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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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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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The Struts Put The Glam Back Into Rock

The Struts take to the stage to entertain a sold Manchester Audience, returning to the UK after five fruitful years touring America, gaining a solid reputation whilst supporting the likes of The Who, Motley Crue, The rolling Stones as well as a fantastic stint with The Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl stating that “The Struts are the best band that have ever supported them”. Not a bad accolade from a band… Keep Reading

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Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years, Birmingham o2 Academy – 18.02.19

“Take me back to Sunnyland.” Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years teamed up for an unforgettable tour, bringing along Movements and Pronoun for an emotional ride.  With early doors beginning at 6, indie-pop artist Pronoun had plenty of time to warm up the crowd. As audience members drifted in, Pronoun powered through their performance – creating the perfect set up for the evening. Next up were emo band Movements, taking… Keep Reading

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Live: Peter Hook & The Light, Colchester Arts Centre.

Leave The Light on for me… Peter Hook is one of the most recognisable faces in music. His work with Joy Division and New Order has made him a household name, and on Thursday 21st February, he played to a sell out crowd at Colchester Arts Centre. And it was quite a packed show. Arriving on stage to Trans Europe Express by Kraftwerk, Hook opened up the show with the first of six… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Bang Bang Romeo at Retro, Manchester

The gig was sold out, which was no surprise. Things are changing in the music industry, it started with a rumbling and is working its way up to a roar on par with Anastasia “Stars” Walkers vocals. No longer is it being filled with Pop Princess with nothing to say and indie boys still believing trying to recreate Oasis’s Definitely Maybe is what the public want. Bang Bang Romeo’s first… Keep Reading

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Tears for Fears come to “Shout shout let it all out”.

Tonight, is set for an 80’s pop Melancholy explosion, two of the big hitters from that era on one bill With a staggering 53 million album sales between them, the back catalogue of hits should warm, the eager fans who have braved the elements to be here early for tonight’s opening act. Alison Moyet takes to the stage, and opens with I Germinate”, engulfed in a sea of vivid blue… Keep Reading

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WhenYoung Return To Manchester

The Irish Trio Delivered One Hell Of A Show WhenYoung have been releasing music for a couple of years now, and their following is slowly growing, and as their fan base grows, their shows get better and better. The atmosphere last night was one of the best I have witnessed in a small venue. The set included material which has been with the band for a while, alongside newer material,… Keep Reading

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