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 OTR Takeover event “marks a significant moment for Sheffield as it begins it’s catch up to Manchester and Leeds” said founder of Dice Recordings North. I was invited to Cocoon Sheffield nightclub to speak to Dukz, a rapper local to Sheffield. He is signed to Dice Recordings North and heads the OTR Movement. He […]

Now Wave’s YES is fast becoming a firm favourite of Manchester’s music goers, and with good reason. Their roster of touring artists is consistently impressive, YES’ basement and Pink Room are both lend themselves well to electronic and instrumental-led acts respectively, and at £2.95 a pint I have nothing but good things to say about […]

As any Manchester based party-goer will know, Warehouse Project is an event that sits high up on the night-out bucket list. With the line-ups getting better and better each year, I was very excited to see what 2018 had to offer. It would be an understatement to say that I was thrilled to see Canadian, […]

As I walked down the stairs into the Soup Kitchen basement, there was a feeling of excitement in the Mancunian air. Friday night saw forward-thinking promoters Goodness bring some energy to the city in the form of bass-heavy duo Bok Bok & L-Vis 1990 with warm-up duties on the night coming from the equally as […]

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 […]

Walking down the stairs into the neon-lit basement of Jimmy’s to meet indie duo The Tin Pigeons ahead of the final show of their ‘You’re No Fun’ tour, I became painfully aware that I might be interrupting their sound check. Nevertheless I waited for a slight lull in the music before completing my descent and […]

Saint Sister is an Irish electro-folk duo comprised of Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre. On Friday 14th December they played Castle Hotel in Manchester. This venue itself created an intimate setting and feel to the evening, enhanced by captivating harmonies and sounds created by the duo. The two met at Trinity College Dublin. Doherty recalled, […]

“If we can bond with them as people, then the music will come second” Sat round the table at the back of their tour bus, lovelytheband seem pretty content. After all, they’ve just come off of a sell-out headline tour of the US, have just broken two-and-a-half-million monthly listeners on Spotify and are beginning their […]

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