Razorlight enjoyed near-ubiquitous radio play in the mid-noughties with their debut album ‘Up All Night’, a record that garnered huge hit singles ‘Somewhere Else’, and ‘Golden Touch’ among others. They seemed to be at the forefront of a guitar-pop revival and their self titled second album didn’t slow things down. Standout track ‘America’ went straight … Continued

The seven-piece folk act hailing from Chicago performed new material from their latest album Forever Turned Around – A bittersweet collection of songs focusing on themes of falling in and out of love, loneliness, and friendship.  Their unique and soulful sound was perfect for Albert Hall.  Although usually famous for their mellow sound they did not … Continued

Rising to widespread prominence and cultural significance upon the release of ‘Screamadelica’. Primal Scream has seemingly had no trouble in keeping pace with 21st-century pop.  They joined us on stage at Albert Hall with an explosive and high energy show that didn’t disappoint.  Bobby Gillespie embodied showmanship and, for the final two songs, the band … Continued

Following hot on the heels of their recent announcement of their long-awaited third album Friendly Fires joined us at The Albert Hall. Arriving eight years after their last album, Inflorescent is the sound of a band rejuvenated and reborn. Starting with just three scrawled words “Love. Like. Waves”, they soon emerged with a finished song as fresh … Continued

November 13, 2019

SHOT LIST 37: Chromatics

Chromatics have a dreamy synth-pop sound with an Italo disco influence.  The band rose to prominence in 2011 when their song ‘Tick of the Clock’ was used in the film Drive. The featuring electro noir album Kill for Love was named the 8th best album of 2012 by Pitchfork.  There long overdue Manchester debut at Albert … Continued

November 3, 2019

SHOT LIST 36: Charlie XCX

Prolific, eclectic and avoiding all pop clichés; Charlie XCX’s music is an effortless balance between sugary pop anthems and her own unique experimental sound.  Her rise to fame began with posting songs to Myspace in 2008 but as her popularity grewand she signed her first contract she found additional sucess writing some of the biggest … Continued

Top 5 shots from StereoLab

Each week we take you through the hottest new shows and those about to sell out so you don’t miss out on tickets. This week we’ve got five shows that we think might take your fancy!  RODRIGO Y GABRIELLA: Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Five years since their last album, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo … Continued

Spoken word supremo, lauded poet, awarding winning hip-hop artist and author Kate Tempest is back on top of her game with an incredible new album, The book of Traps and Lessons, which has been five years in the making and quite rightly listed as one of the most anticipated UK hip hop albums of 2019. … Continued

As the groovy people of Manchester get ready to disco dance the night away to the sounds of the 1970s this Saturday night, we grabbed a quick transatlantic Skype with the big daddy himself, Mr Brutus Gold, to get an insight into the world of a self-proclaimed 70’s styled Puerto Rican Love God. He certainly … Continued