This Day in 1961 – The Man Who Turned Down The Beatles

Words: Dan Smith On the face of things, The Beatles playing The Cavern Club may come across as nothing special, especially considering this is a venue they are estimated to have played over 275 times. But on this day 60 years ago, arguably one of the biggest blunders in musical history occured. Mike Smith, bestContinue reading “This Day in 1961 – The Man Who Turned Down The Beatles”

The Avenues This Feeling Headline in Hull was not to be missed

Which I nearly did, as I honestly didn’t know this gig was taking place until arriving at Dive HU5 for a drink. Of course the place was packed out for the local lads as they took to the stage down the Avenues. So like I said, I had no idea this show was going onContinue reading “The Avenues This Feeling Headline in Hull was not to be missed”

The Charlatans get a 10/10 – Bournemouth Review

Words: Laine Roberts Back at the O2 Academy but this time it’s for one of my favourite bands (4th in my Spotify wrapped this year may I add) The Charlatans!  This is a band I know very well and I was lucky enough to go to see their 30th Anniversary Tour. Tim Burgess (Lead singer),Continue reading “The Charlatans get a 10/10 – Bournemouth Review”

We Are Scientists treat Hull to a terrific show at Social

Words: James Rokyckyj For my first time at Hull’s relatively new venue Social, I was surprised by the size of the venue. It is a great intermediary venue, coming in at 300 capacity, bridging the cap between bands playing the local bars and selling out the Bonus Arena. So it’s no surprise in recent weeksContinue reading “We Are Scientists treat Hull to a terrific show at Social”

The Darkness Live @ Bournemouth 02 Academy Review

Words: Laine Roberts Welcome to my first ever review on any kind of music and this was also the first gig I attended on my own so I guess we’re going to talk about my time seeing The Darkness Live at the O2 Academy in my new hometown of Bournemouth! Now I have to beContinue reading “The Darkness Live @ Bournemouth 02 Academy Review”

The Notion ‘Crusade’ is an Indie Rock Masterpiece

Release Date: 15th January 2021 Words: Dan Smith Every now and then you discover a new band and just indulge yourself in their music, which is exactly the case for me with The Notion. On our search for some guests for upcoming podcasts, the Manchester rockers reached out so I felt it necessary to haveContinue reading “The Notion ‘Crusade’ is an Indie Rock Masterpiece”

Pattern Pusher release retro-pop banger ahead of Autumn UK tour

Release Date: 10/09/21 Words: Dan Smith The Exeter based trio have released retro-pop banger ‘Happy Place’ and believe me, it is hard not to be in a happy place with this blasting through your earphones. Cited as one of NME’s ‘Hidden Gems’, it is conpletely understandable when you have a listen to the funky hit. WrittenContinue reading “Pattern Pusher release retro-pop banger ahead of Autumn UK tour”

Abbey Smith released dazzling debut single ‘June.’

RELEASE DATE: 20th September 2021 Words: Dan Smith Stoke based dreampop singer songwriter has changed up her style with debut single ‘June.’. Moving away from her grunge roots, Abbey Smith takes the lead in her new solo project which mixes dreamy vocals with reverbed vocals, all brought together to give us magic. Kicking off withContinue reading “Abbey Smith released dazzling debut single ‘June.’”

Toria Wooff – James Edward

RELEASE DATE – 15th October 2021 Words: Kim Holder Toria Wooff is a folk rock singer-songwriter based in Manchester. She has been mentioned in the Metro’s ‘Rising Star’ piece, as well as achieving airplay on BBC Introducing. For this new release she has taken inspiration from a love affair with the 1970’s, and is steepedContinue reading “Toria Wooff – James Edward”

Lancashire lads The Empire Police bring a dreamy energy with their latest tune ‘Like They Do’

RELEASE DATE: 15th October 2021 Words: Emily Robbins-Pugh Preston quartet The Empire Police have just released their second tune of 2021, ‘Like They Do’. The band consists of Jordao Bassa (Frontman), Tom Hale (Lead Guitar), George Jacques (Bass) and Harry Smith (Drums) who have erupted back onto the northwest music scene after a long eighteenContinue reading “Lancashire lads The Empire Police bring a dreamy energy with their latest tune ‘Like They Do’”