• This Will Destroy You

    LIVE: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU – 30/04/2016

    – SOUND CONTROL, MANCHESTER – This Will Destroy You are a post rock band (although they don’t like to be referred to as a ‘post rock’ band, instead favouring ‘doom metal and shoegaze’, which suits them pretty well to be fair) from Texas who pretty much do one thing and one thing only: play quietly […]

  • Chris Cornell


    – THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER – As introductions go, telling the crowd to “Take the bullshit, turn it in to good shit (then roll it up and smoke it)” is a pretty good start. Coincidentally, tonight’s opening act, Fantastic Negrito is also a pretty good start. Musically, Fantastic Negrito seems to blend gospel and blues […]

  • Recreations

    LIVE: RECREATIONS – 25/04/2016

     – NIGHT & DAY CAFE, MANCHESTER – I have always been drawn to Get Cape. Wear Cape, Fly and thought it was a great name for a musician, but I have never seen Sam Duckworth live before tonight. After putting an end to the Get Cape. Wear Cape, Fly project in 2014, Sam Duckworth has […]

  • Laura Gibson

    LIVE: LAURA GIBSON – 25/04/2016

    – SOUP KITCHEN, MANCHESTER – “Now I’m lost in the belly of a cold museum /staring on the beaks on the bird-face men / Now you’re sitting in the kitchen with someone else /stacking up peels of a clementine.” The closing line of set opener ‘Damn Sure’ sets a tone for the evening. An expedition […]

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    LIVE: MARK LANEGAN – 19/04/2016

    – MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL, MANCHESTER – The stained glass breaks sundown into a deep palette of colour on the stone floor of Manchester’s Cathedral. Soon enough the evening light disappears, and all that’s left to illuminate the space is a collection of neon indigos and deep mauves – dancing with the grandeur. Two figures step onto […]

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    LIVE: DEMO TAPED – 21/04/2016

    – GORILLA, MANCHESTER – If you spend lots of time looking through blogs in search of a new artist to pin your hopes on, it’s likely you’ll have come across Demo Taped on your travels. If you haven’t had such luck though, Demo Taped is an 18-year-old artist from Atlanta making music that often crosses […]

  • Ought

    LIVE: OUGHT – 21/04/2016

    – ISLINGTON MILL, SALFORD – During summer 2015, Canadian indie band Ought released their album Sun Coming Down, the follow up to their 2014 critically acclaimed album More Than Any Other Day, and at the end of last year they announced plans for a UK/Europe tour for April 2016. Hidden amongst Salford’s houses you’ll find Islington […]

  • The Fall

    LIVE: THE FALL – 19/04/2016

    – THE RITZ, MANCHESTER – Before I mumble about The Fall for a short while, I want to firstly give the support acts a mention: The 99 Degree and Cabbage. The 99 Degree kick off the night to a, let’s say “still” crowd. Having a big secret game of stuck in the mud, the punters […]

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    LIVE: LISBON PSYCH FEST – 15-16/04/2016

     – TEATRO DO BAIRRO, LISBON- The time is here for the second outing of the event known as Lisbon Psych Fest, hosted by Killer Mathilde at the impressive Teatro do Bairro located in the heart of Lisbon and offering all the rustic charm you could want. The venue itself used to be a former printing […]

  • Eliza And The Bear

    LIVE: ELIZA AND THE BEAR – 15/04/2016

     – ACADEMY 3, MANCHESTER – I’ve never been to the Manchester Academy 3 before, so I’m thrilled to see how small and intimate the room is. Sashaying to the front, hiding to the right of the stage to get a brilliant view of the crowd and the bands performing. Though the room is still relatively […]

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