Were You Even There begs for you to listen more than once – this recognisable, questioning call-out and the timeless simplicity of the melody uniting effortlessly with the calm, organic rock set-up beside it.
Whether you want the loud-rock vibe to gear you up for the weekend, or something more thoughtful to follow along in isolation, it seems appropriate to take a Holiday at The Secret Lake.
Following a brand new line-up and prior to their upcoming shows at Manchester International Festival (July 14th) and Northwest Groovement at Jimmy’s, Liverpool (August 22nd), we caught an exclusive interview with Northern Soul Funk and Afrobeats Extravaganza NGUVU, to find out more about their journey as a band, their aspirations, the current line up, the … Continued
Mighty vocals blending depth and relatability guide us into a rock warmth and conceptual vulnerability for this powerful, engaging new album from fellow Mancunian Rob Murphy.
Manchester’s own Test Card Girl has written a classic song with a fresh & unique set-up & sentiment, and all of the building blocks seem to fall perfectly into place.
Manchester’s Paul Oska showcases the very best of his original songwriting, scene-setting and unique vocal prowess, with this brand new EP entitled So Long, My Lonely Ghost.
Never one to succumb to expectation, Troy exercises his right to take full reign creatively, presenting a plethora of musical moments that range from minimalist acoustic to full-throttle, retro-keys funk and cinematic ambiance.
Battle Ready is a slow-burning track that sneaks up on you as you listen through. There’s a dark narrative lurking behind the beauty of the arrangement. Tuneful and tastefully produced, that all makes it classic country, in a nutshell!
It’s OK not to be a pack animal – to be weird, a misfit, a freak, nerd, rebel and to be, see or do things differently. Some people are threatened by that and see it as an opportunity for a cheap dig to feel better about themselves. We like to call them the “dream police”.
Manchester’s Plato are quick to impress with this distinctly emotional and creatively fascinating new song. Showcasing a touch of influence from the likes of Half Moon Run, the band drive with uniquely interesting lyrics, organic and expressive musicianship, and stunning vocals.
The concept is one of conflicting desires or belonging in two places at once. It’s a thought provoking story-line, and Fernweher presents it in an effectively fascinating manner but one that’s also musically satisfying and refreshingly original.
As the song evolves, the music grows brighter & more intense, the energy levels sky-rocket, and the passion in the delivery reaches powerful new heights.