I thought now would be the best time to showcase some of Manchester’s finest up and coming talent. As a city, we all know Manchester has a fine history of being the hub for great music and diversity, but sometimes this can go unnoticed and good music can slip through the cracks, so here’s your […]
Kismet Ryding are Mike Freeman (lead vocals), Josh Humphreys (guitar), Tom Humphreys (bass) and Jazz White (drums). This four-piece from Grimsby are surely going to go far, with their flare for 60’s inspired psychedelic, rock n roll tunes with a little twist. Kismet Ryding are well and truly ones to look out for.
The Brute Chorus are one of those bands that are hard to categorise, which is what makes them even more brilliant. They make deliciously dark blues music, but their sound is even more eclectic than that. Ranging from hard core, rock tunes to more tribal, deep, earthy, raw epics, often verging on the gothic as well, which fully exemplifies […]
Duke and the Darlings are Alex Reed (lead vocals, guitar), Jonny Saatchi (bass, backing vocals) Luke Wilkinson (guitar) and Grant Tildsley (drums).
Young Kato are an indie six-piece from Cheltenham, consisting of Tommy Wright (vocals), Jack Edwards (guitar), Joe Green (guitar), Joe Lever (bass), Harry Steele (keyboards) and Sam Henderson (drums). Young Kato are set to embark on their biggest tour yet, headlining venues across the UK, which begins this coming week in Bristol. With their début single, Something Real, gaining steam more and more […]
This indie four-piece, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Kiran Roy, lead guitarist Daniel Young, bassist Alex Bispham and drummer Chris Holmes, are simply magnificent. The epic soundscape that their music explodes with is meant to be heard on a large scale. The Darlingtons are set for greatness, and it’s just a matter of time before that happens.
Last Tuesday night saw the return of Spector to Manchester’s Deaf Institute. They graced the stage at 9.30pm for an 8 song set, headlining Ray-Ban’s ‘Long Lasting’ event, as part of their Envision Series tour, which is set to take place in cities all over the country in May and June. The Envision Series sets […]
The Shallows are Tom Skelton (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Russ Cragg (Guitar), Joe White (Bass) and Al Hewitt (Drums). This London based four-piece released their début EP, About Time Vol. 1, last year and are just about to release their newest, entitled Same Space Vol. 2, out 3rd May. Having already gained support from BBC Introducing and […]
Mog Stanley has to be one of the most interesting finds I have come across recently, a true musician. I was lucky enough to see his set, as part of Longevity Records showcase night at The Ruby Lounge, here in Manchester a couple of months ago, he was definitely one of the stand outs. His […]
Where’s Strutter are Paddy Neville (vocals/guitar), Danny Green (lead guitar), Josh Leach (bass) and Lee Broadbent (drums), and undoubtedly, they are one of Manchester’s most exciting young bands. They have already made an impressive start to their careers, already having played shows with the likes of Pete Doherty, The View and Buzzcocks and having sold […]
The Folk Remedy are a Manchester based three-piece, originating from Ireland and the fair town of Bolton, comprising of Matt Whoriskey (Vocals, Guitar), Rob Ryle (Lead Guitar) and Maria Bonner (Violin, Backing Vocals). This indie folk three-piece are just what Manchester and the music industry alike, have been craving for. They make beautifully, organic sounds that […]
Ian Hall, Wesley Hughes and Phil Morton make up Liverpudlian electo-pop outfit, Filter Distortion. They have expertly crafted a sound that stands alone from the rest, a really exciting find I must say. A band not to be missed. Filter Distortion have seriously worked hard, having self produced and released many songs, all which are available […]
Self-proclaimed hopeless romantics The Lottery Winners are just the breath of fresh air the music industry needs right now. You can immediately hear The Smiths influence in their music, and I’m not complaining, this band is utterly brilliant. Born and raised in Salford/Manchester, they have been products of their environment, the music scene in Manchester has had […]
The Sea are Alex D’ Chisholme and Peter D’ Chisholme, these lads pride themselves on making music that is in its purest form raw, unadulterated noise, and I for one, can’t complain with that.
London based Strangers are the band of the moment and are hotly-tipped in my list for the Sound of 2013. Their blend of dark, delicious synth-ridden electronica is just what we need right now: intensely, catchy lyrics and expertly produced melodies is what makes them so successful, in my mind, that’s the perfect combination. It’s been a […]
This Dublin duo are making waves right now and rightly so. These brothers, Harry & Alfie Hudson-Taylor, really do have something special. They have honed their craft and are rapidly gaining steam, with a fast-growing fan base (over 35,000 supporters on Facebook alone) and they still haven’t released their début LP yet. That is impressive.
LVLS (Loveless) are a band from Manchester, consisting of Jay Gibb, Joanne McClung, Paul Mawhinney and Gaylord Knott. Their recent début EP, entitled Broken Art, is available to purchase now, featuring the intensely catchy It’s Only Love, is a must buy. They are currently working away in the studio on their full length LP, so exciting times […]
Second Shepherds are regulars on the Manchester music scene and are gaining steam, hotly tipped to become the next big breakout. This Burnley four-piece consisting of members, Chris Lyttle (Lead vocals, guitar), Stuart Sharples (lead guitar), Jo Simpson (bass) and Mitch Dean (drums) have just last week been signed to Manchester’s very own, Scuff of […]
This Bromley five-piece are making waves and are sure to be big successes. Their sound ranges from slick, fast-paced guitar tunes with a heavy dose of drum beats, made to get you dancing, to more melancholic, melodious synth guitar concoctions. There’s a lot of excitement and buzz surrounding Bedlam Crooks at the minute, and rightly so, […]
Catfish and the Bottlemen are a four-piece from North Wales. They are definitely ones to look out for, in my opinion. Their sound is loud, riotous and using their own words ‘explosive’ guitar rock, and it couldn’t be more true of that in their live shows.