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If you like Psychedelic music you’ll love Dutch multi-instrumentalist and producer Jacco Gardner. His Pink Floyd meets Tame Impala blend of colourful soundscapes and unforgettable melodies have a magical childlike wonder about them. His debut album ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities’ was released in February 2013 and gained the praise of the press from MOJO to NME, but more importantly we think you’ll believe it’s great too – a unique mixture of strings, flutes, harpsichord, and classical instruments amid a wash of Neo-Psych effects. Jacco’s already massive in... Read more »

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Washed Out To Play Gorilla, Manchester in October.

Synth pop maestro Ernest Greene AKA Washed Out will play Gorilla in late October as part of a very brief UK tour. Greene will be heading out on a larger European trip later this year but has only scheduled three UK shows, with additional stops at Concorde 2 in Brighton and London's Oval Space. This announcement comes shortly after the release of his second album Paracosm, a 9-track excursion in ambience that sees Green invite a few more instruments into his electro-chill world. This instrumental embrace... Read more »

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Why You Should Care About #5: Scott Lloyd

In this feature we simply ask an artist, ‘Why the hell should we care about you?!!!!!!!’, then let them defend themselves briefly before we judge them mercilessly at the bottom of the page. Today it’s the turn of acoustic performer Scott Lloyd to tell us why he's great. Let us know what you think of him in the comments… Members: Scott Lloyd – Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica What He Has To Say: Hey, I'm Scott Lloyd - born and bred in the North East town of Middlesbrough and now living... Read more »

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NN LIVE: Coasts & Special Guests – The Castle 21/10/13

We’re very excited to announce that Bristol’s tropical-indie five-piece Coasts are going to be playing for us on 21st October at The Castle. Last time they came to Manchester they brought huge sun-drenched tunes and an even bigger palm tree as standard touring material, so expect a one off, massively atmospheric intimate show this time around. The band released their debut single ‘Oceans’ last year – which has now garnered over 200,000 youtube views – and spins on Radio 1 from Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe.... Read more »

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Arbitrage / 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded Competitions

Sometimes, we really spoil you. Hot off the heels of last night's energising Loom gig at Trof Fallowfield, we've lined up not one but two brilliant competitions for you to feast your greedy little eyes upon. With the action packed sequel 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded hitting DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday, we're giving Northern Noise readers the chance to take home a copy of this brand spanking new movie. This explosion heavy sequel sees the world's toughest Emergency Medical Technician Nick Malloy (WWE hard bloke... Read more »