Well, we do have a selection of Manchester’s finest this week with both Talking Drums (with Neil Diablo) and Space Afrika laying at complete opposite ends of the dynamic spectrum, the former a midday beach-bar vibe (maybe moving in to early evening), and the latter beautifully soundtracking an eyes-closed home-listening session. If you need something … Continued

Formerly British Sea Power, the band now sail forth as Sea Power, and their back with a new album too. We’re delighted that they’ve chosen to play on our stage once more following the success of The People’s Concert. They’ll be here on Saturday 23rd April 2022! The new name is a modest gesture of … Continued

RELEASE ROUNDUP: PICCADILLY RECORDS It’s another week full of brilliant new releases, this time things get a little calmer with the traditional Jewish psalms getting a rework by Nathan Salsburg and the next outing from the ever-reliable Light In The Attic fitting in perfectly between the airy, minimalistic sounds of their Kankyo Ongaku compilation from … Continued

RELEASE ROUNDUP: PICCADILLY RECORDS  It’s a melody heavy week this week, with the more meditative beauty of Max Richter acting as a perfect palate cleanser for the melodic genius of Willy Mason (who played a set in the shop some years ago i’m reliably informed, sadly before my time) or the more rawkous, jagged groove … Continued

RELEASE ROUNDUP: PICCADILLY RECORDS The weather may have taken a turn for the worse this week (is it Autumn already?) but that doesn’t stop the hot new releases from coming thick and fast. This week sees the soulful funk of both Durand Jones and the late, great Prince gracing the shelves alongside a couple slower … Continued

Joe Jackson is back on tour after the success of his Four Decade Tour in 2019, and his latest album ‘Fool’. The show will feature both a full band set and a ‘mini-set’ of Joe solo. The songs will be drawn from his whole career, including some that haven’t been heard for many years. Watch … Continued

ZIGGY STARDUST CABARET: MEET THE PERFORMERS This Thursday Classic Album Cabaret beams down to our stage. We’ve got a performance of ‘The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust’ in full as a Cabaret show plus a live set of Bowie greats. Here’s the cast of performers who’ll be entertaining you… Jenna G A self confessed … Continued

The Grammy-nominated duo, Black Pumas, have just released a brand new live video of their version of “Sugar Man”, after releasing the cover as a Spotify Single earlier this year. The original track “Sugar Man” was by American signer-songwriter, Rodriguez, who’s remarkable story was told in the Academy Award-winning documentary film ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ in 2012, … Continued

We’ve announced two new cracking shows recently. Norwegian songwriter, producer, and vocalist Aurora will be returning to Albert Hall on 1st April 2022 and the incredible multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, known as EELS, will also be hitting our stage again on Tuesday 15th March 2022! Aurora recently revealed her brand new single, Cure For Me, … Continued

RELEASE ROUNDUP: PICCADILLY RECORDS As record store day (II) creeps up on us, the new releases often slow down a little bit but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a wealth of superb music out there to keep our ears active. This week sees things take a bit more of a relaxed turn with the hazy … Continued