Author Archives: Tom Dibb

ALBUM: Dealing With Damage ‘Ask The Questions’

Rating: Punk-rockers Dealing With Damage release their debut full-length album, ‘Ask the Questions’. A record brimming with anger and frustration that tackles the issues within the modern political climate.  Opening the album is track, ‘Stop Everything’ and immediately the listener is thrust directly into the classic punk sound that permeates…

LIVE: Joe Talbot – Manchester Bread Shed

IDLES frontman Joe Talbot takes to the stage for at Manchester’s Bread Shed for the opening night of his ‘In Conversation’ tour. Joined by local legend Clint Boon, Talbot explored many facets of his storied life and career in music.  Musical support for the night came from rising…

PREVIEW: JOE TALBOT – LIVE IN CONVERSATION

IDLES frontman is due to take to the stage in a series of spoken word events across the UK, starting with Manchester’s Breadshed on 13th February.  The nights will be hosted by musical legends such as the Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon and founder of Creation Records himself Alan McGee as well having…

Reading and Leeds Announce Their 2020 Line-up

Reading and Leeds Festival have announced the first wave of acts for their 2020 line-up. Joining the previously announced headliner Liam Gallagher are a newly re-formed Rage Against The Machine and Stormzy.  Taking place between August 28 and 30th, Reading and Leeds has built…

REVIEW: Brand New Friend – A Cure For Living

Rating: Northern Irish alt-rockers Brand New Friend follow up their debut LP, ‘Seatbelts for Aeroplanes’ with their latest EP, ‘A Cure for Living’. 7 tracks packed with youthful exuberance and frantic punk-rock energy. The EP starts as it means to…

LIVE: The Vandalis – Fuel Bar

Rating: Fresh-faced Mancunian rockers The Vandalis headline the Fuel Bar, with support for the night coming from some of Manchester’s promising punk acts. Opening the night was dream-hazed indie group Martini Police. Despite obvious nerves that come with one’s first…

EP: Aisha Badru – ‘Transcendence’

Rating: New York’s own Aisha Badru releases her latest EP, ‘Transcendence’. A stripped back and elegant affair, the EP serves to shine a light on Badru’s frustrations with the modern world and tackles the issues surrounding the youth of today.  Perhaps the best encapsulation of…

NEWS: Deershed announces latest line-up additions

Deershed festival have announced the second wave of acts for their 2020 line-up, including names such as Dream Wife, Boy Azooga and Tim Burgess.  Now in its eleventh year, Deershed has placed itself firmly at the forefront of the yearly family festival circuit. This is due, in no small part, to…

ALBUM: DeWolff – ‘Tascam Tapes’

Rating: Psychedelic southern-rock outfit DeWolff return with their latest LP Tascam Tapes. As the album cover so boldly notes, the album was recorded on the road for less than $50. Although the statement of, “sounds like a million bucks,” maybe…