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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

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

Stereo Honey reach the skies with new single Icarus

You know it’s a band you love when they fit all snugly around you like a well loved trainer. I’ve been locked in a near-cupboard at home all day on a decade old laptop twice a week to help clear a horrendous work backlog and one of the bands I’ve had playing constantly in the background to provide simultaneous comfort and sanity from the vicious … Continue reading Stereo Honey reach the skies with new single Icarus

Stereo Honey release stunning new track What Makes A Man

One of the most thoughtful and insightful artists to emerge through last year was London based Stereo Honey. In particular, two of their songs on their wonderful Monuments EP offered deep food for thought as The Bay offered a moving and floating memory of the 21 Morecambe Bay Chinese immigrant cockle pickles who died on the shifting mud flats while cut off by the incoming … Continue reading Stereo Honey release stunning new track What Makes A Man

The perfectly named Stereo Honey evoke Morecambe ghosts with “The Bay”

For fans of Wild Beasts, Radiohead, Nothing But Thieves As I age it becomes more difficult to remember which decade I’m in; I guess I’m slowly building up to a time for where current life becomes so unpalatable I can gently retreat into comfortable memories. At the recent wondrous first Live at Leeds Ones to Watch 2018 gig where nine deliciously diverse bands strutted their … Continue reading The perfectly named Stereo Honey evoke Morecambe ghosts with “The Bay”