The Swingles New LP & Shows

  Michael Schenker ‘Live’ CD/DVD

  Laura Marling’s Great New LP

  Grandaddy LAST PLACE Review

  Xylouris White 2017 World Tour

  The Pigeon Detectives New LP

  Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

  North Sea Jazz Festival 2017

  Grandaddy Are Back (at last)

  Martha Wainwright Live

  A Thousand Horses Live

  Rachael Yamagata Live

  Jimmy Eat World Live

  My Best Albums of 2016

  Swans Live in Manchester

  Nick Cave With Feeling

  Ben Folds & yMusic Live

  Dan Patlansky Live Blues

  Beverley Knight Live

  Ash Live in Manchester

  Meilyr Jones Live

  On The MONEY

  Ludovico Einaudi Live 2016

  Barry Adamson Live Manchester

  Jess Glynne Live 2016

  They Might Be Giants Live

  The Temperance Movement Live

  Courtney Barnett Live

  Mercury Rev Live

  Asian Dub Foundation Live

  Mew Live in Manchester

  Elevant Live in Chester

  James Live in Liverpool

  Joanne Shaw Taylor Live

  Asia Live in Manchester

  Foreigner Live Manchester

  The Feeling Live in Liverpool

  Glen Hansard & Friends Live

Pet Shop Boys SUPER

Pet shop Boys SUPER. x2 Recordings
“It was fantastic to be back in the studio with Stuart Price continuing from where we left off with ELECTRIC and we’re thrilled with the results. It’s also very exciting to take electronic music into the Royal Opera House [Innner Sanctum concert series July 20, 21, 22, 23] - such [...]

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White Denim STIFF LP

White Denim STIFF. Downtown Records
“It’s similar to our first record [WORKOUT HOLIDAY] in that we found the initial energy and just went with that. We thought, what’s the fundamental thing that made us want to get into a van and quite terrible jobs and start the thing in the first place? And it was loud, [...]

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Jeff Buckley’s New LP

Jeff Buckley YOU AND I. Columbia Legacy/Sony
Music Recently discovered in the vaults – 10 previously unreleased and virtually unheard studio recordings. Including covers of Bob Dylan, Sly & The Family Stone, The Smiths, Led Zeppelin, Bukka White and Jevetta Steele, in addition to the first ever studio recording of his signature song ‘Grace’ and ‘Dream [...]

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Man Made Debut LP

Man Made TV BROKE MY BRAIN. Man Made/Kobalt
Titled TV Broke My Brain’, the central theme of the album is the state of technology and its role in life. The band aren’t anti-technology, but Nile says “I wanted to stop and think about how quickly we embrace new technology and the promises that it’ll make your [...]

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Barry Adamson’s Magical LP

Barry Adamson KNOW WHERE TO RUN. Central Control
“I’d point and shoot and listen for the music, the ‘movement through the different states’ becoming the glue between sound and image,” Adamson tells MOJO. “This began to form what is now a virtual mixtape of that experience. A photo-album, if you will.”
And I don’t think I could [...]

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Release Date: 4 March 2016
“The Feeling boldly went where not many bands in the last 30 years have gone before: they decided to record the entire thing in just a few days, as a fully live band.”
Vocalist Sells said: “It meant writing a simple song which didn’t need a lot of [...]

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Christine and The Queens LP

Christine And The Queens CHALEUR HUMAINE. Because
Christine and the Queens today announces the UK release of her stunning album Chaleur Humaine, due 26 February 2016 via Because Music, and her first London headline show, at Koko, on 15 March.
Tickets for Koko – her first London performance in two and a half years – go on [...]

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Josef Salvat Debut LP Review

Josef Salvat NIGHT SWIM. Sony Music
Josef Salvat is a young Australian, London based, singer/songwriter who had his first international success after the release of his EP, In Your Prime,  when Sony picked his cover of Rihanna’s song ‘Diamonds’ for promotion of Sony’s new 4K Ultra HD television screen. Salvat has appeared in a number of [...]

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Elevant There Is A Tide

Elevant THERE IS A TIDE. E M L/Weiner Records
For a new band to deliver one (Shakenstir) record of the year (in 2015) is pretty commendable and rare. But three albums in three years of which two are included in our best of year list is pretty remarkable. Now I was lucky enough to catch a live [...]

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1st LPs for 2016

Money SUICIDE NOTES. Bella Union
MONEY comprise of Jamie Lee, Charlie Cocksedge, Billy Byron and Scott Beaman. They formed in Manchester and embody the passion, creativity and optimism of a new generation of artists and musicians from there. “It’s an extraordinary, poetic city,” frontman Jamie says, “You feel like you can do anything here”.
After hearing ‘So [...]

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