Isolation Blues #3

Welcome to the latest edition of our new regular feature 'Isolation Blues' whereby we post a playlist of some tracks we've been listening to in the last week that have helped to navigate through this strange ne... Read More...

Isolation Blues #1

Welcome to our new regular feature 'Isolation Blues' whereby we post a playlist of some tracks we've been listening to in the last week that have helped to navigate through this strange new landscape. There are... Read More...
Glastonbury_Festival_from_the_Park_Stage Manchester gigs

Weekly Preview // 20.06-26.06

It's Glasto week, hence the heavens have heaved open. Yes, you heard it here first, we can blame the Eavises for the meteorological state of affairs. But for us mere mortals unblessed by their ticketing system,... Read More...
Piano BagThing Weekly Preview

Weekly Preview // 13.06-19.06

At the moment the headlines seem to be shared between referenda and referees, but we're bucking the trend by diverting your attentions to the week's Manchester-based events that have caught our eye. We're st... Read More...
Cat Piano_Public Domain Review

Weekly Preview // 06.06-12.06

This northern heatwave may be a cure for the rainy city blues, but our inclination is still towards the cooler climes of cultural venues. Hermits we may be, but after digesting the below Manchester events highl... Read More...
Shunya Dulcimer crop

Review // Shunya @ Dulcimer

From Shunya's opening salvo of manipulated public service announcement samples to his closing volley of beats akin to Four Tet's 'Pinnacle' coupled with a plumply squelching synthetic bassline, his performance ... Read More...
Three Lions Football Music

Weekly Preview // 16.05-22.05

The Premier League season ended with a bang yesterday - a very controlled bang with few people watching and fans going home disappointed. This week's events preview blog invites all manner of suspect musical de... Read More...
David Attenborough Music

Weekly Preview // 09.05-15.05

It was David Attenborough's 90th on Sunday 8th, an indirect purveyor of music in its most natural form through birdsong, grasshopper choruses and uninhibited mating cries. If you unplug those earphones and list... Read More...
Hiatus Kaiyote Ritz

Review // Hiatus Kaiyote @ The Ritz

Words and photo by Kristofer Thomas After a decade of relative obscurity, ‘future soul’ has made something of a comeback during these last few years. Be this the Robert Glasper productions that made up much ... Read More...

Weekly Preview // 25.04-01.05

If there's a form of transport that's often pervaded lyrical content, it's aviation. From BB King's aviation history to the McCartneys' backing band, Wings; from the DJ known as Aeroplane to Lenny Kravitz's 'Fl... Read More...