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No Hot Ashes Sign Deal With ModernSky Records

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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…

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NEW MUSIC: The Roasts ‘Havana’

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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…

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The Slow Readers Club Announce UK Dates

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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…

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

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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…

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INTERVIEW: Feed The Kid

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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…

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Feed The Kid, 100 Club, London

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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…

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Stone Roses News

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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…

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Clint Boon’s Set2Go, Sound Control, Manchester

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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…

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Cabbage, The Blind Tiger, Bolton

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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…

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The Blinders, Deaf Institute, Manchester

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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…

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Cabbage, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

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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…

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Farewell To The Tapestry

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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…

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Courteeners Announce Headline Shows At Old Trafford, Manchester

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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.…

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

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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…

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Blossoms, Manchester Academy

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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…

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NEW MUSIC: Feed The Kid ‘In The City’

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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…

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OK Broken, O2 Ritz, Manchester

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It’s always a pleasure to be present in the next chapter of a band’s evolution, when that band is a local group of lads who have steadily been building momentum, gig on gig, it’s particularly satisfying. It’s easy to try and pigeon-hole the band into the Indie/Rock market, I feel they showed that there are many different levels to this well drilled and smart dressed band, not many bands are…

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: OK Broken ‘Waiting In Line’

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This week’s track of the week comes from OK Broken and its titled ‘Waiting In Line’ The Lambretta sponsored band out of Manchester are going from strength to strength and gaining quite the following.  Check them out on: Facebook Soundcloud Website

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OK Broken Release New Video Ahead OF Friday Gig Which Promises Stage Surprises!

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OK Broken, 4 piece Indie/Rock from Manchester release new video ahead of Friday gig The band are set to play the O2 Ritz, Manchester this coming Friday – doors open at 6:30 – BE THERE! Influences: Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Oasis, RHCP, Jimmy Eat World, Stone Roses, The Smiths, Angels And Airwave, Plus 44 and everything else inbetween. Its all about the Music!! Enough to get you intesrested? get yourself down…

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Blossoms To Play Special Album Launch Show in Stockport

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Blossoms To Play Special Launch Show At Stockport Plaza at Midnight on August 5th For The Bands Self Titled Debut Album Released The Same Day Blossoms will celebrate the release of their highly anticipated debut album at the Stockport Plaza. Fans who pre-order a copy of the album via the official store by midnight on Wednesday 14th July will be in with a chance of seeing Blossoms play a special home…

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