Posts by Month: October 2012


Review: G R E A T W A V E S with Bernard + Edith & Regal Safari: Live Review


There’s a huge black and white face blu tacked to the wall in Strangeways Studios Unit 3. Ernest Hemmingway, I’m reliably informed. You could draw tenuous symbolic links between its vaguely Orwellian presence, the proximity of Her Majesty’s Prison Manchester and ‘The Current State Of The Music Industry’, if … Read on

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Cantaloupe is a trio from Nottingham. Formed in January 2011 the band consists of ex-Souvaris members John Simson, Aaron Doyle and David Stockwell. Together they combine synth pop, Afropop and Krautrock to create a sound crammed with the kind of charm and catchiness you’d associate with acts such … Read on

Last Harbour

Gig: Last Harbour + GladEyes + Tom Morris


Last Harbour are an expansive collective playing ‘swooning dustbowl baroque’ (Plan B) that come from ‘the same tangled patch of briar as The Bad Seeds and Tindersticks‘ (Uncut). The only claims they make for their music are that it be honest and searching. From dusty laments to doom-filled rock, … Read on


Gig: METZ + Cleft & Temple Songs


Canada’s METZ are a return to everything that’s good about loud, ecstatic live music; a frantic nod to Nation of Ulysses, Shellac, The Pixies, The Jesus Lizard, and Public Image Ltd. at their most vicious, while carving out some heavy new business.



METZ have been around for … Read on


Gig: KARIMA FRANCIS with support from Georgie Rose and Bill Orrick, for Oxjam


Thursdays are wholly underrated. Thursday’s are pub quiz, nearly weekend, half-decent TV days. This Thursday (18th October) sees Karima Francis, flanked by Bill Orrick and Georgie Rose at The Ruby Lounge. It’s in aid of Oxjam; Oxfam’s cooler, musical little brother, brought to you by writers-turned-promoters It Sounded Sweet. … Read on