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News // Summercamp launches in Liverpool on August Bank Holiday Weekend with Tasty Line-up

The creativity of Liverpool's arts and music scene stands alongside any other city in the world. The recent Capital of Culture celebrations, as well as the annual Sound City festival, highlight the willingness of Liverpool to forge a heritage for the future, as well as honouring the past.

The launch of Summercamp, a festival which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend,...

Album Review // Errors - New Relics

Glaswegian electronic trio Errors have has a busy 2012. With their third LP Have Some Faith in Magic, receiving wide critical acclaim for its warm pulsar glows and spangled synths, the creative juices that keep this well oiled musical robot churning out tunes has delivered another stunning set of tracks in the form of mini-album New Relics. And just in time for the autumn live circuit too....

Feature // ALT-J

By Rob Pollard

Rarely has a debut album been met with as much fanfare as Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave. Critics have been falling over one another to trumpet the record, whilst tickets for their shows have been swallowed up by a growing loyal fanbase who are dedicated to their experimental and unique sound. It seems Alt-J have truly arrived.

Named after the Mac keyboard command...

Demo Review // Elohymn - Demo

For anybody interested in this kind of music, Elohymn are a band to get really excited about. Taking the instrumental post rock of And So I Watch You From Afar and marrying it to the math-prog virtuosity of early Oceansize, they take up the Manchester underground progressive mantle and run it through a flanger pedal over a jazz-drumming breakdown.

While there’s a...

New Noise // Droids

Derry act Droids deliver up a dirty slab of hard rock. At times it wavers between heavy riffs and screams, and then the rule book is flipped over with a chilled and intelligent post rock opus.

With a debut EP released at the end of July things are looking bright for Droids. Their live shows are full on affairs with an early Queens of the Stone Age quality. Listen carefully and...

Introducing // Cyril Snear

Unless you're involved with a particular part of the Manchester scene, Cyril Snear is a name you're probably not too familiar with. Nevertheless, they have a cult following that extends far beyond the confines of the M62 and have just been announced as the support for Amplifier's Manchester showcase with The Pineapple Thief. Having already released one critically-acclaimed album, Fluent in...

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