Tuesday, 19 February 2019

TRACK OF THE DAY : Skye Wallace - Coal In Your Window

Coal In The Window is the first single to be taken from Skye Wallace's forthcoming self-titled fourth album due in June.

Monday, 18 February 2019

The Maitlands - Interview

A newly reinvigorated The Maitlands have just launched their second EP Bury The Hatchet with a new line-up and a seemingly more focused approach to their art. We caught up with front man Carl Ingram for a chat about changes in the band and the tracks that make up the EP and the inspiration for his lyrics.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Déjà Vega / Dantevilles / Deh-Yey - Manchester Castle - 16th February 2019


Déjà Vega's biggest headline date so far saw them sell out The Castle Hotel in Manchester on Saturday night. With hardly space to move and sweat dripping from the ceilings, a packed crowd was delighted by an hour long set featuring both new material and old favourites. Support came from secret guests Dantevilles and their new line-up ahead of their forthcoming tour and Chester duo Deh-Yey.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

The Slow Readers Club / Astrid - Glasgow BBC Quay Sessions - 13th February 2019

Broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, The Quay Sessions is Scotland's premier live radio programme. Over the past few years, an illustrious list of artists have recorded sessions. Stuart and Ella Ralston were there to catch The Slow Readers Club play their first show of 2019.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The Maitlands - Bury The Hatchet EP

With a new line-up and a focus not previously associated with Carl Ingram’s band of merry men, The Maitlands return with a five-track EP Bury The Hatchet that feels like a significant game changer for them.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

SKIES - Interview

One of our favourite live bands SKIES are returning to Manchester at the beginning of next month for a gig at Night People as part of a headline tour. We caught up with Alie and Jericho for a chat about their most recent single Can't You Save Me, spreading the word and new music on the way in 2019.

TRACK OF THE DAY : The Roques - Fear Me

We caught Dundee five-piece The Roques going down a storm in Perth last year and have been keen to hear more from them.  They have just returned with a new single called Fear Me.

Monday, 11 February 2019

The Lucid Dream / Working Men's Club - Manchester Yes - 9th February 2019

The Lucid Dream's short tour rode into Manchester on Saturday night for a sold-out show at Yes, their biggest sell-out here yet, hypnotising the front rows with an exhilarating display of power and passion. Support came from one of the most highly-tipped bands in town Working Men's Club.

Friday, 8 February 2019

TRACK OF THE DAY : Working Men's Club - Bad Blood

Bad Blood is the debut single from trio Working Men's Club. Even though it's not released until February 15th, the single has spent three weeks on 6 Music's C Playlist, an impressive feat for a first release.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

TRACK OF THE DAY : Heavy Heart - Bed Bug

After their run of twelve singles in 2016 which were released as an album Keepsake in early 2017, Heavy Heart have been quiet, but they return with a new single Bed Bug, the first in a trilogy of songs that they plan to release over the coming months.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Ethan And The Reformation - Interview / Manchester Jimmy's - 22nd December 2018

Wild-Minded Woman, released late last year, marked the comeback of Ethan And The Reformation just as we thought we might have lost them for good. But they're back with a new line-up, a new ethos and a change in style. Julia Grantham caught up with them just before Christmas at their packed-out show at Jimmy's for a chat.

The Lucid Dream - Glasgow Broadcast - 2nd February 2019

The opening night of the second leg of The Lucid Dream Actualisation tour begins as the first leg concluded – with a packed house in celebratory mood.

Richard Hawley / Liam Frost - Bury The Met - 3rd February 2019

Richard Hawley concluded Bury Met’s Independent Venue Week celebrations with the second of two sold-out shows accompanied by his neighbour Martin Simpson, long-term collaborator Shez Sheridan and Manchester’s own Clive Mellor. Support came from local hero Liam Frost.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

The Blinders / The C33s - Hebden Bridge Trades Club - 31st January 2019

The Blinders kicked off 2019 with a sold-out show as part of Independent Venue Week as they seek to build on the success of last year’s Columbia album and start the process of its follow up. Support came from The C33s.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Geneva - Edinburgh Wee Red Bar - 1st February 2019

"This one's called Further, we're going to go further" Andrew Montgomery towards the end of Geneva's first live show since May 2000. In front of a packed room of friends, family and fans that had held their flame in the intervening years, a four-piece Geneva delighted the crowd with a set of songs taken from their two albums Further and Weather Underground.

Friday, 1 February 2019

TRACK OF THE DAY 2 : The Big Peach - All You Gotta Do Is Ask

Hot on the heels of Big Peach's self-titled debut album one of the hardest working bands around have released a new stand-alone single All You Gotta Do Is Ask. Julia Grantham takes a listen to yet another catchy immediate song to add to their already impressive repertoire.

TRACK OF THE DAY : Scuttlers - Lies In The Sky

Scuttlers release their debut single Lies In The Sky today. The Middleton four-piece have already made a considerable impression on the Manchester live scene in the year and a bit since they formed and with their first EP We Are Scuttlers and their new single is set to cement their position as one of the more promising bands around town at present.

Ist Ist / PINS - Hebden Bridge Trades Club - 30th January 2019

Ist Ist’s headline show at Hebden Bridge Trades Club as part of Independent Venue Week sold out in advance and a packed room witnessed them launch their Everything Is Different Now EP in style. With PINS as their special guests playing entirely new material the evening in the country’s finest venue, independent or otherwise, the show captured perfectly the spirit and essence of exactly what the week is about.