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 [...]

The Mancunion link: http://mancunion.com/2018/04/23/interview-shame/ “Shame, Shame, Shame, that’s the name” snarled the pompous, yet undeniably meritorious Charlie Steen.     Explosive five-piece Shame has recently finished their 22-date US tour, which they described as, “meat, desert, and sunshine” — emphasising the exhausting nature and carnivorous appetite that such a long time gigging in the United States has [...]

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 [...]

Jaws are a Birmingham- born quartet who effortlessly fuse nifty guitar licks laced with reverb distortion with angsty and raw lyricism creating songs that linger in your subconscious for weeks. Singer Connor Schofield who’s currently residing in London whilst balancing an internship in fashion PR with his craftmanship in song writing offers an insight into [...]

After releasing ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’ just 5 days ago, Sundara Karma’s electrifying debut album has already reached into the Top 20 of the charts and stunned various critics such as the Daily Star who claimed it was ‘2017’s First Great Album’ as well as Clash Magazine who described it as ‘A [...]

I had the pleasure to interview and review former lead guitarist and founder of Catfish and the Bottlemen Billy Bibby and his new band 'The Wry Smiles'. Comprised of BB, Rob Jones, Matt Thomas and Mike Pearce, these newcomers have been extremely busy over the course of 2016 in the release of their EP Bide [...]

‘Glass Caves’ are a Pontefract 4-piece indie rock band who took to the stage at the Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds on 18/11/16. Opening with the first track ‘Go’ from their debut, raw and gritty lyrics are impassioned by Matt’s raspy vocals as their collective efforts as polished musicians merge together to form a concoction [...]

   Furr are an explosive 4 piece, Leeds-based alternative rock band who I had the pleasure of seeing 01/06/16 at the Brudenell Social Club along with Fizzy Blood whilst they supported Vukovi. Furr began the night with a bang. With their heavy and hypnotic sound accompanied by their radiating stage presence, it wasn't long before [...]