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Pangaea, Manchester, Live

A disconnected maze of mayhem and melodies landed within Manchester’s student union quarters as Pangaea – Europe’s biggest student run festival – landed on a cold, wintry Saturday night. ‘Space Odyssey’ was the flavour and Manchester’s roistering batch of exam-free students went to town on it. Cue tin foil antennas adorning a sea of green […]

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Funeral For A Friend, Gorilla, Manchester, Live

There’s always an ardent skin of contempt when any act ordains their musical classification as “the only style of music to tackle oppression is what we are doing right here. Everyone is scared to challenge things, but not us.” And although acclaimed activists Funeral for a Friend clearly unify the thronged province in the form […]

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Sarah Jane Morris, Band on the Wall, Manchester, Live

By meditatively examining a chapter in her life where an intoxicated American likened the 55 year old political jazz singer to the tainted murmurs produced by former blues singer Janis Joplin, Southampton born Sarah Jane Morris championed her own musical semblance. Vast melodies showering African shaded guitars formed the skeleton upon which Morris’ colourful – […]

Recorded

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The Watchmakers, To Be Part of You, Preview

“One of the juiciest psych-rock delights you could pluck from the music playing fields of the UK right now” – (Louder Than War)   “Imagine if Noel Gallagher’s solo record had actually been willing to cut loose and explore its boundaries, and you might be arriving somewhere near to their sound” – (Drowned In Sound)   “The […]

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Kate Miller-Heidke, Offer It Up, Recorded

“I’m sick of turning it down, I’m sick of holding it in, I’m sick of tip toeing around, quietly bleeding,” is hardly the libretto assumed from a well drilled, operatic vocalist from Brisbane. But Kate Miller-Heidke is hardly one for adopting stereotypes. Excelling with degrees from Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Miller-Heidke dropped the classical facade […]

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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 […]

Interviews

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pangaea, Manchester, Live

A disconnected maze of mayhem and melodies landed within Manchester’s student union quarters as Pangaea – Europe’s biggest student run festival – landed on a cold, wintry Saturday night. ‘Space Odyssey’ was the flavour and Manchester’s roistering batch of exam-free students went to town on it. Cue tin foil antennas adorning a sea of green […]

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Bombay Bicycle Club, Apollo Theatre, Manchester, Live

With a billing that represented something closer to a less seedy NME Awards Tour showcase, Britain’s favourite art-rocking outfit Bombay Bicycle Club played to a packed out Manchester’s Apollo Theatre. Brazen drama and urgency entangled with a carnival flavoured evening allowing Bombay Bicycle Club to cement their status as the best alternative mob. And what […]

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The Orwells, Academy 3, Manchester, Live

Onslaughts of assaulting post-punk suffused guitars, tirades of crocheted musings and a front-man as severely malformed as a bombed Iggy Pop, Illinois garage-rock quintet The Orwells left a battered dishevelled mess of a calling card underneath the tattered converse of a newly christened, spirit fuelled biology student at the front of Manchester’s Academy 3. Unified […]

Alternative

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Funeral For A Friend, Gorilla, Manchester, Live

There’s always an ardent skin of contempt when any act ordains their musical classification as “the only style of music to tackle oppression is what we are doing right here. Everyone is scared to challenge things, but not us.” And although acclaimed activists Funeral for a Friend clearly unify the thronged province in the form […]

Alternative/Live/Reviews

Sarah Jane Morris, Band on the Wall, Manchester, Live

By meditatively examining a chapter in her life where an intoxicated American likened the 55 year old political jazz singer to the tainted murmurs produced by former blues singer Janis Joplin, Southampton born Sarah Jane Morris championed her own musical semblance. Vast melodies showering African shaded guitars formed the skeleton upon which Morris’ colourful – […]

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Songs for Walter, The Castle Hotel, Manchester, Live

Everything concerning itself with the idiosyncratic temper of Manchester based outfit Songs for Walter evokes tranquility and optimism. The quaking, meandering murmurs of principle songwriter and front-man Laurie Hulme whose entangled melodies cast an almost angelic spell on all that hear. The narratives that conjure a wealth of personal, yet relatable ideals. Even their very […]

R&B and Hiphop

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Pangaea, Manchester, Live

A disconnected maze of mayhem and melodies landed within Manchester’s student union quarters as Pangaea – Europe’s biggest student run festival – landed on a cold, wintry Saturday night. ‘Space Odyssey’ was the flavour and Manchester’s roistering batch of exam-free students went to town on it. Cue tin foil antennas adorning a sea of green […]

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Ghetts, The Deaf Institute, Manchester, Live

Born out of Bow, London in the early days of the 00′s, Grime was once as feared to middle class stiffs as soap is to a moosher. Gritty, uncompromising and liberating in its tenor, Grime was expected to dominate. The resolute sub-genre ‘grindie’ was next with the idiosyncratic fusion of Lethal Bizzle and The Rakes […]