2018 has been a heck of a year for new music- In fact, the majority of releases this year have become some of my all-time favourites. The resurgence in punk and a desire to push average indie landfill out has provided a platform for some of the industry's most talented musicians to really start to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]