All things tagged as: hmv ritz

Gig: Foals



First they christened themselves Foals. It was a nod to Yannis’ surname, which means “little lover of horses” in Greek. “I like Foals because it’s a nice word and it doesn’t give away what the band is about,” he explains. “It sounds fresh and new.”


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Gig: The Joy Formidable


The Joy Formidable, originally from North Wales, and called Sidecar Kisses, have since decamped to London, changed their name and began getting a great reputation in the capital’s coolest cliques.

The band signed to Another Music = Another Kitchen records for the release of their debut single, Austere, in

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Gig: I Am Kloot

I Am Kloot have announced that they will play the HMV Ritz on the 14th February in support of their new album, Let It All In. The follow-up to 2010′s Mercury Prize-nominated ‘Sky At Night’ will come out on January 21, 2013, on the Manchester band’s own Shepherd Moon label. … Read on


Review: Metric – Interview and Review


A few hours before their first Manchester gig in years, I had the chance to meet with Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric for a quick stroll down the canal behind HMV Ritz and a nice chat about their new album ‘Synthetica’ (out now).


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Gig: Sunn O)))


Now Wave are pleased to announce the return of Sunn O))) to Manchester this Summer, with an exclusive show at HMV Ritz. The celebrated Seattle band’s live show is a notoriously deep and atmospheric one, and on 11th June an immersive quadraphonic surround sound system – with inward-facing speaker … Read on


Review: The Rifles – Live Review

I always keep an eye out for this lot. Seems like they’ve bee around for donkeys years, but still have a massive following. True, the majority of the crowd were possibly spending the money left over from their Weller tickets. Still, it’s a big turnout.

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