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 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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]