Friday, 30 May 2014

Ren Harvieu / Bird To Beast - Hebden Bridge Trades Club 29th May 2014

It's been a long time since Ren Harvieu's last solo show.   We went along to her low-key comeback show at Hebden Bridge Trades Club and were treated to one of the finest voices in modern music as well as a treat in the shape of the delightful Bird To Beast.

The Slow Readers Club - Manchester Roadhouse - 17th May 2014

Rounding off their tour in style with a headline gig at The Roadhouse, our good friend Stuart Ralston made the trip down from Scotland again to catch up with one of Manchester's finest.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

James - London Camden Electric Ballroom - 28th May 2014

Une petite naissance pour la petite mort.  James unveiled their majestic new album in an intimate sweaty sold-out show at London’s Electric Ballroom last night.  We were there to see the premiere of the new songs and some old favourites.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

James - La Petite Mort - album review

La Petite Mort is James’ 13th studio album.  For a band that’s been dismissed by the media so many times, it’s a miracle that they’re still here.  Even more so when you listen to La Petite Mort and it has all that fire still burning in its belly that characterised their very earliest work.  And this time the flames have reached your face and are meeting you head on.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Even The Stars

The inspiration for the title of the blog is this song. First played as far back as 2007 and featuring on the DVD of their Moolah Rouge album in 2008, it was finally recorded for the Let It All In album released in 2013.


The wonderful John Bramwell is out on a solo tour at present. All details can be found at his website. The tour is the only place you can buy the Live At The Trades cd, recorded live at a legendary show in Hebden Bridge on a hot day last summer.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Little Sparrow : Wishing Tree album review

Little Sparrow

Wishing Tree

CD / Download

out now

Once in a while you find an artist that stops you in your tracks with the sheer beauty of their art and makes you wonder why they don’t have a much greater audience than they do. Little Sparrow is such an example, fighting her way through the mud of singer/songwriters with band that seem to be clogging up gig schedules around the country at present.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Little Sparrow interview

Little Sparrow, aka Katie Ware, has slowly but surely been building a dedicated following in Manchester with her stunning voice and beautifully crafted songs. We spoke to her before her two sold out launch shows for her album Wishing Tree to find out a little more.