Reviewing…The 90’s

Reviewing…The 90’s

It’s pretty fair – and easy – to say that music has a profound effect on all of us, especially going back the last 500 or so years to the Renaissance period. Music in each decade of the 20th century, represented a rebellion and a refusal to stay stuck in the past, and bravely take a step into the unknown. This also involved new fashion trends and ideals that came along, such as wanting global peace in the '60s, to wanting sexual liberation and anarchy in the '70s and '80s. However, the final ten years of the 20th century, had a phenomenal impact. It was a culmination of the all the previous decades, an effect that is shaping (primarily) guitar music right now, and even seeing some familiar faces return to…
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NEW! In The Club – MY BABY

NEW! In The Club – MY BABY

Psychedelic Dutch-Kiwi trio MY BABY have returned triumphant from a blistering set at Boomtown and we are delighted to unveil the video for their track ‘In The Club’. It is the first single from the sonic sorcerer’s upcoming fourth album, due for release this autumn – a lysergic mashup of Bluegrass, Disco, Funk and Trance, as if sung by Dolly Parton on mescaline. The kaleidoscopic video is inspired by the 1920s flapper girl aesthetic, merged through frontwoman Cato van Dyck’s hypnotic vocal control: “The club is a place where you escape to, a sort of purgatory”, explains lead guitarist Daniel ‘Da Freez’ Johnston, “it symbolises a faltered version of an ideal”.  Watch the video here: MY BABY’s sound uses live guitars, drums and vocals without the aid of computers or samples, fusing aspects of Shamanic Chants, Blues, ancient Folk, 70s…
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Y Not Festival – Elly Bailey Reports

Y Not Festival – Elly Bailey Reports

A classic UK festival, a weekend of your favourite bands, your favourite people, way too much drinking and a little bit of rain. Here is Elly Bailey’s roundup of Y Not Festival 2018, stay tuned for her artist interviews that will be coming out over the next few days. Best Performance: SHEAFS. 2pm on a Saturday afternoon, (e.g. when most people were recovering from their Friday night hangover), and Sheffield’s finest, Sheafs, managed to packed out The Quarry Stage tent and put on a hell of a performance SHEAFS Image; courtesy of Lewis Evans Photography Four members took to the stage playing a long-winded intro to the set, literally warming up the audience who had been soaked through from the weather. And then band member number five, appeared. Sheafs’ lead singer Lawrence, swaggered…
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Trashed TV Live (the North’s music world is smashing it)

Trashed TV Live (the North’s music world is smashing it)

Trashed TV Live launches with a select launch line up that feels like a celebration of no ordinary music city's heritage. Denise Johnson,  Liines, The Vryll Society and Saytr Play make up the all acclaimed guests for the show which is hosted by Meredith Peterson (Off The Record, Kendal Calling) and Gary Drury of the rock band, Our Fold. Filmed for Trashed TV Live YouTube. 7pm doors on Thursday 6th September. The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street., Manchester M1 7HL.  You can be there. Click here for Tickets/Info Facebook EventSupported  by Brewdog Manchester, Trashed TV Live promises a fresh take on the local entertainment scene with a mix of TV-show-performances, guest features, interviews and audience involvement with artists. With excellent view points for the audience of both the live stage and interview stage, it's all about enjoyment. WHAT a statement of intent first bill - all deserving of focused attention:…
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In Depth: Elly Bailey Meets Luke Griffiths (False Heads)

In Depth: Elly Bailey Meets Luke Griffiths (False Heads)

 Photo: Elly Bailey.   Luke Griffiths, the lead singer of East London rock band False Heads, strolled into the Cross Keys Wetherspoons in Bank looking as a lead singer should, bleached hair shining, sunglasses in place, and some various scars on his forehead which he later told me was from hitting his head into his guitar, (“It makes a cool noise!”). I sat watching him survey the room, looking over to where I said I was sitting, and started to wonder why he hadn’t seen me yet. (If you know me you will know that my hair, in particular, is pretty hard to miss!) Eventually spotting me he ambled over, immediately pulling me in for a hug explaining with a shy smile that his eyesight wasn’t great but was too worried about…
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