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Celebrating 20 Years of Taking Back Sunday – Birmingham, 13th June

20 years is a large milestone for a band, so Taking Back Sunday made the effort to celebrate their anniversary in style. Treating fans to a throwback set of their debut album ‘Tell All Your Friends’ in full, this was going to be an evening to remember. Geoff Rickly from the band Thursday was the first to entertain the crowd. Gracing the stage with just an acoustic guitar, Rickly captivated… Keep Reading

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Neighbourhood Weekender 2019 Saturday

George Ezra, Primal Scream, hold court on day one of Neighbourhood weekender 2019. Neighbourhood Weekender returned for its second year, with a stellar line-up. As the gates opened on the Saturday the fans didn’t stand on ceremony in getting in and quickly filling the stages as the artists began to perform. Over Three stages, first up on the main stage is Sea Girls, a band that are set on taking… Keep Reading

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Hellogoodbye, Birmingham o2 Academy – 21.05.19

Hellogoodbye hit the UK for the first time in nine years, bringing the most recent release ‘S’only Natural’ to life. Birmingham’s o2 Academy3 deemed the perfect setting to be adorned with a sparkly, multi-coloured backdrop; a symbol of the more indie-pop route that the music had now taken. Itoldyouiwouldeatyou proved themselves to be the fitting support for this tour, bringing with them a range of twinkly emo-esque tunes. Including a… Keep Reading

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HalfNoise – Birmingham o2 Academy3, 12.5.19

“What’s up Birmingham? We’re HalfNoise.” Paramore drummer Zac Farro traded in the power of alternative beats for a more laid-back evening of groovy tunes with his own side project, HalfNoise. Consisting of a wide variety of instruments including synths and bongos, HalfNoise bought a new feeling to the word ‘funk’. Opening the night was Hannah Brown, accompanied by her band. Local to the Midlands’, Brown’s soulful voice was enough to… Keep Reading

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Can’t Swim, Birmingham – 08.05.19

 “England have always been super nice to us.” It has been six months since the release of Can’t Swim’s second album “This Too Won’t Pass”, and the first time that they’re bringing this new material to the UK. With the Birmingham crowd already hyped up, all that was left to do was to put a large amount of chaotic energy in to their live show. Supports for the night came… 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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Suede Firmly Confirm They Are The Beautiful Ones. At Manchester’s Albert Hall

The first of two complete sell-out gigs in Manchester. The insatiable ones take to the stage at Manchester’s Albert Hall’s for the first of two sell out evenings, they could have probably sold the whole weekend out as well. The temperature is certainly rising, in the old Methodist hall, as the band take to the stage. Osman-Gilbert-Oakes-Coding and finally Anderson, take up position and immediately launch into “As One”, from… Keep Reading

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Set It Off – Birmingham 02 Institute, 17.04.19

What better way to spend a mid-week evening than at a solid pop-rock show? With Set It Off turning out a whirlwind of a show to Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 – it almost felt like there was no other place to be. Celebrating their most recent release ‘Midnight’, Set It Off really came to party. Bringing along Bearings and Vukovi, the night flew by in a blur of madness – and… Keep Reading

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Soaring at The Eagle in Salford – Argh Kid, Dave Viney and narcissus

Soaring at The Eagle in Salford – Argh Kid, Dave Viney and narcissus in full effect. Sold Out gig delivers rhythm and rhyme ripe for bigger audiences. This line-up always promised to be more than special and it didn’t disappoint. Those of us lucky enough to get a ticket for this line-up in the iconic venue of The Eagle experienced a multi style mash up of an evening. The best… Keep Reading

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Nina Nesbitt is a rising star with an ever growing army of fans, playing to a sell out Manchester Acedemy

 to a devoted and ever growing fanbase. Manchester Academy has over the years hosted many up and coming artists as well as some of the biggest hitters listed on any tour roster, Oasis, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Prince, Pink Floyd to name just a few. Manchester Academy 2 and its 950-capacity held host to Nina Nesbitt who had sold out the venue well in advance of tonight’s performance. Its only a… Keep Reading

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The Zutons Hit Fever Pitch at Manchester’s Albert Halls

The Zutons are infectious, and have been sorely missed as they Bring Zuton Fever to Manchester Having been off the scene for over a decade Zuton Fever returned to Manchester’s Albert Hall’s. Over 2000 people eagerly fill the Venue to capacity, since the initial announcement of the tour, Who Killed The Zutons, has gathered momentum, growing from a handful of events growing into more venues along with a healthy dose… 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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LIVE: Holding Absence – Rebellion, Manchester

With their strikingly emotive, eponymously titled, debut album still very fresh in our minds Holding Absence set off on their latest UK headline tour. Flick Of The Finger’s Katie Clare and Samantha Guess gleefully head to Manchester’s Rebellion to experience up close the Cymry cerddorion latest poignant work. 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 REVIEW: Embrace, Albert Hall, Manchester

Jam packed in for The Good will Out! Celebrating 20 years of The Good Will Out, Embraces fans pack out Manchesters Albert Hall.   First released in 98, The Good Will Out firmly sits as one of the finest albums release in the past 20 or so years, going gold on the first day of release and becoming one of the fastest-ever-selling debut albums by a British band. The album is… Keep Reading

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George Ezra Completes Sell Out UK Tour.

George Ezra delivers an intimate and powerful evening to a sell to Crowd at Manchester Arena. On the final evening on what has been a whirlwind 13 date tour, the last three added after the initial 10 quickly sold out, George Ezra returns to another sell out show a week after his last one in the same venue, 18,000 fans packed in the Manchester Arena, to watch an artist that… Keep Reading

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LA’s Ashrr Ushers In A New-Wave Of Synth-Rock

If you are searching for new tunes to help write life’s soundtrack and nurse your soul you should check out Ashrr Formed in early 2018, ASHRR is a synth-rock collective made up of singer-songwriter Steven Davis and artists/producers Ethan Allen and Josh Charles. The trio has a long eclectic musical background that meld experience and influence from a multitude of styles and genres, that when combined results in a familiar… 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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Live Review: Haken, Manchester Academy 3

Haken kicked off their latest tour once again in Manchester, selling out the Academy 3 to showcase Vector, the band’s latest album. Opening with the first three tracks from Vector you knew this was going to be a special night. The band were so tight, not a note out of place and sounding incredible. The packed room was loving it, and this time the sound guy wasn’t wearing his headphones!… Keep Reading

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