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Live: Off The Record Festival 2018

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 […]

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Live: Neighbourhood Festival 2018

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 […]

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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 […]

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Live: Live at Leeds Festival 2018

One of the banes of any festival is the wristband exchange. Live at Leeds is no exception, particularly when the exchange is at the music school and the only near-by venue is the Wardrobe. While I was up bright and early, and had set my heart on kicking off the day with Idles, the queue […]

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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 […]

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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 […]