Foster the People Announce Manchester Academy Show

by Holly Emerson 19. December 2011 16:08
Foster are going to be huge” – Sunday Times “America’s hottest new band” – The Sun “They are accessible yet challenging, gleaming yet gritty, pop yet petrifying” – NME Foster The People have announced details of a one-off show in Manchester ... [More]

REVIEW: Magazine @ Manchester Academy - 4th November 2011

by Holly Emerson 7. November 2011 16:23
There are many reasons why classic bands reform, but none quite like that posited by Howard Devoto, reconvening his legendary post-punk art-rock quintet Magazine for their new album ‘No Thyself’ an album which he referred to “even though gigging for a long time, it doesn’t ... [More]

The King Blues Announce November Dates

by Holly Emerson 27. June 2011 12:34
NEW SINGLE: I WANT YOU – RELEASED ON 3rd JULY 2011    'The searing soundtrack to revolution summer 2011' 4K review, Kerrang, April 16th 2011  ‘A convincing musical narrative for young life in the UK today’ Mojo, May 2011  ‘They’ve set stormi... [More]

REVIEW: The Blackout @ Manchester Academy, April 8th 2011

by Amy McArthur 17. April 2011 18:04
The Blackout have been away for a while. The result of there quietness is a third album titled Hope with great reviews and a first single Higher and Higher which has received major airtime on the likes of Kerrang and Radio One. Therefore its no surprise that there first headline tour in almost two y... [More]

Shaun William Ryder Rescheduled

by Holly Emerson 26. February 2011 12:17
Following the postponement of the SWR tour at the weekend, the subsequent dates have now been rescheduled for March as below. Tickets are on sale NOW! Click here to buy your tickets. Friday 18th March      Newcastle O2 Academy - rescheduled from 21/2/11 Saturday 19th M... [More]

REVIEW: Shockwaves NME Awards Tour @ Manchester Academy - 4th February

by Holly Emerson 5. February 2011 09:00
The Vaccines, Although a fair majority of the crowd were unknown to the name The Vaccines; their hearts were soon won over. Consequently a different sound from the bands playing later on in the night, but created an immense atmosphere in the room instantly, even if it tough being the warm up act.... [More]

REVIEW: The Cult @ Manchester Academy, Sunday 30th January 2011

by Vicki Powell 31. January 2011 13:25
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REVIEW: The Human League W/ Performance @ Manchester Academy 15/12/10

by jono andrews 16. December 2010 10:09
  80’s synth pop has been making a comeback of late, whether it is bands from the era reforming and touring (Ultravox), or modern bands taking a huge slice of that sound into their own work (La Roux) there popularity of this style reaching that of its hay day. Today’s gig is brough... [More]

REVIEW: XFM Winterwonderland @ Manchester Academy - 8th December

by Holly Emerson 9. December 2010 16:45
Everything Everything: Defiying grafity over the mass ripple of applause, Everything Everything took bodly to the sold out Manchester Academy. Equipped with incomprehensible lyrics, and more twists and turns that a Formula One race track, Everything Everything really gave it Everything they had. M... [More]

REVIEW: Klaxons @ Manchester Academy - 11th November 2010

by Holly Emerson 12. November 2010 15:48
As witnessed beforehand, Klaxons have presented themselves as nothing but ordinary. Jamie Reynolds dressed only as one can describe in a bird ensemble. Opening with shouts of "DJ!" sirens and guitars that sound sampled, but aren't, then segueing to beats and rhythms that soar and plunge like a r... [More]

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