Sunday, June 18, 2017

An Interview with 'All Us On Drugs'

SOURCE; All Us On Drugs Instagram
A band with a political statement as a name, five guys making freaky music for freaky people to get freaky to. All Us On Drugs. 2017's upcoming alt rock band.

The Support Acts; Pool Art/ Darma/ Witch Fever

Whilst the rest of the band were prepping to go on stage, and doing sound checks, Blue and Drey agreed to have a little chat with me to discuss their music and what they have in store for fans in the future.

Q; If you guys could tour with any musician, dead or alive, who would it be?

D; David Bowie
B; They're all dead though to be honest, one that's alive, I'd probably say Josh Homme, Queens of the Stone Age, or Dave Grohl, something like that
D; Prince would've been really nice, we almost had a gig with Prince but then he died, yeah.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Dantevilles Live 03/06/17

Manchester based, indie quartet Band 'Dantevilles' took to the stage at The Sound Control in Manchester, with support acts Phoebe Green and Cleargreen, to give the crowd a performance of a lifetime.

With an electrifying atmosphere and a sparked crowd, the Dantevilles shot out heart-stopping guitar chords and melancholic lyrics, giving an all-in-all night to remember.

For Clash Magazine, Dantevilles described their newest single 'Graffiti' as being "...all about escapism. The actual art form of graffiti is about expression with the ability to stay discrete. It’s something completely original, individual and non-conformist. It can be whatever the listeners want to draw relations to. Be that love, lust or travel. The song is about standing out above everyone else."

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fundraiser at COW 28/05/17



We Stand Together

After the tragedy that shook Manchester to it's core, no-one could be more proud than I to be a part of this beautiful city, people took to Facebook offering food, money, a ride or a room for the night for those affected by the attack at the MEN Arena.

You can donate to the Manchester appeal here.
Lauren Maccabee

Photographers 'Vote for Patmore' and Lauren Maccabee organised a fundraiser at We Are Cow in Manchester to raise money for those affected. The day was filled with arts and crafts, photography workshops, t-shirt making, with live music from Kate Nash and Onyda, we saw the people of Manchester come together to help the most vulnerable people in our city right now.

Ariana Grande is also performing a concert in Manchester to raise money for the victims, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Take That, One Direction, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan and Katy Perry also join the line-up.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Will Joseph Cook 04/05/17

Pretty in pink; Will playing guitar
Will's debut album 'Sweet Dreamer' was released on the 14/04/17, rife with an indie aura and melodic guitar riffs, this album is the headline of his most current tour. Last night he took to Manchester Sound Control with his support act Ten Tonnes, to play an intimate, idyllic gig to countless fans.
Ten Tonnes

Album Tracklist;


1. biggest fan
2. sweet dreamer
3. treat me like a lover
4. plastic
5. beach (i wanna make you mine)
6. alive
7. girls like me
8. hands
9. habit
10. light of day
11. take me dancing
12. for thursday
13. water's gone cold

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Blaenavon 11/04/17

Front-Man Ben (left) and Frank on the keyboard (right)

Blaeners are an indie trio from Hampshire, consisting of frontman Ben, drummer Harris, and bassist Frank. After a plethora of singles and EP's under their belt, Blaenavon's debut album 'That's Your Lot' was released on the 7th of April, you can order it on their online store.

Ben
Tracklist;

1. Take Care
2. Let's Play
3. Orthodox Man
4. My Bark Is Your Bite
5. Lonely Side
6. Let Me See What Happens Next
7. Alice Come Home
8. Ode To Joe
9. I Will Be The World
10. Prague '99
11. Swans
12. That's Your Lot

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Seamonsters: New Single

I did a post about these girls in July of last year, and since then they have played at festivals Tramlines and Outlines, and are currently playing a few venues in the coming months around the UK;

14/04/17 - Lead Mill Sheffield - Free Entry
06/05/17 - Nottingham  The Bodega Social Club - £7
16/05/17 - The Rocking Chair Sheffield - £6

Their new single 'Lost and Found' is an eclectic summer tune rife with angelic voices and catchy guitar lines, with an overlying dreamy feel.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Big Moon 10/04/17

Meet and Greet at Fopp Records Store in Manchester

The Big Moon are a quaint all-female indie quartet from the UK, consisting of members - Fern, Soph (who is also the front woman of another band - Our Girl), Juliette and Celia (Instagram).

Signed poster and 'setlist'
Before their meet&greet they performed a small intimate set, which was adorably informal (they asked everyone to sit on the floor so the people at the back could see), they were giggling with each other, talking to the audience, acoustic sets have a much better atmosphere than concerts.

Set List;

1. Silent Movie Susie
2. The Road
3. Cupid
4. Pull The Other One
5. The End
6. Formidable
7. Happy New Year
8. Sucker

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Neighbourhood Festival 8/10/16

In it's first year, brand new indie Festival sold-out and stormed the streets of Manchester. You can subscribe for early bird tickets for NBHD 2017 here.

Despite there being over 100 acts, I only managed to see a handful, the queues for the venues were horrendous and they sold way too many tickets, Liam Fray (who I wanted to see most) was full up 2 hours before doors even opened - at which point I was enjoying Blossoms whom I'd queued for for well over an hour. If you go next year, get in early for the acts you wanna see.

You can see the full line up from this years festival here.