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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 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 [...]