Olivia White revisits one of the industry's most celebrated and successful bands there ever was as they approach their 50th Anniversary It has been exactly 1,228 years since the Vikings descended upon the British shores. It has been exactly 81 years since Tolkien began his fine LOTR works. It has been exactly 38 years since [...]

Frenetic, essential and virtuous are the three words that capture both Idles and their second monumental album Joy as an Act Of Resistance Overflowing with brutal honesty, a plea to social change, love and the importance of speech, Idles have returned even more impassioned than ever before. And you know why? Because Joy as an Act [...]

It really is fascinating what a change in hairstyle and fashion choice can do for your ego. James Bay returns to the UK after the release of his ‘interesting’ second album Electric Light. After hearing lead singles Pink Lemonade and Wild Love, I was certainly confused about the direction that Bay has chosen to take [...]

Read this article on Native here: https://www.native.fm/article/live-review-blossoms Blossoms revive 80s popular culture on their 'Cool Like You' tour Imagine being plunged right back into the thriving popular culture of the 80s where outrageous haircuts (sorry Tom) and synth experimentation embellished with elaborate love stories reigned. In fact, there’s absolutely no need to visualise it, just get [...]

Read the article on The Mancunion here: http://mancunion.com/2018/05/16/review-live-leeds-2018/ IDLES Live at Leeds certainly could not have chosen a better band to kick-start the day with. The Wardrobe was filled to maximum capacity and Talbot strutted on stage to greet both cult-fans and newbies. There were plenty of people there clearly taking a keen interest to see what [...]

The Mancunion Article: The Howl & The Hum, Brudenell Social Club 6:00pm- 6:30pm TH&TH are a whirlwind of eccentricity, peculiar narratives and sparks that resound within your heart as it struggles to settle back to its resting rate. With songs that envelope your soul in a curtain of nostalgia and transcendence alongside frontman Sam Griffith’s [...]

Link to Mancunion: Gengahr bring an evening of solitude and mysticism to the walls of Gorilla... The intimate and treasured Mancunion venue Gorilla provided the perfect backdrop for Gengahr to exhibit their new second album, Where Wildness Grows, a spell-binding concoction of intricate guitar licks and dream-pop synth, complete with eerie vocals.  An orange and [...]

Explosive quintet IDLES return to Manchester as part of their sold-out unity tour expressing their thirst for community and open dialogues... As I approached the dark and jaded Gorilla backstage door, I was promptly greeted by an outstretched arm belonging to vocalist Joe Talbot. Perched on a swivel chair, dressed in white roll ups, a [...]

Little Comets are one of the hardest grafting and underrated bands of the current music industry. Little Comets’ music seems to bathe your soul in warmth and nostalgia. They’re an old-school indie outfit complete with nifty guitar licks, compelling lyricism, and an endearing air of modesty. They are, and have been for a while now, [...]