Category : Music

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

Rival Consoles Challenges the Conventions of Electronica with New Album ‘Persona’

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Battling against criticism of electronic music as a soulless and mechanic non-craft, Ryan Lee West returns under the alias of Rival Consoles with his latest release, Persona, to further demonstrate the delicate human touch that is ubiquitous within the genre. Having been inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name, West … 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

DMA’s release gritty sophomore album Hills End

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The new release from the DMA’s will not leave fans disappointed who enjoyed debut album Hills End. Lead singles ‘Dawning’ and ‘In The Air’ can stand proudly alongside anything on Hills End, with the former arguably being the bands finest single to date. Second albums are notoriously difficult to crack, … Read More

Where is music’s #MeToo moment?

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In recent months, many powerful and influential men across various industries have been called out for using their positions of authority to sexually assault women. The film industry, in particular, has come under fire, with many actresses speaking out about their experiences of abuse and manipulation. In the past few … Read More

Radio 1 & 2 Must Play 50% New Music

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Ofcom, the UK’s government-approved media regulator, has recently altered its guidelines for BBC Radio 1 and 2. It has ordered both stations to play more “new music” on their daytime shows; for Radio 1 50% and Radio 2 20%. Ofcom has also clarified its definition of “new music”. According to … Read More

IntheMiddle with Matt Maltese ahead of stunning performance at Belgrave, 12/04

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Matt Maltese is leading the way into a new era of song-writing, enamouring more and more listeners with his distinctive voice and romantic sway. Matt joins Sarah Oglesby on a rainy day in the warmth of The Belgrave Music Hall to chat about his song writing, musical influences, and the … Read More

Making Music Herstory Vol VIII: Meredith Monk

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Meredith Monk will be 76 this year and she’s still going strong. The American composer, vocalist and performer released her last album in 2016, contributing to an impressive discography that’s already the length of a football pitch. To describe Monk as merely a composer, a vocalist or a performer would … Read More