Sam Griffiths sauntered on the stage just as the lights cut to black and re-lit to portray the intriguing, cinematic quartet The Howl & The Hum. The sold-out Fulford Arms awaited their first cue to be plunged into The Hum’s world of curious narratives, rip-roaring riffs, and a performance that would linger in the consciousness [...]

Read on the Mancunion here: http://mancunion.com/2018/03/15/album-review-wildness-grows-gengahr/   London-born spell-binding indie rock quartet Gengahr has finally released their second album Where Wildness Grows following their debut album released three years ago. Upon first listen it is clear the band have strayed further away from their previous moody, melancholic, and angsty ways to a brighter, for the [...]

Read this article on The Mancunion website here: http://mancunion.com/2018/03/01/live-review-king-gizzard-lizard-wizard/ And God Said, “Let there be 7 Australian musical virtuosos,” and there was King Gizzard. Melbourne made, 7-piece psychedelic, acid and experimental rock band King Gizz summoned every mystical creature and black magic practitioner you could think of at their sold-out Manchester Academy gig last Thursday.  Upon [...]

Read this article on The Mancunion here: http://mancunion.com/2018/03/09/live-review-sheafs/ Explosive Sheffield 5-piece Sheafs are fuelling an uprising for the return of punk infused indie rock and are establishing their stance to be on top... Heavy indie-rock outfit Sheafs took to the stage of Night and Day Café last Saturday with one intention and one intention only. [...]

Picture this. You’re sat on your friend’s sofa, beginning to sober up after the house party they’ve just thrown, and you can hear the faint retching noises of someone throwing up in the downstairs toilet. The couple that are supposedly on ‘a break’ are just muffled voices from the room next door, so you allow [...]

Once this article is on The Mancunion website, I will post a link below. I spent my Valentine’s day with the most eccentric, outlandish glam-punk rock sextet writes contributor Olivia White   Having never properly listened to Happy Meal Ltd before last night I didn’t really have a clue of what to expect. Well that’s [...]

To read this article on The Mancunion click here... http://mancunion.com/2018/02/05/interview-howl-hum/ Bob Dylan, Fiat Puntos, Shark fantasies and James Bond, welcome to the fantastic musical mind of Sam Griffiths... If you could sum up the past year or so in 3 words what would they be? Reach (for) the stars. We learnt ‘Reach for the Stars’ by [...]

Read this article on The Mancunion here http://mancunion.com/2018/02/05/songs-of-praise/ South London 5-piece, Shame have well and truly secured their reputation as Britain’s most potent post-punk force to be reckoned with having just released their debut album ‘Songs of Praise’ mid-January and announced a 13-date tour with 6 dates completely sold out and practically every other show on [...]

Read this article in The Mancunion here! http://mancunion.com/2018/01/25/preview-howl-hum/ If a musical hotspot like Manchester has left their Jimmy’s show this weekend on ‘Waiting List Only’, you know you’re in for something worthwhile The Howl & The Hum are an enchanting York-based quartet comprised of lead singer Sam Griffiths, bassist Bradley Blackwell, lead guitarist Conor Hirons, and [...]