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Gig: Young Knives

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“We’ve just made this album called Sick Octave. It’s our fourth studio album and it’s the best album we’ve ever made. It is of course only a matter of opinion, but that is our opinion. Sick Octave is a fully self-produced, self- recorded album that is a totally freeRead on

har mar superstar

Gig: Har Mar Superstar

har mar superstar


“I like to inspire confidence. I feel people are too self-aware and worried about their looks or their gut or whatever and I feel if I go onstage and go “who gives a fuck?” it really inspires people and helps them throw those inhibitions out the door.”

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Gig: Waxahatchee



Waxahatchee is the creative output of Kate Crutchfield, a 24 year old from Alabama. She plays Sound Control, Manchester on Friday 25th October, and you should really make sure your there.



Her debut under this latest moniker came in 2012. Recorded in her bedroom, American Weekend came … Read on


Gig: Japanther



Described as a “Performance Galaxy” by Vanity Fair and “Super hard, incredibly fast and overall inspiring” by Thrasher, Japanther has always been a band apart, running the gamut from performance art to punk rock and back again.



Recent projects include Japanther in 3-D, a New York State … Read on


Review: MONO: Live Review


Is it just me or does post-rock seem like the best suited soundtrack to winter? December 2nd isn’t exactly the coldest of days but it’s still December and I’m still cold. Thankfully the inside of Sound Control is a complete furnace (especially when you’re far too stubborn to take … Read on

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Gig: Wild Nothing


Jack Tatum, formerly of Jack and the Whale and Facepaint, began making his shimmery, synth-washed indie pop recordings under the name Wild Nothing in the summer of 2009. Emerging at a time when a handful of C-86-esque groups (e.g. Crystal Stilts, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart) were … Read on


Gig: The Travelling Band


A recording project in New York City in 2006 led a collective of like minded souls to record what was to become ‘Under The Pavement’, their debut studio album. Released two years later, the record was very well received by the UK media, gaining BBC Radio 6 ‘Album of … Read on

Dog Is Dead Portrait, Nottingham UK, 2012

Gig: Dog Is Dead


All Our Favourite Stories received a flurry of glowing reviews upon its release. The Guardian  (****) exclaimed ‘solid gold indie pop songs ornamented with real precision and flair’ and the Daily Telegraph (8/10) praised the band’s ‘glistening harmonies, neat rhythmic shifts and sudden blasts of shimmering guitars.


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