Sharkmania Comes To Manchester: Amy Shark At Manchester’s Gorilla

Sharkmania Comes To Manchester: Amy Shark At Manchester’s Gorilla

Amy Shark has been taking Europe by storm. Kicking off her European tour back in January in Hamburg and two weeks later ending it in sub-zero Manchester. A far cry from the Gold Coast of Australia. Amy Sharks presence in Australia is phenomenal with 6 Aria Music Awards to her name already. Including album of the year and Best Female Artist. From these achievements alone, it’s only a matter of time till her success is…

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The 1975 Stun Crowds With Unbelievable Stage Set-Up

The 1975 Stun Crowds With Unbelievable Stage Set-Up

The 1975 kicked off their UK & Ireland Tour in Belfast last night emblazoning the SSE Hydro Arena in everything neon. The tour supports their critically acclaimed third album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.  Pale Waves and No Rome accompanied the band on the first leg of their tour. The night debuted a collaborative performance of ‘Narcissist’ by No Rome and the headliners themselves. Matt Healy opened the night with the first single released…

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Streets Of London Takesover SSE Arena With Ellie Goulding And Guests

Streets Of London Takesover SSE Arena With Ellie Goulding And Guests

Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa, Clean Bandit, Grace Carter and more raise thousands in aid of Streets of London Last night, Streets of London ambassador Ellie Goulding hosted the biggest concert in support of the charity yet. For the fifth year running, Goulding lent her time and talent to gather up the best of the best and put on an incredible evening of performances in support of ending homelessness in the capital. Not3s, Mabel, Jax Jones,…

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DMA’S: Live at O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester

DMA’S: Live at O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester

For artists originating from outside of the UK or USA, it is often hard to establish a career. This is not to say that the rest of the world offers no support for their native musicians.   Yet, these two musical hubs are a huge platform that can completely transform the career of a band overnight. Breaking onto the scene in one of these countries is a must. One group that have have mastered this…

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Travis At The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Travis At The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Quietly dominant, in so far as their enduring legacy, and actually maintaining a quite cult-hero status as a stand-out band, the members of Travis are currently on tour celebrating their album, ‘The Man Who’.  The sophomore album was originally released in 1999, and ultimately led to the band growing into what they are today. During the set at The Cambridge Corn Exchange last night, Frontman Fran Healy took his time between songs to give plenty of…

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Beastie Boys: Live And Direct @ EartH Hackney

Beastie Boys: Live And Direct @ EartH Hackney

I didn’t know what to expect coming into the hotly anticipated and instant sell-out Beastie Boys show at Earth’s Hackney last night. I’m fairly confident in saying however that what I witnessed over those 2 and a half hours! was a truly unique, bonkers, brilliant yet beautiful send-off to the New York pioneers career and to the sadly departed Adam Yauch. It’s well known that Adam Yauch’s unexpected, tragic death from cancer at only 47…

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Review: The Human League, At The Cambridge Corn Exchange

Review: The Human League, At The Cambridge Corn Exchange

With a stage set straight out of Tron, all slick white and angular and neon-lit, the night’s trajectory was plain. The Human League, comprised of original members Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall, Susan Ann Sulley, along with three other additional musicians, still present the neo-synth style with as much grasp on it and its effectiveness as ever. However, the beauty of the band stretches well beyond that. They continue inhabit the avant-garde, electronic synth movement with…

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Hinds At The Welly, Hull

Hinds At The Welly, Hull

Hinds headed to Hull’s The Welly in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘I Don’t Run’ and combined hearty garage-pop with a real fiesta atmosphere which could heat up the coldest of British wintery nights. The Spanish quartet, which consists of Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote on vocals and guitars, Ade Martin on bass and Amber Grimbergen on drums, have earned a reputation for high energy, raucous live shows which echo their lo-fi/garage influences…

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Now That’s What I Call 175: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 175th Anniversary

Now That’s What I Call 175: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 175th Anniversary

As a part of the ‘That’s What I Call 175’ events being held in commemoration of Birmingham City University’s 175th anniversary, The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire hosted a celebratory concert to showcase the finest music to have been created in and linked to the country’s second city. The event was hosted by Classic FM’s John Suchet and featured performances by students, staff and alumni from the Conservatoire. The audience were treated to an impressive programme of…

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Review: Sigrid’s Amazing Run At Manchester’s Albert Hall

Review: Sigrid’s Amazing Run At Manchester’s Albert Hall

Sigrid is no stranger to Manchester, she’s been here time and time again, for festivals and for her own shows alike, and everytime she sells out, brings a huge crowd and ensures that everyone has a damn good time dancing to some of the finest pop music around. This week, as part of her almost-entirely, sold out UK tour, Sigrid stopped for two packed nights at Manchester’s Albert Hall, a small venue oft overlooked by…

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