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NN Live: LOOM & Guests

NN Live will be returning to Trof Fallowfield on 20th June for another incredible, and dangerously loud, intimate gig. We’ve got grungy four-piece Loom coming to town as part of their ‘Acid Cities’ national tour. They’ve already played intense slots at Liverpool Sound City and at The Old Blue Last in London, gaining praise from NME and The Fly among others in the process. They’ve even bagged a spot supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park on 6th July, so come see them live in... Read more »

Fell Foot Sound

PREVIEW: Fell Foot Sound Festival, Lake District

The North, ignoring the stereotype of being dull, overcast and wet, is actually full of beauty. One such place is the spectacular Lake District. A piece of the planet that can hold it's weight against any landscape on Earth. Rolling hills, fields of green and (obviously) lakes.     So, realising this, the guys behind Fell Foot Sound had the brilliant idea to put a festival there. Set in a beautiful woodland glade overlooking Lake Windermere, with excellent camping areas, lighting, running water (show off), good toilet facilities (a... Read more »

Black Dog Bowl

REVIEW: Black Dog Bowl

Make no mistake, the burger has definitely made a comeback. Well, the burger bar to be slightly more specific. By now, any foodie worth their weight in processed cheese will have no doubt heard of the Northern Quarter’s Almost Famous diner and the burger-y goodness it dishes out. In the words of Pulp Fiction’s hungry hitman Jules, ‘That is a TASTY burger!’ However those looking for a little more sophistication in place of the handmade indie ethics on offer at this eatery may have found... Read more »

Seven Psychopaths

COMPETITION: Win Seven Psychopaths DVDs & Merch Packs!

Today, the devilish dark comedy Seven Psychopaths finally arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray and to celebrate, we're giving away some ace movie swag worth going mental over. Directed by In Bruges man Martin McDonagh and boasting a refreshingly left-field cast, this new one tells the tale of a burnt out screenwriter who's struggling to finish his latest script. In an attempt to get his creative juices flowing he inadvertently falls in with a bunch of LA oddballs and quickly becomes entangled in the world of back alley crime and celebrity... Read more »

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Why You Should Care About: Purple Heart Parade

Psychedelia  – what’s not to love? Tie dye t-shirts and bandannas, sticking it to ‘the man’ with flower power, plus, lest we forget, a whole lot of mind-bending drugs. There’s a bit of a neo-psych revival afoot with Temples leading the way in the Midlands, so today we’re seeing if Manchester five piece Purple Heart Parade can pass the acid test… What They Have To Say Formed in late 2012, we are Purple Heart Parade – a 5-piece Psych-band from Manchester that offers both a completely mesmerising live performance not to... Read more »