Eliza and the Bear, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
It has to be said names are often irrelevant when it comes to band branding. I mean who would really take a band trademarked as Athlete to not fashion an utterance closer to the steroid loaded tones of Pendulum as opposed to the dulcet, mainstream tempers settled within American’s The Fray. But within the ITV […]
Buzzcocks, The Ritz, Manchester, Live
“You know me – I’m acting dumb, you know the scene – very humdrum,”is hoarsely croaked out by Buzzcocks’ enduring songwriter Pete Shelley as the four piece rasp through the distortion savvy ‘Boredom’. You have to feel for them. Embracing a time when you were more likely to shuffle along to the recently formed Sex […]
The Besnard Lakes, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, Live
Known as the “Lake of Many Islands”, Besnard Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada covers over 188 miles of idyllic, Elysian shorelines where visitors are encouraged to capture the finest in Northern ocean delights including Pike and Walleye fish. The expansive landscapes – although on first look suggest an air of vividity – are quite unparalleled in […]
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 […]
The Horrors, Albert Hall, Manchester, Live
The Horrors are a bit like chips and gravy. A disgusting melange of oleaginous potatoes and skinning bisto slapped in a plastic tub with a blue plastic fork covered in grease inflicts nauseous bouts of stomach churning to some, but a delicious Northern accompaniment to fish fingers the other. Naturally most are the latter. So […]
Cate Le Bon, Gorilla, Manchester, Live
Negotiating an existence within any barren hamlet in the middle of a stark Welsh county would be arduous for most. A handful of hoary villagers content to play out the remainder of their days within the confines of the community church, tattered local shop and the nearest watering hole miles away as opposed to metres […]
Gruff Rhys, RNCM, Manchester, Live
Gruff Rhys has never demured at his Welsh ancestry. Ever since 2005′s debut release ‘Yr Atal Genhedlaeth’ – his first away from his neo-psychedelic troupe Super Furry Animals – Rhys’ unequivocal devotion to his native shores of Haverfordwest has been frank nonetheless never chauvinist. Unsurprising then that his latest tour – centred around 2014′s release […]
Fear of Men, The Castle, Manchester
Brighton ensemble Fear of Men are thrilled to announce a new show in Manchester on Sunday 28th September. They’ll be playing at The Castle, an incredibly intimate venue which only holds 80 people – for a one off incredibly special show to celebrate the launch of debut album ‘Loom’. The group will be no strangers to those […]
Trof Presents: Silverclub EP Launch, Deaf Institute, Manchester
Manchester’s Silverclub are a live electronic band with synths, beats, bass, scratches, guitars, and enough energy to get your serotonin levels on a natural high. They’ve played sold out shows at The Dancehouse Theatre, Soup Kitchen, and Deaf Institute already – the last of which was an all night rave with DJ’s, furious strobe lighting, and live dance […]
The Acid, The Deaf Institute, Manchester, Live
“When we first started this a year back, we thought it would just be some little underground project that wouldn’t really fly and now we’re here,” Ry Cumming – aka RY X, Autralian artist renowned for his doeful brand of sobering compositions – quietly mumbled before introducing ‘Fame’. It wasn’t meant to have led to […]