blossoms

LIVE: Blossoms Continue Their Rise at Manchester Academy

Blossoms. Those 5 Stockport lads with the big hair and even bigger riffs. You've definitely heard of them. And with their debut album going straight to number one, it really isn't hard to see why. All merely 20-somethings, Tom Ogden, Josh Dewhurst, Charlie Salt, Joe Donovan and Myles Kellock – came from humble beginnings. From the scrapyard practice space where I interviewed them over 2 years ago, to supporting the legendary Stone Roses to now headlining their own tours. Since their conception in 2013, they have tirelessly... Read more »

milburn

LIVE: Milburn Return to Manchester

It’s been 10 years since Sheffield lads Milburn released their riotous debut Well Well Well, a record responsible for filling Red Stripe stained indie club dancefloors and attracting a throng of diehard fans in the process. With the band calling it quits just two years later in 2008, Milburn lovers were left a little in the lurch. However cut to 2016 and we find the band in the midst of a reunion tour and judging by atmosphere in the O2 Ritz tonight, they’ve landed in... Read more »

limmy

LIVE: Limmy’s Show Live Arrives At The Lowry

Not even the heavens opening could stop Limmy’s fans making the trek to The Lowry tonight, which is handy as that’s exactly what happened. As Glasgow’s sometimes-telly, more-often web comedian hits the stage fifteen minutes later than planned (thanks thunderstorm) he’s met with a raucous cheer, something that doesn’t go amiss. “Yes!” exclaims Brian Limond or Limmy as he’s better known. “And on a Tuesday night! Thunder and lightning!” Fans have been waiting a while to see their favourite characters live on stage and tonight’s... Read more »

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Revisiting Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival 2016 has just come to an end, closing out the festival season in a swash of booze, bands and mud. It’s been eight years since we last attended the biggest blow out in the North and the changes are stark. What changes, you ask? Well… Topping The Bill The big pull of any festival is of course the line up and this year’s was a bit of a mixed bag. An overcrowded marketplace and lack of headline-ready acts have caused festivals to struggle somewhat in... Read more »

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NEW NOISE: Fighting Caravans

With Reading and Leeds 2016 just around the corner, the preparations for one of the most popular music festivals the UK has to offer are in full swing and the countdown has finally begun. Reading and Leeds has played host to thousands of top class bands over the years and has also given many the ability to be thrust deservingly into the limelight. Leeds based competition Futuresound has continued to provide local acts with the unbelievable opportunity to compete in a musical talent competition in... Read more »