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Get Ready For A Dead Dead Good Weekend!

A magical musical menu for hungry appetites in gigtastic Northwich! Yes you read that right. Northwich has all you could want in terms of musical majesty this weekend. Forget the city centre, this is the only place to be from the opening FREE launch night on Thursday until you’ve emptied your overdraft on Saturday. That said, it’s all made up of affordable bite size chunks so have a look at what’s on… Keep Reading

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Miles Kane first night of two at Manchester Academy

Miles Kane plays to a packed crowd at the Academy, with a renewed vigour, one that seems to say thanks for coming along for the ride. Miles Kane brings His Coup De Grace tour and album for the first of two nights, to Manchester Academy, With a title inspired by his favourite WWE wrestler (the demonically body painted Finn Balor, who likes to finish opponents with his signature “Coup de… Keep Reading

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Idles Deliver A High Octane Performance At Manchesters Ritz

Idles Bring the house down at a sold out Ritz with tickets exchanging hands for £100 outside. Flick of the Finger ventured down to The Ritz in Manchester to cover IDLES, dubbed as one of the UK’s most exciting bands. After their debut album ‘Brutalism’ which certainly put them on the map with Joe Talbot’s all empowering infectious lyrics, strong, yet sympathetic, delivered in a fury of power and passion… Keep Reading

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Cabbage Release New Single ‘Postmodernist Caligula’

Premiered recently by Huw Stephens, ‘Postmodernist Caligula’ is the brilliant new single from Cabbage, available now on Infectious Music. The track is taken from the Manchester band’s debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’, out March 30, which contains the previous BBC 6Music play-listed singles ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’, ‘Celebration Of A Disease’ and ‘Gibraltar Ape’. Fans who pre-order the album will receive the album’s opening track, ‘Preach To The Converted’, which was… Keep Reading

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Cabbage Share Video For Arms of Pleonexia

Cabbage have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’, which has just been added to BBC 6Music’s Playlist. ‘Arms Of Pleonexia’ was written about the international arms trade and its cinematic black & white video, directed by long-time collaborator Dom Foster, is intentionally disturbing.Write Cabbage: “The video is an opportunist representation of how our simplistic, questionable minds view the odious backdrop of the arms trade and the… Keep Reading

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The Blinders – New Headlines/Festivals Announced

Due to demand for tickets, The Blinders announce new live shows; June 6th : The Borderline, London June : Gorilla, Manchester Tickets  available here. The Blinders have also been announced for festival slots, including Sound City, Liverpool (5th – 6th May) and Kendal Calling (26th – 29th July) with more confirmed appearances to be announced. They are also invited back by CABBAGE on the bill of their ‘Glamour At Thee… Keep Reading

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Nihilistic Glamour Shots: The New Album From Cabbage

‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ is the debut album from Cabbage, to be released 30th March. Produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey (Blossoms, The Coral, She Drew The Gun) at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ is an album that confirms Cabbage as one of the most nuanced bands in years. Equally drawn to socialist politics and mucking about, they’re devotees of both big choruses and anarchic totems like… Keep Reading

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Cabbage Announce 2018 Tour

Cabbage announce UK headline tour, January and February 2018 Fresh from the success of the recent ‘The Healing Brexit Towns Experiment Tour’, their third headline tour of 2017, Cabbage have today announced a brand new UK tour for January & February 2018. Support on all dates comes from The Rhythm Method. “Hello to those fond of Brassica interest,” say Cabbage. “The results of the Brexit Experiment tour were terrifying and… Keep Reading

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Cabbage Unveil New Video for Kevin

Cabbage have today unveiled the new video for their current single ‘Kevin’, available now on Infectious Music. Co-starring cult Manchester busking band The Piccadilly Rats, the video was shot earlier this month in Piccadilly Gardens and directed by Dom Foster. Premiered on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens, ‘Kevin’ is a re-recording of the lead track from their 2016 debut EP ‘Le Chou’. A fan favourite and Cabbage’s live set closer,… Keep Reading

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Rec Rock Festival 2017, Buxworth, Peak District

A festival on top of a hill in the Peak District, mid September after four days of rain and severe storm warnings sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, but this years Rec Rock Festival turned out to be one of the best festivals of the season. A purely for charity event, this 3 day festival saw some of the best upcoming bands from the UK playing across three stages,… Keep Reading

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Bingley Music Live 2017

Bingley Music Live was my very first exploration into concert photography and so certainly holds fond memories for me. This festival has grown in the 10 plus years it has been running, from a local “Party in the Park” into one of the most popular festivals of the summer season. Over the years, the line-up has seen the appearance of summer of the biggest artists of the 70’s, 80’s and… Keep Reading

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Cabbage & The Blinders Announce Picturedrome Show

Manchester post-punks Cabbage are embarking on a UK tour in support of their new four track EP ‘Uber Capitalist Death Trade’ on James Skelly’s Skeleton Key Records. The band explicit five-piece will be calling at Picturedrome, Holmfirth on September 27th. With a collective desire to express themselves creatively, artistically, and in a semi rebellious – but ultimately meaningful nature – Cabbage are here to fight for all that’s good. Oliver… Keep Reading

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Cabbage Announce UK Tour

Having sold out every headline date they have played this year, Cabbage have announced details of a headline tour for September & October 2017. They will be supported by Doncaster’s The Blinders, Liverpool’s Queen Zee and The Sasstones, and Proletariat, from Cabbage’s hometown of Mossley, Greater Manchester. The headline dates will follow a packed summer schedule of Festival appearances, including Reading & Leeds, Latitude, TRNSMT, Festival No.6, and two shows… Keep Reading

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Courteeners, Charlatans, Blossoms & Cabbage, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

An all-star Manchester line up take to the stage at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground. With a sell-out 50,000 crowd, four of Manchester’s hottest bands entertain a “united city” crowd who travelled far and wide to attend the gig of the year. With recent events terror events taking place just less than 7 days before, it’s only natural that security at such an event was stepped up. With armed police,… Keep Reading

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Cabbage’s Terrorist Synthesizer EP review

Manchester’s Cabbage release their third EP in as many months, but are the five-piece band spreading themselves too thinly? The opening track ‘Terrorist Synthesizer’, which is the title of the EP, sets the general vibe for the next 19 minutes that the four tracks total. It possesses a swagger and a visceral precision with its huge anthemic chorus. It’s the musical equivalent of meat-and-potatoes, but it works a treat with… Keep Reading

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Cabbage, The Shimmer band and April, Gorilla, Manchester

Gorilla Manchester was packed on Saturday evening for three bands who going off current form are likely to feature large in the coming months. Opening the night was the young Nuneaton band April, who’s experience in opening for The Enemy and Reverend And The Makers stood them in good stead as they soon had a boisterous crowd on their side. That they list most of the 90’s Brit Pop bands… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Cabbage, Sugarmill, Stoke

Its 8 o’clock on a Saturday night in Stoke and already The Sugarmill is packed, clearly Cabbage’s reputation proceeds them! I’m meeting up with Lee Broadbent and Joe Martin who both front what is the most hotly tipped band of the moment. I meet Joe in the club foyer and ever the host he takes me up to the dressing room to get a beer and grab Lee for a… Keep Reading

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Cabbage, The Blind Tiger, Bolton

Cabbage are on a roll it would seem and though my culinary expectations for such a bland dish would be fairly low my anticipation at finally getting to catch up with the afore named five piece Manchester band at The Blind Tiger in Bolton is quite the opposite . Currently riding on a wave of press and fan adoration I only have their photos and videos to base my anticipation… Keep Reading

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