LIVE: SAVAGES – 24/07/2012

- The Deaf Institute, Manchester - The blow of missing the first two local Savages gigs this year – in a cage in a bunker in Salford and at Islington Mill in June – has been eased now that I can witness ‘everyones favourite new band’, in my favourite venue. Parma Violets are the main support, I saw them at the 2:54 gig back in April where I described them, pretty much, as a tribute band for The Walkmen. Some similarities... Read More

LIVE: 2:54 – 04/04/2012

- THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER - 3rd time lucky. 2:54 have a habit of playing in Manchester when I can’t be there to see them. Their 4 track Scarlet EP has racked up an obscene amount of plays in a relatively short space of time, my only hope is that this lengthy buildup isn’t met with an anti-climax. Parma Violets support, the young looking band have gone for the t-shirts and black suits look. The keyboard player has brought his lamp... Read More