Biffy Clyro Biffy Clyro have announced a UK Arena Tour for November and December 2016. Support for the tour will come from acclaimed, emo heroes’ Brand New. The tour announcement comes off the back of Biffy Clyro’s seventh studio album “Ellipsis”, which shot straight to #1 in the UK, while their growing international success also saw the album top the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Ireland. Now the trio have unveiled the new video for ‘Howl’, with the track set to impact on September 2nd.


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V Festival 2016 With a stellar line up confirmed, wellies packed and flower headbands securely on, we headed to Weston Park, Staffordshire for a weekend of amazing live music, reviews and a cider or two! Even with the threat of rain all weekend nothing could dampen our spirits to party with V Festival and help celebrate their momentous 21st Birthday in serious style. Featuring a line up of world class acts including, pop royalty Rihanna, vocal powerhouse Sia and the controversial Justin Bieber on the main stage there were sure to be a few fireworks along the way!


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Justin Sullivan New Model Army Tonight we’re off to the valleys of the green and the grey - to see a general, a special time, without his army, just this man, by himself. To a town in rural Worcestershire, to a friendly local pub - The Boars Head- comes the leader of New Model Army - Justin Sullivan


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Boardmasters Surf + Music Festival 2016 Infected with festival fever, thousands sat above the sun-kissed sands of Cornwall’s Watergate Bay this weekend, on a picturesque hillside home to Boardmasters, one of the only British festivals that welcomes flip-flops over wellies.


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Sick Of It all Sick Of It All are currently touring the world celebrating their 30th Anniversary and having arrived in Birmingham for their first headline show, in what the band believe to be nearly ten years. They have brought with them two up and coming UK bands, Brass Tongue (Birmingham) and Broken Teeth (Manchester), with the later having just released their debut album with Nuclear Blast Records.


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bluedot-thumb Rewind North Festival There’s an old saying “its Grim up North”, well it ain’t necessarily so. Last weekend the Rewind Tour bus landed at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire for the second of three festivals under the “Rewind” banner. This is the third Rewind North at Capesthorne Hall, and over the sunny, summer weekend of 6-7th August, 80’s music fans were treated to a myriad of acts to celebrate all things 80’s.


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Low Tonight Low are live at Leeds and the Brudenell Social Club is sold-out. This hardworking band always seem to be on the road and they are currently playing a few UK dates, after gigs in Australia, New Zealand and continental Europe.


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Tom Odell Manchester has more than it's fair share of cool venues, we're absolutely spoiled for choice. But every once in a while, an opportunity comes along to see live music in a new and completely different location, and this is a chance that can't be missed. To see a gig at Manchester Town Hall is a very rare treat. To see an artist of Odell's stature there is really special.


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MADE Birmingham It’s Saturday July 30th and there’s a massive rave happening in Birmingham’s Digbeth Triangle, and it’s only midday; but you’ve guest it, it’s MADE Birmingham weekend and it’s SOLD OUT!


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Moon Duo This is only my second visit to Hebden Bridge’s legendary and characterful Trades Club and already it is one of my all-time favourite live music venues. Tonight the club hosts a psychedelic extravaganza, headed-up by Moon Duo, with this being the last date of the American band’s UK tour.


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bluedot-thumb bluedot Festival Set over three glorious summer days at Jodrell Bank, (the Cheshire observatory at the cutting edge of humanity’s quest for knowledge), bluedot is a brand new three-day festival of discovery that promised to fuse a complex mix of artists, speakers, scientists and performers into an event unlike any on earth which looks to inspire the scientists of the future.


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Sun Kil Moon On the hottest day of the year, entering a sold out small venue was not all that appealing but the talents of Sun Kil Moon were what persuaded me to venture into the sweatbox. Sun Kil Moon is the vocalist and guitarist Mark Kozelek who has been making records under this moniker for the past fourteen years or so. Prior to the band’s entrance the venue closes the bar, dims the light and continues to play abstract instrumental music for a further fifteen minutes and just as the audience become fidgety, the four-piece group take to the intimate stage. Kozelek explains that he is feeling ill but is planning to take on board the words of Mike Tyson’s trainer, Cus D’Amato who proposed that to be a professional you have to perform to the best of your ability and with these words of wisdom the music begins.


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Kaiser Chiefs Suave in his entrance and charming in ego, front-man Ricky Wilson immediately presents the naughties established indie pop rock band, Kaiser Chiefs, by stirring up an animated Everyday I Love You Less and Less from fame-making album Employment. Instantly igniting the energy of the band and fans, the addictive lyrics had Ricky destroying music equipment and climbing on drums within minutes of entering the stage.


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Godiva-thumb Godiva Festival Godiva Festival, now in its 18th year, takes place at Coventry War Memorial Park and is a Council run, free festival. Godiva played host this weekend to a record breaking audience of around 148,000 visitors (up 7000 on 2015) for three days of live music, dance, street theatre, comedy and disco as well as a host of family activities including craft stalls, funfair and lots more besides.


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