LIVE: JUDAS PRIEST PLUS GUESTS – MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO – 28/11/15

Now I don’t know about you, but if I were a band tasked with opening up for the gods that are Judas Priest, I’d be pretty nervous. It’s just as well then that the band have called on Michael Schenker’s…

JOJO REMEMBERS HER FATHER IN TOUCHING POST AFTER HE PASSES AWAY

American pop star JoJo has paid tribute to her father Joel who passed away on Saturday in a touching Instagram post she shared with her fans. The 24-year-old singer, whose real name is Joanna Noelle Blagden Levesque, wrote in the post that…

REVIEW: KATE BOY – ONE

It’s taken three years for Kate Boy to finally deliver their debut album. After gradually building up their fan-base with a number of well received performances, the support of those fans has now been rewarded with the arrival of a…

LIVE: ELIZA AND THE BEAR – MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3 – 01/10/15

To maybe two dozen people, opening band Viola Beach take to the stage and do their best to engage the room and warm them up ahead of the main event. The drum beat and instrumentation is sharp and catchy and…

REVIEW: SAY LOU LOU – HARD FOR A MAN

It’s quite rare to find a vocal performance that sounds both harshly judgemental and heart-wrenchingly sensitive at the same time, but, with this new single, twins Miranda and Elektra-Kilbey-Jansson deliver exactly that. It shouldn’t work, but oddly enough, it does.…

REVIEW: CLEAN CUT KID – RUNAWAY

On the back of growing success thanks to debut single”Vitamin C”, Clean Cut Kid have returned once more with “Runaway.” Whereas their previous release relied heavily on layered vocals, reminiscent of Arcade Fire and the like, this time they’ve taken…

REVIEW: THE MACCABEES – MARKS TO PROVE IT

Now four albums in, I think it’s safe to say that The Maccabees have long since established themselves as a band that have no plans of disappearing any-time soon. On the back of this new collection, that’s little wonder. Beginning…

ED SHEERAN TO VOLUNTEER AT A CHARITY SHOP

He’s already considered to be one of the nicest guys in music but now, according to reports, Ed Sheeran is set to take a well earned break from touring and give his time to a charity shop instead. It is…

LABRINTH GETS ENGAGED ON STAGE AT V FESTIVAL

Attendees of this years’ V Festival got treated to a super-special moment yesterday when half way through his set at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, performer Labrinth stopped, called his girlfriend Muz out on stage and proceeded to get down on…

INTERVIEW: TALKING SWEET MUSIC WITH BILLY PILGRIM

The quartet that make up Sweet Billy Pilgrim; Anthony Bishop, Jana Carpenter, Tim Elsenburg and Alistair Hamer, have been part of the music industry for over a decade, delivering song after song of what they describe as “Thrash Pastel” sound…