2016 has clearly been a lousy year for many reasons. Having said that, we're approaching the time of year when music publications begin planning and compiling their 'best of' lists. This may prove just that bit harder this year, but the musical lows we have all experienced have fortunately been
Jamie T made a triumphant return to Manchester treating the Apollo to an anarchic set behind a biblical backdrop. He showcased tracks of his most recent album Trick as well as the classics we all know and love.
Jamie T started off as he meant to go on smashing out two
The Castle Hotel in Manchester's Northern Quarter is such a pleasant place to watch live music. The venue, at the rear of one of the best watering holes in the city, is a warm and friendly place that champions new artists and tonight's lineup fully demonstrates this vital philosophy.
The stratospheric rise of Héloïse Letissier, international Queen of Pop, is confirmed tonight in Manchester. Although there were hints to where the Nantes-born French woman was heading following her electrifying UK festival slots at Latitude and Glastonbury in the summer, this current tour has officially confirmed that her star-status is
There is a moment this evening when Elena Tonra politely apologises for forgetting to turn on her distortion. "Sorry, that sounded a bit shit didn't it" she remarks, but in truth I think it may actually be quite preposterous to imagine that Daughter could ever sound bad. The rest of
THE LUMINEERS MAKE A BIG RETURN TO EDINBURGH
It’s been almost three years since The Lumineers performed in the capital of Scotland, but it has been worth the wait, the band have released their second studio album earlier this year which has been a success.
After a relentless touring schedule for their
After attending VEVO Halloween in 2015 and being impressed by both the performances and the effort gone into the night itself, I was extremely excited to go again in 2016. It has moved from Manchester to Liverpool and the venue was perfect. Bramley Moore Dock was kitted out and turned
Having seen Jake Bugg many times previously, I was very excited to see what he had to offer with his tour of his new album, On My One. This album is different to his previous two in that he is now the principle songwriter, giving us a real insight into
After listening to Jagwar Ma support Tame Impala at Manchester Arena earlier this year, I was eagerly anticipating seeing them headline Manchester Academy 2, and I was not let down. They brought a set full of anthemic psych tunes leaving the crowd longing for more.
The crowd was perfectly synced to
Many concerts start out strong but end in predictability.
Not so with Angel Olsen. Here is a voice with ability of rendering attendees motionless. Inside Toronto's The Mod Club is no exception. Her divine, otherworldly gift has enraptured everyone.
Brimming with a sold-out crowd, she proceeds to showcase several cuts from her