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…

Preview: Leeds Festival 2016

The curtain closer of the festival season, Reading and Leeds is coming up this Bank Holiday weekend and traditionally the rock and roll weekend of the year. With Metallica, Queens of The Stone Age and System of A Down all featuring in recent years, the festival has retained its’ rock roots while encompassing dance and…

Preview: Kendal Calling 2016

Over the years I’ve tried to stretch the subject of my previews (2014, 2015) for this festival to the weird and wonderful intimacies in the far corners of the Lowther Deer Park site. This year, however, there’s no denying that the attention of the majority will be focused on a star-studded lineup at the top…

Preview: The Stone Roses at Etihad Stadium

It doesn’t seem almost 4 years ago that I was reaching the end of my GCSE exams and heading to Heaton Park on Saturday 30th June to see The Stone Roses for the first time. 16 years old and envious of those before me that were part of the era that brought so much great…

Summer ending isn’t all bad…

Reading and Leeds Festival is somewhat a marker for the end of festival season and thus the British musical summer, so last weekend went some way to bringing down the curtain for 2015. The season, beginning earlier every year, this year was kicked off in May, which saw Liverpool’s Sound City get the ball rolling….

Preview – Kendal Calling 2015

Mountain Warehouse next to Booths in town have wellies on offer this week, you might (definitely will) need them. For a festival on the fringe of the Lake District, Kendal Calling has been pretty fortunate with the weather, but as the festival’s tenth chapter looms this coming weekend, it may be that I especially find…

Preview – Festival Internacional de Benicàssim 2015

19 years old is a tender age to be hurdling life ambitions, and this one has taken just the mere 3 years to tick off, or at least next week it will have done. When Bob Dylan, New Order and The Stone Roses headed up a festival on the Spanish East Coast in 2012, I…

Preview – The Courteeners at Heaton Park, Manchester

The city of Manchester has for many years produced the very best in music nationally and internationally. Two bands that have helped define the city for 25 years now are The Stone Roses and Oasis – both giants that have emerged from the area and spread like wildfire across the globe, one for longer than…

Preview – The Killers at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

On Tuesday, supported by Miles Kane and The Courteeners, The Killers are set to play the biggest gig in Glasgow since The Stone Roses played Glasgow Green (commonly referred to as the best day of my life). Las Vegas’ The Killers performances across the Atlantic are few and far between and it may prove the…

Preview – Kendal Calling Festival 2014

The idyllic surroundings of Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District are transformed every year into what has been one of the fastest growing festivals in the country, picking up several accolades and lots of national recognition. Kendal Calling has seen the likes of The Streets, Chase and Status, Blondie and more recently Primal Scream…