TICKET GIVEAWAY: FRANZ FERDINAND AND SPARKS SUPERGROUP ANNOUNCE MANCHESTER GIG

New supergroup FFS, comprised of members of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, will play in Manchester on August 25. The two bands’ new side project will play at the Albert Hall, following gigs in Glasgow and London in June. Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks, and Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson of Franz […]

TICKET GIVEAWAY: WATTER, HOLY SONS AND LILACS AND CHAMPAGNE AT THE DEAF INSTITUTE

Watter are a new trio made up of close friends and collaborators whose collective pedigree reads like a desert island list of must-haves in experimental rock musicians. Multi-instrumentalists Zak Riles (Grails) and Tyler Trotter are anchored by legendary drummer Britt Walford (Slint, Evergreen) on six genre-defying pieces of monolithic mood music. The band released their first […]

GUESTLIST GIVE AWAY: TEMPLES AT THE RITZ

Temples’ Sun Structures, which is Rough Trade Shops best selling album of the year and one of the best selling vinyl releases of 2014 so far, was initially released in February. The 12-track album, self-produced by the band’s James Bagshaw and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer, has been a massive world-wide success, proving a huge international […]

GUESTLIST GIVEAWAY – SAINT SAVIOUR & BILL RYDER-JONES CO-HEADLINE TOUR

Saint Saviour’s new album ‘In The Seams’ (released on the 3rd November through Surface Area) will be embarking on a co-headline tour with album collaborator and producer Bill Ryder-Jones on the 2nd of December (full dates below). ‘In The Seams’ marks a departure from Becky Jones’ 2012 debut ‘Union’, an explicitly pop-oriented project. Writing the […]

TICKET GIVEAWAY: DEERS

Silent Radio has a pair of tickets to give away to see Deers, a Spanish girl group who have released their second single, Barn (out now on Lucky Number Music). The group recorded the track in Berlin, and is backed by Between Cars and Castigadas En El Granero, which loosely translates as ‘grounded in the barn’. […]

ANDY BURROWS TICKET GIVEAWAY

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

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

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

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’

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 […]