Music

Camden Rocks Festival Review

This year’s Camden Rocks was the expected assembly of the great, the good, the spectacular, the amazing and the downright unexpected. On a sunny Saturday, our extravaganza commenced at the Hawley Arms with the dreamy pop of Lots Holloway – a gentle and laid back introduction to a day that this warm and dreamy music […]

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Music

Powerless: the dark side of student nightlife

Under the strobe lights and blaring music of nightclubs many students and young people are sexually harassed and even assaulted. Perpetrators are unpunished as bouncers and staff often turn a blind eye. The victims are left feeling scared, powerless and miserable. For many students, the nightlife is as important as any other aspect of university. […]

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Interviews, Music

The Solo Armada Frank Turner interview

Despite releasing an album, conducting a full UK tour and headlining every night of Lost Evenings (a festival put together under his name), British folk-punk musician Frank Turner found time on the final day of Lost Evenings to sit down with the Solo Armada for a chat. After delightedly grabbing himself one of the Armada’s […]

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Interviews, Music, News

Dot to Dot Festival Highlights

Images courtesy of Georgina Hurdsfield 15:30 – Café Nero Pocket book and pen – Check. Backup pen– Check. Wristband– Check. Coffee – Check Let’s do this. On Friday May 25th – I made it my mission to dart from venue to venue – joining the dots on the Manny music map in order to bestow […]

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Music

Camden Rocks Announces Set Times

It’s great to see festival line-ups published early – they give you a chance to plan which of the ‘clashes’ you’ll prioritise, which you’ll risk missing and exactly when, opportunities permitting, you’ll just sit and have a beer and relax. So here we go with this year’s Camden Rocks Festival. As ever I’ll want to […]

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Music

Camden Rocks Festival Preview

With a little less than two weeks remaining, now is the time to make sure you get your tickets for the ‘tired feet’ extravaganza that is Camden Rocks Festival. It’s one of those days that feels like the circus has come to town that is, instead, much better, much more filled with joy, and that […]

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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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