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REVIEW – PASTEL EP ‘DEEPER THAN HOLY’

  5-piece guitar band Pastel, or in other words ‘The saviours of guitar music‘ are signed to Manchester’s independent record label ‘Spirit of Spike Island‘. The lads released their first EP ‘Deeper Than Holy‘ on October 6th, 2021. Produced by J. Fender [...]
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#NELIVE: SQUID AT MANCHESTER ALBERT HALL 10.09.2021

Photo credit: Squid Instagram The main appeal of Squid lies in how atypical they are as a band setup. The drummer/lead vocalist Ollie Judge takes centre stage, propped up on his kit in the area where your frontman/woman would normally parade. The rest of [...]
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REVIEW: AFFLECKS PALACE ‘CARPE DIEM’

  Something old, something borrowed, something …. new? A twist on an old cliché. The same could be said for Afflecks Place’s music and their distinct “Nu-Madchester” sound. Their latest single Carpe Diem certainly continues along the path they have [...]
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REVIEW: CASSIA NEW EP ‘MAGNIFIER’

  Cassia’s new Ep ‘Magnifier” is a shining beacon of upbeat indie pop, the perfect summer soundtrack. The band’s Short but sweet Spotify bio “Tropical vibes but not tropical guys: sums up their music perfectly. For 3 guys from the northern market town of [...]
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REVIEW: WOLF ALICE ‘BLUE WEEKEND’

  Wolf Alice’s third album is quite simply their boldest and most daring work yet. This will come as no surprise to fans and a sure-fire relief to the band, who have already achieved such critical acclaim on their previous records. When you have a Grammy [...]
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REVIEW – JAMES ‘ALL THE COLOURS OF YOU’ ALBUM

  A ‘pandemic album’ may have been an alien concept 2 years ago, however as we (hopefully) emerge from this crisis, there is sure to be an influx of new music inspired by these strange and difficult times. If you had to pick one album to illustrate the [...]
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REVIEW: THE SKINNER BROTHERS ICONIC EP REVIEW

  From the moment they burst onto the scene in 2016, doing things by the book simply hasn’t been an option. And it’s only fitting that this latest offering from The Skinner Brothers bangs the usual drum of hard-nosed guile and spirit, complimented by [...]