Category : Live review

Festival season kicks off in Heaton Park with Parklife 2018

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You’re caught between the heavy bass magnetising you from one stage and intoxicating indie-pop coming from the main stage. You’re four Smirnoff Ices down, with Mancunian spirit sending your serotonin levels off the scale. You’re at Parklife 2018, and there is not a care in the air. 80,000 donned their … Read More

In Pictures: Live at Leeds Festival 2018 by Day

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Live at Leeds 2018 saw a plethora of bands and artists taking to the many stages of Leeds on a day of musical celebration. We sent Online Music Editor Clare along to snap some photos of the day. Superorganism, The Independent Stage at Stylus Peace, Leeds Festival Stage at O2 … Read More

Blistering heat and brilliant tunes at Slam Dunk North 2018

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“I’ve heard Slam Dunk Fest is better than Warped Tour ever was!” Right now, Slam Dunk feels a thousand miles away from its American counterpart. Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens yells the comparison from inside a pitch dark, half-empty arena, his fanbase too big to be confined to one … Read More

“A sea of beaming smiles and twinkling eyes”: Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 at Belgrave Music Hall

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Having been at Belgrave the evening before for Live at Leeds, the upper room took on a totally different feel on a balmy bank holiday Sunday; the entrance to the music hall, adorned with candles in glasses along the floor, let you know thatyou were in for something special with … Read More

Mallory Knox are a whole new band at Manchester Rebellion

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From the outside, Mallory Knox’s Manchester gig looks just like any other show. People huddle in the rain as they queue up outside, swapping Twitter handles with new friends and speculating on the setlist, while the heavy drums of soundcheck thrum through the walls. Inside though, it’s a different story. … Read More

Gomez host triumphant celebration of their iconic album at O2 Academy

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“If there’s one person in the world who doesn’t need help singing this song, Ben, it’s you,” Tom Gray jokes. It’s true – his bandmate Ben Ottewell’s request for us to “help” him sing ‘Make No Sound’ isn’t serious. He just wants to test us, and of course we oblige, … Read More

A Letter to Rejjie Snow, following his seductive sold-out show at Stylus | 26.04.18

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Dear Rejjie, Your set may have been delayed by a few minutes due to technical difficulties, and you may have proceeded to call us Manchester about four times before your DJ reminded you what city you were in, but we don’t mind. You settled into Stylus with your characteristic style … Read More