Music

Stella Donnelly @ The Castle Hotel

By Dan Holderness Stella Donnelly treated a packed out Castle Hotel crowd in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to an intimate gig of jazzy guitar lines with complimentary vocals of tales of love and Australian life. The eager Castle Hotel crowd witnessed a minimal stage set up with just Stella Donnelly, her pink Stratocaster and beautiful voice. […]

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Music

Dot to Dot Festival Preview

By Scott Hill On Friday the 25th May, Dot to Dot Festival descends on Manchester – promising yet another year packed with more groove than Armada. Spanning venues far and wide across the city, let’s have a look at what this smorgasbord of sound has to offer. With hair to make the headlines –  The Horrors […]

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Music

8 Bands to Watch Out For at Dot to Dot Festival

By Georgina Hurdsfield Pale Waves – Pale Waves return once again to Dot to Dot Festival since their previous appearance on the line-up in 2016. Since signing to record label ‘Dirty Hit’ in 2017, their fan base has grown massively and I’d be surprised if any music fan in Manchester hadn’t heard of them already. […]

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Music, News

Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album

Arctic Monkeys have announced that their sixth LP, titled ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ set to be released on the 11th of May. It’s been five long years of waiting for Monkeys fans, who haven’t released any new music since their brilliant 2013 release ‘AM’. The band have announced a series of European and North […]

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Music

Preview: Andrew Seaton presents Ingénue

An exciting night of upcoming artists emerging in the North West comes to Night People on April 17th. Hosted by Andrew Seaton, headlining the event are Ingénue, whose mix of eclectic rock undoubtedly draws influence from stoner and psych-rock of the late 90s. Amongst the supporting acts are Subjects, and four-piece alt-pop sensation Leviathans, whose […]

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Film

Annihilation

If Netflix missed the mark when cashing in on the colossally disappointing The Cloverfield Paradox, they’ve certainly made it up to their UK audiences with Annihilation. The next film in the growing repertoire of Alex Garland is clearly his most ambitious work to date, even more so than his directorial debut Ex Machina, a film that has matured […]

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Music

Sunset Rollercoaster – Cassa Nova

Taiwanese indie sensation Sunset Rollercoaster have released their new EP Cassa Nova, the follow up to predecessor Jinji Kikko 2 years ago. Echoing Mac Demarco with shades of lo-fi “blue wave”, songs such as Slow and Libidream are effortlessly easy on the ears, playing out with a relaxed, hazy ambience. There’s even an influence of Bowie, […]

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