Julia Jacklin, Manchester Soup Kitchen

March 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Scour the lyric sheet of Julia Jacklin‘s debut album blind and you’d fancy a life lived longer, certainly, if not richer. But the Australian, in her mid-twenties [...]

Jess Williamson – Manchester Gullivers

February 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Jess Williamson sits, checks the tuning of her guitar, takes a sip of her wine, and begins to sing. ‘Say It’, her stinging opener, is a blackened thing in its [...]

The Julie Ruin – Glasgow Art School

December 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

What if there was a revolution and no-one came? It happened, once. 20 years ago, it was possible to go and see Kathleen Hanna play in the upstairs room of a pub to an [...]

The Stone Roses – Carlisle Sands Centre

June 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

It needn’t be rocket science. Announce a show at 10.30am. Open the box office at midday. Ask ticket buyers to bring along a band t-shirt, record or some other item of [...]

Nerina Pallot – Manchester Gorilla

April 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

“I have to tell you, Manchester – I’m slightly shit-faced.” That’s just four songs in: heroic by anyone’s standards. Nerina Pallot grins, shrugs, [...]

Lush – Hackney Oslo

April 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Just hours before her band play their first show in twenty years, Emma Anderson perhaps speaks for them all when she tweets her pre-gig state of mind: [...]
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