The Tom Misch gig at The O2 Ritz on Friday 2nd March sold out immediately – the 22 year old artist is one of the biggest names to rise through the ranks and he keeps on delivering. The Ritz isn’t usually our go to on a Friday night but on the 2nd it was the […]

Hollie Cook leaps on stage to begin her first headline tour stop in Manchester. The support band ‘General Roots’ begin a deep and sonorous rhythm to get the stirring crowd moving, who had become slightly languid from the wait. The warm beat they lay down is then split-open by Cook’s voice, with an excited ‘Hello […]

Since forming in 2011, Alvvays (pronounced always) have crafted a jangly, dream-pop aesthetic brimming with Greta Gerwig-esque charm which last year garnered critical acclaim on their sophomore LP ‘Antisocialites’. Antisocialites marked a clear improvement from their self-titled debut in terms of song writing and production value, with front woman Molly Rankin delivering a stunning performance […]

Five studio albums down and Franz Ferdinand still retain so much of their zany and rambunctious aura that enticed legions of fans in more than a decade ago. And whilst carrying out a performance that would’ve considerably pleased the oldest and ardent of fans, the concert also featured a plethora of tracks from their newest […]

Just before Christmas I had the opportunity to see Ryan McMullan at his Manchester stop while he was on tour of the UK. Having really enjoyed his gig back in September I was looking forward to seeing him again a few months later and it definitely didn’t disappoint! The show began solo with just him […]

I attended my first Free Vibes show at Band on the Wall and was pretty taken aback by the quality and variety of great local music on offer for free. Free Vibes is a regular night put on by Band on the Wall that aims to showcase up and coming musicians. For this night, Free […]

The sold out Rex Orange County gig at Manchester’s Gorilla definitely lived up to expectations.  Rex Orange County, otherwise known as Alex O’Connor and is one of 2018s most exciting new artists. The release of his first two albums bcos u will never be free and Apricot Princess have set the bar high; the gig did not fail to […]

News Around Fuse #4

It’s been a big few weeks for Fuse! Semester Two broadcasting has finally hurtled into existence, with some excellent shows hitting the airwaves. Big shout-outs go to Retro Revival, The Gig Guide, Ben and T Shouldn’t Have A Radio Show, and Eat The Beat. That’s just four of our favourite shows on Fuse, but we […]

Peter was supported by Bad Parents, who had a slow start in front of a still thin crowd. However, their closing track ‘You Can’t Date a Model’ – previously a Steve Lamacq 6 music recommends – drew a warm response as the Peter Perrett Posse started to arrive and get into the spirit of things. […]

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