SAUNA YOUTH RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘TRANSMITTERS’

Directed, shot and edited by Gary Mcquiggin of Welywyn Garden City, known for his work previously with The Pheromoans,The Bomber Jackets and Deerhoof, the film recalls James Broughton’s surrealist miniature The Pleasure Garden (1957). Using a number of the same locations, the band appear, disappear and re-appear amongst and against the modern day remains of […]

EX HEX ANNOUNCE NEW UK TOUR FOR NOVEMBER

US punk rock trio Ex Hex will play Manchester on their November UK tour. The band, comprised of  Mary Timony, Laura Harris and Betsy Wright, released their debut album Rips last year on Merge Records. They have toured the US and Europe non-stop since then, and will return to these shores in November after a […]

SLEAFORD MODS RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘TARANTULA DEADLY CARGO’

Singer Jason Williamson had this to say about the new video – “Tarantula Deadly Cargo is a bit of a departure from the main formula and it reeks of a tour weary band in-between gigs, snatching their free time in a wink but quickly having to give it up to record new stuff. It’s inspired […]

JOHN GRANT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

The album ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure‘ was recorded in Dallas with producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand, Swans) Grant had this to say about his new release: “I do think the album’s great, and I’m really proud of it,” he says. “I wanted to get moodier and angrier on this record, but I probably had […]

GWENNO ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO ALBUM AND TOUR

GWENNO will embark on a co-headline tour with label-mate H. Hawkline to promote her debut solo album, Y Dydd Olaf. GWENNO, the new project of former Pipettes frontwoman Gwenno Saunders, will release the album, which means The Last Day in English, on July 24 via Heavenly Recordings. You can listen to one of the tracks […]

KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

Kurt Vile has announced details of a new album and new tour, including a Manchester date. b’lieve i’m goin down… has not been given an exact release date but is expected to be out on Matador Records sometime in the autumn. The album will be his sixth full length effort, and will follow 2013’s Walkin […]

MANCHESTER SCREENING OF SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC

Twisted Reel, the Northern Quarter’s regular film night, is to screen Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90), the documentary film that examines the early DIY punk scene in the US Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, […]

SEXTILE SHARE FIRST TRACK FROM DEBUT ALBUM

US four-piece Sextile have previewed the first song from their debut album. The LA band, who take their name from an astrological term relating to harmony and the ease of expression of two conflicting elements, have shared Can’t Take It. The track is taken from A Thousand Hands, which will be released on August 21 via […]

SWEET BABOO NEW VIDEO TO ‘GOT TO HANG ON TO YOU’ AND AUTUMN LIVE DATES

Sweet Baboo is to release new single ‘Got To Hang On To You’ on August 14th via Moshi Moshi Records along with new album The Boombox Ballads Stephen Black (aka Sweet baboo) says of the song: “That was my attempt to write a song like The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy”, even though the […]

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING FILL IN THE GAPS WITH NEW TOUR DATES

After a fully sold out UK tour Public Service Broadcasting have announced a major new run of dates for the Autumn as they continue to promote their latest album The Race For Space. The band will be visiting a selection of cities they missed out on their last tour (details below) as well as the […]