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From Friday 06 December 2019

LIVE: Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2019 @ Club Academy, Manchester

Let’s get one thing straight – 5.30pm is an punishingly early time for a gig to begin on any day of the week, let alone a Tuesday night in wintery Manchester. The Never Say Die! tour, however, has become an institution, with more than a decade of putting on

Thursday 05 December 2019

LIVE: Dashboard Confessional / Cory Wells @ Deaf Institute, Manchester

When Chris Carrabba said he’d be “back next year” during his 2018 tour, we probably weren’t the only ones who were a tiny bit sceptical. After all, it was the first time we’d seen Dashboard Confessional on our shores in ten years – surely we couldn’t be so lucky

Thursday 21 November 2019

LIVE: Dream State / Normandie / Behind Blue Eyes @ ULU, London

As upward trajectories go, it’d be hard to find a band with a steeper line than Dream State over the last year – and it’d be even harder to find a band who’ve managed to achieve it more organically than the South Wales quartet. Their honest, open approach to

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Sun Arcana: Inside ‘Just Another Dream Away’

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Sun Arcana – ‘Just Another Dream Away’

Since introducing themselves in March 2018 with the release of debut EP ‘As I Take A Breath…’, Essex four piece Sun Arcana definitely couldn’t be accused of taking it easy. Having played shows across the UK and Europe with the likes of Emarosa, Normandie, Plain White Ts, and The

Tuesday 12 November 2019

LIVE: Real Friends / Grayscale / Belmont @ Club Academy, Manchester

Despite their location at the far end of one of the city’s most obscenely lengthy roads, the four Manchester Academy venues are something of an institution among Northern gig goers. Tucked away in the basement of the university’s student union, the 650 capacity Club Academy has the intimate feeling

Wednesday 30 October 2019

LIVE: Press To MECO / Chapter And Verse @ The Parish, Huddersfield

Despite the rise of chains of identikit venues, one thing the UK continues to do exceedingly well at is hiding away small venues with heaps of character all over the land, often in the places you least expect. Huddersfield’s The Parish is one of those, with a 150 capacity

Monday 14 October 2019

LIVE: Mallory Knox / Led By Lanterns @ Gorilla, Manchester

Going to a band’s final ever show or tour will never feel quite right, and it seems like we’ve already seen far more than we’d like to in 2019. Though not originally announced as a farewell tour, Mallory Knox’s current run was later confirmed to be their last; a

Dream State – ‘Primrose Path’

It’s easy to forget that Dream State have only released two EPs so far. As their live show has gone from strength to strength and their fanbase has boomed over the last two years, they already feel like an intrinsic part of the UK alternative music scene, drawing huge

Wednesday 02 October 2019

Beartooth release live video

Hot on the heels of their country-inspired ‘Blackbird Sessions’ EP, Beartooth have now released a live video for ‘Bad Listener’, taken from their 2018 album ‘Disease’. Filmed at Germany’s Rock Am Ring earlier this year in front of 70,000 people by The Work Of Jar, it’s the