Sunday, 14 October 2018

Puppet Rebellion / Room D - Manchester Band On The Wall - 13th October 2018


Even The Stars favourites Puppet Rebellion announced earlier this week that tonight’s Band On The Wall gig was to be their last. Playing their hometown to a packed crowd at their biggest headline show is as good a way as any to bow out. Playing with as much passion and enthusiasm as they always have, it didn’t have the air of a final show but a celebration. Support came from one of the most promising local bands Room D.

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Beths - Future Me Hates Me


Future Me Hates Me is the debut album from New Zealand’s The Beths. It’s a brilliantly observed record about the battle to find love both internally and externally with songs set to the sort of jangling guitars that are impossible to resist if that’s what turns you on.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

TRACK OF THE DAY : The Mysterines - Hormone


There's an element of mystery about The Mysterines. With very little social media presence they're already starting to make a buzz around the North West with a number of support slots and low-key mid-afternoon festival slots and no music floating around on social media. However that's changed with their debut single Hormone.

Fuzzy Sun - Interview


Fuzzy Sun released their second EP Warm Evening / Cold Morning last week via Blossoms' Very Clever Records label. We caught up with Kyle for a chat about the tracks on the EP and their rollercoaster ride of a first year as a band.

Monday, 8 October 2018

John Bramwell / Dave Fidler - Manchester Albert Square - 7th October 2018


The final night of this year's Manchester Food And Drink Festival was billed as John Bramwell's Greatest Hits and he didn't disappoint a busy crowd as he ran through a selection of favourite I Am Kloot songs as well as a couple of tracks from his solo debut Leave Alone The Empty Spaces and a new song from its follow-up. Support came from Dave Fidler who also previewed a raft of new songs from his forthcoming second album.

Lights On Moscow - Interview


Lights On Moscow is a long-running secret collaboration between Hazel Wilde of Lanterns On The Lake and Justin Lockey of Editors that is about to finally see the light of day with the release of an EP entitled Aorta Songs - Part 1 this Friday. We caught up with the pair of them for a chat about how the project came together, their writing process and their plans for future releases.

Friday, 5 October 2018

The Slow Readers Club - Manchester Albert Square - 4th October 2018


Three years ago The Slow Readers Club played Manchester Food And Drink Festival in Albert Square as one of the attractions to draw a few people into a beer tent. Now, with a top 20 album under their belt, they've got people queuing for hours to catch a very rare full band acoustic set in the tent in front of Albert Hall ahead of their already sold out Apollo show in December.

Fuzzy Sun - Warm Evening Cold Morning EP


Warm Evening / Cold Morning is Fuzzy Sun’s second EP of the year, following up on their debut Want Love.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

TRACK OF THE DAY : Berries - Discreetly


Berries return with a new track Discreetly, premiered by John Kennedy on Radio X earlier this week and one of the stand out tracks from their festival sets across the summer.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

TRACK OF THE DAY : Lexytron - Blackmail


Taken from her forthcoming album Something Blue, Blackmail is the lead track from Lexytron, who describes herself as "Half Greek, half Persian and half English", and features a video set to the 1903 film The Cake-Walk Infernal by Georges Méliès.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

TRACK OF THE DAY : Sit Down - Take A Seat


Take A Seat is half of the new double A-side single from Brighton's duo Sit Down, the follow-up to their sold out debut EP Cheap Luxe.

Monday, 1 October 2018

She Makes War - Brace For Impact


Brace For Impact is She Makes War's fourth album and finds Laura Kidd rocking out like she's never done before without losing her innovative approach to making her music and in the process making her most accessible and intriguing record to date.

TRACK OF THE DAY : Déjà Vega - Chasing


Déjà Vega are back with Chasing, the latest in their series of limited edition vinyl singles due for release on October 8th, and have preceded it with the reveal of a very surreal new video for the single which features them playing in a field surrounded and circled by people dressed as crows.