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NEW MUSIC: Sleeper ‘Look At You Now’

The Sleeper boys and girls are back The year was 1998. New Labour were in power, Glenn Hoddle had taken England to the World Cup in France, leaving Paul Gascoigne at home and Britpop was still riding high musically. It was also the last time we heard from Sleeper, one of the era’s poster bands. Until now. Yup, Sleeper are back after a very long absence. Louise Wener is still… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Specials ‘Vote For Me’

A Look At The Specials Board… Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m not a fan of the word, ‘iconic’. Overused by too many folk… But I’m gonna have to use it at least once, because I’m gonna introduce to you a song called, Vote For Me. And who is behind it? The iconic 80’s ska kings, The Specials. Yes indeed, Coventry’s finest are back and are in fine fettle. Terry Hall, Horace Panter… Keep Reading

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LIVE: Sly Antics Storm The Star and Garter

Sly Antics bring the roof down on the iconic Star and Garter The band have been around a few years now, but last night was something different  Sly Antics have done quite well for themselves, their music is loved and their fans are devoted to being at the gigs and singing their hearts out as Sam, Lee and Chris played the songs the fans came for, but last night, Sly… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Good, The Bad & The Queen ‘Merrie Land’

The Good, The Bad & The Queen get Merrie… It’s been 11 years since The Good, The Bad & The Queen released their eponymous debut album. A lot has changed in that time too, and so has the attitude of the band. This is all reflected on their new album, Merrie Land. So what is it like? The band members certainly haven’t changed. The four piece axis of Blur singer, Damon… Keep Reading

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Queen Zee Release New Single ‘Hunger Pains’

Following a raucous support tour with Dream Wife and last week’s announcement of their debut self-titled album and an 8 date UK tour for February 2019, dynamic Merseyside noise punk outfit Queen Zee today release their brand new single ‘Hunger Pains’ out now on 7” vinyl and digital formats via the band’s own label Sasstone Records. New single and live favourite ‘Hunger Pains’ is a melodic wall of noise laced… Keep Reading

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NEW RELEASE: Shader Release Third Single ‘Silver’

If the four-piece were hoping for a trilogy of great singles then they have succeeded. The song’s guitar work is a spiky, epic assault on the system as it thumps along relentlessly with a sense of freedom and joyousness. The track was recorded at Faktory Studios by Si Jones of The Verve fame, and mixed by Tom Twemlowe. It was always going to be fascinating to hear what Shader would… Keep Reading

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GIGS: The Magic Numbers Announce 5 Date Tour

Following the release of the album Outsiders earlier in the year, London quartet The Magic Numbers will hit the road in December with some select tour dates across the UK, including Gorilla in Manchester, Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms, Islington Assembley Hall in London, plus two Scottish dates in Perth and Glasgow. Outsiders sees a grittier direction for the band, whilst losing none of their renowned melodic flair. In their four star… Keep Reading

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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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