ANDY BURROWS TICKET GIVEAWAY

Andy Burrows

Andy Burrows releases his new album, Fall Together Again on Play It Again Sam today. The album – incredibly Burrows’ tenth long player, between past solo albums and his recordings with Razorlight, We Are Scientists, Smith & Burrows, plus his BAFTA-nominated soundtrack for The Snowman and The Snowdog – will be accompanied by a quartet […]

TICKET GIVEAWAY: THE ORB PRESENT ‘ADVENTURES BEYOND THE ULTRAWORLD & UFORB – LIVE

The Orb

Following their sold out show in Manchester Academy 2 in October 2013 The Orb have confirmed they will return to the city once more for a unique and exclusive northern show on October 18th 2014. Across a special two hour show they will celebrate their genre defining and ground breaking classic albums ‘The Orb’s Adventures […]

NEWS: FAT OUT FEST

Fat Out Fest 2014

23rd, 24th, 25th MAY 2014 ISLINGTON MILL, SALFORD Manchester based promoters Fat Out Til You Pass Out return to Islington Mill this year for their third installment of FAT OUT FEST. Having been successful in their Arts Council application, this May bank holiday the DIY promoters take on their biggest challenge to date, celebrating independent […]

WAXAHATCHEE COMPETITION: WIN GIG TICKETS & A COPY OF THE ALBUM

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Waxahatchee returns with the new single ‘Misery Over Dispute’, released on 20th October 2013 via Wichita, the second to be taken from the highly-acclaimed album ‘Cerulean Salt’. The brilliant new video features the multi-talented Katie Crutchfield doing a spot of tap dancing, no less. Having danced throughout her childhood, Katie always wanted to incorporate her […]

COMPETITION: HALF MOON RUN – GRAB A PAIR OF TICKETS FOR DEAF INSTITUTE SHOW + A COPY OF NEW ALBUM ‘DARK EYES’

half moon run

The Montreal quartet Half Moon Run will release their debut album ‘Dark Eyes’ through Glassnote/Communion/Island Records on the 1st July 2013. It will be preceded by a new single, ‘Call Me In The Afternoon’, on the 24th June. Recorded in Montreal, the album was produced by the band alongside Nygel Asselin, Daniel Legace, and Jim […]

TICKET GIVE-AWAY: POST WAR YEARS

post war years

Post War Years, signed to Chess Club/RCA and due to release their new EP called ‘Glass House’ on 23rd July. The EP was produced by James Rutledge (MGMT/Grizzly Bear/Late of the Pier/The Kills) , reminiscent to me of Yeasayer/Wild Beasts, in parts Foals, and even Editors/Interpol at times vocally. They recently wowed the crowds supporting […]

TICKET GIVE-AWAY: ODONIS ODONIS – DOWNLOAD ‘BUSTED UP’ SINGLE FREE + UK LIVE DATES

OdOd

Taken from the debut album ‘Hollandaze’ – a grimy, gum-splattered ménage of surf-gaze, punk and lo-fi – ‘Busted Lip’ becomes the latest single from Odonis Odonis on 21st May. ‘Busted Lip’ was actually OO’s debut ultra-limited edition 7″ single on Canadian label We Are Busy Bodies prior to signing to FatCat last year. Originally a solo project for […]

NEWS/COMPETITION: BRETON – NEW SINGLE, DEBUT ALBUM + VIDEO / FREE GIG TICKETS & CDS

Breton

Sonic and visual experimentalists Breton will release their second single, ‘Interference’ on 19th March 2012 on FatCat Records. It’s taken from the band’s hugely anticipated debut album ‘Other People’s Problems’ – due for release on 26th March 2012 – and lyrically touches on compulsive, destructive relationships, their internal compromises and justifications. It’s a bold, epic production oozing in attitude thanks to the brass and strings courtesy of German composer […]

COMPETITION: STRUMMERCAMP – PAIR OF TICKETS UP FOR GRABS

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The Jubilee Bank Holiday, June 1-3rd, sees the ‘Magnificent Seventh’ Strummercamp festival return to Manchester Rugby Club for another weekend of great music to celebrate the music and influence of Joe Strummer and the Clash. The Jim Jones Revue have been confirmed as Saturday night headliners with Dub Pistols, Rotten Hill Gang + a full […]

NEWS: DUM DUM GIRLS – UK TOUR & HEAR THE NEW ALBUM IN FULL + GRAB YOURSELF A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS TO THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE TOUR

Write about what you know. That’s what they say. But that’s a lot easier said than done when what you know is very, very difficult to bear. That was the challenge Dum Dum Girls’ leader Dee Dee faced when writing the songs for the band’s moving second album Only in Dreams. Listen to the slowdive […]

COMPETITION: WIN TICKETS TO SEE THE ELECTRIC SOFT PARADE AT DEAF INSTITUTE

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The good people at Manchester’s Deaf Institute have given us a pair of tickets to give away for this Friday’s The Electric Soft Parade gig. After supporting Noel Gallagher’s High flying bird at The O2 Apollo, The Electric Soft Parade return to the city as headliners at the ever popular venue, a favourite with fans and bands alike. […]

NEWS: WU LYF – WIN TICKETS FOR THEIR MIF APPEARANCE

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On Saturday 16th July, WU LYF will play their only UK festival show at the Manchester International Festival. This unique event will see WU LYF completely closing off Manchester’s Great Bridgewater Street road tunnel (the tunnel that runs underneath the city’s landmark GMEX centre) to traffic and pedestrians, and opening it up as a gig […]