Songs for Walter, Interview
Songs for Walter. Their long awaited debut album has been a long time in the making. Why? Quenched Music caught up with Laurie Hulme – the principle songwriter behind the indie-folk outfit – to discuss what’s taken so long and what can be expected from it from their inaugural release at Northern Quarter’s famed Common […]
Billy Lockett, The Ruby Lounge, Interview
You’re on to a winner when you state: “Manchester is my favourite place to play”. But unlike most this is a foreseeable reality for Northampton’s freshest artist Billy Lockett as he prepares himself for another cavort in our city; only this time he’s taking on the beatnik basement of The Ruby Lounge. Glass Animals, Foxes […]
Chas & Dave, The Ritz, Manchester, Live
“They need educating,” chief boogie woogie pianist and part brain of infamous 70′s duo Chas & Dave, Chas Hodges declares. “I’m always asked do you go down North of the border because of our brand of music. We go down well wherever. We played Glasgow recently and we had two thousand Glaswegians singing along to […]
Brett Dennen, Apollo Theatre, Manchester, Interview
Hailing from Oakdale, Northern California, pop singer-songwriter Brett Dennen is back over on our shores this time supporting the chart-topping, beatnik attired Paloma Faith including at date at Manchester’s Apollo Theatre on Wednesday 5 November. Catching up with Quenched Music before his date in the Cottonopolis, Brett talked folk, home-schooling and the pitfalls of a […]
EofE, Apollo, Manchester, Live
“To be honest, these guys that we’re touring with, they’re not our idols. But we appreciate what we have and the opportunity we have been given,” bassist Luke Bradley fairly explained before their second UK arena tour of the year. This time rock pop act EofE are following the likes of The Vamps and Nina […]
Scouting for Girls, Interview, Rochdale Feel Good Festival
London trio Scouting for Girls create hooks quicker than Piers Morgan makes enemies. It’s incredible. For anybody out there who disagrees and states they are unaware of their work, they are a liar. No longer talk to them. Hitmakers behind some of the most well known tracks produced in recent memory including ‘She’s So Lovely’, […]
Eliza and the bear, interview, the ruby lounge, manchester
Eliza and the Bear are embarking a new headline tour to promote their latest ep ‘Light it Up’. Back by the uplifting lead title track, Eliza and the Bear surround their music with delicious pop melodies and stirring, tinged guitar patterns. It can all be very inspirational indeed. Quenched Music caught up with Eliza and […]
The Watchmakers, Night & Day Cafe, Preview
Even before The Last Shadow Puppets released their exacting self-titled debut in April 2008, the distinct well-tailored and trimmed style which evoked flashbacks to a time just before love was free has been engulfing our country’s emerging musicians. From The Draytones to The Pipettes, the exciting stylisations that become ever more pronounced seem to destined […]
The Diamond Formation, All the way (we’re england), interview
English football. A country of despondent underachievers or a nation brainwashed into believing that it’s finally our time to sit aloft the heady heights of world football once more? Regardless of opinion one aspect that continually ignites the English passion inside each and every one of us is the England football song. Who doesn’t want […]
RY X, Green man festival, preview
Often remembered for his nerve-wrenching hit ‘Berlin’ – notable for its inclusion in Sony’s latest TV advertising campaign – the Australian born RY X is heading back to the UK this summer with a string of festival dates. The electro-crooner is highly acclaimed among his peers and audiences alike as his brand of mournfully bleak, experimental […]