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Laura Marling – Manchester Cathedral – 24th October 2011

October 29, 2011


written by Robert Pollard Manchester Cathedral, a stunning, centuries old church that sits proudly in the centre of the city, opened its time-worn doors to the public once more as Laura Marling continued her tour of British cathedrals. This beautiful building is fast becoming the most popular music venue in the city, with its outstanding […]

Deerhunter – Sound Control, Manchester – 30th March 2011

April 1, 2011


written for High Voltage It has long been acknowledged that Deerhunter are one of the most enterprising bands in the world, with their influence on other contemporary musicians already highly noticeable. We can now add ‘consummate professionalism’ to their growing list of attributes. This performance at Manchester’s Sound Control was highly impressive, once again demonstrating […]

Woods & Spectrals – Deaf Institute, Manchester – 15th March 2011

March 19, 2011


written for High Voltage Manchester’s Deaf Institute played host to three bands tonight as Woods, Spectrals and The Doozer were each given an opportunity to impress a room full of organic food lovers and long beards. Each band had their own approach and each band had differing fortunes on the night. First up was The […]

The Walkmen – Central Methodist Hall, Manchester – 20th January 2011

February 3, 2011


written for High Voltage Since their inception at the turn of the millennium, The Walkmen have become known as an underachieving band, struggling to fulfill their early promise. Tonight they proved why success has thus far eluded them with a lacklustre and uninspired performance at the Central Methodist Hall in Manchester. The Walkmen are, quite frankly, an infuriating act. […]

Passions Just Like Mine – Top 5 gigs of 2010

December 12, 2010


1 – Laura Marling at the Lowry, Salford This was a truly spectacular performance from one of this country’s most gifted artists. Laura Marling’s stunning arrangements and incisive lyricism left her audience at the Lowry amazed at the depth of her talent. Later nominated for a Mercury (which she was cruelly denied), 2010 has offered […]

LCD Soundsystem & Hot Chip – The Apollo, Manchester – 25th November 2010

November 21, 2010


If this tour really is to be the last hurrah for LCD Soundsystem then they will leave behind a large void in the music world – as well as some very disappointed fans. It hardly seems believable that they will disband since they possess such an incisive ability to translate impressive studio work into marvellous […]

Spectrals EP release & Tour Dates

November 2, 2010


written for High Voltage Spectrals may not be the most well-known band around at the moment but expect that to change very soon. They have long been heralded as one of the most exciting new bands in the UK and their career is now starting to take off. Their stylish brand of short and sweet […]