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Alfa Mist @ Gorilla

Meticulously crafted emotional dramatic jazz lashed with classical soundtrack / hip-hop elements to create great urban modern yet timeless soundscapes. In many too many words a description of what you can expect from Newham’s melancholy mastermind, though language was unnecessary when Alfa plonked into his seat at the keys, all instruments concentric upon his sturdy […]

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Sticky Fingers @ The O2 Ritz Manchester

Sticky Fingers brought in a crowd in Manchester, after receiving a huge following over here not just in Australia. These talented artists are performing perfectionists with topless keyboard players, to cane waving singers, they will catch your eye and they’ll do it in style. The set was extravagant but only through their personalities, a strong […]

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True Vibenation (supporting Sticky Fingers) @ The O2 Ritz Manchester

True Vibenation were exceptional openers, the Australian trio brought their amazing rhythmic jams to the north. They were not only powerful in their presence but they invented a whole new dance move whilst singing, playing multiple instruments and maintaining eye contact. It sounds mad and it was. They showcased their incredible musical ability when they […]

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Drenge @ The O2 Ritz Manchester

I first saw Drenge at Reading & Leeds in 2013. After reading about them a couple of weeks before in NME, I popped their name into YouTube and ran through a few of their songs. They had this muddy, fast sound polluted with elements of garage and grunge. it was infectious. I thought, ‘this is […]

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Fruit Tones Tour !

Fruit Tones are going on tour soon to promote their debut album. They are a rock and roll band originating from Manchester, “the centre of the pop universe” as mentioned in one of their interviews with The Monitors. With descriptions about them varying from “a force of nature” to “the left handed bassist plays a […]

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DMA’s @ Cambridge Corn Exchange

Pleasant surprise. Double doors flung open as bodies rush for quick cigarettes. A gratifying wall of sound washes over my body and I bless the high ceilings of the Corn Exchange, witnessing chords melt into the vast space above my head. I had no previous knowledge of DMA’s except for a slapdash description of their […]

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Flor

Last night I had the opportunity to go check out Flor, the support act for Andrew McMahon and The Wilderness, on The Upside Down Flowers Tour. I went to the show not knowing much about them and left instantly downloading their latest single “get behind this”, and their debut full length album “come out. you’re […]

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Laura Pergolizzi ( L.P) @ Observatory (San Diego)

Laura Pergolizzi, better known as her stage name LP, played a sold out show at The Observatory in San Diego, CA with fans outside still trying to score some tickets. After seeing the show, I now know why. LP is one of those artists that  you will have wished you had the chance to see […]

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Paper Jackets – Trigger

I wish I had discovered this band sooner. With vocals and music reminiscent of the band ‘Lawson’ and genres extending from alternative rock to pop – I think there is definitely a place in the industry for this 6-piece band. There are plenty of time lapse shots in the music video, but none that change […]

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Plested

I had listened to Plested before, but never in depth, so I was in for a positive surprise when I discovered he was the opening act for Lauren Aquilina at The Deaf Institute. Just him and a guitar, with strumming patterns that amateur guitarists/ singer songwriters would not find hard to pick up (perhaps like […]

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