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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Flyte come to Nottingham

Lok Yee Liu/ October 4, 2017

In a world, so full of repetitive pop and songs that race through their catchy choruses, it is often refreshing when a band takes it slow. Flyte relish the sweet enjoyment of their choral voices and soft acoustic tones. With their new debut album The Loved Ones being recently released, the band are ready to show that a little indulgence

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The Magic Gang – A Preview

Archie Banks/ September 26, 2017

Up-and-coming Brighton-based indie band ‘The Magic Gang’ set out on tour over the coming weeks with Sundara Karma, serving as further evidence of the steps made by the band over the last year in particular. With headline shows all over the country and popular sets at Reading and Leeds this summer, they have certainly earned this sought-after support slot for

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Sundara Karma – A Preview

Archie Banks/ September 14, 2017

The rise of Sundara Karma has accelerated in the last year beyond anything even the band could have predicted. Having amassed a following through various shows in bands such as The Wombats, Two Door Cinema Club and Bastille, with their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Love Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect’ reaching Number 24 in the Official UK Charts and on

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The Hoosiers @ Bodega – Preview

Archie Banks/ August 30, 2017

The Hoosiers are back ladies and gentlemen, and they’re bringing 2007 with them. The pop-rock trio are returning to the UK music scene with a revamp of their debut album- The Trick to Life – a prospect which has had many hardcore fans of the band, including myself, jumping for joy. The Bracknell-based band came crashing into the charts with

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Mac Demarco – A Preview

Archie Banks/ August 17, 2017

Following the successful release of his third studio album ‘This Old Dog’, Canadian singer songwriter Mac Demarco is set to stop off in Nottingham as part of his biggest UK headline tour to date in November of this year, and it certainly shapes up to be a gig not to be missed! Taking on a more mature tone in comparison to

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The Courteeners – From Attic to Old Trafford

Archie Banks/ May 4, 2017

    Ten years. Five studio albums. An array of memorable gigs in Manchester and beyond. One lineup change. The Courteeners have certainly given fans plenty to follow over the years.   Although aspirations will not stop there, their upcoming huge 50,000 sell-out gig at Old Trafford cricket ground does seem like the crown jewel; the pinnacle of their career

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Jaws @ Manchester Club Academy

Archie Banks/ April 25, 2017

For a band with its origins (and accents) firmly in Digbeth, Birmingham, it is perhaps surprising that Manchester gigs for this youthful band have a distinct homecoming feel.   As one of only three standalone headline gigs before fulfilling various festival slots across the country, it is no coincidence that the 4-piece have opted to descend on Manchester’s Club Academy

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The Pigeon Detectives prepare for headline Rescue Rooms show

The Mic/ March 3, 2017

Having formed in 2004 and first emerging in 2007 with their debut album ‘Wait For Me’, The Pigeon Detectives are showing that they’ve still got what it takes over ten years on with their fifth album ‘Broken Glances’. Despite the tremendous success of their first two, and with the former going platinum, they have tried to take a step in

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Johnny Lloyd is supporting The Fratellis on their upcoming tour

Anne Schneider/ November 27, 2016

Johnny Lloyd is a singer-/songwriter from Camden Town, London. He made himself a name as frontman of his former indie-rock band Tribes. Sadly, they split up in November 2013 after just four years together and two released albums. Now Lloyd is doing his own thing –  he decided to go solo and he does it well! His songs are exciting,

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