In the days when I used the phrase “making it” without quotation marks I never stopped to consider what it was I actually wanted. Everyone, no matter how abstractly, wants to be successful (be it professionally or personally) and for many there is a clearly signposted route involving earnings, influence, tax brackets, job titles, rank etc. But … [Read More...] about SUCCESS
It’s been a few weeks since the entire Oxford Road area succumbed to the now annual onslaught of orchestrated anarchy that is Manchester Punk Festival. Once again, the event saw a patchwork sea of freaks, fans, and fiends descend from far and wide for a three-day free-for-all; united by shared passions of punk rock and partying. The over … [Read More...] about Manchester Punk Festival: A Retrospective from WFTU
Zombie Shack, Manchester 28/04/2017 No Komodo are a decent little high-octane four piece held together with some exceptional drumming by Andy Walsh who would give Queens of the Stoneage a good run for their money. Tonight we’re at Zombie Shack which … [Read More...] about No Komodo
To me and many of my friends, there are just too many festivals across the country; it seems every single park or green space has a festival. In fact it doesn’t even need grass nowadays to call itself a festival — even the local pubs are getting in … [Read More...] about Are we reaching festival fatigue?
Leeds O2: Tuesday 25th April. On a freezing Leeds evening – yes, folks we were subject to April showers of hail, sleet and snow – the heat of the O2 Academy in Leeds provided the perfect space to get warmed up. And get warmed up we did. Kicking off … [Read More...] about The Kooks
With all the fuss going on about 40 years of punk, exhibitions, leather bound albums or people writing books who once knew a Sex Pistol. Then the burning of 5 million quid’s worth of memorabilia while people use foodbanks you may think they deserves … [Read More...] about Cock Sparrer – Forever
Manchester 02 Ritz April 29th, 2017 It’s not often you get a bill as strong as this for less than it costs for a round of drinks in the venue. Bringing together an audience of all ages from all over the country, The Membranes - John Robb’s other, … [Read More...] about The Membranes + BIMM Choir & Guests
UNIVERSITY of LEEDS, STYLUS Friday 28th April Much to the delight of the packed crowd, the Baltimore trio hit Leeds Stylus (formerly Leeds Refectory) with their distinctive, passion-fuelled synthpop, pumping tunes via slick bass lines and riffs with … [Read More...] about FUTURE ISLANDS