Posts by Month: January 2011

Richard Walters

Video: Richard Walters

We met Richard Walters ahead of his show at Band on the Wall, where he gave us this beautiful performance of ‘Red Brick’.

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Review: MCR Scenewipe Meets…Debt Records

Who are you, and what do you do?

My name is John Louis. I am a writer, band leader and music pundit. By day I pump the smoke and shine the mirrors for Debt Records, by night I perform as Louis Barabbas.

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City Reign

Video: City Reign

We first heard about City Reign through BBC Manchester Introducing, and we were excited to get them on the site. They came up with the great location of The Little Guitar Shop, Ladybarn. We had underestimated how little this guitar shop was, but we all managed to cram in and capture this performance of their new single ‘Out In The Cold’

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Review: An Evening With MCR Scenewipe, January

Earlier this month saw the launch of our first monthly night at Withington’s Fuel cafe. We knew it was going to be a fun night with three fantastic bands booked, but nothing could prepare us and Fuel for the busy night to come.

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Review: Sleigh Bells, Tennis, Manchester Deaf Institute 21/1/11

By Chester Whelks

Ever Get The Feeling You’ve Been Cheated?

Sleigh Bells, Tennis, Manchester Deaf Institute 21/1/11

In the M.E.N.’s Sarah Walters’ preview of tonight’s ‘Sleigh Bells’ show at the Deaf Institute, the word ‘Punk’ is stapled to the anus of every other statement. When John Lydon asked the Winterland … Read on

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Happy Birthday

Video: Happy Birthday

After hearing Happy Birthday’s infectious single ‘Girls FM’ we were completely hooked on this Vermont three-piece. We were lucky enough to have free reign of The Islington Mill ahead of their show in the newly refurbished performance space, so we went in search of a piano and good lighting to film this stripped back version of ‘Too Shy’.

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Video: Tristram

Whilst filming with The Mariner’s Children at Dulcimer, we managed to grab a session with hotly tipped Americana-Folk band Tristram. We grabbed a quiet spot in the beer garden for this haunting and beautiful session.

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Tokyo Police Club

Video: Tokyo Police Club

It was an absolute pleasure to meet Tokyo Police Club and as huge fans of their album, Champ, we couldn’t wait to get filming. We took a walk through the hidden corridors of the Ruby Lounge to find this little stairwell where TPC performed this awesome version of Boots of Danger (Wait Up).

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