Ghost Poet, Deaf Institute, Manchester, Live Review
With this year's annual Mercury awards drawing ever closer, and the list of abstract artists beginning to count down the days to the inevitable soar in their occasionally unheard of album sales, two years ago this reality was being acted out by London laureate Ghostpoet...
The Gorgeous Chans, Jaguar Club EP, Review
Where am I? A beach party… no, a street party… no, a beach party… no, a street party…
Tuka – The Xpress Interview
It’s an odd thing, sitting down in your office, late at night, in rainy December Manchester, clasping a cup of tea, preparing to interview a rapper in Sydney. Tuka, fresh off the back of a solo tour of his second album, Feedback Loop, tells me it’s a...
Bridging the gap between artist and fan, yes, it’s Instagram
So Instagram is one of the newest kids on the block of the ever growing pack of social networks, but by no means is it one of the least...
The Basics – Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Social
By playing gigs you’re seen and heard by your current fan base, but social media gives you the opportunity to continue the conversation with fans when you’re not at a gig. It also allows random people to....
Avital Raz, Infidelity, Album Review
Avital Raz creates a concoction of music, some transcendental and uplifting, some rudely articulate folk story telling. She has a fairy tale style veering towards the arcane. Her voice can carry angelic, soaring highs; elsewhere affecting a croaky hubble bubble.
Shauna Mackin, The Bootleg Sessions EP, Review
Shauna Mackin is a young singer from Dublin, at work and play in Salford and Manchester. Her vocal style is inspired by Peggy Lee and Dusty Springfield. She has a kinky ‘don’t cha know’ enthusiasm.
Hot Vestry, Tell Me How It’s Done EP, Review
Macclesfield. An unassuming place to the less educated but one which has produced some of the finest musicians of the past 60 years....
Glass Guns, The Ugly Truth EP, review
Music is a language that speaks of vibrations that are eternal and universal. Music is a language that we all can speak and understand. It is...
Nina Nesbitt, Manchester Academy, Live Review
After hauling herself back down to Manchester and enticing her aggressive teenage following out on a school night, nineteen year old singer songwriter Nina Nesbitt paraded around the Manchester Academy to deafening delight of her wild audience...