Live Review: Pale Waves – Manchester

Pale Waves Sound Control, Manchester 18th October 2017 Words & Photos: Tara Atkinson To look at them you’d think Manchester quartet Pale Waves were an up and coming punk band, you’d be surprised if you walked past the sold out Sound Control on Wednesday night to hear beautiful indie waves streaming through the doors. Having … Continue reading

Festival Review: Neighbourhood 2017 – Manchester

Neighbourhood 2017 Various venues, Manchester, 7th October 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox “In rain we graft” might be a t-shirt slogan, but it sums up the Manchester music scene’s collective ability for hard work, togetherness and fighting through the strife that often comes from the life of being working class in the … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Neighbourhood 2017

Neighbourhood 2017 Vaious Venues: Manchester Keep Up To Date: Website//Facebook//Twitter   Words: Gary Lambert Undoubtedly one of the highlights of 2016’s musical calendar was the inaugural presentation to the world of Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival. A metropolitan festival in the middle of one of the world’s great music cities, it managed to instantly cement itself in … Continue reading

Festival Review: Dot To Dot Manchester 2017

Dot to Dot Manchester Various Venues Manchester, 26th May 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina I wish the Manchester leg of Dot To Dot 2017 was just another festival for me to go to, another event of live music, good times, and good people. However with the sickening events of the previous Monday as … Continue reading

Live Review: Bear’s Den – Manchester

Bear’s Den 02 Manchester, 30th March 2017 Words: Sara Parker  The Bear’s lit up the Den at the Manchester leg of their current UK tour. But before I wax lyrical about the almighty Bear’s, let me touch upon Banfi and Seramic… Arriving at the gig a little later than anticipated I was able to catch … Continue reading

Live Review: Black Honey – Manchester

Black Honey Ruby Lounge, Manchester, March 2017 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Trust A Fox Photography Manchester and Black Honey go together like Manchester and rain, or Black Honey and ace rock songs. When Popped Music met up with Black Honey in 2015, it was the day after a spectacular Mancunian gig which culminated in a … Continue reading

Festival Preview: When In Manchester

When In Manchester 15th April – Various Venues NQ, Manchester Keep up on Facebook Words: Julia Grantham Are you sick and tired of all the insipid mainstream music out there in the world today? Perhaps, like me, you are increasingly bored of all the mass-produced stuff that’s forced upon us at every possible marketing opportunity, … Continue reading

Live Review: Amber Run – Manchester

Amber Run Academy 2, Manchester, 23rd February 2017 Words & Photos: Elena Katrina I’ve been looking forward to this tour since the day it was announced and then once the support acts were added it was my most highly anticipated show so far for 2017. Three of our favourite bands all on one line up, … Continue reading

Live Review: Marsicans – Manchester

Marsicans The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 18th February 2017 Words & Photos: Rebecca Mason When it comes to plans for a Saturday night, I can’t think of a better place to be than The Deaf Institute. This time my favourite venue was host to Leeds four piece, Marsicans’ for the first date of their ‘Friends’ headline … Continue reading

Just Listen: False Advertising – Not My Fault

False Advertising Words: Gary Lambert With every release False Advertising become a stronger and more exciting band. And considering how exciting they were twelve months ago, it’s a hell of prospect. Take forthcoming release Not My Fault, the usual False Advertising motifs are there in the heavy rock structure teased into a pop tunnel by … Continue reading

Live Review: Palace – Manchester

Palace Deaf Institute, November 25th 2016 Words and Photos: Elena Katrina The Deaf Institute is my current favourite venue for gigs, I love everything about it, the style, the intimacy, the good dolly bad dolly wall paper in the little girls room. Everything. So what better way to spend a Friday night than in my … Continue reading

Festival Review: Off The Record

Off The Record Manchester November 4th 2016 Words: Gary Lambert & Elena Katrina Photos: Elena Katrina Friday 4 November 2016 was hopefully a memorable day in world of new music in the UK as it saw the debut of Off The Record, a one-day festival dedicated to the bands that have not yet been discovered … Continue reading

Live Review: Band Of Skulls – Manchester

Band Of Skulls Albert Hall, Manchester, 21st October 2016 Words: Gary Lambert Photos: Elena Katrina Manchester’s Albert Hall is a special venue, and the mix of the high ceilings yet the intimate size of the crowd was perfect for showcasing the sounds of Southampton’s Band of Skulls. As the European leg of their world tour … Continue reading

Festival Review: Neighbourhood 2016

Neighbourhood 2016 Various Venues, Manchester, October 8th 2016 Words: Gary Lambert and Elena Katrina Photos: Gaz Jones and Elena Katrina It would have been harder to make Manchester city centre more abuzz than the Saturday afternoon of the inaugural Neighbourhood Festival. With the general Saturday crowd, thousands of rugby league fans milling about, Manchester Metropolitan … Continue reading

Festival Preview: Carefully Planned 2016

A Carefully Planned Festival 2016 Keep up to date with a Carefully Planned festival: Website // Facebook // Twitter TICKETS ON SALE £14 A DAY//£20 WEEKEND HERE. Words: Elena Katrina Manchester, the, seemingly, beating heart of new music in the NW. With the amount of festivals all clambering to host there this year says it … Continue reading

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