Album Review: The Courteeners “Mapping The Rendezvous”

Album number 5 from Manchester band The Courteeners was premiered tonight on Radio X, with 4 tracks already released as singles to wet the appetite over the past few months and a date at Old Trafford next May in the diary it’s a new chapter for the band. Opening track Lucifer’s Dreams is a rip-roaring…

Preview: 95 Festival Liverpool (28/10/16)

The first 95 Festival takes place in Liverpool this weekend at Heebie Jeebies on Seel Street.  The line up includes guitar band Seprona, who recently had their new single premiered on BBC Radio 2 and The Cheap Thrills who The Guardian have tipped as “garage rock and a nifty turn of phase.” Jake McRae from…

Oasis: Chasing The Sun 1993-1997 Exhibition

I made the short trip across to Manchester this afternoon for a look at the much talked about Oasis: Chasing The Sun exhibition. The exhibition features pictures and memorabilia from the band’s years between 1993 and 1997 including the release of their albums Definitely Maybe, What’s The Story Morning Glory and Be Here Now.  Some…

Live Review: The Shimmer Band (Liverpool Buyers Club 13/10/16)

Bristol’s The Shimmer Band headed to the intimate Buyers Club for the 3rd date of their UK tour. In a metallic waterproof jacket Tom Newman enters the stage to psychedelic tones, waving his mic in the air like Ian Brown he leads the five piece through a set of power rock tunes. They’re very much…

Oasis: Supersonic

The intense story of one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, Supersonic was screened in 380 cinemas worldwide tonight. From Alan McGee signing them up after the King Tuts gig, to the infamous LA gig that first explored the vulnerabilities of Liam and Noel’s love/hate relationship. Featuring interviews with Peggie, the…

Live Review: Blossoms (Manchester Academy 30/09/16)

Yes, Blossoms again, Stockport’s favourite sons have been out and about plenty over the summer, but this return back to Manchester will have been especially sweet since their cataclysmic rise in the past few months.  In typical style Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ welcomes the band on stage before they reel off hits from their eponymous…