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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Read this article on The Mancunion here http://mancunion.com/2018/02/05/songs-of-praise/ South London 5-piece, Shame have well and truly secured their reputation as Britain’s most potent post-punk force to be reckoned with having just released their debut album ‘Songs of Praise’ mid-January and announced a 13-date tour with 6 dates completely sold out and practically every other show on [...]

Read this article in The Mancunion here! http://mancunion.com/2018/01/25/preview-howl-hum/ If a musical hotspot like Manchester has left their Jimmy’s show this weekend on ‘Waiting List Only’, you know you’re in for something worthwhile The Howl & The Hum are an enchanting York-based quartet comprised of lead singer Sam Griffiths, bassist Bradley Blackwell, lead guitarist Conor Hirons, and [...]