he Flaming Lips close Festival No.6, Portmeirion, Wales, UK on Sunday 10th September, 2017 With summer feeling like a distant memory, and a more autumnal feel, my penultimate festival of the summer (and the year) finds me back at Portmeirion for the sixth Festival No.6, and my fifth visit to this beautiful spot in North Wales for one of my favourite festivals.


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Toy With its quirky small club atmosphere and friendliness, Hebden Bridge’s Trades Club is rapidly becoming one of my all-time favourite live music venues. Over four days they’ve been hosting ‘A Heavenly Weekend in Hebden Bridge’, featuring artists on that label. Saturday night features Brighton psych rockers Toy and up-and-coming shoegazey dreamers Britain.


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Festival No.6 Festival No.6 takes place over the weekend of the 5, 6, 7 September 2014 in the stunning village of Portmeirion, Wales, home of cult TV series The Prisoner. The multi-award winning Festival No.6 features an extensive line-up, headed by the iconic Pet Shop Boys as well as Beck, Laurent Garnier, Norwegian disco king Todd Terje and London Grammar.


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Placebo Placebo have gained quite a cult following from their fans over the years, they travel from far and wide to their gigs. Tonights gig in Manchester is no different with many different accents and languages being spoken.


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TOY Indie psych-rockers Toy caused a bit of a sensation last year supporting The Horrors on tour, but now they’re in Birmingham as headliners. Tonight they show us that the hype was fully justified and just how good they are.


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The Horrors As Faris Badwan sings on one of The Horrors’ biggest hits ‘Still Life’ “The moment that you want is coming if you give it time”, this is true of a Horrors gig. Having only seen them before at festivals, I ventured down to the HMV Ritz for a much more intimate show which surpassed my expectations over the course of the evening. The Horrors are an atmospheric band that truly shine in a small venue.


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