Live Review: Spinn – Huddersfield Parish

Photo Credit: glamgigpics My mate’s missus messaged me in bed – “it’s past midnight, trying 2 get 2 sleep and I still can’t stop grinning”. If you had ever met my mate you would perhaps guess it was not his nocturnal prowess that was likely to be creating the mirth (nor, if it was would I receive an update); no, it was because I had … Continue reading Live Review: Spinn – Huddersfield Parish

Single Review: The Snuts – All Your Friends

If you’ve read any of Halfway 2 Nowhere’s festival reviews in the last year or so, you’ll have read nothing but praise for Scottish band, The Snuts. Towards the end of May, the four-piece released their brand new single “All Your Friends” and I can comfortably say, whilst a change in studio sound for the band, it is one of the songs of the year … Continue reading Single Review: The Snuts – All Your Friends

Single Review: Callow Youth – Wake Up

Those Moston monsters with attitude Callow Youth continue to build up their portfolio of bangers with a seriously bright and breezy track Wake Up released this Friday 24 May. Given that those Wallasey lads The Boo Radleys still get airplay (and cash in the pension plan) from lazy radio jocks almost 25 years on for their track, Wake Up Boo, there is perhaps method in … Continue reading Single Review: Callow Youth – Wake Up

Gauranga get us in a Spinn: Live support at Huddersfield’s Parish

One of my guilty pleasures is getting into a band months before some other people just so I can be an annoying know all, so when good Twitter folk Yorks Bands tipped a number of shiny new artists including Bradford 5 piece Gauranga, I was stoked to realise I’d soon catch these guys live as support to Liverpool’s mighty Spinn. With scant seconds to spare, … Continue reading Gauranga get us in a Spinn: Live support at Huddersfield’s Parish

Nine to see at Manchester’s Dot to Dot Festival

One of the granddaddies of the town festival format is the magnificent Dot to Dot with a long weekend of fun in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. I always regret that I’ve not organised my days to follow the D2D carnival right around the country but once again I’m going to have to content myself with just the Manchester leg of the series. In the past … Continue reading Nine to see at Manchester’s Dot to Dot Festival

Single Review: The Parish Church Fire – Hunger

There’s slow burning and then there’s slow burning. Manchester based The Parish Church Fire are finally ready to be unleashed live upon an unsuspecting public 5 years after forming. There are first gigs for the band coming up on Sunday 26th May 2019 ­at  Strummercamp Festival ­ Oldham Rugby Union Club and on Friday 7th June 2019 ­at The legendary Eagle Inn, Salford. The initial line up fell apart after an initial frantic 3 week flurry of activity, and things have only slowly … Continue reading Single Review: The Parish Church Fire – Hunger

Live Review: The Luka State – Fulford Arms, York

The north-west of England has, for as long as anybody can remember, being a hive of musical activity. Some of the greatest artists of all time have come from the area and this trend shows no sign of stopping. It is difficult though, despite this long line of success, to really stand out from the crowd with the musical scene so saturated over there but … Continue reading Live Review: The Luka State – Fulford Arms, York

Single Review: Kid Kapichi – Glitterati

With new single release Glitterati, I reckon Hastings based band Kid Kapichi have created the biggest stir in the place in the past 953 years. The band told me the local Hastings music scene is truly banging, so that’s no mean feat. When I caught Kid Kapichi play support to the mighty Calva Louise in Leeds Oporto a couple of months back I wrote: It’s … Continue reading Single Review: Kid Kapichi – Glitterati

Single Review: LOCALS – Talkboy

The theme of LOCALS new song Talkboy is about the social anxiety as you say something wrong and the girl wanders off leaving you in need of a confidence boost. It’s a nice piece of lo-fi punk which vocally, musically and subject matter wise rather reminds me of the recently departed new wave great Pete Shelley and his band The Buzzcocks. There’s also something of … Continue reading Single Review: LOCALS – Talkboy

EP Review: Able’s Army – God Won’t Let Me Stop

Those Huddersfield guitar thrashers Able’s Army have produced a tight, clean and clever EP with God Won’t Let Me Stop. Able’s Army are monsters live with a handy supply of crowd pleasing, tight, clean and heavy tunes. This EP adds to their already impressive roster and places it on recording for posterity. The band (Mike Foy, guitar and vocals, James Livesey, bass and vocals and … Continue reading EP Review: Able’s Army – God Won’t Let Me Stop