LIVE: Sigur Rós Conquer Manchester Apollo

Live music’s so often labeled a social act and something best enjoyed with company. Maybe that’s true - but look around Manchester’s Apollo theatre tonight and you’ll find an entire crowd silently locked into an experience that’s very personal to each one of them. Granting access to such an encounter seems to be the key skill of Iceland’s premier ethereal rock trio Sigur Rós, a band that somehow manages to stop time and provide some much needed headspace whenever they pick up their instruments. A... Read more »

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LIVE: Leeds Festival 2017

Tents, cider and what’s this... Not a rain cloud in sight! Nope, you’re not imagining it. Leeds Festival 2017 came and went this weekend with a blistering line-up and (mainly) sunny skies, offering the perfect opportunity for one final knees up before summer ends. As the one of the UK’s longest running festivals, Reading and Leeds has built up a reputation of offering the best in alternative music and this year's edition was no different. Couldn’t make it? No worries. Here’s a taster of what you... Read more »

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Transgressive Late-Night Takeover Returns To Leeds Festival 2017

The Transgressive Late-Night Takeover is an extra treat for the party animals of Leeds Festival 2017, that occurs after the main event. It’s not like they should necessarily be blamed either. Once you’ve seen the remarkable array of artists that the festival is offering, it’s hard not to be left wanting to see more. In order to avoid causing a ruckus, passionate party goers are recommended to sensibly channel their appetite for music into these annual and additional celebrations. Its timing is perfect too. It’ll... Read more »

Leeds Festival 2017: Essential Playlist

Leeds Festival is a well-loved, annual event and it’s approaching very soon. It takes place over three days, starting on Friday the 25th of August until Sunday the 27th of August. It’s sure to be a weekend of festivities which celebrate an abundance of musicians and different genres of music. Its headliners certainly reflect this as they include rock gods Muse and Kasabian who are joined alongside prolific rapper Eminem. Check out our Essential Playlist below... Muse – “Supremacy” Headlining the Main Stage are certified rock legends,... Read more »

LIVE: Arcade Fire Light Up Castlefield Bowl

It’s a balmy evening in Manchester as hundreds gather in Castlefield Bowl awaiting the arrival of Canadian indie-rockers Arcade Fire. Just over a month has passed since a senseless incident at the Arena shook the heart of the North but rather than pull people apart, the communal atmosphere vibing throughout the venue feels stronger than ever. Maybe it’s the humidity, maybe it’s the beer, maybe it’s both - but Manchester feels more than ready to come together and let off some steam. With that in mind, it’s... Read more »