Babybird – 29.11.19

Babybird – Deaf Institute 29/11/19 Reviewer: Matthew Forrest There was a lot to admire about tonight’s Babybird gig. First and foremost, in Stephen Jones you have a performer comfortable in his surroundings, so comfortable in fact that he clearly doesn’t give a toss, what you, I, or anyone else thinks. And quite frankly the night […]

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No Hot Ashes 29.9.19

On Friday 29th September, we had the opportunity to catch local upstarts No Hot Ashes play one their biggest gigs to date at the o2 Ritz in Manchester. The band has been on tour since August in support of their debut album, Hardship Starship. Upon arriving at the Ritz it was apparent that no one else […]

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The Kooks, Castlefield Bowl 12.07.19

Once again Manchester seems to be the eye of the hurricane for cultural and sporting events: with Old Trafford playing an integral part of the Cricket World Cup, the biannual behemoth that is the Manchester International Festival and, of course, the now traditional Sounds of The City Festival. Taking place at Castlefield Bowl and located […]

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The Larkins 02.03.19

The Larkins: Albert Hall, Manchester Reviewed March 2nd Reviewer: The Rise of the Larkins has been nothing short of extraordinary, as lead singer Josh Noble states midway through tonight’s set. On the way to their gig tonight they passed both The Castle and The Soup Kitchen on route to Albert Hall, which is the band’s […]

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Middle Kids 20.11.18

Middle Kids: Deaf Institute – Manchester   20/11/18   Reviewer: Matthew Forrest   It’s been a year of firsts for Middle Kids: Their debut album, Lost Friends, came out in the spring and now the band are on their first headline UK tour.   Lost friends earned huge critical acclaim across the board, with the NME calling it “timeless […]

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