harrison, and his first release after the break-up of The Beatles, in the week which would have been his 75th Birthday. ‘All Things Must Pass’ was released just months after the break-up of The Beatles, however, it wasn’t George’s first solo album, as he had already… Keep Reading

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New Music Wild Fruit Art Collective ‘Fabric’

Liverpudlian 4 piece, Wild Fruit Art Collective release new single  Nearly a year after the release of ‘Under The Hooves’, WFAC are back, and better than ever At a time where grunge rock is coming back into popularity amongst teens, it’s songs like this that make grunge what it is. The careless attitudes and the ability to combine heavy rhythm with light lead are what really make this song what… Keep Reading

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