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 […]
Art Garfunkel, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Live
“I know, I’m supposed to more hair aren’t I,” posed New York born singer Art Garfunkel to the maturing audience filled within the dramatic surroundings of Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Friday 5 September. Certainly as iconic hairstyles within musical circles go, they didn’t come any more eccentric than Art’s. Frizzing and blond like the love […]
Freddie Gibbs, The Deaf Institute, Manchester, Live
“Turn that gangsta shit up Manchester and say ‘Fuck Police’,” barked Freddie Gibbs’ beats architect from behind his lowered decks at The Deaf Institute. It should have all become clear then really. Hoary and aggressive, Indiana raised rapper Freddie Gibbs is another wordsmith who centralised his du jour styled expressions on a love of the […]
Rochdale Feel Good Festival, Live
Rochdale Feel Good Festival celebrated it seventh year in some torrential style as it was consumed for large parts by some stereotypical Northern weather on Saturday 30 August. Not that that stopped the people of Rochdale. Rochdale loves this festival as much as Manchester United fans love moaning. The festival has always prided itself on […]
Perfume Genius, Band on the Wall, Manchester, Live
Rising to prominence in 2010 with ‘Learning’, an album full of pertinent rounds of contorting conflicts and quaking vocal constructions, Seattle based songwriter Mike Hadreas – aka Perfume Genius – returned to England to promote the forthcoming ‘Too Bright’. Tuesday saw the chamber pop singer daze his ardent crowd at Manchester’s Band on the Wall […]
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, Live
Forming originally in 1995, Japanese quintet Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O are much like our estranged archaic poets or modern rappers who have formed under dozens of alienating pseudonyms. Their name may change, but core values remain. Unlike Snoop Lion. But who would blame him? Worked for Dizzee. Joining them at The […]