In keeping with our frequent discussions around the concept of Real Music, we take a little look today at a brilliantly talented musician and songwriter based in Greater Manchester, UK. Paddy O’Hare writes and performs for the most part around the North of England, but this particular year he’s traveled as far as the French Alps and Italy … Continued

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An immensely impressive debut from a stand out band, hailing from the UK’s very own Burnley. It’s refreshing to hear another new act from up North that is as enthusiastic as ever about their music, yet still bringing something completely new to the game. Courtyards are definitely one to look out for. For many reasons, this … Continued

IndieRock

Lightly doused in influence from the likes of Kings of Leon and Pearl Jam, we were bound to fall for Highly Suspect; we weren’t quite prepared, however, for just how consumed we’d be by their music. Immensely gripping, compelling, and outright captivating. An incredible front man; the voice, the phrasing, the lyrics – quite frankly, one of … Continued

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An intense and powerful indie rock band, from the UK’s very own Edinburgh. We’re talking real indie rock; passionate, loud, memorable, relevant – superb riffs throughout, well placed, and even a slight country twang every now and then from the lead guitar. A whole host of enjoyable little hits of character lie within the music of The … Continued

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Something entirely incomparable. Incredibly unique, and fortunate in such a way as to have possibly the best vocalist of the past ten years. Nothing But Thieves – An irreplaceable, almost effortless band. Incredible to watch, absolute goosebumps. What’s great is that they’re clearly a close group of friends, enjoying what they do, playing great music, … Continued

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Already hugely successful in their local community, Airport Impressions are an incredibly impressive band from Malta; a genuine pleasure to discover. Every track they’ve released is something warm and wonderful to listen to. It’s music to play at full volume, and they’re undoubtedly an unmissable live band. They look set to make it to the … Continued

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Now for a little something awesome that we stumbled upon. Broken Witt Rebels – An impressive rock band, fantastic musicians, quality solos just when you need them. It’s hard to really isolate why their sound works so well, the music just has something about it; it’s big, without being noisy. It actually gets better and better … Continued

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Not just one of the best bands to come out of Manchester, Autumn Ruin are up there with the very best rock bands we’ve heard this year. From anywhere. I saw them perform live before I even knew who they were, and that’s a great place to start; flawless musicianship, and a wonderfully compelling presence from … Continued

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I’m not sure sometimes what it is about a band that makes you want to hear everything they’ve ever written. In this case, I wanted in particular to see more of their videos – there seems to be a genuine, effortless passion to their performance. It seems real, intriguing, and a little intimidating. What is … Continued

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An overcast, dreary, very British Tuesday; a good day to talk about an exciting alternative band from Sydney, Australia. The Sunpilots. We’re absolutely loving this sound. They’re kind of fusing the whole alternative rock thing, (think Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, System of a Down) with an almost Kate Bush kind of artistry. Lyrically, melodically, … Continued

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One of the most exciting new bands of recent years – Half Moon Run have gone from the mass sharing of their acoustic videos, to global alternative superstars. It all started with Full Circle, followed by a series of phenomenal live performances; their passion and chemistry on stage is unparalleled, not to mention that each … Continued

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