ALBUMS Blanck Mass: Dumb Flesh Alternately transcendental and crushing, Blanck Mass’ second album takes the abrasive ambience of his debut and marries them to stuttering glitch and punishing beats. Powerful, throbbing sound disorientates, blurring into high contrast synths and ravey stabs, walls of droning noise, exotic rhythms and twitchy samples. It’s aggressive, it’s blissed out, it’s incredible. Dead FormatBest Coast: California Nights No... Read More


Manchester five-piece PINS have announced new tour dates with support coming from Best Coast, Gang Of Four and Stealing Sheep.  This year has seen a packed out touring schedule for the band supporting the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge and Wire, along with performing their own sold out headline shows. Alongside a final festival date of the year and a Manchester headline show, PINS have announced they will be touring with Best Coast and supporting... Read More

LIVE: BEST COAST – 17/06/2012

THE HMZ RITZ, MANCHESTER Now Wave gigs regularly promise plenty of bands and no fillers, as with tonight’s quadruple bill. The thankfully renovated Ritz is starting to get a little sticky underfoot again, due to spilt beer. At £4.35 for a pint of Guinness, I’m not wasting a drop. Psychedelic dark punk pop rock band Pins kick things off. The local, hotly tipped all girl band look and sound great up there, growing in stage presence it seems,... Read More