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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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Twenty One Pilots Begin a New Era!

After a year of silence from Twenty One Pilots, it seems the guys have come back with a vengeance. With fans receiving an email from the mailing list last week containing what seemed to be an eye, people have been waiting with baited breath for what the duo might have been up to. Their wait was most definitely not in vein. Twenty One Pilots have announced the name of their… Keep Reading

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The Magpie Salute ‘High Water I’ To Be Released August 10th

Old friends pass through our lives similar to characters in a time-worn, dog-eared novel.   As we page through life, they return to walk alongside of us on bold new adventures at all the right moments. Such is the story of The Magpie Salute. For as much as the group represents a musical union of swaggering rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelic blues, and campfire-worthy storytelling, it also marks a reunion of musicians… Keep Reading

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The Moods Release Summer Anthem ‘Carnival’

Whilst some bands can make you feel there is an invisible ‘Danger: Do not get too close’sign attached to them, this ten-piece collective of poets, musicians and producers from the Northwest have far more of a ‘welcome’ mat vibe. In fact, if you’ve ever seen The Moods live you will know they don’t just put on a gig, but instead invite you to the best house party ever. Their latest… Keep Reading

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Cabezudos Conquer Jimmy’s

After a great night in Liverpool, ‘Zudos came to Manchester A hot and sweaty night in Jimmy’s made for one hell of a gig With two singles under their belt, and another on the way, Cabezudos are really beginning to get a decent following outside of Liverpool, and last nights Manchester gig proved this. Ecstatic fans and amazing music made for one of the best gigs of 2018. Whilst a… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: The Darkness ‘Live At Hammersmith’

Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and Kiss. 4 bands who made live albums of which rock music had dared them to venture into, to great acclaim. A live album that made you part of the crowd in your own bedroom. Now it’s the turn of the rock gods of Lowestoft, The Darkness, and their first live album, Live In Hammersmith. Recorded in December 2017, Justin Hawkins, his brother Dan Hawkins,… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Johnny Marr ‘Call The Comet’

There is an old myth/cliche/belief in music that the third album is always the most difficult. Considering that Johnny Marr’s third album with The Smiths was The Queen Is Dead, he does have a head start on others on how to break that taboo. Fast forward 32 years later, and it’s the third album from Marr’s solo odyssey, Call The Comet. So how does it fare? The album opens with… Keep Reading

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Narcissus Have Found Their Home With ‘Sense of Place’

The phrase long-awaited album is used pretty often but it’s spot on with the new release by narcissus – ‘a sense of place’. And it’s well worth the wait. With an output that has been described as both epic and anthemic, Manchester based band narcissus were tipped for big things in the mid-noughties, having signed a publishing deal on the back of some genre-bending demos and following a series of… Keep Reading

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Pride in ‘City Calm Downs’ Latest Offering

Melancholic rockers ‘City Calm Down’ announce the latest single, Pride, from their recently released album ‘Echoes in Blue’ Moving away from the roaring post-punk bass hooks that repeatedly punctuated the Melbourne bands last single (In This Modern Land), Pride is far more of a tightly orchestrated synth & sax affair that quite frankly wouldn’t look out of place on a 1980s soundtrack; alongside the likes of The Psychedelic Furs and… Keep Reading

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Shader Release Second Hit Single ‘Streets Tell Stories’

Shader return in glorious fashion with their second single and it’s simply brilliant. After whetting our appetites back in January with their first single, ‘Broken Minds’, the four-piece from Macclesfield have unleashed what is quite possibly one of the best track of 2018. ‘Streets Tell Stories’ possesses the quality of a seasoned band which wastes no time in embedding itself into your brain. It’s big, powerful and has a confident… Keep Reading

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