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Echo & The Bunnymen Twelfth Studio Album

Echo & The Bunnymen have released further details about their twelfth studio album. The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon will be released on 5 October and offers a set of new perspectives on one of the most majestic back catalogues of modern times: 21st century versions of thirteen classics including The Killing Moon, Nothing Lasts Forever and Rescue, re-recorded with synths and strings and things. The album also features… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: with Shader

We first met Shader late 2017 at The Underground, Stoke and they blew us away! We recently caught up with the bands front man Stu Whiston to get the low down and to find out whats coming up. Obligatory, What’s the origin of the band’s name question? We have a band whatsapp group and there were a few dodgy names flying about. Mike (lead guitar) sent a message saying Shader and… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Roasts ‘Havana’

The Roasts are back after their Debut EP ‘A Night Of Fright Is No Delight’ New single by Manchester band, The Roasts The Roasts are back after their successful debut EP released earlier in the year with new single ‘Havana’.  A hybrid of 80’s pop, and the current indie scene, this single is a great follow-up to their EP ‘A Night Of Fright Is No Delight’, which went down a… Keep Reading

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Stillia, The Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Self taught musicians Stillia,  have been influenced by many great artists such as; The Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones, Stone Roses, The Smiths and Oasis – you get the idea… With influences from the above however, Stillia have certainly got their own sound down The St Helens based band are rising fast, theres no doubt! Radio 2’s Janice Long has described their forthcoming debut album as “the best debut she has… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Johnny Lloyd ‘Running Wild’ Pless Live Dates

Produced by The Maccabees’ Hugo White, Johnny will release the ‘Eden EP’ on April 14 – ahead of then he’s streaming this new single, ‘Running Wild’. Lloyd has reunited with White to record the ‘Eden EP’ between Los Angeles and The Maccabees’ Elephant and Castle studios. White was also at the production helm​ – alongside Jamie T -​ for Johnny’s well-received debut EP ‘Dreamland’, released last year to radio support… Keep Reading

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The Manchester six-piece band, Feed The Kid, are building themselves a good reputation and a solid following for their  ’70s West Coast sound that shows clear influences from the likes of The Doobie Brothers. Chris Patmore spoke with singer Curtis Taylor and guitarist Ciaran Egan in the back of their van, in a damp alley behind the iconic 100 Club on Oxford Street in London, before their set supporting renowned… Keep Reading

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Two Door Cinema Club, Leeds O2 Academy

It’s a cold Monday night in January, but that has not stopped the sell out crowd queuing outside the O2 Academy in Leeds. After a slight delay in gaining access to the venue (thanks Loz) it was clear that this could turn out to be a special night. On stage first are, London based, Anteros. Lead vocalist Laura Hayden commands the stage like she was born to be there, with… Keep Reading

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Travis, O2 Academy, Liverpool

Tonight at Liverpool O2 Academy Travis are celebrating 20 years in the music business with a run of 3 UK dates.  Fran Healy was humbled by the sell-out crowd and was quick to say “Travis are 20 years old, we are one of the few bands that are still surviving and it’s thanks to you all!” On a night when the city of Liverpool was in the grips of a… Keep Reading

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Feed The Kid, 100 Club, London

Feed The Kid bring their Mancunian version of West Coast rock to the iconic London venue. The six-piece Manchester band showed that the country-blues-rock of the 70s is still very much alive, when they opened for the recently reunited Audioweb at London’s 100 Club on 16 November. Londoners are often accused of being an unfriendly bunch, but anyone who has to travel on the public transport at rush hour will know… Keep Reading

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Savannah – Madchester Meets The Midlands…

…and The Indie Britpop Sound Is Very Much Still Alive There! Introducing You To Savannah This weekend we were visiting my partners family in the Midlands which saw the familiar activities of drinking, 50th party, drinking, 90th party, drinking, seeing friends, drinking, going to see a local band, drinking, indian meal… you get the picture. It was great to see a band as a punter and not have to think too hard… Keep Reading

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BBC Sound of 2016: Blossoms

Guitar pop band Blossoms, who are hoping to become Greater Manchester’s latest musical heroes, have come fourth on the BBC Sound of 2016 list, which highlights the hottest new acts for the new year. The five members, who were all born in the same Stockport hospital, formed in 2013 and have honed their sound by rehearsing in their bassist’s granddad’s scaffolding yard. They say they are influenced by the Arctic… Keep Reading

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Libertines New Album – It Will Happen!

The Libertines say they aren’t heading back to Thailand any time soon – but a fourth album is going to happen! What can we expect from The Libertines in the next couple of months – co-frontman Carl Barat promises they’ll be working on new material. Carl and Pete Doherty formed the band in 1997. Drummer Gary Powell and Carl say although they’ll work together soon it won’t be in Thailand… Keep Reading

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Jake Bugg Announces New Album

Jake Bugg releases a stunning new album, ‘On My One’ June 17th on Virgin EMI. The explosive first single, ‘Gimme The Love’, an intoxicating mix of funky drums and wah-wah guitar, impacts April 15th. The album title takes its name from a saying in Jake’s Nottingham hometown and couldn’t be more apt. Instead of saying on my own, they say on my one. “In a lot of ways it sums… Keep Reading

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Review: Kula Shaker, Manchester Ritz Feb 2016

Before the muchly anticipated Kula Shaker ascend the stage, after a 6 year break from touring and recording, the eccentric 90s psych indie rock band from London, are back again with the newest material for their album K 2.0 the sequel to their debut album K. As the audience waits, the room is delighted to the smell of incense, wafting from the stage, filling the room and balancing the energy.… Keep Reading

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The Sherlocks

UP-AND-COMING indie band The Sherlocks played a brilliant set to a sell-out crowd in Southampton on Saturday night. The gig at The Joiners was a memorable milestone as it was the Sheffield band’s first southern show in their first truly nationwide tour. Their catchy guitar tunes, drums and bass soon caught the imagination of the local crowd. Dancing and even shoulder-surfing were soon in view as songs, including recent singles Live… Keep Reading

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High Tyde!

Up and coming band High Tyde visited Bournemouth for the first time last night, promoting EP ‘FUZZ’ at local indie watering hole 60 Million Postcards. The crowd is a strange mix of smartly dressed young professionals enjoying the first night of the bank holiday weekend, the student regulars from AUB and BU, and of course the new music enthusiasts. Regardless, the Red Stripe is flowing and even one girl in… Keep Reading

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