LIVE: EZRA FURMAN – 20/05/2015

Ezra Furman – THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER – “I love music, like I never ever get sick of it and even when I feel like I am going to, something out there just surprises me. It’s like life in a way.” These are the words Ezra says tonight, as he draws his set to a close. It is an apt point he makes as tonight’s performance in a pub is definitely one of those surprises. The night before he had played to millions on Later with Jools... Read More

INTERVIEW: BERNARD & EDITH

Bernard and Edith The last time I spoke with Bernard and Edith (here), they had just released their bewitching single ‘Poppy’. There was no hope of a record deal with Bella Union and the thought of recording an album was a distant one, a dream drifting over their every thought. A year on and this is all a reality, it is quite surreal to think that their album ‘Jem’ is out in just over two weeks and that this summer they will be playing the... Read More

PINS SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘YOUNG GIRLS’

PINS PINS have just unveiled their new single ‘Young Girls’. “’Young Girls’ is my ode to all the wanna-be’s and gonna-be’s,” explains Faith Vern. “It’s about having a dream and making it happen. In many ways I feel like i am in the middle of a transition and ‘Young Girls’ is written from that vantage point; its’ full of determination, frustration and celebration… much like most days in this... Read More

PINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND SINGLE

PINS – Wild Nights Silent Radio favourites PINS have announced the release of their much anticipated new album Wild Nights on 8th June 2015 via Bella Union. The first 7″ single from the album, ‘Too Little Too Late’, will precede it on 30th March and PINS have shared a super slow motion video shows the band cut between visuals of screaming and swearing girls amidst overflowing glitter and powder. ‘Too Little Too Late’ is said to... Read More

HANNAH COHEN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN MARCH

Hannah Cohen will release her new album on March 30. The American singer will release Pleasure Boy through Bella Union, and in advance of its release, she has shared the album’s opening track, Keepsake.Her second album, which follows 2012’s debut Child Bride, is inspired by a painful break-up, and the anxietes which it can trigger. Pleasure Boy, like Child Bride, was produced by Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, who is known for his work... Read More

BC CAMPLIGHT SHARES NEW ANIMATED VIDEO

BC Camplight has shared a new animated video to accompany his new single, You Should’ve Gone To School.The single by BC Camplight, real name  Brian Christinzio, is taken from his third studio album How To Die In the North, which was released through Bella Union earlier this month. The songwriter, who is originally from Philadelphia, moved to Manchester in 2011 and launched his latest album with a show in his adopted home city, at Gorilla... Read More

LIVE: BC CAMPLIGHT (ALBUM LAUNCH) – 23/01/2015

BC Camplight – GORILLA, MANCHESTER – What’s in my head right now is trying to suss out the connection between a potential Mancunian slow dance and a gorgeously dreamy Californian sound. I’m a bit off kilter on both counts. BC Camplight’s latest album title ’How to Die in the North’ (out now on Bella Union) would give you the impression you’re getting high rise tinged ballads, a bit Richard Hawley-esque. The... Read More

BC CAMPLIGHT MINI-DOCUMENTARY

A short mini-documentary has been made by freelance journalist and videomaker Sophia Rahman. The video features an interview with BC himself while recording his third album ‘How To Die In The North’ at EVE Studios and also includes a live studio performance of the album track Atom Bomb.Directed and produced by Sophia Rahman http://sophiarahman.co.uk Shot and edited by Jon Brady http://www.redlettucecamera.com Track sound engineered... Read More

MANCHESTER DUO BERNARD + EDITH SHOWCASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE

Manchester based electronic duo Bernard + Edith have unveiled a video for their new single, Wurds.The two-piece, comprised of Greta ‘Edith’ Carroll and Nick ‘Bernard’ Delap, draw on influences ranging from Fever Fay and Portishead via Cocteau Twins, David Lynch and Kate Bush to create their unique brand of dark art-pop. Wurds follows the duo’s debut single Poppy which was released on SWAYS Records, and is now available... Read More

ALBUM REVIEW: 2:54 – The Other I

2:54 The Other I 2:54’s ‘Scarlet’ EP instantly caught my attention a couple of years ago, prompting me to sign up for their 2012 Deaf Institute gig. The London based alternative rock band’s self titled debut long player shortly followed, and didn’t disappoint – their broody, understated, infectious melodies hit all the right spots. Sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow front the four-piece, having previous formed... Read More

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