Posts by Month: June 2011

News: Graduale Nobili

St Philip with St Stephen Church, Encombe Place, Salford, M3 6FJ


In keeping with their reputation as some of the most exciting promoters in Manchester, NOW WAVE, Hey! Manchester and Onwards! present Icelandic all-female choir, Graduale Nobili at St. Philip’s Church, Salford.

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Video: The Submarines

We met up with The Submarines ahead of their Manchester show with The Mountain Goats. We took a walk to The Manchester Museum where we were lucky enough to get a backstage tour of the reptile lab from Herpetologist and Amphibian Conservationist Andrew Gray. After checking out some very trippy frogs, we all got in a huge a vivarium to film this beautiful acoustic version of ‘Shoelaces’. It was rather warm!

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Video: Sunderbans

We met up with Sunderbans in a nice vacant space above Corner Bar in Fallowfield where they kindly performed this awesome version of ‘Tropical Storm’.

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We headed down to The Ruby Lounge to film this session with the fantastic We Are Augustines, where they performed this stripped back version of ‘Book of James’.

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Review: The Horrors || Toy


Underground music fans are shallow. Don’t let ‘em tell you any different. The ethos of being “fans of real music” tends to go flying out the window as soon as you disregard a band for their haircuts. I should know, I did that exact thing around 2006 when The … Read on

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Review: Las Robertas

All girl punk. Costa Rica. Seriously?


Las Robertas

The eponymous Las Robertas have journeyed to a rainy Blighty, for this, their inaugural UK tour. Bringing with them a sound that is not particularly new, or at first listen remarkable. The C86 sound of the Central American trio appears to … Read on

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We met the Juno Award winning Said The Whale at The Living Worlds Exhibition at the Manchester Museum, where they entertained the many visitors with this awesome version of ‘Goodnight Moon’.

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Blind Pilot

Video: Blind Pilot

We were very excited to film this session with Portland’s Blind Pilot, ahead of their Manchester show with The Decemberists. All the instruments came out for this passionate performance of ‘Two Towns From Me’.

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Stealing Sheep

Video: Stealing Sheep

We met the spellbinding Stealing Sheep at Salford’s Islington Mill to film this beautiful acapella performance of ‘I Am The Rain’.

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