Spector @ Bodega – Preview

Archie Banks/ March 5, 2018

London five-piece Spector are set to descend on The Bodega later this year as the lads emerge from the wilderness with new music and a new tour, but the same brilliance which has brought them success up to now. Last seen for any prolonged length of time for the ‘Tenner’ tour and stand-alone album shows at Manchester’s Deaf Institute and

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DMA’s @ Rock City: A Preview

Archie Banks/ March 5, 2018

All music fans will know that, just occasionally, there are a band who come along who you become heavily invested in. There is no real explanation for this – we all have music we like, music we don’t like, bands we go and see live, bands for when we’re upset, or getting ready for a night out. But there are

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LIVE REVIEW: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot

Archie Banks/ December 17, 2017

Over ten thousand people filled out Liverpool’s Echo Arena for what can only be described as a rather tremendous ‘sing-song’ led by the Northern pop-rock maestros formerly of the Beautiful South, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott!     The pair seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as ever with the way they owned the stage, belting out a mixture of

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Rongorongo – An Interview

Archie Banks/ December 7, 2017

Check out our interview with Mick Chrysalid from Merseyside six-piece Rongorongo, ahead of their forthcoming release ‘Black Rain’: 1. How did RongoRongo form? Probably like most bands we formed from the ashes of various other groups. Liverpool has a wide network of artists/musicians/creative communities. Mick and I, for example, met through writing for Bido Lito magazine, Sam played in The

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JAWS and Marsicans @ Plug, Sheffield

Archie Banks/ December 7, 2017

The Plug in Sheffield was treated to a phenomenal show on Thursday evening as Birmingham band JAWS brought the house down with their unique brand of indie-pop, playing to a what was certainly a lively, youthful crowd. Taking in all parts of the UK on what could prove to be the final tour of their 2016 second album ‘Simplicity’, the

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PREVIEW: Bloody Knees @ Rough Trade

Archie Banks/ October 24, 2017

By Becca Weatherill   Scuzzy garage punk comes to rough Trade on Wednesday, as Bloody Knees kicks off their fast-selling nationwide tour with a free gig. A lot of words come to mind when you think of Bloody Knees: Brash, Loud, gut-punching- but most importantly fun.   The boys have been rubbing shoulders with bands such as Wolf Alice, The

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LATEST: Interview with JAWS

Archie Banks/ October 20, 2017

Ahead of their upcoming UK tour being seen as the final showing of their second album ‘Simplicity’, including a leg of the tour in Sheffield, we managed to catch up with Birmingham indie rockers JAWS! Here’s what they had to say: (1) How did JAWS form? We formed at Halesowen College in 2012, I had some demos written and wanted

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PREVIEW: Liam Fray Acoustic Tour

Archie Banks/ October 10, 2017

Well known as the frontman of Mancunian indie-rock band The Courteeners,  Liam Fray heads out solo this Autumn for an acoustic tour of the UK taking in cities such as Sheffield. Newcastle and, of course and as usual, Manchester. Having previously completed such tours in 2013 and 2015, Fray is no stranger to such jaunts, and always draws a crowd

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LIVE: The Hoosiers @ Bodega

Archie Banks/ October 10, 2017

It was like 2007 all over again last Friday night as The Hoosiers returned to Nottingham to mark the 10th anniversary of their smash-hit debut record ‘The Trick To Life’ in the most intimate of venues, in a gig tinged with nostalgia from the off. Everyone has heard of The Hoosiers – be it Goodbye Mr A, Worried About Ray,

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Interview: Enter Shikari

Archie Banks/ October 10, 2017

By Luke Barnard   With just days to go before their new record “The Spark” is set to drop, plus a huge U.K. and European tour supported by Lower Than Atlantis planned for this winter, we had the pleasure to speak to the immensely talented frontman of Enter Shikari, Rou Reynolds, about the history of the band, who his influences are and what’s

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