Monthly Archives October 2016

REVIEW: The Master of Horror, John Carpenter, Liverpool Music Week 2016


When someone, the magnitude of John Carpenter comes to town, you can expect horror and music fans alike to come out in their masses. And come out they did, with queues around the Olympia in Liverpool.

The Olympia was jam packed by the time the man himself took to the stage. With his 4 piece band behind him and the director’s movies projected on a large screen, which itself was framed and mirrored by four smaller screens, the stage was set.

And he wasted no time to get things going. Kicking off with the music from “Escape to New York” the lively crowd cheered and hollered as the opening credits came up and Snake Plissken appeared.

This was a journey through Me Carpenters celluloid past and the crowd were with him all the way...

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REVIEW: Clean Cut Kid, The Arts Club ,Liverpool Music Week 2016

REVIEW: Clean Cut Kid, The Arts Club ,Liverpool Music Week 2016

Liverpool locals Clean Cut Kid are enjoying a meteoric rise to success following their recent signing to Babe Magnet Records/Polydor and a summer spent playing a colossal 29 festivals.

With obviously a busy schedule and the support of some great bands in the form of Lumen, Man & The Echo and Zuzu, the band took to the stage of the very packed Arts Club for Liverpool Music Week and seemed pretty relieved to be back in their home town. Lead vocalist, Mike Halls, taking to the mic to relay that relief.

Jumping straight into “Runaway” the audience screamed, leapt and sang along loudly as the band matched them in the jumping around stakes. Bassist Saul Goodman particularly active in his movements.

They played a few surprise never-before-heard tracks...

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Melanie C announces new album ‘Version Of Me’ and 2017 tour

Melanie C announces new album ‘Version Of Me’ and 2017 tour

With her highly anticipated stunning seventh album ‘Version Of Me’ out this Friday on her own Red Girl Records label, Melanie C announces an exciting run of UK dates in April next year. Melanie will take ‘Version Of Me’ on the road to five major cities across the UK, including a show at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on April 8th.

Recorded in LA and London, ‘Version Of Me’ is a richly textured, lushly atmospheric, deeply personal album which lays bare her life over beats, shimmering synths, striking percussion and strings. It’s Melanie as you’ve always known her – adventurous, honest, infectiously pop – but as you’ve never heard her before.


Melanie C plays:


April 2017

Tue 4th                    GLASGOW, O2 ABC*

Wed 5th                  LIVERPOOL, O2...

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All Time Low announce full UK tour for March 2017

ALL TIME LOW announce full UK tour for March 2017

Following the immediate sell out of their previously announced show at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Baltimore’s All Time Low have today announced a full UK tour for March 2017. Tickets go on general sale this Thursday (20th) at 6pm via * and

The chart-topping quartet’s last indoor UK headline shows were in arenas in February on their ‘Back to the Future Hearts’ tour, a run that ended at London’s O2 Arena.


MARCH 2017

10: LONDON Eventim Apollo Hammersmith (SOLD OUT)

11: CARDIFF University Great Hall

13: SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall

14: CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

15: LEEDS O2 Academy*

16: BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy*

18: LIVERPOOL Guild of Students*

19: BELFAST Ulster Hall

20: DUBLIN Olympia

22: BRISTOL O2 Academy*

23: MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

24: SH...

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FOUNDATIONS 2016 – A new music festival launched in Manchester

FOUNDATIONS 2016 - A new music festival launched in Manchester

A new, two-day micro-Festival celebrating grassroots live music, creative collaboration, community networking and multimedia art/film and performance.

A joint venture between Manchester record labels Analogue Trash and Valentine Records, and featuring an eclectic line up of label artists and friends, FOUNDATIONS is about art, space and community – and how we can re-imagine a conventional music festival as a more collaborative and immersive experience.

This 2-day event takes place on 25 th and 26 th November 2016 at the Kings Arms, Salford.

The unique and inventive nature of this festival cannot be emphasized enough. There is a determined ‘arts and community’ element here and the passion for this to connect with Manchester, Salford, the North and further afield;

A (Friendly) P...

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Isle of Wight Festival announce dates for 2017

Isle of Wight Festival announce dates for 2017

Following recent wins at the Live UK Music Business Awards for Best Festival (over 40,000) and Best Family Festival at the Family Traveller Awards, the Isle of Wight Festival have today announced that next year’s event will take place between 8-11th June 2017.

2016 marked the 15th anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival since it was successfully relaunched in 2002. It has become one of the most exciting annual global music events of the summer with a proud heritage of show-stopping headliners, including, Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Killers, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Queen + Adam Lambert, The Who, Blur and Fleetwood Mac.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 7th November at 9am.

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Oh Pep! Indie Folk duo announce UK tour dates

Oh Pep! Indie Folk duo announce UK tour dates

Melbourne’s Indie-Folk duo Oh Pep! are  excited to be returning to the UK this October with a full tour, headlining London’s legendary Lexington club on October 28thFull tour details listed below. 

Doctor Doctor was the first single released from the Australian duo’s debut album Stadium Cake (due for UK releaseat the end of August on STAR HOUSE).  Doctor Doctor gained rave reviews and was chosen as God Is In The TV’s Track Of The Day, whilst being described by Record Of The Day as “an understated gem”.

Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs met in music secondary school in Melbourne, Australia, drawn together by a shared love of songs with no boundaries or expectations...

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Manchester band Alias Kid to support Black Grape on UK tour

Alias Kid announce they will re-join Black Grape on Winter TourAlias Kid announce they will re-join Black Grape on Winter Tour

Rock’n’Roll renegades  – ALIAS KID – are thrilled to announce they will re-join their Mancunian brethren BLACK GRAPE as chief support on their upcoming Winter tour. 

Invited back for their second run in two consecutive years to tour with Shaun Ryder’s rabble rousing groove-meisters, the Manchester five piece will be opening up proceedings with their trademark heart-palpitating live performances on every night of the run.

Kicking off at the Waterfront in Norwich on the 11th of November, the two bands will take on 12 cities across the UK and Ireland together, climaxing with a show at Vicar Street in Dublin on the 23rd of December. (See full listings below.)

With the band hinting on social media that they have already begun working on the follow-up to their 2015 debut ‘Revolt to Revo...

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MiC Lowry announce 2017 UK tour

MiC Lowry announce 2017 UK tour

Following the release of their new single ‘Oh Lord’, one of the most exciting new British bands MiC LOWRY have announced four headline UK shows for February 2017. The guys will perform across some of the UK’s major cities, kicking things of at Glasgow ABC2 on 16th February, then will head to Liverpool O2 Academy on 18th February, Birmingham O2 Institute on 19th February and will close at London’s KOKO on 20th February. The young men from Liverpool have defined their own lane and continue to seduce an incredibly loyal fan base with explosive content viewed over 50 million times across all platforms.

Having just finished their own sold-out headline tour in September, MiC LOWRY are currently on the road with Justin Bieber joining him on his European tour where they will perform 37 da...

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Scott Fagan at The Philharmonic’s Music Room, Liverpool

Scott Fagan at The Philharmonic's Music Room, Liverpool

Coming to The Philharmonic’s Music Room this Wednesday, as part of his first ever European tour; cult legendary 1960s singer-songwriter Scott Fagan.

Cruelly overlooked on release in 1968 Scott’s debut album, the mythical, soulful masterpiece, “South Atlantic Blues”, shares kinship with Van Morrison’s classic solo debut Astral Weeks, issued the same week, beautifully scored and arranged lyrically rich baroque pop.

Reissued through revered boutique label Light In the Attic to widespread acclaim in 2015, a four-star review in The Guardian described the disc as ‘A taste of Scott Walker, a flicker of Bowie, Lou Reed and Tim Hardin, but a sound that is purely and utterly Fagan’.

Drawing comparisons with a similarly acclaimed artist who has enjoyed an overdue revival recently the New ...

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