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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:// "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:// To celebrate Waxahatchee's arrival in... Read more »

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On Saturday September 28th we’ve got a brilliant show for you. Manchester’s fantastic lo-fi band Spring King will be launching ‘In All This Murk And Dirt’ – a collection of ten brilliant songs – at The Castle Hotel. Tickets are only £3 if you buy in advance, making this our cheapest EVER show, plus with an advance ticket you get a FREE copy of the release! TICKETS: Spring King is the alias of up-and-coming producer Tarek Musa, who’s previously worked with Stealing Sheep, Jethro Fox, and... Read more »

Ghost Outfit

NEWS: Ghost Outfit To Play The Bunker, Manchester

Self confessed 'maximalists' and Manc-natives Ghost Outfit have pencilled in a stop at The Bunker for later this month. The loose and scuzzy noise rock duo will be in town on September 28th for their only Northern date on a mini-tour that's predominately South-orientated. Earlier this year we saw the band release their début record I Want You To Destroy Me, a self-destructive jaunt covered in a thick layer of guitar fuzz and a catatonic dose of droning ambience. Immediately it was apparent that there was... Read more »