festivals: liverpool sound city, 2017

In brutal honesty, before now, there has not been anything about a festival that isn’t set in a field that would appeal to me.  Why would I want to sit and eat cheesy chips and gravy on hard gravel?  Why would I want to be able to walk from a centre of town to a [...]

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festivals: liverpool sound city 2017 preview

Artists headlining and performing at the tenth anniversary of Liverpool Sound City have been announced, including big names such as: Slaves, Peaches, White Lies and The Human League. Taking place from Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 May at Liverpool Waters, Clarence Dock, the tenth Sound City birthday party is expected to be bigger, better and [...]

festivals: when is manchester festival 2017 preview

The festival we all knew the North West needed, When In Manchester (WIM), is returning in April 2017 for another groundbreaking all-dayer.  Set to showcase some of the best breakthrough bands and artists across a massive four venues, including The Tuts and The Strawberries, the 2017 edition of WIM is set to be the juiciest yet. [...]

gigs: coldplay, etihad stadium

gigs: coldplay, etihad stadium

With social media dominating our lives and altering the way we experience live music, it’s hard to quench our thirst for internet interaction. Managing to portray an array of Instagram-worthy visual treats as well as showcasing a fitting tribute to the late Mohammad Ali, Coldplay’s show at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, on June 4th 2016, was [...]

gigs: Sunflower Bean @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester

gigs: Sunflower Bean @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Perfectly maddening instrumentals and a showcase of dirty, raw indie rock – if you haven't already been welcomed into the world of New York's stellar, Sunflower Bean, then come in and attempt to make yourself cozy... As the crowd of Manchester's Soup Kitchen quickly discovered – it's extremely difficult not to find yourself grooving. Tuesday [...]