Live

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David Gray, The Lowry Theatre, Salford, Live

As comebacks go, the news that Jamie T is backing gigging has been met by wild responses across all variants of social media. One comeback however that appears to have gone almost completely unnoticed is that of Mancunian David Gray. World renowned for his eccentric heading bouncing and gritty Northern vocals that hover above a […]

Live/R&B & Hip Hop/Reviews/Uncategorized

Trof Presents: Grandmaster Flash & The Sugarhill Gang, Gorilla, Live

Trof are excited to reveal that as part of their #Vacation summer line-up at Gorilla we’re bringing two of the most iconic veteran acts of hip-hop to Manchester. Grandmaster Flash is the godfather of turntablism – the first man to spin and scratch vinyl, mixing hip-hop breaks to create something fresh. While most DJ’s simply let the […]

Alternative/Indie & Electro/Live/Reviews

Foster the people, The Ritz, Manchester, Live Review

With festival fever engulfing farmland, beaches and tiny islands just off the coastline of Southampton, annual memories are being made by thousands of camping music followers across the country. And with the hundreds of performers who are readying themselves for the spotlight and the chance to demonstrate to a packed crowd of intoxicated punters how […]

Recorded

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Dirty North, The Freestyle EP, Recorded

Mike Skinner once said “I always imagined that there’d be someone who would call out if I talked about something I didn’t know and I didn’t know my Moet from my Perignon.” And it is a line that sticks. While half of Manchester attempt to fixate on governmental proceedings with politically charged anecdotes that are […]

Alternative/Indie & Electro/Recorded/Reviews

Lady Neptune, Destroys The Moon EP, Recorded

Please excuse the Marmite cliché, but it feels apt here… ‘Destroys The Moon’ is the second release from Lady Neptune (the alter ego of London-based musician and visual artist Moema Meade) and, quite frankly, you’re either going to love it or hate it. The bedroom-produced five-track EP is a concept record full of fuzzy punk-tinged […]

Indie & Electro/Recorded/Reviews

The Otherness, Come On EP, Recorded

The Otherness are one of a kind – a hybrid between indie and 50’s rock and roll. Though they sound like Americans, having been raised with their grandparent’s music and adding a bit of an alternative sound to it, the band is originally from Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina. ‘Come On’ is an EP made of fours […]

Interviews

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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 […]

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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 […]

Indie & Electro

Alternative/Indie & Electro/Live/Reviews

Foster the people, The Ritz, Manchester, Live Review

With festival fever engulfing farmland, beaches and tiny islands just off the coastline of Southampton, annual memories are being made by thousands of camping music followers across the country. And with the hundreds of performers who are readying themselves for the spotlight and the chance to demonstrate to a packed crowd of intoxicated punters how […]

Alternative/Indie & Electro/Live/Reviews

Glass Animals, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, Live Review

As a musical shelters go, Manchester’s The Ruby Lounge is perhaps the last intimate arena many emerging musicians need to negotiate and fill before the bright lights of the UK’s bigger venues come a knocking. Get it right here and the world will soon be your oyster. So as the year’s Summer Solstice came to […]

Indie & Electro/Live/Reviews

Edwyn Collins, The Deaf Institute, Manchester, Live Review

At 54 years of age, the majority of our ‘aging’ generation welcome evenings sat in and around the television supping on milky brews laced with the subtlest hint of sugar, whilst flicking swiftly through the Freeview channels designed to ensure all viewers are stocked up on old repeats of ‘The Professionals’ and ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’, counting […]

Alternative

Alternative/Live/Reviews

David Gray, The Lowry Theatre, Salford, Live

As comebacks go, the news that Jamie T is backing gigging has been met by wild responses across all variants of social media. One comeback however that appears to have gone almost completely unnoticed is that of Mancunian David Gray. World renowned for his eccentric heading bouncing and gritty Northern vocals that hover above a […]

Alternative/Indie & Electro/Live/Reviews

Foster the people, The Ritz, Manchester, Live Review

With festival fever engulfing farmland, beaches and tiny islands just off the coastline of Southampton, annual memories are being made by thousands of camping music followers across the country. And with the hundreds of performers who are readying themselves for the spotlight and the chance to demonstrate to a packed crowd of intoxicated punters how […]

Alternative/Indie & Electro/Live/Reviews

Glass Animals, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, Live Review

As a musical shelters go, Manchester’s The Ruby Lounge is perhaps the last intimate arena many emerging musicians need to negotiate and fill before the bright lights of the UK’s bigger venues come a knocking. Get it right here and the world will soon be your oyster. So as the year’s Summer Solstice came to […]

R&B and Hiphop

Live/R&B & Hip Hop/Reviews/Uncategorized

Trof Presents: Grandmaster Flash & The Sugarhill Gang, Gorilla, Live

Trof are excited to reveal that as part of their #Vacation summer line-up at Gorilla we’re bringing two of the most iconic veteran acts of hip-hop to Manchester. Grandmaster Flash is the godfather of turntablism – the first man to spin and scratch vinyl, mixing hip-hop breaks to create something fresh. While most DJ’s simply let the […]

Alternative/R&B & Hip Hop/Recorded/Reviews

Dirty North, The Freestyle EP, Recorded

Mike Skinner once said “I always imagined that there’d be someone who would call out if I talked about something I didn’t know and I didn’t know my Moet from my Perignon.” And it is a line that sticks. While half of Manchester attempt to fixate on governmental proceedings with politically charged anecdotes that are […]