Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The Twilight Sad / Kathryn Joseph - Philadelphia The Foundry - 10th May 2019


The Twilight Sad kicked off their US & Canadian tour at the Foundry in Philadelphia in fine style with a spellbinding, emotional performance that will remain long in the head and heart of those present. Coupled with a stunning, haunting support from the beautiful, inside and out, Kathryn Joseph we experienced a rollercoaster of a ride on the first night.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Red Rum Club / October Drift / Cleargreen - Manchester Bread Shed - 11th May 2019


Red Rum Club's huge UK tour in support of their debut album Matador rumbled into Manchester on Saturday night at The Bread Shed for a celebratory show accompanied by tour supports October Drift and closer to home Cleargreen.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

The Mysterines / Tinfoils / Velvet Shakes - Manchester Night People - 8th May 2019


The Mysterines brought their tour in support of latest single Gasoline to Night People on Wednesday night for a hot and sweaty nine-song thirty-minute adrenaline rush of some of the most thrilling rock music being made by anyone today, supported by the blissful tones of Velvet Shakes and the angry post-punk of Tinfoils.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Booth And The Bad Angel - Booth And The Bad Angel


Back in 1996, Tim Booth of James and celebrated composer Angelo Badalamenti released a collaborative album called Booth And The Bad Angel with Bernard Butler playing guitar and producing much of the record. Twenty-three years on, the album is released on vinyl for the first time on Friday via Demon Music. We take a look back at a record that got lost in the mire of record label politics and overshadowed by James' late-1990s resurgence.

Wildwood Kin / Ferris & Sylvester - Manchester Academy 3 - 6th May 2019


The Bob Harris-curated Under The Apple Tree tour rolled into Manchester Academy 3 for its penultimate leg on Monday night. Headlined by Wildwood Kin, revealing new material from their forthcoming second album as well as crowd favourites from their 2017 debut Turning Tides. Tour support came from the intriguing duo Ferris & Sylvester.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

The Murder Capital / Egyptian Blue - Manchester Soup Kitchen - 3rd May 2019


The Murder Capital headlined Soup Kitchen in Manchester on Friday night, one of the most intense forty-five minutes we've had the fortune to experience, a band that lives their songs and who connect through words and performance to emotionally compelling effect. Support came from Egyptian Blue.

SPINN - Manchester HMV - 3rd May 2019


SPINN launched their self-titled debut album with an early evening six-song in-store set at Manchester's HMV.

Friday, 3 May 2019

TRACK OF THE DAY : Joanna Sternberg - This Is Not Who I Want To Be


Joanna Sternberg's debut single This Is Not Who I Want To Be is an exciting introduction to her forthcoming debut album Then I Try Some More. Found via a random tweet extolling its virtues, the rare sort that make you have to listen to the song, it more than lived up to the excitement in those two hundred and eighty characters.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

MarthaGunn / Cosmo Calling - Manchester Soup Kitchen - 1st May 2019


MarthaGunn's first headline tour rolled into Manchester on Wednesday night. A ten-song set of psychedelic-tinged rock including recent single Saint Cecilia and a surprise stripped-down Ohio as highlights delighted an enthusiastic Manchester crowd. Support came from Cosmo Calling.