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Sleeper Release First Album In 21 Years! ‘The Modern Age’.

It wasn’t meant to happen. In fact, the band had promised each other it never would. On 22nd March 2019, Sleeper release their first album in 21 years, ‘The Modern Age’… “We had no plan to get back together. Sometimes life throws you a massive curve ball. You end up jumping off the cliff, just to see what it feels like.”: Singer, Louise Wener The band spent summer 2018 recording… Keep Reading

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Black Peaks Announce UK Headline Tour

Brighton’s progressive rockers Black Peaks have announced a 2019 UK headline tour taking place throughout February. Black Peaks release their second album, in October, entitled All That Divides (released via Rise Records/BMG) it was meant with a great deal of critical acclaim. Upset Magazine’s crowned the album their Album Of The Year and All That Divides also made the best album lists with, among others, The Independent and Metal Hammer.… Keep Reading

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Taking Back Sunday Announce 2019 European Tour

Long Island’s post-hardcore emo rockers Taking Back Sunday have announced a special series of live dates for 2019. Adam Lazzara, John Nolan, Shaun Cooper, and Mark O’Connell (Taking Back Sunday) will spend a year celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band. Time to get excited because those revelries includes seven U.K dates starting at Birmingham’s O2 Institute on 13th June 2018: tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday… Keep Reading

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LIVE: TesseracT, O2 Institute Birmingham

“Whether this is your first show, or your tenth show, tonight under this roof you are all TesseracT family”. Eager fans gathered together at Birmingham’s o2 Institute to catch TesseracT perform an outstanding show, with an impressive lightshow as an added bonus. Bringing Plini and Beyond the Buried and Me as supports, TesseracT bought a new lease of life to the venue. Upon entering the venue, Plini with their live… Keep Reading

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LIVE: Ocean Colour Scene, Albert Hall, Manchester

Ocean Colour Scene, deliver an early Christmas present, in a masterclass of Indie rock at its best! Ocean Colour Scene, the stalwarts of 90’s Britpop nostalgia, take to the stage for the second sold out evening at Manchester’s Albert Hall. The support act for tonight may have surprised a few people, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, of legendary Motown fame. I would love to know how this deal went down?… Keep Reading

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Doves Announce Return For Live Dates Next Year

Doves are back Doves, the much hailed band from Wilmslow, Cheshire, are set to return in 2019 for a string of live dates, it has been confirmed.  The band – Jimi Goodwin, Jez Williams and Andy Williams – have been on hiatus since 2010, but today announced that they, plus support, would be performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Friday 29th March, in aid of the Teenage… Keep Reading

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WATCH: Palaye Royale Release New Fan-Centric Video For ‘You’ll Be Fine’

Palaye Royale have released an exciting new live concert video for their single You’ll Be Fine. Shot at their electrifying sold out show at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. You’ll Be Fine’ is the lead single from Palaye Royale’s sophomore album, Boom Boom Room Side B, which was released via Sumerian Records on September 28 2018. Talking about the single earlier this year singer Remington Leith explained “Steaming… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Enter Shikari ‘Sparks of Enlightenment’

It is hard to pick a moment in Enter Shikari’s 15 years of creating and performing when there wasn’t something of note to converse about. Through five studio albums, Enter Shikari, have put forth a fresh perspective on understanding politics, technology and even our very own consciousness. They are socio-political, sensual, sincere and spiritual and never fail to take their shows stratospheric. Released in September 2017, their latest album The… Keep Reading

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OUR FOLD: Step Aside… Dave Grohl!

When Neighbourhood Festival asked their followers on their Instagram account who were the highlights of the festival, instantly I responded with Our Fold – and I wouldn’t have it any other way! This four piece band, hailing from Bolton, blew my tiny little mind. I was completely hypnotised by the lead singer, Damien, who I can only describe as Bolton’s answer to Dave Grohl. As a singer myself, I find… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Good, The Bad & The Queen ‘Merrie Land’

The Good, The Bad & The Queen get Merrie… It’s been 11 years since The Good, The Bad & The Queen released their eponymous debut album. A lot has changed in that time too, and so has the attitude of the band. This is all reflected on their new album, Merrie Land. So what is it like? The band members certainly haven’t changed. The four piece axis of Blur singer, Damon… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Maximo Park ‘I Want You To Stay’

Down In The (Maximo) Park….. The year 2000 was the start of a new millennium. The start of Maximo Park, straight out of Newcastle Upon Tyne, also began in that year. 18 years on, and they are still going strong. And they’ve got a new single too. It’s called I Want You To Stay. The band – Paul Smith, Duncan Lloyd, Lukas Wooller, Tom English and Paul Rafferty – have had… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: PVMNTS Rebellion, Manchester

PVMNTS with merely a demo accomplished a considerable fan-base as well as a more than expected slew of critical analysis for a relatively new band. Nothing new having a bit of hyperbolic discourse in music for sure, especially as one of the band has been ‘right successful on the telly’ in a US teen series. But PVMNTS are a pop-punk band and it’s 2018. A three-chord melody and an anthemic chorus… Keep Reading

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Queen Zee Release New Single ‘Hunger Pains’

Following a raucous support tour with Dream Wife and last week’s announcement of their debut self-titled album and an 8 date UK tour for February 2019, dynamic Merseyside noise punk outfit Queen Zee today release their brand new single ‘Hunger Pains’ out now on 7” vinyl and digital formats via the band’s own label Sasstone Records. New single and live favourite ‘Hunger Pains’ is a melodic wall of noise laced… Keep Reading

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ONE TO WATCH ‘Crewel Intentions’

Have you got Crewel Intentions? Anyone who knows their indie music will certainly remember the Palma Violets. Those who remember that particular band will remember their bass player, Chilli Jesson. Now, after a spell in the musical wilderness, he is back with his new project. The name? Crewel Intentions. Two years since the demise of his previous band, Jesson had kept his head down. He was even pulling pints in… Keep Reading

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NEW RELEASE: Shader Release Third Single ‘Silver’

If the four-piece were hoping for a trilogy of great singles then they have succeeded. The song’s guitar work is a spiky, epic assault on the system as it thumps along relentlessly with a sense of freedom and joyousness. The track was recorded at Faktory Studios by Si Jones of The Verve fame, and mixed by Tom Twemlowe. It was always going to be fascinating to hear what Shader would… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: The Virginmary’s, Manchester Club Academy

When Macclesfield rockers The Virginmarys tour, Manchester will always be considered their hometown show. While some bands might feel the pressure of this duo Ally Dickaty and Danny Dolan clearly only felt pure love. Club Academy was crammed with a crowd sporting more merch T-shirts that a City home match, that proudly sang every word to the entire set. From the earlier releases of Dead Man’s Shoes and Just A… Keep Reading

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The Killers Guitarist, Dave Keuning Comes to Manchester

Dave Keuning, founding member and guitarist from The Killers, releases “Prismism” under the moniker Keuning. The track is the title track and second to be taken from Keuning’s debut album Prismism (released January 25th on Thirty Tigers). You can hear debut single ‘Restless Legs’ via Keuning’s official YouTube channel. Burnt out from touring and wanting to spend more time with his 13-year-old son, Dave began taking musical ideas that he… 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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NEW RELEASE: Lee Ranaldo ‘Electric Trim, Live At Rough Trade East’

Lee Ranaldo makes for Trim reading…. You may remember Flick Of The Finger giving you lucky lot a taster of the new live album from Sonic Youth legend, Lee Ranaldo, a few weeks ago. Now that said album, Electric Trim, Live At Rough Trade East, is here in it’s entirety and will appease everyone who was, or wasn’t, at one of his tour dates. So…what’s it like? Well, it starts in… Keep Reading

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