The gift that keeps on giving. IDLES are set to sell off all their exhibition artwork to raise money for the charity Samaritans. They’ve recently had number one album from BBC 6 and their single ‘Samaritans’ has been A-listed for the week. The auction went live this morning at 9am and the band will be… Read More IDLES to auction off all their artwork for Samaritans
Roundhouse, London has today announced details of their 2019 line up for their In The Round series. Running between the 22nd – 31st January the star-studded line up features headline performances by Patti Smith, Ronnie Spector, Shirley Collins, Fatima and This Is The Kit. The venue is world known for being a cultural hub in… Read More Patti Smith, This Is The Kit and more to headline Roundhouse 2019 In The Round series
IDLES have racked up the praise they deserve with their debut album ‘Brutalism’ storming its way to becoming one of the best albums of 2017 (in our opinion). The band are following up their success with their second album ‘JOY AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE’ which is out on August 31st via Partisan Records. In celebration… Read More IDLES POP UP ART EXHIBITION + SPILLERS INSTORE GIG
Tonight, the vicinity of Clwb Ifor Bach is heavily populated by testosterone-fuelled teenage boys, who seem to be using their actively sought out drink as their currency, sheepishly smuggling in hip flasks to the amusement of one another. These shenanigans are repeated most weeks at this venue, where a 10pm curfew acts not only as… Read More The Pitchforks – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff ★★★
Today, BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales announce the names of twelve acts selected from across Wales to be part of the Horizons in 2018. The launch event takes place Thursday 24th May at the BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend Fringe Festival in Swansea at 6pm. A few of the artists announced will be performing live: Adwaith, CHROMA acoustic and Eadyth… Read More The twelve acts for Horizons 2018 are here!
URF are a neo-psychedelic, female fronted band from Manchester. The band blend the hard-hitting soundscapes of Black Angeles, the soothing shoegaze breeze from Slowdive and the gothic elements of The Cure to create a true elemental force that cannot be touched. Their unique psych sound is about to grab Manchester by storm with their upcoming… Read More EP REVIEW: URF are a “true elemental force that cannot be touched”. The debut EP reviewed.
In its fourth-year running, Horizons have opened their applications for emerging Welsh acts. Horizons / Gorwelion is a union between the Arts Council of Wales and BBC Wales, where the scheme strives to propel Welsh talent through funding and coveted performance opportunities. Previous successes that have worked with Horizons include Kizzy Crawford, Danielle Lewis, We’re… Read More Applications for Horizons 2018 have opened!
Music and the arts are what makes the city of Manchester so unique and diverse. From the buskers of Market Street to the global renowned acts performing at the stadiums, venues and arena. Yet, wedged in the top part of the city you have the Northern Quarter. The true heart of Manchester. From The Castle… Read More Sabotage: The brand new Manchester festival ready to take the city by storm
This April 20, White Mystery will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary as well as playing their 1000th show, 9th album, and box set release. The duo will be celebrating at Waldo’s Forever in Chicago for free, and you can RSVP here! You can shop the box set, containing all the sold out White Mystery… Read More White Mystery Are Coordinating Masters
Since joining BIMM in Manchester, I’ve already discovered a wealth of brilliant new talent stretching across the city. Johnny Black, Cavana and Octopus have all joined that list. The trio of acts performed at the second outing for the cosmic art-rock act, Johnny Black. Johnny Black is the fictional character created and performed by Daniel… Read More Johnny Black’s Chapter II was impeccably brilliant – Live review