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Review // Blood Red Shoes @ The Academy, Manchester

Blood Red Shoes once again graced Manchester with their presence this year, this time accompanied by Slaves and DZ Deathrays. The occasion called for leather jackets, thick black eyeliner and a mosh pit mentality – and my efforts were not … Continue reading

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Interview // PINS

Girls with guitars are no longer a kitsch niche occupied by sundress wearing singer-songwriters, oh no. They’re mighty queens of DIY and Manchester based PINS are leading the charge of sisters who are doing it for themselves and by themselves. I caught … Continue reading

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Interview // Steve Hockett

Manchester-based artist Steve Hockett has  been making waves across the city creating amazing art for local businesses, infusing music, clubnights and original collaborations that we often spy whilst nestling in our favourite Northern Quarter establishments.  After attending the Independent Manchester … Continue reading

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Review // PINS – ‘Girls Like Us’

  Manchester band PINS have released an album – Girls Like Us, and it’s pretty good. Ok so they are a bit like Warpaint, and a bit like The Kills, and a bit like Crystal Stilts, as a number of … Continue reading

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Review // PEACE @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Setting the pre-Halloween themed week with draping, angsty green hues reflected throughout the venues basement, tonight’s support of Carousels droan-pop should present itself as angrily edgy and oh-so mysterious, no? Fusing through a handful of tracks (and sounding a whole … Continue reading

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Review // Dot2Dot Festival, Manchester

Now spanning three of the UK’s major cities of Bristol, Nottingham and luckily for us, Manchester, Dot2Dot Festival came back bigger and better than ever, providing us with a stellar selection of new music for the masses, across a multitude … Continue reading

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Photos // Japandroids @ The Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Leah Connolly headed down to a grimy basement at The Soup Kitchen in Manchester to catch Canadian garage rockers Japandroids. Here are a few photos from the show:   Photos by Leah Connolly

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Feature // Now Wave, Manchester

Promoting duo Jon and Welsey have been working under the guise of Now Wave ever since I was old enough to sneak into their often exclusive shows a few years back here in Manchester. Now, you all know by now … Continue reading

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Feature // Summer Camp

Summer Camp, for those who don’t know, are London duo Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley who create sentimental, melancholic pop that transports you to a place of fun, youth and celebrates all the turning stones of being a teen. Their … Continue reading

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Review // Alex Clare live at Manchester’s Deaf Institute (04/07/11)

  Walking into the atmospheric venue at The Deaf Institute, we were pleasantly welcomed with beautiful vocals by Ruby Ann Paterson. A young soulful acoustic set gave a great impression of this talented northern singer songwriter.   Next up with … Continue reading

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Introducing // Friends of Mine Festival

Friends of Mine, Manchester’s favourite promoters, are branching out this May to bring you a wonderful festival line-up located in the heart of Cheshire all set in the stunning surroundings of Capesthorne Hall. Just a 25 minute train journey from … Continue reading

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