Author Archives: Tom Dibb

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…

ALBUM: Wallis Bird – ‘Woman’

Rating: Irish born singer-songwriter Wallis Bird returns with her latest release, ‘Woman’. A record fuelled by political frustration and anger set to the unlikeliest of soul-filled folk. The record wastes no time in plunging the listener into its politically driven…

NEWS: Bingley Weekender 2020 Announces Line-up

Bingley Weekender has announced its line-up for their 2020 showcase. Now, in its second year, the stakes have been raised with acts such as Primal Scream, The Libertines, The Amazons and Tom Walker already announced for the weekend. Taking place…

LIVE: Martin’s Broken Neck – Manchester Retro Bar

Manchester bares its punk-rock teeth, with a staggering 7 band line-up showcasing the city’s burgeoning punk scene. Opening the night was group Weltz. Providing somewhat of a differing sound than established through the course of the night, the classic rock…