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Live review: Squid, Falmouth, May 18th: who finer to bring us back to the live experience?

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LIVE: The Clashed at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton (Tribute band)

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Live: EWAH and the Vision of Paradise, Altar, Hobart 14 March 2019

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Words: Chloe Ross Pictures: Erin Moore Following the October release of their highly anticipated fourth album, Sticky, Thursday night at Manchester Academy certainly kept in theme with that title, with a post-lockdown crowd positively frothing at the mouth from the get-go for a night of raucous live music. It would be utterly remiss to not …

Unfortunately, the perils of the M62 and the dreaded Pennines scuppered my chances of making it to the Academy in time to catch the opener, Maelor Hughes, on the bill tonight. When I did arrive, I was met with a sea of Leveller’s shirts, ranging from the early nineties right through to the present day, …

After a stuttering stat – last night’s gig nearly didn’t go ahead as the bands ferry was delayed meaning they didn’t arrive to the venue till just shortly after 7pm, but with doors opening was put back to 8.30 pm and not the usual 7pm this meant much of the throng, missing the announcement by the venue on the socials, …

It’s the 30th Birthday of Manchester’s Night & Day Cafe this week, and to celebrate they lined up a week of special gigs (and received a noise complaint to boot). Tonight fans are in for a treat with a holy trinity of Manchester bands on the bill, promising a night you’re not likely to forgot. …

Sheffield has some great venues, but this was my first time at Shakespeare’s –  it won’t be the last. It’s one of those lovely old rooms above a pub where gigs are as barrier-free and communal as they get. Also, great sound, good acoustics and a surprisingly massive stage.  We were spoilt with two supports …

Storm Arwen did its worst and sent some arctic conditions over Sheffield on Friday night but it didn’t contain enough power to dim the enthusiasm for the 1500 folk who ventured out on an icy Saturday night to see their hero. Paul Weller’s long awaited return to the city, postponed last year due to the pandemic was a massive …

British Lion are fast becoming a staple in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal landscape and tonight’s shift at The Warehouse, Leeds,  only further supported this fact with a stellar performance which should make anyone with a passing interest sit up and take note.  Airforce opened the evening and they were loud. It may not …

There’s an excitement in the air throughout Coventry as 4 local bands are about to take the stage at the HMV Empire. They’ve sold over 1,000 tickets to this 1,100+ person venue which is no small feat and whilst the place isn’t entirely sold out, it certainly feels like it. After a warm welcome at …

Scene in the Steen household at the end of another day at the coal face. “Hi dear, did you slay the masses again with your angular post punk tunes”? Charlie: Yep! And did you crowd surf amongst your adoring fans? Charlie: Yes, I did! And did you get your top off on stage again? Charlie: …

Skinny Lister onstage at King Tuts, Glasgow

One of the surprise joys of lockdown was the emergence of sea shanties which, with the help of the TikTok generation, went viral. Skinny Lister invited The Longest Johns on their current UK tour and the gig in Glasgow at King Tuts was as raucous as you would expect. The added ingredient was the fact …