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NEW MUSIC: Dantevilles ‘It Might Be Tomorrow’

Manchester fourpiece Dantevilles have announced the release of their new single It Might Be Tomorrow released through Heist or Hit on 2nd March. They have also announced their debut self-titled EP will be released on 11th May. It Might Be Tomorrow follows the band’s recent single Blackjack, which received support from John Kennedy on Radio X and BBC Introducing Manchester and is the second track taken from their forthcoming Dantevilles… Keep Reading

New Releases

Dantevilles Release Blackjack

Manchester fourpiece Dantevilles have announced the release of their new single Blackjack released through Heist or Hit on 26th January. Dantevilles are a new breed of Manchester band singing songs for a New North. Their inspired yet modern take on alternative pop is fresh, polished and completely addictive. Full of soul, punchy guitars and completely unique duel vocals, Dantevilles know how to create a melody. A group of tight-knit friends… Keep Reading


INTERVIEW: The Slow Readers Club 2017 Round Up

It’s without doubt that 2017 has been a phenomenal year for The Slow Readers Club and one has to what does 2018 have in store for the band? So much ground has been covered by the band, we couldn’t let 2017 go without a catch up with the bands front man Aaron Starkie as we reflect on the past 12 months. (JPD) The last time we spoke we discussed labels,… Keep Reading


No Hot Ashes, Club Academy, Manchester

I’ve seen No Hot Ashes many times over the past couple of years, as a support band,at festivals and as head liners in their own right, but tonight its different. Manchester’s Club Academy is completely sold out and has been for weeks, Twitter and Facebook have been awash with desperate requests for tickets. Arriving in the foyer its like I’ve walked into a school trip, as hundreds of teenagers dressed… Keep Reading


REVIEW: Sly Antics at The Burgess, Manchester

  One small venue, one giant set. After wonderful support, Sly Antics ended the night on an almighty high. Want some Sly Antics Merch? read on for more details… Sly Antics absolutely blew the roof off The Burgess with a short, but absolutely brilliant set, featuring covers of Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers, and some new material, which went down a treat with the screaming fans. The band kicked… Keep Reading


No Hot Ashes Sign Deal With ModernSky Records

No Hot Ashes have announced they have signed to Liverpool based, Modern Sky UK. This is the fast ascending northern-based label that was set up a little over 12 months ago and is part of the global brand based in Beijing, China. In the short space of time they have been together Stockport (Manchester) band, No Hot Ashes have been winning new fans all over the UK with their unique… Keep Reading

New Releases

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


The Slow Readers Club Announce UK Dates

Manchester’s The Slow Readers Club embark on their biggest UK headline tour to date this Winter If ever there was a band to currently embody the sheer tenacity of Manchester, it would be The Slow Readers Club. Having risen through their city’s ranks, the four-piece have rapidly gone from a best kept secret to one of its proudest exports. Following a 2016 that saw the band support James on a… Keep Reading


INTERVIEW: The Slow Readers Club Front Man, Aaron Starkie…

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with The Slow Readers Club font man, Aaron Starkie, to discuss sell out shows, festivals, albums and the challenges of being in full times jobs with full time band commitments… Heres how it went…. So, with the way things are going with the band, especially the last 18 month… I’m sure you’d be getting offers of management, now right? Yeah We’ve are… Keep Reading



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


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


Stone Roses News

The Stone Roses have rebooked the cancelled show… The Nippon Budokan show, in Tokyo, was planned for June 2nd and 3rd 2016 however it was announced that it was to be cancelled as Alan was injured The show has now been rebooked with the band heading back out to Japan in April 2017 The news of Alan’s ribs didn’t effect the Manchester Etihad shows and the Roses played 4 sell out shows. Flick of… Keep Reading


Clint Boon’s Set2Go, Sound Control, Manchester

Manchester’s Sound Control was the setting for an afternoon and evening showcase of eleven local bands over two different stages with a couple of DJ’s thrown in all for the bargain price of £6. Last Sunday saw the first ever outing for Clint Boon’s Set2Go event in association with B33. As is always the case with multiple bands playing sacrifices have to be made so the first band I caught was… Keep Reading


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


The Blinders, Deaf Institute, Manchester

Blimey. In the 6 months since I last saw them, things have moved on for The Blinders. Tonight, The Deaf Institute is heaving with anticipation as The Blinders launch their debut single, Swine.   A massive cheer goes up as frontman and guitarist Tom graces the stage, joining Charlie (bass) and Matty (Drums), and they launch straight into the heavy yet atmospheric “Brutus”. The crowd are totally into it from the… Keep Reading


Cabbage, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Mayhem, madness and magic probably sum up Cabbage’s biggest headline show to date Halfway through a UK tour they returned to Manchester to play a sold out Ruby Lounge. Ticket touts outside the venue are an indication that Cabbage really have arrived. There was a palpable atmosphere of anticipation and excitement once inside as a Cabbage shows are always wonderfully unpredictable. Queen Zee and the Sasstones along with Meat Raffle… Keep Reading


Farewell To The Tapestry

Not much comes out of Tameside, so in 2010 when The Tapestry finally got their act( and lineup) together there was cause for much rejoicing in the borough. A highly talented four piece who’s highly infectious post punk dance tunes lit up all the Manchester music venues The Tapestry were surely destined for great things. Regular sold out gigs, UK tours, festival appearances and a clutch of singles that begged… Keep Reading


Courteeners Announce Headline Shows At Old Trafford, Manchester

Ahead of the release of their fifth album, Courteeners have announced details of their biggest headline show to date. Following on from their Heaton Park show (all 25,000 tickets sold out in an hour) and their record breaking seven night run at Manchester O2 Apollo, the band will play a 50,000 capacity hometown gig at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford (home of Lancashire County Cricket Club) on Saturday May 27th 2017.… Keep Reading

Record of The Week

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Feed The Kid ‘In The City’

Feed The Kid sing about their home town of Manchester, in their new single ‘In The City’. Before you jump-the-gun and think, ‘Oh no, here’s another band moaning about where they come from!’, this song is not at all doom and gloom. Sure, lyrics touch upon the rainy city that make a grown man cry, but the delivery of the vocals from Curtis Taylor believably make you grasp the message within… Keep Reading


Blossoms, Manchester Academy

Well what a year for the Blossoms, selling out venues up and down the country, Two weeks at the top of the album charts already under their belts, its onwards and upwards for Stockport, s adopted Mancunians. 3,000 plus people have turned out and are in fine voice as the band take to the stage. The opener “At most a kiss”, sees the band straight in action, quickly followed by… Keep Reading

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