Author: John W. King

The Wants (ft. members of BODEGA) release new single and announce debut Album + UK Tour

Following the organic buzz around shows at SXSW and two early singles for Council Records (Scalping, Talk Show) in “Clearly A Crisis” and “Fear My Society”, NYC’s The Wants return with new track “The Motor”, along with news of their much-awaited debut album release and a headline UK tour. “Container” is due March 17th and promises gloomy, intelligent post-punk that captures the darker elements of American society. As The Wants wrapped up 2019 with their first UK headline tour dates, they begin their new year tipped ahead of 2020 by the likes of NME, DIY, Dork and more. New single “The Motor” was...

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Beach Bunny coming to Manchester, Glasgow & London in June

January tends to be thought of as the most miserable month of the year – after all the build up to Christmas (with Christmas adverts seemingly starting earlier every year) it’s all over leaving us skint and overweight, dark mornings, short days and generally rubbish weather (even by UK standards) coupled with giving up everything we enjoy in the vain hope of losing all that extra weight, can indeed make it a pretty miserable month that seems to go on, and on, and on and, well you get the picture. But as a music fan I’ve always found it...

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2020 – Preview

With the year, and indeed the decade nearly over, the prosecco all drunk, the selection boxes and tins of roses empty, it’s high time to look fwd to what musical treats we may be in for in the coming year. Skating Polly   As my favourite discovery of 2019, I’m obviously keeping everything crossed that I get to see them in again in 2020. Although tour dates haven’t been officially announced yet, they have indicated on Instagram that they will be hitting Europe earlier this year (last 2 years have been October).  I’ve heard a whisper that “Europe” includes...

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Electric Dreams Weekender (80s Synth) 2019 – Photo Review

John and Warren popped down to Bognor to check out Butlins Electric Dreams (80s Synth) Weekender and liked what they saw and heard.

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Year in Review – 2019

I’ve had a genuinely amazing 2019 having attended some of the best gigs of my life. It’s not that there are suddenly lots of new bands around, most of my best gigs were bands that have been around for a while. The difference is that I’ve made more effort to go to gigs, even when they are in Manchester. The Liverpool to Manchester railway was the first inter-city passenger railway in the world, opened back in 1830. Unfortunately it’s not been upgraded much since then 😉 Many a post-gig glow has been dented by my train home being up...

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