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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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LIVE REVIEW: Kaiser Chiefs Manchester Apollo.

With the Kaiser Chiefs you always get a show, one where your participation is a must, you have no choice, its infectious, you come away knowing you have had a great time, there must be something special in the water over them hills. Keep Reading

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Dandy Warhols 25th Anniversary Tour.

One thing for certain is The Dandy Warhols are a tight unit, they play and deliver in their own way, certainly tonight’s show was full of nostalgia for those who have avidly supported them over the years, what triumphed in the depth of albums and singles, was not matched by the performance. Keep Reading

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The Faim – Birmingham o2 Academy3, 06.02.19

“We’re saints of the sinners, and we’re coming for you” With their bop-filled tunes and memorable lyrics, Australian band The Faim brought a new lease of life to Birmingham’s o2 Academy3, with Halflives and Chapel as their touring support. The 250-cap room had pretty much filled out by the time Halflives had entered the stage, and just as well as this was not a set to be missed. As each… 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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LIVE: Enter Shikari, Manchester Academy

Enter Shikari’s The Stop The Clock Tour UK leg draws to the close. A tour that has been demanding even challenging in varying extents for the bands involved. Those that have followed the tour around the UK have experienced a variety of atmospheres, adventures and accidents along the way. Keep Reading

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Jerry Williams Live At Jimmy’s.

Jerry Williams kicked off her tour in Manchester last night I first heard of Jerry Williams whilst reviewing Neighbourhood Weekender 2018, and since then I have been determined to catch her at a concert, so was pleased when I heard she was playing Jimmy’s. The night was opened by two talented acts, Maddy Storm and Wild Front, and they started the night off well, and the venue was packed before… 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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Richard Ashcroft Delivers Early Christmas Present From Manchesters Albert Hall

An early Christmas present that was well and truly worth the wait. Tonight’s gig is the rearranged one from October, where Ashcroft at late notice had to cancel both the Manchester concert as well as the London Kentish town one as well, due to ill health. Having sold out for the original date, and a DJ for the opening support, The Albert Halls was packed to the rafters, virtually as… Keep Reading

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Razorlight return, to Manchester Apollo, with a new album and lineup.

Johnny Borrell brings a new line up and a renewed vigour to Razorlights self imposed Exile, with aperformane that tore back the years. British Britpop/indie rockers Razorlight return from their long-imposed exile to play the sold-out Manchester Ritz, all the old hits where there mixed in amid their latest offering. There are two support bands this evening first up is Fetiche, French rock band, unfortunately for me they where lost… Keep Reading

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Gig Of The Year For The Slow Readers Club?

Carefully and confidently the band have made a march on Manchesters Iconic Apollo theatre selling out 3 months in advance. As I ventured into Manchester Apollo tonight, it is just a little over 4 years, since I first had the pleasure of seeing The Slow Readers perform, over at Manchester’s Night & Day Café. For me it was clear from that initial gig, there was something special about this band….… 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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