The Red Paintings on touring with Smashing Pumpkins’ Nicole Fiorentino and combining art with music…amongst other things (Interview for Manchester Rocks)

I caught up with The Red Paintings to find out about touring with Smashing Pumpkins' Nicole Fiorentino and combining art with music...amongst other things.  Read the full interview over at Manchester Rocks here 

Trucker Diablo on Trucktober, Spotify and what’s next for the band…(Interview for Manchester Rocks)

I caught up with Tom Harte, guitarist and vocalist from Trucker Diablo, to get the inside scoop on their mini tour and what other folk think of their success amongst other things.  The full interview can be found at Manchester Rocks here

Metal Night at The Towler with Fire in the Empire, A Ritual Spirit and Eternal Fear (Live Review for Manchester Rocks)

"Whilst many folk on a Sunday night are preparing to go back to work on Monday with a dose of Downton Abbey or, shock horror, the X Factor results, a select few like to go out and catch a live band or two. That was certainly the case on Sunday where The Towler had an … Continue reading Metal Night at The Towler with Fire in the Empire, A Ritual Spirit and Eternal Fear (Live Review for Manchester Rocks)

Ronin – Limerence (Album Review for TBFM)

"It’s refreshing to hear an album you can’t put into a box genre wise as it has elements of rock, metal and indie. A definite must have for those who don’t like pigeonholes!" Check out the full review of Ronin's "Limerence" and find out what I scored it out of 5 on TBFM’s website here

Blue Origin – Somnium (Album Review For TBFM)

"If you made a movie mixing Silent Hill and The Walking Dead, this would be the soundtrack. Refreshingly different" Check out the full review of Blue Origin's "Somnium" and find out what I scored it out of 5 on TBFM's website here

Triaxis Interview (Manchester Rocks)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_QUnRpZo2Q I caught up with Triaxis at SOS Festival to talk about the difference between playing acoustic and plugged in, as well as what it's like being a woman in metal

My Wooden Pillow Interview (Manchester Rocks)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNLkzO-2k_w I interviewed My Wooden Pillow before their set at SOS Festival 2013 to talk about their music, warm up routine and randomly...cake.

A tiny love letter to Almost Famous (not the burger place in Manchester)

I was having a chat earlier on today about how I got into writing about music and whilst not the sole trigger, Almost Famous had a massive impact on my life and possibly the direction it took afterwards.  For those not familiar with the film (I'm not referring to the burger place in Manchester) then … Continue reading A tiny love letter to Almost Famous (not the burger place in Manchester)