Ripping through the venue, The Amazons opened their Leeds headline show with Fuzzy Tree. The song opened the gig with distinguishing beats, pounding drums and captivating riffs before frontman Matt begins to sing, the crowd echoing every word back to him.
Five-piece, indie-rock band Freeda are based in the heart of the North. Since forming in 2017, the Manchester band have been very busy and it’s looking like they will be busier after the release of their third single, Wash which will be released on Friday.
The Slow Readers Club are an electronic indie rock band from Manchester. They currently have three studio albums, and on Friday they released a brand new live album: Live At 02 Apollo Manchester. This gig was very special to The Slow Readers Club, Manchester is their hometown and The Apollo is the 2nd largest music-based venue in the city. The venue itself contains space for up to 3,500 people and it was completely sold out. Seeing as the band had only recently released their third album, selling out a venue of this capacity was a huge achievement. For a Manchester-based band to have such a wide following, stretching from America to the UK and all the way to Eastern Asia, and in such a small amount of years, from being nearly unheard of to filling out The O2 Apollo, is something that most bands could only dream of.
A name like The Murder Capital brings along with it some expectations, you expect a band with that name to be aggressive, heavy and in your face, just the word “murder” creates this image, but in actuality this band, although showing a more intense side at times, are more thought-provoking, meaningful and dynamic.
Self-proclaimed ‘ugly ducklings of indie,’ The Bright Black incorporate funk beats that urge you to move your feet and are a band to keep your eyes peeled for in the future. These guys stray away from that generic bass and vocals sound, creating a hybrid that is an easy listen.