Saturday 30 September 2023

Seb Lowe / The Guest List - Manchester New Century Hall - 29th September 2023

Seb Lowe played his biggest headline show to date on Friday night with a sell-out show in front of 1,300 fans at Manchester's New Century Hall. Politically and socially astute, with tunes to back up his poetic bravado, he announced, if it wasn't already clear, that he's a force to be reckoned with and set for bigger and bolder things. Support came from Altrincham's The Guest List.

Friday 22 September 2023

TRACK OF THE DAY : Seb Lowe - Billionaire Extraordinaire

Seb Lowe is pretty prolific these days and his latest track Billionaire Extraordinaire is accompanied by a b-side Don't Go. The single deals with the pressures placed on young people down to expectations placed on them by their peers and social media, but leaves with a positive message that coming together is a way of dealing with them.

Tuesday 19 September 2023

Naked Lungs - Newcastle The Tyne Bar - 17th September 2023

Naked Lungs, a ferocious four piece post-punk noise band from Ireland, rolled into the Toon on Sunday evening and left a lasting impression in more ways than one.

Sunday 17 September 2023

Little Sparrow / J P Worsfold / Eva - Manchester Portico Library - 16th September 2023

Little Sparrow returned to the beautiful Portico Library, one of Manchester's best kept secrets, a year after her first performance there for a trio show revealing new material and reinvigorating old favourites.  Support came from J P Worsfold and Eva who delivered compelling sets perfectly observed by a respectful audience in a stunning setting.

Thursday 14 September 2023

TRACK OF THE DAY : The Miserable Rich - FHS

FHS is the second single to be taken from The Miserable Rich's forthcoming album Overcome which will be released digitally on December 1st and physically in February 2024. A reinvention of an old track criminally hidden away on the b-side of their standalone single Anything's Possible, the band are sounding as fresh and strong as ever.

Sunday 10 September 2023

Ellen Beth Abdi - Manchester Soup - 8th September 2023

Ellen Beth Abdi's first headline show packed out the basement of Soup in Manchester's Northern Quarter despite currently having no released material. Performing tracks from her debut album and more over a seventy minute set she impressed the audience with the breadth of material and her showstopping voice.

Sunday 3 September 2023

The Murder Capital / She's In Parties - Manchester Psych Fest - 2nd September 2023

Manchester Psych Fest took over venues along the Oxford Road corridor on Saturday night. With clashes galore, we caught just two bands - our first time seeing She’s In Parties at the Deaf Institute and our old favourites The Murder Capital in The Ritz.

Saturday 2 September 2023

Head For The Hills Festival (The Slow Readers Club / Cut Capers / Gentlemen Of Few / Katherine Priddy / Izzie Walsh) - Bury Burrs Park - 1st September 2023

Head For The Hills has been resurrected by its creators The Met in Bury at a new location since the pandemic. Moving away from its traditional home of Ramsbottom Cricket Club, the picturesque surroundings of Burrs Country Park are its new home, the two stages situated either side of the railway bridge on the East Lancashire Steam Railway. Impeccably organised as ever, the festival was a wonderful day out, with a diverse line-up across its two stages with lots of family activity for kids during the day and supporting local businesses with the food and drink offerings. Friday's main stage saw The Slow Readers Club headline with sets from Cut Capers, Gentlemen Of Few, Katherine Priddy and Izzie Walsh.