Blossoms As a callow youth I thought I was too cool for support bands. That changed sometime in the ‘90s when I discovered that the band I missed out on supporting Inspiral Carpets was a fledgling Oasis, going under the moniker Rain. Now sometimes it just can’t be helped. I was at a wedding yesterday which meant by the time we got to the O2 we’d already missed Rory Wynne. Cabbage have been on my must see list for some time but despite my promises to myself I always keep missing them. I did manage to catch 5 minutes of them once supporting Blossoms at The Leadmill. This time I was determined to catch the full set. Failed..


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Blossoms Blossoms announced their arrival onto The Leadmill stage with a dazzling show of lights and the roaring introduction of Kanye West’s ‘Black Skinhead’ heightened only by the appreciative tones of the fawning crowd. An impressive start.


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BAND NAME So, Gig Junkies make their now annual pilgrimage to Dublin to take in some splendid live music. Last year it was Sir Noel of Gallagher, this time round it was for more rock royalty in the guise of a certain Miles Kane and Alex Turner and their Last Shadow Puppets performing the last of 3 sold out gigs at one of Dublin’s original and most prestigious venues.


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Courteeners 2014 has been quite a year for Manchester’s indie rock band Courteeners, The band headlined the second stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals in August following the release of their forth album ‘Concrete Love’ which reached No 3 in the UK Album Chart. The year concluded with a huge 19 date UK tour in October and November.


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