To celebrate the release of their most recent studio album ‘More, again Forever’ Middleton sweethearts played intimate shows throughout the UK.  They concluded with four sold-out gigs over two days in Albert Hall. Considering it’s only been a couple of months since their sell-out show at Manchester Arena the atmosphere was electric, to say the … Continued

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

We’re done with 2019. It’s time for veganuary, or joining a gym, or going sober, or realising it’s just another year and your getting older and life is meaningless and you’re eventually going to die, so we thought we’d curate a list of the shows we’re most looking forward to in 2020 to take yours, … 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

Following two huge sold out ‘Pure Garage’ shows in Manchester in September, Pure Garage returns to Albert Hall for a gigantic NYE party. They take over the hall with a 7 hour showdown of some of UKG’s finest selectors and heroes from the heyday of that underground sound. One of the headline acts for the … Continued

Now, we’ve not got discount plasma screens for you to mercilessly wrestle over, come on, we’re way more classy than that. We’ve got 50% discounts on offer to some of our favourite hand-picked shows across the board at sister venues Deaf Institute, Gorilla, and ourselves at Albert Hall. You can pick these up NOW   … 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