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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 »

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REVIEW: Antics Weekender, Night and Day Cafe

The heady combination of Antics clubnight and Beacons Festival hit Night and Day Cafe last Friday and Saturday in the form of the Antics Weekender, turning out a line-up of bright new bands from near and far, strutting their stuff on stage to bring a night of non-stop music for a crowd of cheery Mancunians. Here’s the highs and lows of what Saturday had to offer. New psychedelia man James Elvin took on the earliest chunk of the night, as people trickled in and settled at... Read more »

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ON REPEAT: Spring King – Demons EP

Spring King, initially the side project of producer Tarek Musa, (who single-handedly released a demo of ten tracks entitled All This Murk and Dirt earlier this year), has enlisted the fellow Salford-based Peter Darlington, James Green and Andrew Morton for the release of five-track EP Demons, set to be released on 8th September.  The band, who have played a slew of metropolitan festivals earlier this spring as well as a slot at Latitude, have received accolades from numerous publications including Line of Best Fit endorsing... Read more »