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December 12, 2019

Released 12th April 2019

It’s always nice to hear bands embracing the place they grew up in, and on their debut album ‘Dogrel’, Dublin-based Fontaines D.C. do exactly that from the offset. From lead singer Grian Chatten’s highly distinctive, near-prosaic tones that are...

November 11, 2019

As is often the case with panels at ‘Louder Than Words’ festival, walking into this discussion feels at first as if you are entering the sitting room of a grandiose country house. Very nearly works of art in themselves, the rooms in the Principal Hotel in Manchester (w...

October 11, 2019

Thursday 10th October 2019

One of the many reasons I love Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark so much is that the group's two core members, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, are so entertaining to listen to when they are interviewed. And reliably so too; in fact initiall...

October 11, 2019

The other day, as part of university lecture, we were asked to list the ways in which we discover new music. At the time I said via Spotify or by going to gigs and keeping my ears open for aurally appealing support acts- both of which I have done in the past and view a...

October 6, 2019

Premiered 1st October 2019 / Streaming 19th October 2019

Picture the scene: it's late in the evening. You're in a taxi on the way home, or perhaps on a train. You're at the stage of your day, or week, or month, or year, where nothing seems to be falling in your favour....

September 30, 2019

Monday 30th September 2019

Support acts can be strange phenomena. Unestablished support acts (at least in the minds of the main act’s audience) tend to produce one of three reactions from a crowd: confusion, curiousness, or disdain. 

But the only support act I have ever...

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