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REVIEW: Ian Brown ‘First World Problems’

King Monkey is back! Ian Brown. Not known for doing things by half, is he. When The Stone Roses reunited for a very successful comeback tour, it seemed that they were back. But it was not to be, as his farewell speech in Scotland proved to be. But didn’t you just want more solo stuff from him too? Of course, you did. And today, he delivered a new single, First World… Keep Reading

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New Music – Greta Van Fleet ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’

Greta Van Fleet bring classic rock back to life with debut album A blend of powerful vocals, bluesy guitar, driving bass and tight drums results in one truly great debut album It’s not been long since modern rockers, Greta Van Fleet began to make a name for themselves, but their following is already huge, and the release of this debut album shows how well they are doing. The album comes… Keep Reading

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New Music – Richard Ashcroft ‘Natural Rebel’

Richard Ashcroft releases new album, ‘Natural Rebel’ Ashcroft’s fifth solo album does not disappoint.  A combination of acoustic and electric guitars, an array of strings, and Ashcroft’s distinct vocals form a truly brilliant album, with a mix of really good songs, one of which is the single, ‘Surprised By The Joy’. However, the album opens with ‘All My Dreams’, a truly fantastic tune, which you can tell right from the… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Steve Cradock on Ocean Colour Scene, New Music, Tours & More…

The Birmingham band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring rock ’n’ folk odyssey set to a backdrop of over 20 years of UK pop culture at its very best. Ocean Colour Scene have notched up eleven albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles… Keep Reading

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Argh Kid To Release Anticipated Track ‘Frank’

Hailing from the southern Manchester streets, David Scott (widely known as Argh Kid) is seemingly Manchesters modernised answer to William Shakespeare. As a spoken word poet his truthful, relatable and sometimes comedic metrical compositions have taken the UK by storm. He is now set to release his very first track ‘Frank’. After establishing his persona in 2016 under Manchester’s legendary Blueprint Studios, he has seen a rather steep ascend of… Keep Reading

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Ocean Colour Scene Unleash New EP This November

Hearing Simon Fowler’s majestic voice singing new words has been long overdue, so when opener Another Bard May Chant begins, that agonising wait is washed away, leaving you in a state of euphoria. Yes, Ocean Colour Scene are back. The song is something of a funky rocker, driven along by what sounds like a drum machine, which is a rather different take for the band. The track really does try… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Azim ‘They may take our lives but they’ll never take our…’

Ahead of Azim’s debut EP release ‘Freedom’ on 12th Oct, we jumped at the opportunity to catch up with him and get to know the man behind the music… It went a little something like this… What inspired you to first start playing the guitar? (and what do you play – make/model) I have always been into guitar music particularly indie and rock so I was always interested in trying… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Azim ‘Freedom’

London based singer-songwriter, Azim announces debut single Freedom, taken from his forthcoming EP to be released 12th Oct With the uncertain economic and social environment we currently find ourselves in, Freedom provides the perfect sound track to the gritty reality of life. Offering a rounded view on conflict, tension and both the adversity and triumph of the human condition, Azim once again proves the old adage that difficult times produce… Keep Reading

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New Music – Sukh – Let Me Love You

Sukh my kiss…….. Not many doctors are in the music business, as well as doing a fine job in our hospitals around the country. But Wolverhampton’s own Sukh isn’t like the rest. After staying on in Manchester, he has now combined his musical flair with his medical studies, and has the perfect remedy for those in need of new music attention. The song? Let Me Love You. And what a charming… Keep Reading

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New Release – Suede – The Blue Hour

Cometh the Blue Hour, cometh the Suede Since they returned after an 11 year hiatus in 2013, Suede graced us with the albums Bloodsports and Night Thoughts. And now Brett Anderson and company return with their brand new album, The Blue Hour. And an interesting album it is too. But don’t expect a short album though, as this has 14 songs on it. 14 songs that see Suede go into Kate Bush style territory, with strings… Keep Reading

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Pale Waves Share New Video For One More Time

Pale Waves have shared the video for new track One More Time, the latest to be taken from the band’s acclaimed debut album, My Mind Makes Noises, out now through Dirty Hit. The album also features the singles There’s A Honey, Television Romance, Kiss and Eighteen. The album release comes ahead of the band’s UK, Europe and North American headline tours, including their biggest headline to date at London O2… Keep Reading

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Vandenberg’s MoonKings Announce New Record ‘Rugged & Unplugged’

Vandenberg’s MoonKings return with their new record ‘Rugged and Unplugged’which will be released on 23 November 2018 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. ‘Rugged and Unplugged’ is a beautifully stripped back acoustic album which features songs from across Adrian Vandenberg’s career.  From his first band Teaser as a 20 year old he has always used an acoustic guitar in his recordings, which along with the electric guitar creates the light and… Keep Reading

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The VirginMarys – Northern Sun Sessions

Three Hail VirginMarys…….. Believe it or not, The VirginMarys have been around for quite a while. Since 2009 in fact. And the Macclesfield rockers show no signs of letting up with their third studio album, Northern Sun Sessions. So how does it fare? Well, it gets off to the usual signature heavy start with, Look Out For My Brother. An absolute no nonsense song from the band – Ally Dickaty and Danny Dolan –… Keep Reading

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The Luka State – Bury Me

The Luka State release new tune, ‘Bury Me’ A true rock hit, which should really gain them some new listeners The Luka State have followed up their last single, ‘Feel It’, with their newest piece of beautiful noise, ‘Bury Me’. Not only have they followed on from it, they have kept the high standard of music which was displayed in their last single. This band might not be from a big… Keep Reading

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New Music – Richard Ashcroft – Surprised By The Joy

Bring on the Joy with Richard Ashcroft It’s a very well known fact that The Verve are still regarded as one of the greatest British bands of the last 50 years. And that has had something to do with the quality of the songs they delighted crowds with. And now, Richard Ashcroft presents his latest single, Surprised By The Joy. Surprised By The Joy is taken from the forthcoming album from Richard… Keep Reading

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Looking Ahead To Sonder Festival 2018

As Sonder Festival 2018 approaches, we pick out some of the must see bands The lineup is packed full of amazing talent, and includes some of the best up and coming bands in the UK at the moment.  Whilst Sonder Festival is still under the radar compared to some of the other festivals Manchester has to offer, it still manages to draw in some amazing talent, and the talent most… Keep Reading

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Barry Adamson – Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis

Barry Adamson……..the man you probably knew about already Barry Adamson should be a familiar name to a lot of the music fraternity. Well, he was one of the founding members of the Bad Seeds, along with Nick Cave. Film work has been done for the likes of Oliver Stone and David Lynch, to name but a few. But he is a solo artist in his own right too. And Set The… Keep Reading

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New release ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ LP By Pale Waves

Pop punk enthusiasts Pale Waves have announced their eagerly anticipated LP ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ which is due to be released on 14th September. The 4 piece band hailing from Manchester colossally crashed the music scene last year with a promising new sound to accompany their first EP ‘All the things I never said’ which included the hit single ‘Television romance’ and ‘There’s a honey’ which was released in February… Keep Reading

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Live- Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’

Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’ in Manchester A packed venue combined with Saytr Play was always going to equal fun. Last night, Mancunian 5 piece, Saytr Play took to the stage in the Star and Garter to launch their new single, ‘Fragile’. After support from Gathering Of Strangers and The Covasettes, the fans were warmed up, and ready for what Saytr Play were about to unleash onto them. Aside from ‘Fragile’… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Saytr Play ‘Fragile’

Manchester knows a thing or two about indie/dance music. More than you think, actually…. And these local lads are here with their take on that particular scene. Who are they, you ask??? They are Saytr Play, and this is their new single, Fragile. A song that tells of inner conflict and mental health concerns, but told with an upbeat tempo and the encouragement to, “Shout it out!”, tells you all… Keep Reading

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