Author: Charity Swales

JAWS ‘Cast’ | Single Review

JAWS have had an epic start to the year after returning from 2014 album ‘Be Slowly’ with the progressive and sonically charged offering ‘Simplicity’ and a UK tour with a sold out date at Manchester Academy. 2017 has seen the band explore mature and experimental territory, resulting in their most developed album to date. ‘Cast’ is subtly seductive with swirling guitars complemented by lead singer Conor Schofield’s beguling vocals. It’s a single of self determination, reminiscent of The Smashing Pumpkins softer work from the ‘Siamese Dream’ period. It’s a single overcoming inner turmoil and watching it fade into the past, just like...

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NME Awards Tour @ The Olympia | A Review

Last Friday the NME Awards tour rolled into the stunning surroundings of the Liverpool Olympia, to serve a palette of raucous punk rock and indie rock courtesy of some of the most promising artists in the country.   In the past the NME awards tour has been a breeding ground for some of the most established acts in the country from Arctic Monkeys to The Cribs being some notable acts to give their names to the tour. This year is no exception as the night kicks of with 17-year old prodigy Rory Wynne who unapologetically swaggers on to the...

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Rory Wynne on his stance as a ‘proper Rockstar’ and what he would choose as his Desert Island Disc | Interview

Cut Rory Wynne and he’ll bleed the same self-confident arrogance akin to The Gallagher Brothers. After singles such as on his latest EP What Would Rory Wynne Do?; this surprise release from the Stockport teenager elevates him from one of 2017’s new acts to 2017’s act to watch out for. With the same big choruses as his indie rock predecessors Catfish and The Bottlemen and the acerbic wit of early Alex Turner, there’s little doubt that he will self-fulfil his prophecy. Currently signed to Liverpool’s very own Skeleton Imprint records, Rory makes his live return to the city on the NME...

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Gig Preview: VO5 NME Awards Tour @ Liverpool Olympia 17th March 2017

In previous years, the annual NME awards tour has been at the forefront of creating a platform for the most hotly tipped bands in the UK, with The Cribs, Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine to name a few previous acts. This year is no exception as the tour stops off at Liverpool Olympia on March 17th, with a headline set from Blossoms with Cabbage and Rory Wynne in tow. Stockport’s Blossoms have shot to success in 2016 with the release of their eponymously titled debut album and a support slot scheduled with Manchester’s indie troubardeurs The Courteneers...

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