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I arrive at HOME theatre unaccompanied. As it so prevails, this is a courageous act: I am not to know that the next 90 minutes (without an interval to to gather your thoughts and smile meekly at other spellbound strangers) will penetrate the psyche in a manner that will incite me to ponder loneliness like […]

Written by Oscar Cloud and Jake Searle Signed to infamous Manchester label Heist or Hit (one of our favourites), Pizza Girl is the project of Liverpool based singer- songwriter Liam Brown. His music is a mastery of bedroom pop with dreamy instrumentation and enchanting melodies and he is currently touring his debut album ‘First Timer’ […]

Last week in the basement room at YES, MorMor played his first show in Manchester, and proved that he is an artist of breath-taking versatility and control. Toronto musician Seth Nyquist, aka MorMor, is something of an enigma. An enigma whose music some reputable sources have labelled “psychedelic indie-pop”. I have no idea how MorMor […]

From humble beginnings in Hertfordshire, Maribou State found their musical niche in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut album Portraits. Now four years later, dance-music duo Chris Davids and Liam Ivory electrified Saturday night at Manchester’s Albert Hall on their sophomore album tour, Kingdoms in Colour. Maribou State were clearly still feeding off the buzz […]

The Stranglers frontman Baz Warne discusses the state of rock and roll, his distaste for genres and how to maintain a rebellious image in a sanitised pop landscape. After Hugh Cornwell left the band in 1990, The Stranglers struggled to replace the hole he left so when you joined the band in 2000 was it […]

Written by Ben Reed I hope that anyone who had the fortune to catch Sampa the Great at Yes will reflect upon the brilliance of the experience. The gig itself was a cathartic playground; every aspect of the performance was of the highest quality. The crowd was alive and the band sublime. Sampa performed with […]

Manchester’s 12-week long series of iconic rave nights will soon be drawing to a close. This year, most Warehouse Project events are taking place at the Depot at Mayfield, located at the heart of Manchester’s throbbing centre, and vast enough to host the thousands that dance through its doors. On one of its most exciting […]

When I got off the train at Ainsdale, a small seaside town north of Liverpool, I did not expect to be greeted by German accents. I was wondering why they had come all the way from Germany to a windy and rainy Pontins holiday park on the north west coast of the UK. I soon […]

Keith Duffy is a founding member of Boyzone, one of the UK’s most successful bands (his words, not ours) and this week he talks to Fuse FM about Boyzone’s farewell tour, his continued success with offshoot Boyzlife (with Westlife’s Brian Macfadden) and their upcoming collaboration with student favourite Bongo’s Bingo. Our interview starts off on […]