INTERVIEW: JOFRIÐUR AKADOTTIR (PASCAL PINON / SAMARIS / JFDR / GANGLY)

Björk recently named Jofriður Akadottir as one of her favourite new artists in a piece for The Guardian. In that article, Björk admitted her obsession for Jofriður’s innovative techno band Samaris and praised her other work. For someone who has just entered her 20’s, Jofriður has released a hell of a lot of music. She […]

FANCY 2 FREE TICKETS TO OFF THE RECORD MANCHESTER?

– EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, DAVE HASLAM, SILENT RADIO & BRIAN CANNON AMONGST PANEL SPEAKERS CONFIRMED AT OFF THE RECORD – Brand new emerging artist multi-venue music event and conference, Off The Record confirms Mercury Music Prize nominees, Everything Everything, as its special keynote speaker as part of the conference element of the event held in Manchester […]

INTERVIEW: GOD DAMN

I caught up with Thom, James and Ash (who joined half way through) from God Damn to talk about the new album, touring, recording amongst other subjects. Later that night they would support Red Fang at Newcastle’s The Riverside. Standing on the banks of the Tyne, here’s what they had to say: W:       I […]

INTERVIEW: AMBER ARCADES

In March this year, I was in Gulliver’s waiting for Palehound’s support act to take the stage with little to no expectation. That support band though turned out to be Amber Arcades, the solo-project of Dutch artist Annelotte de Graaf, who performed a frenetic set of shimmering guitars and kraut-inspired drums that straddled a whole […]

DEAF INSTITUTE HAS A 2 FLOOR FESTIVAL OF FRESH BANDS

Stay Fresh is a two-floor all day party with the very best emerging indie bands from Manchester and across the country sharing the stage! To celebrate the inaugural night there’s a a hefty line-up of 8 bands, all for just £6, and there’ll be some free drinks in the mix too! Leeds’ Cowtown are a […]

THE BRITISH SOUND PROJECT: NEW NAME, SAME EVENT + WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS

The brand new event taking place in Manchester has had to change its name with less than two weeks to go. The original name ‘JD Presents: The Brit Project’ was objected to by The BRIT Awards. The BRIT Awards – which is run by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) – got all het up and […]

GLASS BUTTER BEACH FESTIVAL TICKET GIVEAWAY

Yes that’s right, another competition from us, this time a pair of free weekend tickets to Glass Butter Beach Festival in Abersoch, Wales. The festival takes place 19th to the 21st of August and describes itself as ‘A beach based music & action sports festival with a huge emphasis on wake, surf and eclectic music, […]

FREEBIES FOR FESTIVAL NO. 6, PROVIDED YOU STAY ALERT!

Set in the scenic Portmeirion, North Wales, 2016’s Festival No. 6 looks to be the best one yet! From 1-4 September expect to see the charms of Noel Gallagher, Hot Chip, Bastille, Echo & The Bunnymen, Blossoms, Super Furry Animals and so many more, whilst slaloming the colourful, cobbled streets of the infamous setting for […]

HAPPY ACCIDENTS AND THE JOYS OF NOT BEING OVER SERIOUS

Hailing from London, where if you’re a resident there’s a good chance you have a floppy haired indie pop quartet living in your trouser pocket, Happy Accidents are indeed quite a cheery little outfit. With nothing offensive about them other than the odd profanity in a song like ‘Leaving Parties Early’, they’re a nice change […]

WHO ARE YA? JELLYSKIN

From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves  your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s management will ever have made these recommendations. It is simply one music fan putting their taste on the line in the hope of sharing good music. The questions are intended […]