Author Archives: Tom Dibb

ALBUM: The Chats – ‘High Risk Behaviour’

Rating: Fast-rising Aussie punk-rockers The Chats release their debut LP, ‘High Risk Behaviour’. With not a single track pushing above the 3-minute mark, the record is a short, sharp and direct punch of youth driven delinquency. Opening the record is,…

ALBUM: Twisted Wheel – Satisfying The Ritual

Rating: Iconic Mancunian rockers Twisted Wheel return with their first album in 8 years, ‘Satisfying the Ritual’. Branching out from their traditional indie rock format, this album sees the band embrace a wide variety of influence within their songs. Producing perhaps…

ALBUM: Lottery Winners- Lottery Winners

Rating: Lancashire-based indie rockers, ‘Lottery Winners’ release their eponymous debut LP. A glistening, pristine debut, the band attempt to tackle various societal issues but without the necessary bite required. Opening up the album is, ‘Meaning of Life’. This establishes an…

LIVE: Morrissey @ Leeds First Direct Arena 06.03.20

Manchunian icon Morrissey crosses the Pennines to play Leeds First Direct Arena on one of only two UK dates. Between his captivating vocal deliveries and on-stage tirades, Morrissey provided the audience with exactly what has come to be expected from him. Even if it sometimes boarders on parody.  Perhaps the…

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…