NEWS: MONEY – NEW VIDEO TO ‘SHADOW OF HEAVEN’

Having released a short film for ‘Goodnight London’ last month, MONEY have just unveiled a somewhat more DIY video for ‘The Shadow Of Heaven’, the title track from their debut album. Directed by their friend Liam Healy, the video brilliantly captures the band’s distinctive aesthetic along with the madcap antics of singer and lyricist Jamie Lee. MONEY are Jamie Lee, Charlie Cocksedge, Billy Byron and Scott Beaman. Having... Read More

THE WAVE: BEN WARD (SWAYS RECORDS)

Sways Records THE WAVE –  Silent Radio’s feature where we speak to the city’s venue owners, promoters and new music advocates. The guys (and girls) behind the magic and probably the very people responsible for one of your favourite music experiences… Ben Ward (Sways Records): Meeting Ben Ward, one of three leaders of Manchester/Salford record label Sways Records, in Soup Kitchen, a venue which has been the host of many ambitious shows,... Read More

INTERVIEW: PATTERNS

Patterns Manchester band, Patterns, having released their debut album in January are now on the verge of their biggest show yet. In eerie surroundings with the nocturnal, gothic atmosphere inspired by Salford’s beautiful, St. Philip’s Church, Patterns will expand their debut Walking Lines to widths they are yet to explore. With the support of Manchester Community Choir, Patterns will re-create all the vocal layers present on their debut, which... Read More

NEWS: BEACONS FESTIVAL – FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED

Following a hugely successful 2013 which featured Django Django, Bonobo, Local Natives and more, Beacons Festival returns for 2014 over the weekend of 7th August to 10th August. Beacons Festival is pleased to reveal the first acts for 2014. New York opulent disco / astral funk duo Darkside, ethereal and intimate yet mountain-range massive sounding London trio Daughter and the elegantly crafted electronica tunes of Jon Hopkins will headline the festival. The... Read More

Album Review: Money – The Shadow of Heaven

Money, The Shadow of Heaven, wealth and religion, the twin asteroids of humanity’s destruction, grand topics for an equally grand album. When you listen to this debut from the Manchester 4-piece it certainly seems that they are looking to encompass the city, the earth and stars and everything inbetween. Money mainman, Jamie Lee, expands in this interview in the Guardian: “If you truly love and trust a band, then you’ll gladly surrender... Read More

NEWS: MONEY – HEADLINE TOUR + ‘HOLD ME FOREVER’ VIDEO

Following their performances at two sold-out Manchester International Festival shows, MONEY are shaping up to be one of the most talked-about bands of the year and The Shadow Of Heaven one of the most eagerly-anticipated debuts. The good news is Jamie Lee and co have just announced a November UK tour, taking in some of the country’s less conventional performance spaces, MONEY being a band who do things very much on their own terms. Upcoming... Read More

LIVE: MONEY – 13/07/2013

- ALBERT SQUARE, MANCHESTER -  I first read about Money about six months ago in the music press. There seemed to be a buzz about the potential of this five piece from Manchester, renowned for holding exhibitions in unusual buildings around town, and being artists as well as musicians. So when they popped up on the bill at Manchester International Festival, I felt it was time to investigate the hype. After braving the searing temperatures of Manchester... Read More

NEWS: MONEY – CILLIAN MURPHY DIRECTED VIDEO FOR ‘HOLD ME FOREVER’

With their debut album The Shadow Of Heaven shaping up to be one of the most anticipated of the year, MONEY have unveiled the video to new single ‘Hold Me Forever’. This exquisitely beautiful work is the directorial debut of celebrated actor Cillian Murphy (‘Inception’, ’28 Days Later’, ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’, ‘Breakfast On Pluto’) and features dancers from the English National... Read More

WHO ARE YA? THE WATCHMAKERS

From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves to be brought to your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s management will ever have made these recommendations. It is simply one music fan putting their taste on the line in the hope of sharing good music. The questions are intended to give just a basic introduction to possibly your new favourite artist/band. So without further ado,... Read More

NEWS: MONEY – DEBUT LP + FESTIVALS & UK TOUR

MONEY will be releasing their debut album ‘The Shadow of Heaven’ on 26th August via Bella Union Records and are about to embark on a UK tour to support the release. Recorded in London through the deep, dark winter of 2012/13, it’s an ethereal, transcendent record that’s notable for its musical and intellectual ambition. MONEY are Jamie Lee, Charlie Cocksedge, Billy Byron and Scott Beaman. Having formed in Manchester amidst a... Read More

NEWS: MONEY – ‘BLUEBELL FIELDS’ VIDEO + TOUR

Having signed to Bella Union after two limited edition 7″ singles last year, Manchester-based quartet MONEY are putting the finishing touches to their much-anticipated debut album, due for release late summer. In the meantime, they have revealed the mesmerising video to ‘Bluebell Fields’, the  first single from the album. The video represents a loving collaboration between the band and young animator Dan W. Jacobs. MONEY comprise... Read More

WHO ARE YA? BLOOM

From time to time, one of our contributors will recommend an artist/band they think deserves to be brought to your attention. No record labels, PR companies, bands or band’s management will ever have made these recommendations. It is simply one music fan putting their taste on the line in the hope of sharing good music. The questions are intended to give just a basic introduction to possibly your new favourite artist/band. So without further ado,... Read More

LIVE: ∆ (ALT-J) – 18/05/2012

- QUAY HOUSE, MANCHESTER - As part of the annual audio/visual festival Future Everything, Now Wave have brought us to a disused office block situated next door to The Opera House, to see no fewer than six (that’s 6) bands. We’ve become accustomed to dirty industrial warehouses and basement venues in Manchester, so this is a refreshing change. Office parties at work will never seem the same again. This gig is sold out. The venue is essentially... Read More