Single Review: The Flatline – Isn’t she Pretty?

I like a band with presence and plenty of swagger and young Manchester/ Oldham/ Huddersfield band The Flatline have it in spades. After last year’s excellent Arctic Monkey rock tinted Sub Pressure Sessions EP, the guys (lead singer Jack Dunning, Will Leslie on guitar, Jamie Walton with bass and drummer Ben Pursehouse) end 2018 with a new track Isn’t She Pretty. Isn’t She Pretty is … Continue reading Single Review: The Flatline – Isn’t she Pretty?

Album Review: Demons of Ruby Mae

Manchester based duo Demons of Ruby Mae popped out a self titled album of sheer luxury and pleasure at the end of October. The Demons of Ruby Mae (Adam Rowley and Jonny Gavin) originally from Leicester formed the band five years ago, since then releasing a string of increasingly sublime and dramatic tunes. The sound is a seamless blend of Jonny’s haunting and powerful voice … Continue reading Album Review: Demons of Ruby Mae

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2018 Off The Record Manchester Festival Review

It may not attract the huge names or the air craft hanger venues but Manchester’s Off The Record festival in mid November is a must do event for anyone into the indie scene. The marketing strap line of “discover your new favourite band” is no boast.  This year over 40 top tipped acts played in 8 of the cosiest venues in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Those … Continue reading 2018 Off The Record Manchester Festival Review

Single Review: The Attic Doctors – Feed the Pig

There is a theory that political activists can achieve their goals by worming their way into establishment roles and to slowly subvert the organisation from within. This thought comes to mind listening to Bolton’s The Attic Doctors latest single Feed The Pig. This is a track you could happily spin to anyone; with its rather catchy funky beat it feels almost Daft Punk with an indie … Continue reading Single Review: The Attic Doctors – Feed the Pig

Single Review: Oceans on Mars – Cold Blooded

It must be a serious dream for any unsigned sixth form college band to find one of their tracks featured on Match of the Day one idle Sunday, and it has certainly given Cheshire band Oceans on Mars a flying start. It must have been frustrating for these 17 year olds not to be able to celebrate with a legal beer. The 5 piece (singer … Continue reading Single Review: Oceans on Mars – Cold Blooded

Neighbourhood 2018 – Festival Live Review

This year’s Neighbourhood Festival was so full of attraction my eyes were on catching some of the new up and coming young acts, together with a few old favourites to keep it all interesting. A little later than planned we arrived in the upstairs room at Oxford Road Revolution to hear the last half of our first act Stockport’s Rory Wynne  HHH. We thus missed Rory … Continue reading Neighbourhood 2018 – Festival Live Review

Apollo Junction release soaring new single Always Remember

I’m guessing those Leeds lads Apollo Junction must have changed their brand of Yorkshire Tea or something this year, as following their solid debut singles of 2017 they have clearly taken something and developed exponentially. Thus the tag end of 2018 finds Apollo Junction on the cusp of releasing some increasingly confident and free flowing tracks to close the year and to make 2019 something … Continue reading Apollo Junction release soaring new single Always Remember

Single Review: The Briar Woods – Time For Change (3am)

The Briar Woods is the new collaboration between Liverpool based Glen Skelhorn and Ben Curtis. Their first track 3AM is a promising retro 1960’s hippy pop ditty with a lot of wholesome cherry pie on top. The trumpet and flugelhorn of Emily McDaid add a pleasing layer of class which moves the song away from being too routine. The song is one of those songs … Continue reading Single Review: The Briar Woods – Time For Change (3am)