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Murray vs. Baghdatis – French Open 3rd Round – Roland Garros 2010

May 29, 2010


Andy Murray deserves a lot of credit for this excellent third-round performance at Roland Garros. His opening match was an epic five setter, followed by a second-round encounter that was hit by large rain delays, meaning the game was stretched over two days, denying Murray the crucial days rest needed to aid recuperation between difficult […]

Murray vs. Chela – French Open 2nd Round – Roland Garros 2010

May 29, 2010


Andy Murray defeated Juan Ignacio Chela in the second round of the French Open despite severe rain delays interrupting the match and meaning it stretched over 2 days. This was the second time in recent weeks he has defeated Chela comfortably and he now he takes in place in round 3 where he will play […]

Murray vs. Gasquet – French Open 1st Round – Roland Garros 2010

May 27, 2010


Andy Murray produced a superb comeback in his first round match at this year’s French Open, coming from two sets and a break down to beat Richard Gasquet of France 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. Both players produced some superb tennis during the 4 hours 4 minutes on court, with Gasquet showing the kind of […]

Hungry Pigeon Preview – May 28-30th, Manchester

May 27, 2010


written for High Voltage Manchester’s Hungry Pigeon swoops back into town this weekend and it looks set to top last year’s inaugural event. It is an amalgamation of all things creative, with music, film, fashion photography and art coming together to create a special spring bank holiday weekend festival in Manchester. Athlete are the headline […]

Animal Collective – ODDSAC – Mint Lounge, Manchester – 14th May 2010

May 24, 2010


written for High Voltage An expectant audience packed into Manchester’s Mint Lounge to witness the regional premiere of ODDSAC, the new ‘visual album’ from Animal Collective. It’s an hour-long spectacle which marries together new Animal Collective tracks with eerie and psychedelic visual artistry. It is a piece 4 years in the making and offers fans […]

ATP Tour – Rome & Madrid Masters

May 20, 2010


It would seem that the ATP World Tour has come to life in recent weeks. The two Masters Events in Rome and Madrid have ignited what has been an otherwise tepid start to 2010 from some of the game’s biggest names. Andy Murray’s form has picked up considerably, while in Madrid this week, Rafael Nadal […]

I Am Blackbird EP Launch – Night & Day Cafe – 7th May 2010

May 15, 2010


Last Friday saw the official launch of I Am Blackbird’s fantastic new EP ‘This Town’ at the Night & Day Cafe in Manchester. Recently named Piccadilly Records’ ‘Record of the Week’, a truly deserved accolade, the EP is excellent and there is a review available on Passions Just Like Mine for anybody not familiar with […]

ODDSAC – A new ‘Visual Album’ by Animal Collective

May 13, 2010


written for High Voltage Friday 14th May sees the regional premiere of ODDSAC, a new ‘visual album’ from Animal Collective, which is the result of 4 years worth of collaboration between the band and filmmaker Danny Perez. The hour-long spectacle was premiered back in January at the Sundance Film Festival and should provide thrilling viewing. […]

I Am Blackbird – This Town EP

May 4, 2010


written for High Voltage I Am Blackbird are Manchester’s finest new music act and this week sees the release of their long-awaited debut EP ‘This Town’. It is a breathtaking collection of songs that should act as a catalyst for the band to go on and achieve great things. Unquestionably the best live act in […]