COMPETITION: Win Tickets To See Le Youth At The Deaf Institute

We've got two tickets to give away for you (yes, you) to go see LA DJ Wes James AKA Le Youth perform live at Manchester's ace venue The Deaf Institute. Sounds good right? That's because it is. After setting summer alight with his erm, cool, bubblegum dance track C O O L, James has been on a spree of success, earning favour with Radio One DJs Pete Tong, Sara Cox and B Traits and fans alike. To finish 2013 in style, Le Youth will be popping... Read more »

Russell Brand

LIVE: Russell Brand – Messiah Complex @ Manchester Apollo 09/10/13

Russell Brand is at the top of his game. As he walks on stage tonight to a sold out crowd at Manchester’s O2 Apollo theatre he’s met with countless whoops and cat calls from a predominantly female audience. Behind him there are four profile pictures - Gandhi and Che Guevara to the right, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ to the left and in the middle of this cast of the world’s weirdest Come Dine With Me contestants stands Russell himself, framed by a giant propaganda-style... Read more »

Kid Kararte

Personal Playlist: Kid Karate

Fresh from their show at Manchester's Fallow Café earlier this week, Dublin rock duo Kid Karate share with us the tracks that inspired them to make some noise. We caught up with guitarist/frontman Kevin Breen and drummer Steven Gannon and asked them each to select five of their all time favourite songs. What follows is a varied mix that when digested through the musical brains of this thundering twosome becomes the howling embrace that you'll find lurking on their debut EP,  Lights Out. See what... Read more »

Temple Songs

Personal Playlist: Temple Songs

We caught up with Manchester's own Temple Songs and invited them to take part in one of our regular features, the Personal Playlist. Below you'll find a glimpse inside the creative mind of font-man Jolan Lewis as he takes you through his musical history and the songs that influenced one of the cities most hotly tipped bands. Ready? Let's go... David Santo - Jingle Down A Hill httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zotHMaTTGE "I love the Gately & Fitzgerald version, it's eerie, but this is just a perfect performance and recording. I think... Read more »


COMPETITION: Waxahatchee Giveaway

Ready to win some more cool stuff? On October 25th, Brooklyn singer songwriter Waxahatchee, real name Katie Crutchfield arrives at Sound Control for the Manchester stop of her UK headline tour. Her visit up North comes just a few months after the release of her sophmore album Cerulean Salt, a heart-wrenching combination of low-fi punk and tender melodies that places her somewhere between the likes of Silversun Pickups and Alanis Morissette. Unfamiliar? Add her to your Spotify playlists by clicking here. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se2ksyP2XuU To celebrate Waxahatchee's arrival in... Read more »