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HalfNoise – Birmingham o2 Academy3, 12.5.19

“What’s up Birmingham? We’re HalfNoise.” Paramore drummer Zac Farro traded in the power of alternative beats for a more laid-back evening of groovy tunes with his own side project, HalfNoise. Consisting of a wide variety of instruments including synths and bongos, HalfNoise bought a new feeling to the word ‘funk’. Opening the night was Hannah Brown, accompanied by her band. Local to the Midlands’, Brown’s soulful voice was enough to… Keep Reading

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Can’t Swim, Birmingham – 08.05.19

 “England have always been super nice to us.” It has been six months since the release of Can’t Swim’s second album “This Too Won’t Pass”, and the first time that they’re bringing this new material to the UK. With the Birmingham crowd already hyped up, all that was left to do was to put a large amount of chaotic energy in to their live show. Supports for the night came… Keep Reading

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Set It Off – Birmingham 02 Institute, 17.04.19

What better way to spend a mid-week evening than at a solid pop-rock show? With Set It Off turning out a whirlwind of a show to Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 – it almost felt like there was no other place to be. Celebrating their most recent release ‘Midnight’, Set It Off really came to party. Bringing along Bearings and Vukovi, the night flew by in a blur of madness – and… 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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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 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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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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LIVE: James Manchester & The Charlatans, Manchester Arena + 2019 Tour Announcement

Two of North Wests finest bring their 21,000 fans to Manchester Arena for a night of new music, nostalgia and Extraordinary Times… With a joint history of 65 years between both bands, a collective of 22 studio albums and a back catalog that is overflowing with anthems – was the night was set to be one of the most rememberable Manchester Arena had seen? As The Charlatans take to the… 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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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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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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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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LIVE REVIEW: Tonight Alive, Birmingham o2 Institute

“Is anyone else feeling happy tonight? Because I am.” There’s no better feeling than nostalgia when seeing a band, and whilst Australian alt rockers Tonight Alive aren’t an old band, they bought the same energy and passion to Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 as they did when they first broke through. With Wolf Culture and Jamie Lenman supporting, the night flew by on an adrenaline induced high. Punk quartet Wolf Culture kicked… Keep Reading

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Black Honey at Manchester Academy 2

Black Honey bring their debut album tour to Manchester A night of great music, which really showed the power of women in music After the two support acts, Russo and Pins had warmed the crowd up with their great sets, the stage went dark to welcome Black Honey to Manchester as they tour their self-titled debut album. The set opened with the wonderful, crowd pleasing ‘I Only Hurt The Ones I… Keep Reading

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The Story So Far and Citizen, 02 Institute, Birmingham

Sunday’s are usually a quiet night for some. But not for fans of The Story So Far, who took to Birmingham’s o2 Institute for an evening of fully fledged pop-punk. The highly anticipated line-up consisted of All Get Out and (much to the delight of fans) Citizen, creating an evening that flowed seamlessly with plenty of energy. Citizen After All Get Out opening the show and setting a high bar,… Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Hacienda Classical Returns To The Stage At Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata, returned to where it’s incredible journey started out a little over two years ago for a very special celebratory concert at Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall. Going back to where it began, since those early concerts the much acclaimed Hacienda / orchestra hybrid has sold out the best venues across the UK as well as taking… Keep Reading

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