Single Review: roves – beneath my skin

Reading based roves are exactly the reason why my long quest for the perfect sound will never be at an end. Just when I think I’ve finally found it, along come along a band like roves luring me onto the choppy dangerous, but exciting rocks of the ocean with their sweeping, soaring tunes. While my long ingrained sensibilities for a capital letter in the right … Continue reading Single Review: roves – beneath my skin

Live Review: Razorlight, O2 Academy Leeds – 18/12/2018

Fresh from the release of Johnny Borrell’s bands’ first studio record in 10 years, we headed to Leeds to see how the new tracks of today held up with the indie classics of yesteryear. Olympus Sleeping was released in October giving fans plenty of time to get familiar with the new songs and it was clear that most in the packed O2 Academy had done just that. … Continue reading Live Review: Razorlight, O2 Academy Leeds – 18/12/2018

Halfway 2 Nowhere Top 40 of 2018

2018 has been a year that indie-rock and rock n’ roll have come right back to the mainstream. Bands like Nothing But Thieves, Bring Me The Horizon and across the pond Shinedown and Black Stone Cherry have had major releases that have given hope to the grassroots that rock music is well and truly alive. In a year of highlights including St Jude’s and Take … Continue reading Halfway 2 Nowhere Top 40 of 2018

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

EP Review: Rival Bones – Strangefruit

2018 is going to be the third year in a row Rival Bones will be featuring in both our overall Top 40 of the year as well as the Halfway 2 Nowhere unsigned/undiscovered Top 40, showcasing them to be one of the best rock bands operating in the UK at present. Last week they released their second EP Strangefruit and since the release, all I’ve seen is praise … Continue reading EP Review: Rival Bones – Strangefruit

Single Review: Runaway Hounds – Nightlight

Earlier in the year, Halfway 2 Nowhere got very excited when upcoming Wolverhampton band Runaway Hounds released their track “Sophie”. Described as a “must listen for fans of the likes of Catfish And The Bottlemen, Peace, and Swim Deep” the band had already established themselves as a band looking to make quality indie-rock, ready made for the mainstream.  New track “Nightlight is due for release this … Continue reading Single Review: Runaway Hounds – Nightlight

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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

News: Set It Off announce new album “Midnight” out 1st February 2019

Set It Off and Fearless Records are pleased to announce that the band will release its label debut album, Midnight, on the 1st February. The album was produced by Mike Green (Neck Deep, All Time Low, State Champs) and additional production by Brandon Paddock (Panic! At the Disco, Papa Roach, The Used, Daughtry). “This album is going to change the game for Set It Off … Continue reading News: Set It Off announce new album “Midnight” out 1st February 2019