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.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Star Trek; The 50th Anniversary

Today, 8th September 2016, is exactly 50 years since the first episode of The Original Series was aired on TV, and it’s a big day for nerds and Trekkies alike.

There’s a new series coming out, Star Trek: Discovery, in early 2017 – and it has been promised that it’ll live up to the previous televised series’ and astonish us.

Unfortunately, Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin aren’t here to celebrate the day with us, but 6 Seasons, 13 films and many crews later, here we are 50 years since it all began. Star Trek is undoubtedly the most successful long-running franchises of all time.

21 Best Moments From 50 Years Of Star Trek

1. The First Interracial Kiss 

One of the biggest events in TV history, the first interracial kiss, shared by Cptn Kirk and Uhura

Sunday, September 04, 2016

John Rylands Library

Vintage Vases and Bottles in the Shop
aka the most beautiful building in Manchester. Like seriously. It's basically a museum on the first few floors, with a cute lil shop and cafe on the ground. The highest floor (that you're allowed on) is the reading room, you can sit, bring a laptop, study there, and theres huge books in display cases. It'd also be the perfect place to base GCSE Art and Photography projects on.

On the first floor, there's rooms just filled with books, dating hundreds of years back, theres even fragments of papyrus from around 500AD.

The library actually reminded me a lot of Hogwarts, all the books, dimly lit corridors, stained glass windows and high ceilings with patterns all throughout the bricks.