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NEW NOISE: The Levons

In a music scene brimming with the present trend of indie, synth and electronic outfits, Liverpool quartet the Levons emerge with their own fresh offering of tunes with debut self-titled EP The Levons.  The band, consisting of Nathaniel Cummings, Danny and Phil Murphy and Lewis McGuinness, all who have paid their dues as members of various other groups including Liverpool folk outfit the Sand Band, present a welcome and modern twist on classic rock and roll. The band have made no secret of their 60s and... Read more »

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Why You Should Care About: Elizabeth Preston

Here, for your enjoyment, a young Mancunian songstress will fill you in on why she’s the one you should be listening to one repeat this week. Liz Preston uses voice and cello to create mysterious melodic tunes that sound like the soundtrack to a fantasyland. At a recent gig in the Soup Kitchen her performance showed the loop pedal action behind the magic and she shaped her enchanting sounds on set. Think Bat for Lashes meets Kate Bush meets John Martyn with a cello… Members: Elizabeth Preston... Read more »

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GALLERY: Beacons Festival 2014

Beacons Festival 2014 has been and gone, once again bringing an impressive array of much-talked-about acts deep into the Yorkshire hills for a blurry weekend of music, booze and outdoorsy fun. It's the combination of all these features that consistently make it one of the most talked about festivals on the summer circuit. The event seems to have acquired a substantial amount of respect and 'cool' in a relatively short period of time and as such has attracted much love from the Northern music community.... Read more »

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NN LIVE: Fear of Men, The Castle Hotel, Manchester, September 26th

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that our next show will be with the fantastic Brighton three-piece Fear Of Men. They’ll be playing for us on September 26th at The Castle, an incredibly intimate venue which only holds 80 people – for a one off incredibly special show to celebrate the launch of debut album Loom. The group will be no strangers to those who enjoy Manchester’s vibrant grass roots music scene. They’ve played here many times, one even with scene stalwarts PINS as their support act,... Read more »

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NN PICKS: R.A.D Present Bill and Ted Double Bill

Manchester may be world renowned for its musical output but it’s not without its fair share of film offerings too. This month the guys behind horror extravaganza Grimmfest bring Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan back to the big screen for a totally non-heinous double bill. The night’s called R.A.D (Retro and Dangerous) and aims to resurrect the very best in iconic, cult cinema for your viewing pleasure. For their latest event, they’ll head to Manchester’s Gorilla for a back to back screening... Read more »