Live Review: DZ Deathrays + Gardenback + These New South Whales – Band on the Wall

It’s not every day you have the chance to catch top Aussie band DZ Deathrays so I cut short a work leaving do to hotfoot it over to Manchester’s Band on the Wall. As I waited for the bands I spotted my future; an elderly gentleman of about 70 with full carrier bag and a tiny notebook full of incredibly closely written lettering. It turned … Continue reading Live Review: DZ Deathrays + Gardenback + These New South Whales – Band on the Wall

Purple Thread Live: not unravelled, more unrivalled

Having hankered after catching American shoe gaze grunge band L.A Witch live for a while, it was an extra goody bag that local Leeds band Purple Thread were opening the show for the recent near sell out Leeds Headrow House gig. Although Purple Thread were up first in the graveyard slot there were still a goodly audience to catch the action and to keep the … Continue reading Purple Thread Live: not unravelled, more unrivalled

Tom Grennan live at Sheffield’s Leadmill

Having seen singer-songwriter Tom Grennan live 7 times over the past 18 months, I’ve had plenty of time to see our favourite Bedford lad develop his music and grow his audience. While currently noted for his collaborations with Chase and Status (All Goes Wrong) and Bugzy Malone (Memory Lane), solo Grennan is a growing force on radio and TV (not least the Sky Sports Premier … Continue reading Tom Grennan live at Sheffield’s Leadmill

Martha Phillips is gonna be Monster// Live in Huddersfield

Having seen one of our more innovative and interesting local bands The Elephant Trees live a couple of times over recent months, I was keen to contrast it to lead singer Martha Phillips strutting her stuff solo. That she was playing at a new music venue in Huddersfield (the Northern Quarter) just added to my curiosity. In her set Martha covered my favourite Elephant Trees … Continue reading Martha Phillips is gonna be Monster// Live in Huddersfield

Tramlines brings Sheffield alive in super weekend

One year away from what is bound to be a huge tenth birthday party in 2018, this year’s Tramlines provided the biggest and most eclectic lineup to date and Halfway 2 Nowhere was there to document it all. From the main stages, to the smallest fringe stages and everything in between, we made sure our first experience of Sheffield’s premier annual event was done right. … Continue reading Tramlines brings Sheffield alive in super weekend

Beans on Toast + Skinny Lister announce Double Trouble UK Tour

This coming winter two of Halfway 2 Nowhere’s favourite artists Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister will head out on a co-headline tour of the UK. Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions they make a perfect match. Both bands are hardworking, fun Loving, heavy touring acts that bring a unique and modern take on the age-old tradition of English folk music. Together they are … Continue reading Beans on Toast + Skinny Lister announce Double Trouble UK Tour

Double Denim Live Review – 14/01/2017

Halfway to Nowhere’s first Double Denim Live of 2017 was without doubt a resounding success. Four bands with masses of potential took to the stage over three hours of heavy indie vibes, guitar solos and killer vocals. All the way from London, Lighthouse were the first act out. With their new single release imminent, this very accomplished set seemed to mark the start of what … Continue reading Double Denim Live Review – 14/01/2017