Samantha Guess

Samantha Guess has 14 articles published.

Based in Central Manchester, but frequently found in other parts of the country in the name of live music. Otherwise, I am a departmental manager for a software company.
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Interview: Hot Milk

If you’ve not heard about Hot Milk yet, consider this your introduction, because you’re going to hear a lot more about them. Their first tour as a band was to support You Me At Six on their European dates at the start of this year, and they’re just going up from there. I had a chance to sit down with Hannah and Jim before their show supporting Deaf Havana, at… Keep Reading

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Don Broco, Neck Deep And Issues Storm Victoria Warehouse.

Don Broco plus very special guests play two nights at Victoria Warehouse. Don Broco, along with Welsh pop-punkers, Neck Deep, and Atlanta-based band, Issues, play two sold out nights in Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse. I don’t think I have been able to review/shoot a band at the warehouse without there being some kind of issue with my pass. I was looking forward to catching Issues, but instead waited for around an… Keep Reading

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Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls perform to a sold out Victoria Warehouse.

Frank Turner and US pals, Jimmy Eat World, play to a sold out Victoria Warehouse. Jimmy Eat World and Frank Turner are two names I didn’t think I’d see on a bill together. I done know why, but something about that jarred for me. Stylistically, there have been pairings that are much less similar than Jimmy and Frank Turner, but having grown up with Jimmy in the ‘emo’ publications, and… Keep Reading

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Bury Tomorrow, Manchester Ritz

Southampton’s metalcore band, Bury Tomorrow, return to Manchester’s O2 Ritz. Accompanied by Crystal Lake, Cane Hill and 36 Crazyfists, Bury Tomorrow tear down the Ritz. I thought this would be a tough gig to shoot, and I was right. I have never been landed on by so many crowd-surfers in such a small period of time. Couple this with trying to shoot a band who had purposefully raised the stage… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: You Me At Six Return To Manchester

Surrey based rock band, You Me At Six, return to Manchester in support of their new album, and to celebrate their first. This weekend has been predominantly You Me At Six. The five piece returned to Manchester, in a sold out Victoria Warehouse, to support their new album ‘VI’, on Friday night. They returned again on Saturday night for a much anticipated celebration of their first album, ‘Take Off Your… Keep Reading

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State Champs and Guests, Manchester Academy

New York’s pop rockers lit up the Academy. State Champs descended upon Manchester Academy with Woes, Stand Atlantic, Seaway and a surprise special guest. It’s no secret that the weather is turning, so what better way to warm yourself up with a good old sweaty gig? As I made my way to my second home, Manchester Academy, I knew I’d regret the layers of clothing I’d piled on just to… Keep Reading

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The Gaslight Anthem, Manchester Apollo

The Gaslight Anthem returned to Manchester for a celebration To mark its 10th birthday, New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem played The ’59 Sound in its entirety, and then some. I’ll start this by saying I am not a die-hard Gaslight fan. Don’t get me wrong I like some of their music, but they’ve never been in my top bands. With that said, this review may be a lot more objective… Keep Reading

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The Levellers and Guests, Castlefield Bowl

What better way is there to spend a glorious Sunday evening? Brighton based folk-rockers, The Levellers, hit Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl, bringing the sound of summer to our little corner of the world. I’m quite lucky to be living a stone’s throw away from Castlefield Bowl. Around this time of year, the distant booming of music and crowds floats down the canal to my flat, thanks to Sounds of the City.… Keep Reading

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You Me At Six, Keele University Ballroom

You Me At Six take to Keele University’s Ballroom Stage for their first show of 2018. Fresh from dropping two new tracks from their new album, ‘VI’, You Me At Six smash a very sweaty Download warm-up show. I’ve been with You Me At Six from their ‘Take Off Your Colours’ era, right through to the present day, so when I heard about a 1,100 cap show, I was there.… Keep Reading

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Blue October, O2 Ritz, Manchester

Supported by Broken Witt Rebels, Blue October return to Manchester. Almost a year to the day, Blue October, consisting of Justin Furstenfeld, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Noveskey and Will Knaak, return to Manchester’s Ritz, and put on an astonishing show. The night was opened by the Birmingham-based, soulful rockers, Broken Witt Rebels. With his gritty, Caleb Followill-esque (Kings of Leon) vocals, Danny Core’s power boomed throughout the quirky venue.… Keep Reading

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Paramore, Manchester Arena, Manchester

‘Rip up your tissues and put your dancing shoes on’ Friday night saw the invasion of Paramore at the Manchester Arena; they were home. Walking around this familiar arena was a little different this time. I hadn’t been back since the attack in May; having lived right next to the arena at the time, and having spent around 7-8 hours trying to search for the missing/help the stranded on the… Keep Reading

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London Grammar, O2 Apollo, Manchester

Haunting vocals and flawless performances; London Grammar stunned the Apollo for the second night. Friday saw the second of a two-night stint at Manchester’s O2 Apollo, for the ethereal London-based trio, London Grammar. Formed at Nottingham University in 2012, London Grammar – Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic Major – have quickly cemented themselves as one of the UK’s most beloved bands. Their debut album ‘If You Wait’, released in… Keep Reading

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New Found Glory, Manchester Academy

New Found Glory promised a party, and that’s exactly what they delivered. The Floridian punk rockers returned to Manchester last Friday, to celebrate ’20 years of pop punk’, playing their albums Catalyst and Stick and Stones in their entirety. Fresh from an Australian tour, a US tour and two festival appearances, New Found Glory prove that a hectic touring schedule does not dampen the energy of this notoriously dynamic quartet.… Keep Reading

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Sainte, Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Technical glitches, unrehearsed conversation with the crowd, and everyone having a fucking great time: exactly what an intimate show should be. This week saw the eagerly awaited debut show of SAINTE, a musical project from We Are The In Crowd’s (WATIC) Taylor Jardine, Mike Ferri and Cameron Hurley. The three, along with two touring musicians, descended upon Northern Quarter’s sold-out, quirky basement venue, Soup Kitchen, to prove that the two… Keep Reading

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